Business Network Events

The North Sydney Business Network is a program of events to build the capacity of local businesses and encourage networking.

 

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For further information contact James Marshall, Economic Development Coordinator, on tel: 9936 8181 or email james.marshall@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

  

Next Event

Maximising your Sales Revenue - 8am-10am on Thursday 19 July 2019 at the Northside Conference Centre 

Find out more information and come along...

 

Previous Events

Best Practice Employer's Responsibilities, 10 July 2019

Employer Responsibilities (3MB)

Toni Minovski, NSW IR Pro Active Compliance Manager, NSW Industrial Relations

 

Best Practice Recruitment and Onboarding, 11 April 2019 

Best Practice Recruitment and Onboarding (3MB)
David Madden, Workplace Advisor, NSW Industrial Relations  

 

Business Buzz, 26 February 2019 

A forum about key strategic planning projects and major infrastructure developments in the North Sydney and St Leonards CBDs. 

Information from the presenters (291KB)

The Office Property Forecast
Dan Walker, Director in Charge - Sydney North, Colliers International

The North Sydney CBD Public Domain Strategy
Jennifer Lawley, Senior Strategic Planner - Urban Design, North Sydney Council

The Sydney Metro
Alec Brown, Senior Stakeholder Engagement, and Richard Hughes, Development Manager, Sydney Metro 

The Role of Culture in Urban Development
James Winter, Director, Brand X

 

Developing your Executive Team, 21 November 2018

A workshop about management concepts and practical tools to take your business to the next level.

The Entrepreneurial Operating System
Brian Dorricott, Meteorical Pty Ltd

Sydney Restaurant Group: An Overview (10MB)
Bill Drakopoulos, Sydney Restaurant Group

 

Data Buzz, 30 October 2018

A forum about innovation and how to implement innovative business operations.

MC presentation (2MB)
MC Helen McHugh, Helen McHugh & Associates

Welcome from Felicity Wilson MP, State Member for North Shore; Trent Zimmerman, Federal Member for North Sydney.

Innovation Starts at Home (892KB)
Sonya Sherman, Industry Solutions Director, Objective

Data Driven Design at HDR
Graeme Spencer, Associate Director of Education, Sci & Tech, HDR

We Know IP (624KB)
Tim Staley, Principal, Griffith Hack

We Love Libraries (699KB)
Irma Birchall, Director, CALYX information essentials

Leveraging Technology to Improve Human Interaction (3MB)
Michael Cockerton, Head of Customer Success, Bubblefiz

How to Innovate (2MB)
Johan O’Brien, COO & HSEQ Executive, epm Projects Pty Ltd

Supporting Startups & SMEs (605KB)
Anthony Bayss, Project Officer, ACU Collaborate Plus

NSW Department of Industry Collaborations (1MB)
Morgan Rennie, Project Officer Industry Collaborations, NSW Dept Industry

NSW Department of Industry Small Business Operations (1MB)
Lana Zegura, Acting Senior Manager Strategic Projects, NSW Dept Industry

 

Developing your Leadership Skills, 24 July 2018

A workshop about how to lead your team and communicate with your customers.

Spiral Dynamics (26MB)

Daniel Martin, The Local Business Network

The Big Music Experience (3MB) 

Richard Berkman, Big Music

 

Building your Ideal Business, 22 May 2018

A workshop about how to achieve your ideal business: income, freedom, and scale.

The 4 Futures (770KB)

Daniel Martin, The Local Business Network

The Psychology of Running a Business

Ginny Monteiro, The 4 Solutions

 

Business Buzz, 1 March 2018

A forum about changes in North Sydney, including major transport infrastructure projects and developments.

Places for People – Planning for our Shared Future
Dr Deborah Dearing, Commissioner North District, Greater Sydney Commission

The Vision for the North Sydney CBD (4MB)
Marcelo Occhiuzzi, Manager Strategic Planning, North Sydney Council

Travel Demand Management
Grant Knoetze, Director Planning & Freight, TfNSW Syd Coordination Office

Easy to do Business (990KB)
Ben Johnson, Director Stakeholder Engagement, Service NSW

 

Data Buzz, 12 December 2017

A forum about the 2016 Census.

Census 2016 Update (3MB)

Ryan James, Demographer, .id consulting

 

Improving your Customer Experience, 14 November 2017

A workshop about how to improve the experience your give to your customers.

Improving the Customer Experience (CX) (4MB)

Cathie McGinn, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions

Delivering an Exceptional Customer Experience

Richard Amour, Director of Sales & Marketing, North Sydney Harbourview Hotel

 

Branding your Business, 15 August 2017

A workshop about how to brand your business, including the launch of the Destination St Leonards brochure (14MB).

Destination St Leonards (4MB)
Emma Booth, Team Leader Design, North Sydney Council

Building Your Brand (3MB)
Samantha Singer, Marketing Consultant, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions

Butchers Daughter (2MB)
Bridget Ditte, Founder, Butchers Daughter

 

Understanding your Market, 18 May 2017

A workshop about how to market your business, including identifying your customers' needs and how you compare to your competitors.

Understanding Your Market (3MB) 

Samantha Singer, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions

Ensemble Theatre for Everyone (2MB)

Joey Demczuk, Marketing Coordinator, Ensemble Theatre

 

Connecting your Business, 14 February 2017

A workshop about how to promote your business through social media, including different social media strategies and platforms, and a case study by a local business.

The Key to Success on Social Media (5MB)

Samantha Singer, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions

The Bakealicious Experience (849KB)

Gabriela Oporto, Baker and Founder, Bakealicious by Gabriela

 

Business Buzz, 30 November 2016

A forum about the changes taking place in the North Sydney CBD, including major developments such as nbn and Sydney Metro, and how they affect your business.

The Vision for the North Sydney CBD (4MB)
Joseph Hill, Director City Strategy, North Sydney Council

nbn and the business community in North Sydney (2MB)
Michael Tyler, Community Affairs Manager NSW, nbn

The Sydney Metro (7MB)
Alex Daly, Contracts Tunnel & Station Excavation, Sydney Metro City & Southwest

 

Growing your Business, 20 October 2016

A workshop about how to grow your business through marketing, exports and business planning.

7 Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Business (2MB)
Laila Hage-Ali, Senior Manager, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions  

China Open Doors for Opportunities (5MB)
Danielle Sun, China Trade Advisor, Export Growth China  

Business Propel (2MB)

Joel Dobrogosz, Australian Business Consulting & Solutions