Small Giants: How to be great instead of big

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  • Location: Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs 4556 Queensland

This special Enterprise Tuesday event - inspired by the successful book 'Small Giants: Companies that choose to be great instead of big' by Bo Burlingham will explore the cultures, values and business practices, that when combined, make the workplace (and the lives of people) better.

Keynote speaker Karen Woolley, CEO, ProScribe will highlight how Small Giants are defined by who they are, not how big they could become.

Leading entrepreneurs and experts from across the Sunshine Coast Region will facilitate the 'Hot Topics' interactive group discussion.

Why attend?
* Engage in round table group discussion on what it takes to become a Small Giant
* Network with like-minded business owners, managers, University staff and entrepreneurial students
* Share resources, experiences, ideas and challenges on how to conduct business for more than just the bottom line

Hot Topics include:
* Partnering with big business
* Building a virtual team
* Delivering great customer service
* Creating a great work culture and team

Enterprise Tuesday March 2011
Small Giants: How to be great instead of big

Presented by: Keynote presenter - Karen Woolley, CEO, ProScribe Medical Communications
Date: Tuesday 1 March 2011
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Where: Innovation Centre
Cost: $33 inc. GST

Hot Topic Facilitators:

Professor Karen Woolley, CEO, ProScribe
Since 2000, Karen has been CEO of ProScribe Medical Communications with staff based in Noosa, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Tokyo. ProScribe was the first Australian company recognised internationally as complying with Good Publication Practice. Karen leads a team of PhD Medical Writers who service leading academic, biotech and pharma clients.Karen has been awarded 2004/2005 Telstra Business Women of the Year Award (Queensland, Business Owner) and the 2003/2004 Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year (Business).

Professor Peter Bycroft, Managing Director, Corporate Diagnostics
Peter Bycroft is a recognised expert in market research, quality management and improving organisational performance. He is an Environmental Psychologist and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Genine Howard, Publisher/Managing Editor, Profile Magazine
Profile magazine is the creation of publisher, Genine Howard. With a love for the Coast and its people, Genine has created a niche product that has been embraced by the local community. Genine won the 2009 Sunshine Coast Business Women Network's (SCBWN) Micro / Small Business Woman of the Year, is an executive on the board of the SCBWN and is also President of SunnyKids, a Sunshine Coast-based charity that helps children reach their full potential.

Tim Eldridge, Founder, Eldridge Marketing
Tim has held senior global leadership roles branding and communication agencies Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy & Mather everywhere from London to Greater China, the Middle East to New York. He is a Fellowship Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, a member of the American Marketing Association, holds a Diploma in Marketing and has collaborated with some of the world's most talented brand-builders on world-class campaigns for IBM, Hewlett Packard, Procter & Gamble, Delta Air Lines, Schweppes, Groupe Danone and Mitsubishi Motors.

Christine Cameron, Company Director, Rockcote Enterprises
Nationally recognised as one of Australia's most dynamic businesswomen, Chris's common sense, inspirational and amiable approach to business has seen her awarded the Telstra Queensland and National Business Woman of the Year Awards (2003) and more recently the Premier's Award for Leadership in Business Sustainability (2009).

Nigel Hall, Entrepreneur in Residence, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast

A serial entrepreneur, Nigel has founded several companies including Xpedite Systems and HighwayOne in Germany. Nigel was Managing Director of Equator Investments Pty Ltd, a VC advisory and seed capital provider in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 1994 Nigel has been involved in raising over A$160 million in funding for various businesses.

Janice Humphreys, Director, Global Innovation Centre
Janice possesses more than 15 years experience delivering a range of specialised export and technology management services to the ICT, electronics, multimedia, environmental management, mining, nuclear science, education and research sectors in Australia. (Clients include Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation [ANSTO], Thinking Machines Corporation, Queensland Rail, Griffith University, QUT, AIMIA, AEEMA, University of Queensland, CSIRO, Environment Management Industry of Qld (EMIQ).

John Humphreys, Managing Director, Global Innovation Centre
John Humphreys has led the development of new, knowledge-intensive technologies and industries with clients including Dascom (next generation networking) and the Hong Kong Jockey Club (China); the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Bendigo Bank.

Innovation Centre :
90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
07 5450 2600
07 5450 2600
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