Green Building Council Australia – Speaker Anne-Marie Elias

Innovation or Extinction: How the property industry can drive innovation and create jobs How can industry and government work together to create positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for the future? Find out from The Hon Craig Laundy MP who will discuss the Australian Government’s plans around innovation and science. Keynote Speaker: Anne-Marie Elias http://www.gbca.org.au/events.asp?eventid=33785&source=course-event-calendar

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Local Government Professionals – Innovation and Business Excellence – Speaker Anne-Marie Elias

Transformational Leadership enabling new ways of doing business. Leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds will examine how transformational leadership has enabled innovation and transformed the way they work Keynote Speaker: Anne-Marie Elias http://www.lgprofessionals.com.au/LG_Professionals_NSW/Events/LG_Innovations/LGProfessionals/Events/LG_Innovations/2017/LG_Innovations_and_Business_Excellence_2017.aspx?

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Investing For Good – Speaker Anne-Marie Elias

Investing for Good is a platform for organisations, government and investors to come together to explore pathways to financial sustainability and social impact investment. Designed to give you practical takeouts and key industry contacts, I4G helps build partnerships that create social change and investment returns. http://www.investingforgood.sydney/2017-speakers/2017/8/22/anne-marie-elias

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Politics over people – lessons for the entrepreneur ecosystem

The excitement of a new cabinet or new leadership is waning for the startup ecosystem – we’ve been here before.

Folks it’s groundhog day. We will get our heads around the new order and we will respectfully make the procession to meet the new kids on the block and hear their vision for their portfolio’s that impact on us (innovation, business, trade, investment).

There is a fear that the change is cosmetic, not real. We will realise soon enough that the more things change, the more they stay the same.In the past few years we have seen a revolving door of leaders and ministers affecting our relationships and our expectations. All well intentioned, some delivering change, opportunity, but none in it for the long haul. We know that each new minister brings their own take on things and programs change and agencies realign.

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