CEOS SWAP BOARD ROOM FOR CARDBOARD BOXES IN SUPPORT OF THE HOMELESS

CEOS SWAP BOARD ROOM FOR CARDBOARD BOXES IN SUPPORT OF THE HOMELESS

HUNDREDS of Australian CEO's will be going from the boardroom to a cardboard box next month at the St Vincent de Paul annual CEO Sleepout to raise funds and awareness for the homeless.

CEO's, business people and government leaders around the country will be roughing it with nothing but a sheet of cardboard for a bed at 11 major c...

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SMALL BUSINESSES GIVEN THE CHANCE TO NETWORK AND EXPAND DURING QLD SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

SMALL BUSINESSES GIVEN THE CHANCE TO NETWORK AND EXPAND DURING QLD SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

QUEENSLAND is celebrating the engines of the local economy this month with Queensland Small Business Week 2017 (QSBW).

QSBW runs from May 15 to 20 and is a celebration of small business, giving owners the opportunity to acquire new ideas, skills and tools so they can take their business to the next level.

Events during the week will...

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CONFERENCE SET TO BROADEN ECONOMIC HORIZONS BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND PNG

CONFERENCE SET TO BROADEN ECONOMIC HORIZONS BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND PNG

PAPUA New Guinea continues to be a prime source of offshore opportunity for Australian businesses, and now an annual conference is set to discuss how companies can tap its potential even when times are tough. The 33rd annual Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum, held this year in Port Moresby, will discuss PNG's strong economic p...

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THOMAS THURSTON TO HEAD UP BRISBANE MARKETING CONFERENCE

THOMAS THURSTON TO HEAD UP BRISBANE MARKETING CONFERENCE

THOMAS Thurston, venture capital data scientist and managing director of WR Hambrecht, has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Marketing Conference program. Thurston's work led him to develop the Market Exaptation Simulation Engine (MESE) a quantum based computing system which predicts the likelihood of a startup's suc...

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SPECIAL FORCES PERSONNEL REVEAL HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN TRAVELLING

SPECIAL FORCES PERSONNEL REVEAL HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN TRAVELLING

YOU'VE seen it in the movies: the lone wanderer mugged in the alleyway, the family member taken hostage for ransom or the business person extorted for money at gunpoint. While it's easy to adopt the mentality that 'it will never happen to me', statistically speaking, this is far from the truth when it comes to not just hig...

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MON KOMO HOTEL

MON KOMO HOTEL

REFLECTING the understated luxury lifestyle of a prestigious Caribbean resort, Mon Komo Hotel is setting a new standard for event spaces in Queensland.

Step into a world of tranquillity and relaxation, energy and excitement in a vibrant beachside setting. With stunning water views across Moreton Bay, Mon Komo's functions facilities can ca...

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QUEENSLAND CRICKETERS CLUB

QUEENSLAND CRICKETERS CLUB

QUEENSLAND Cricketers' Club (QC Club) has commenced work on a multi-million dollar refurbishment. The new design will make the most of the Club's space and its iconic location overlooking the Gabba oval, while ensuring the Club's future sustainability. QC Club has been Brisbane's premier place for lovers of sport to gather fo...

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BRISBANE MARRIOTT

BRISBANE MARRIOTT

THE multi award winning Brisbane Marriott Hotel makes a lasting first impression. Overlooking the Brisbane River near the corporate and financial heart of the city, it reflects the best of the 5-Star Brisbane hotels. Elegant guest rooms, suites and executive-level rooms capture views of the Brisbane skyline and Brisbane River and feature ele...

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CUSTOMS HOUSE

CUSTOMS HOUSE

Customs House event coordinators have a friendly and personalised approach from the initial enquiry, through to the planning process and right to the day itself. The professional team has a commitment to excellence and ensures all functions are a great success. All inclusive packages are available or, alternatively, our event coordinators...

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QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS

QUEENSLAND CITIES CEMENT TOURISM HOTSPOT STATUS

THE tourism industry in Queensland has shone in the past year, with Brisbane and the Gold Coast remaining two of the country's hotspots for Aussies seeking a local getaway. Tourism Australia's national visitor survey revealed that Brisbane's overall domestic visitor numbers climbed 5.3 per cent to a record 5.8 million, while G...

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SIMON SINEK TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN MARCH

SIMON SINEK TO TOUR AUSTRALIA IN MARCH

LEADERSHIP guru Simon Sinek (pictured) will be the headline speaker at the Start With Why Leadership Forum in March 2017.

Business News Australia readers have the chance to take up a special ticket offer for the forum, hosted by the Growth Faculty, which has a run of dates across Australia and New Zealand.

Sinek's book is a cont...

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BULLETS BACK IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

BULLETS BACK IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

ALTHOUGH new to the current south-east Queensland sporting landscape, the Brisbane Bullets have a rich basketball history. From humble beginnings in 1979, the Bullets went on to win three National Basketball League (NBL) Championships in 1985, 1987 and most recently in 2007. After an eight-year hiatus, the club was reinvigorated by th...

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL ATTRACTS THE WORLD'S TOP TENNIS PLAYERS

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL ATTRACTS THE WORLD'S TOP TENNIS PLAYERS

FIVE of the world's top ten tennis players will open their 2017 campaigns at the Brisbane International, presented by Suncorp, this January.

More than 100,000 people are expected at the week-long event, to see if the world's fourth-ranked player Milos Raonic (pictured) can defend his title.

"I can't wait to return t...

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10 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE THE 2016 MELBOURNE CUP

10 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE THE 2016 MELBOURNE CUP

Melbourne Cup may be the race that stops the nation, but it's definitely not the race that stops the celebration! Whether you fancy trying your luck in the sweeps, enjoying a high class luncheon with colleagues and friends or you are simply looking for a great excuse to put on your best dresses, suits and fascinators, the events and v...

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THE NEW AGE OF WORK CHRISTMAS PARTIES

THE NEW AGE OF WORK CHRISTMAS PARTIES

As the traditional workplace has changed so too has any notion of a traditional work Christmas party.

Companies are looking for fun experiences, events that acknowledge the contribution of families and events that give to a cause.

As a result, Corporate Challenge Events has seen inquiries for its events such as Hunt for Santa's ...

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16 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN CORPORATE STYLE

16 TOP SPOTS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN CORPORATE STYLE

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BRISBANE FESTIVAL MORE THAN A THING OF BEAUTY

BRISBANE FESTIVAL MORE THAN A THING OF BEAUTY

BRISBANE has ignited in a blaze of music, arts and theatre with the Brisbane Festival kicking off over the weekend, and according to organisers the annual event has also added some spark to the city's business community. Artistic director David Berthold (pictured) says the Brisbane Festival has grown to become one of the most well-kno...

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NETWORK TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD

NETWORK TO BREAK A WORLD RECORD

NATIONAL networking day is coming up and we're fighting for a Guinness World Records title this year.

The day of national networking, hosted by the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), is celebrated by people attending speed networking events at multiple venues.

On August 29, events will be held across the country in Melbourne, Sy...

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CELEBRATE THE END OF 2016 IN STYLE

CELEBRATE THE END OF 2016 IN STYLE

Christmas parties are great for socialising with colleagues, and picking the right venue is the key. August marks the best time of the year to lock in a sensational venue for your end of year celebrations and to find a venue that suits your unique culture. Whether it's a casual setting or an extravagant g...

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NEW CHRISTMAS PARTY STYLING IDEAS FOR QUEENSLAND EVENTS

NEW CHRISTMAS PARTY STYLING IDEAS FOR QUEENSLAND EVENTS

WE'RE just over halfway through the year and it'll be Christmas party season before we know it. To help you get into the holiday party-planning mindset, we caught up with Susan Hamilton (pictured), from Staging Connections, to check out their new Christmas party styling themes for 2016. This year, we're offering planners ...

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GOODBYE FINANCIAL YEAR, HELLO CHRISTMAS!

GOODBYE FINANCIAL YEAR, HELLO CHRISTMAS!

We know that everyone needs a fabulous end-of-year venue to help celebrate their equally fantastic staff and clients.

With so many venues to choose from, the perfect one can be tricky to find, so we have made things simple and featured only the best! Whether you fancy tradition, come alive in a casual setting or want a venue that's a...

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CUSTOMS HOUSE UNVEILS NEW EVENT SPACE

CUSTOMS HOUSE UNVEILS NEW EVENT SPACE

BRISBANE icon Customs House has expanded its event offering with the official launch of cocktail party space The River Room. Spectacular views of the river and Story Bridge, striking architecture and modern amenities are just the icing on the cake for upscale affairs in The River Room, so named for its riverside location in the surrounds ...

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THE WAY FORWARD FOR MINING IN AUSTRALIA

THE WAY FORWARD FOR MINING IN AUSTRALIA

INDUSTRY heavyweights are set to examine current mining and engineering trends, and provide rare commentary on what lies ahead for the coal mining industry, at the 2016 Queensland Mining and Engineering (QME) Exhibition. QME, to be held at the Mackay Showground, is set to bring nationwide industry innovators together from July 26-28, feat...

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NEXT STOP: CUSTOMS HOUSE FOR JAMIE PHEROUS

NEXT STOP: CUSTOMS HOUSE FOR JAMIE PHEROUS

JAMIE Pherous founded Corporate Travel Management in 1994. Ever since, the company has been on the up, taking flight from its Brisbane headquarters to become the largest privately-owned travel management company in Australia.

Corporate Travel Management floated on the ASX in December 2010 following an over-subscribed IPO. Today, the comp...

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SHAGGY'S 'ZERO ATTITUDE' PATH TO SUCCESS

SHAGGY'S 'ZERO ATTITUDE' PATH TO SUCCESS

BOXER turned businessman Shannon 'Shaggy' King will share his journey at his first speaking gig in a major coup for the Agile Business Convention. The three-time Australian super welterweight champion has gone from strength to strength since opening Corporate Box Gym in Brisbane in 2008. The Lutwyche facility has become one of...

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FEDERER'S STAR POWER

FEDERER'S STAR POWER

WHILE its seaside neighbour may have Hollywood appeal, the world's most marketable sports stars are drawn to Brisbane.

Brisbane tourism continues to scale new heights every new year, with the lure of big stars and long-time visitors like Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova for Brisbane International this month proving a drawcard.

Rick Ha...

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BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL READY TO MAKE A RACKET

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL READY TO MAKE A RACKET

IF YOUR New Year's resolution is to keep good company, look no further than getting among the line-up at Brisbane International 2016.

It seems like a lot of people have made the resolution already, with limited stock left in corporate suites and boxes at the world-class January tournament that attracts 100,000 attendees each year. 
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2015 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS REVEALED

2015 BRISBANE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS REVEALED

THE battle of the young entrepreneurs has been fought and won, and in 2015 it was an innovative leader bucking the trend in a struggling mining recruitment sector that has won the day.

One Key Resources founder Grant Wechsel has been named Business News Australia's Brisbane Young Entrepreneur for 2015 and he was among 10 category win...

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THE BEAT THAT DRIVES RAVE RADIO

THE BEAT THAT DRIVES RAVE RADIO

RAVE Radio is a business with a beat that is easily underestimated. The vibe created by interactive EDM performances has led to thousands of followers on social media as Rave Radio founders Brett Allen and James Todman (pictured L-R) have wowed the rave set for the past eight years. Performances at big-name events and nightclubs, with...

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HOSPITALITY TRAINING GETS SIX-STAR TREATMENT

HOSPITALITY TRAINING GETS SIX-STAR TREATMENT

QUEENSLAND has received its first six-star hospitality training course ahead of the proposed Queen's Wharf development, with 14 student entries already secured. The multibillion-dollar development has created demand for hospitality skilled Queenslanders, with TAFE Queensland and Echo Entertainment Group partnering to develop programs ...

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