Conferences in Australia

Asia Pacific Food & Fibre Summit

Date: 29-Oct-14 to 31-Oct-14
Location: Australia
By 2050 it is estimated that agricultural outputs will need to grow by at least 60% to meet the growing demand of Asian consumption. However, this strong agricultural demand is met with growing supply chain constraints which could hinder the potential for Australian and New Zealands agricultural trade into Asia. Informa Australia are pleased to announce the Inaugural Asia Pacific Food & Fibre Summit, to be held on the 30-31 October 2014, in sydney. The program will address three core themes which will enable you to pin point exactly how your company can take advantage of the growing dining boom in Asia: The Challenges of Financing Future Supply Chains Improving the Efficiency and Infrastructure of Logistics of Supply Chains Growing Innovation and Entrepreneurship This event will ...

The Future of Welfare Conference

Date: 29-Oct-14 to 31-Oct-14
Location: Australia
The interim report on the national review led by Patrick McClure OAM has laid bare some of the key challenges while making preliminary recommendations on rationalising the system and recalibrating how, when and to whom welfare is provided. What are some of the greatest challenges for welfare in Australia? What are the fundamental assumptions that drive the current system which must change to enable a fairer and most rational system? What are the key principles that should guide payment reform? The Conversation and Informa Australia are pleased to present the Future of Welfare Conference. The forum seeks to examine the welfare system and the policy and reform directions for welfare in Australia. The two days will look not only at the concept of social welfare and the evolution of thinking ...

Rail Track Design Fundamentals

Date: 30-Oct-14 to 31-Oct-14
Location: Australia
Grow your knowledge & appreciation of the performance of rail track systems, how they are engineered for functionality, capacity, safety & reliability by examining rail engineering principles, data, techniques & best practices. Key Learning Outcomes Analyse the principles, data and techniques applied to rail track design Discover how todays track systems are engineered and designed for functionality, capacity, safety, reliability, and competitiveness Gain a working knowledge of the performance of railway track systems in response to loadings Understand the critical relationships between track and rolling stock Gain insight into the implications of terminal design on efficient railway operations Learn to optimise the long-term benefit and economy from ...

Exploration, Mining & Processing Fundamentals

Date: 04-Nov-14 to 06-Nov-14
Location: Sydney / Australia
Build your knowledge & confidence in the mining business lifecycle & its technical jargon by examining its technical & commercial components spanning exploration, geology, mining methods, production & processing. Key Learning Outcomes Understand the make-up of the Australian mining industry Discover mine exploration techniques Understand mine geology and ore body modelling Analyse resource/reserve estimation and statutory requirements: JORC Learn about mine planning and mine start-ups Analyse mining methods, processes and practices _ surface and underground Understand mine closures, environmental, safety and legal considerations Comprehend corporate governance, industry challenges and the future About the Course This course will provide a ...

Contract Negotiation and Influence Masterclass

Date: 06-Nov-14 to 07-Nov-14
Location: Sydney / Australia
Apply advanced strategies and further develop your persuasion and influence skills to take your contract negotiation ability to the next level _ in both pre-contract and post-award phases of the contracting lifecycle. Key Learning Outcomes Discover how to prepare strategically for every contract negotiation Understand how to negotiate resolution of obstacles to contract formation Improve your capacity to achieve your contractual entitlements by negotiation rather than dispute resolution procedures Effectively execute contract negotiations from both contract conditions and financial/ technical performance perspectives Make the best of contract determined power balances in negotiating various issues in the post award contract administration context Understand and apply various aspects of the ...

Contract Negotiation & Influence Masterclass

Date: 05-Nov-14 to 07-Nov-14
Location: Sydney / Australia
Apply advanced strategies & further develop your persuasion & influence skills to take your contract negotiation ability to the next level _ in both pre-contract & post-award phases of the contracting lifecycle. Key Learning Outcomes Discover how to prepare strategically for every contract negotiation Understand how to negotiate resolution of obstacles to contract formation Improve your capacity to achieve your contractual entitlements by negotiation rather than dispute resolution procedures Effectively execute contract negotiations from both contract conditions and financial/ technical performance perspectives Make the best of contract determined power balances in negotiating various issues in the post award contract administration context Understand and ...

Performance Management Skills for Managers

Date: 10-Nov-14 to 11-Nov-14
Location: Canberra / Australia
You will be taken step by step through the intricacies of managing poor & good performance; covering everything from how to run performance reviews; setting benchmarks & objectives; key motivational & behavioural considerations; the role of the manager in maintaining performance & many other key topics. Key Learning Outcomes Understand the importance and purpose of strong performance management Learn how to create and implement a robust performance management process Create a strategy based performance management framework and plan that aligns to cultural and financial business outcomes Identify key behaviours required in performance planning by recognising how to commit and promote ongoing performance management, rather than simply the performance review Discover how to ...

Communicating with Influence & Professional Presence

Date: 09-Nov-14 to 11-Nov-14
Location: Melbourne / Australia
Discover a selection of tools & techniques available to enhance your personal profile, increase professional visibility, fine-tune you communication & interpersonal interactions, visual credibility & executive presence.Key Learning Outcomes.Discover the dynamics of your communication and presentation styleImprove your capacity to influence and persuade others through various interpersonal communication elementsDevelop the skills to communicate and present yourself with credibility and personal powerRecognise specific verbal, vocal and visual communication skills to influence senior management and all stakeholdersLearn how to overcome confidence breakers in the workplaceDiscover an assertive, persuasive, yet quick thinking response styleLearn how to use image and style to ...

Performance Management Skills for Managers

Date: 09-Nov-14 to 11-Nov-14
Location: Australia
You will be taken step by step through the intricacies of managing poor & good performance; covering everything from how to run performance reviews; setting benchmarks & objectives; key motivational & behavioural considerations; the role of the manager in maintaining performance & many other key topics. Key Learning Outcomes Understand the importance and purpose of strong performance management Learn how to create and implement a robust performance management process Create a strategy based performance management framework and plan that aligns to cultural and financial business outcomes Identify key behaviours required in performance planning by recognising how to commit and promote ongoing performance management, rather than simply the performance review ...

National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014

Date: 11-Nov-14 to 12-Nov-14
Location: Sydney / Australia
The National Energy Efficiency Conference 2014, run by the Energy Efficiency Council, is Australia’s premier annual event for energy efficiency, demand-management and cogeneration, taking place on 11/12 November at Swissotel Sydney, Australia. Key sessions include Gas & Efficiency, the Future of Energy Management, Dealing with Excess Capacity and much more. The program will feature presentations from ministers and international and national experts, a range of workshops and technical sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibition and the third Annual Energy Efficiency Industry Awards and Gala Dinner. This conference is considered essential attendance for senior figures with an interest in energy efficiency.