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The Business Development Forum provides education, professional development and up to date information on issues to business. It is a breakfast session that is held eight times each year and is one of the many forums that Chamber members can access for networking opportunities. Regular forum attendees are provided with discount offers on breakfast costs.
 

2017 Dates and Topics

15 February - Securing funds from the government  - case studies and contacts
8 March - Avoiding burnout at work by using the right tools
10 May - A better way to get more value out of your customers
21 June - Using technology to innovate, save time and increase profit
9 August - Changing staff mindsets
13 September - How everyday people become successful leaders
11 October - Digital Marketing Part 1 – Tools and techniques
8 November - Digital Marketing Part 2 – Making social networking work

 

Upcoming Business Development Forum:


Wednesday 10 May 2017

Topic: 
A better way to get more value out of your customers

Guest Speaker: Matthew Hingston, Head of Marketing and Customer Service, Greater Bank

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Recent Business Development Forums are listed below:

Click here to view the Business Development Forum photo gallery
 

Wednesday 8 March 2017
Topic: Avoiding burnout at work using the right tools
Guest Speaker: Amit Oberoi, Managing Director/Founder, The Resilience Factor

Wednesday 15 February 2017
Topic:Securing funds from the government - case studies and contacts

Panel:
*Amber Bibby, Training Services Manager, Hunter and Central Coast Training Services NSW
*Tim Cotter, Regional Manager, AusIndustry – Business Services
*Chris Kelleher, EP Adviser, Entrepreneurs Program

Wednesday 9 November 2016
Topic: Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace 
Guest Speaker: Dr Trent Watson, CEO & Accredited Practising Dietitian, Ethos Health

Wednesday 12 October 2016
Topic: Technology in the Workplace 
Guest Speaker: Nathan Franks, Managing Director, Dynamic Business Technologies 

Wednesday 14 September 2016
Topic: Small Business Month
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Holland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Throat Scope


Wednesday 8 August 2016
Topic: Employee Engagement, Culture and Values
Guest Speaker: Edward Geschke, Managing Director, AP Eagers Limited - Newcastle & Hunter Division 

Wednesday 8 June 2016
Topic:
 Product and Services Marketing - The Power of Data
Guest Speaker: Vaughn Campbell, Director of Data Analytics and Business Intelligence, PKF Newcastle and Sydney

Wednesday 11 May 2016
Topic:
Innovation
Guest Speaker: Ben Hammann, Manager Asset Technology, Snowy Hydro Limited

Wednesday 9 March 2016
Topic:
Borrowing to Build Wealth for the SME
Guest Speaker: Hans Kunnen, Chief Economist, St.George Banking Group which includes the Bank of Melbourne and Bank of South Australia


Wednesday 17 February 2016
Topic:
Overcoming Complexity and Adapting to Change
Guest Speaker: Aaron Ward, “Wardy", Afterburner

Wednesday 11 November 2015
Lincoln Amidy, Director, Pinnacle Team Events

Wednesday 14 October 2015
Jane Beverley, Director, Evolution Business + Personal Advisers

Thursday 24 September 2015
The Hon. John Barilaro, MP, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Skills and Minister for Small Business

Wednesday 12 August 2015
David Gillies, National Business Development Manager, Goal Group
 
Wednesday 10 June 2015
Simon Johnson, Director - Corporate Finance, Pitcher Partners
Presentation

Wednesday 13 May 2015
Fiona Anson, Co-Founder and Director of Workible

Wednesday 11 March 2015
Adam McDean, Owner and Director, BusinessBasics
Christina Gerakiteys, mall Biz Connect Advisor, Business Centre

Wednesday 11 February 2015
Nick Bowditch, Small Business Evangelist, Twitter

Wednesday 12 November 2014
Danny Buderus, Newcastle Knights

Wednesday 8 October 2014
Mark Kentwell, PRD Nationwide Newcastle

Wednesday 10 September 2014 - Small Business Month
Wayne Gates - Director, Small Biz Connect
Anthony Bell - Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Bell Partners
Stephen Cartwright - Chief Executive Officer, NSW Business Chamber

Wednesday 9 July 2014
David Crook, Action Business Coach, Momentum Business Improvement Specialists and Kirsty Poretous, Partner of DFK Crosbie

Wednesday 14 May 2014
Paul Siderovski, Managing Director, SiDCOR Chartered Accountants

Wednesday 9 April 2014
Merril DeFiddes, Chief Executive Officer, The Social Media Training School
Presentation

Wednesday 12 March 2014
Jeff Julian, Creative Director for Research and Innovation, University of Newcastle
Presentation

Wednesday 12 February 2014
Holly Martin, Owner, Just Holly

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