Book your seat NOW for the 2018 Chairman’s lunch!
Thanks to our Major Event Sponsor Mulpha
Mulpha is committed to long term value creation with its focus on high-end property development and investment, retirement, healthcare, infrastructure and civil construction. It invests in some of the fastest growing and most vibrant economies in the world.
Thanks to Lexus of Parramatta, Sponsor Chairman's lunch.
Lexus of Parramatta is proud to be the sole Lexus dealership in Sydney’s west, located on Church Street in the heart of the vibrant and bustling city of Parramatta. The team at Lexus of Parramatta are committed to create an amazing experience that you will remember for a lifetime, we welcome you into our dealership as a guest into our home and offer the ability to have your personal preview at your home or office. Through this commitment we aim to exceed your expectations from our initial meeting, throughout your entire ownership experience.
We invite you to come and experience the Lexus of Parramatta difference.
Advancements in Innovation and Technology – what does this mean for your business?
2018 has been earmarked by the Hills Business Chamber as the year to focus on innovation and technology.
Society is on the cusp of incredible technologies such as quantum computers, AI, robotics and nanotechnology becoming part of our daily lives. These significant developments in science and technology bring with them all manner of exciting advancements, but these same advancements could bring their own challenges to businesses and executives.
Come and find out from our panel why it is crucial to stay abreast of advances in technology and innovation and how it will literally pay to keep up with the trends.
About our panelists:
- Engage in an audience Q&A with a panel of experts discussing advancements in technology and the effect this has on business
- Explore the challenges and opportunities focusing on keeping up with technological trends, changes in consumer expectations and developing innovatively as an executive and a business.
- Proudly supported by event sponsors Mulpha, Lexus of Parramatta and Novotel NorwestHosted by our Chairman, Nigel Rayner, hear from a host of panel experts including;
- Dr Andy Marks | Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Projects) Western Sydney University
- Dr Michelle Byrne | Mayor of Hills Shire Council
- Tim Spencer | Executive General Manager - Mulpha
Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne | Hills Shire Council
Dr Michelle Byrne has led a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors.
Michelle was first elected to The Hills Shire Council at the 2008 Local Government elections and by 2011 had been elected Deputy Mayor.
To this day, she remains the youngest ever Mayor of The Hills Shire – a title she received when she was elected Mayor in September 2012 at the age of 32.
She was re-elected to the role of Deputy Mayor in September 2014 following two years as Mayor and, in 2017, Michelle was officially elected as the first-ever popularly elected Mayor
Mr Tim Spencer | Executive General Manager Mulpha
Tim leads the Mulpha Development platform that has been delivering projects for over 25 years on the world stage. With its skill base in world leading, master planned communities such as Norwest Business Park, Sanctuary Cove Resort and Leisure Farm Resort, Mulpha Development’s expertise in commercial, residential, retail, recreational and infrastructure developments is exemplary.
Tim’s 20 years of property experience was founded in tier 1 construction and development delivery, extending into visionary urban planning and sales and marketing.
Tim has worked for both private and public enterprises delivering the full spectrum of property from residential, commercial, industrial, retail, infrastructure and retirement.
Dr Andy Marks | Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Projects) Western Sydney University
As Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Projects), Andy drives Western Sydney University’s collaborations with government, industry and the community.
Andy is a co-founder of the University’s ‘LaunchPad’ business incubator. Established in 2015, with branches in Werrington, Liverpool and Parramatta, LaunchPad is focused on expanding innovation across Western Sydney via intensive support for Startups and acceleration for tech-focused SMEs.
He writes regular columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Daily Telegraph on politics, social issues, and Western Sydney. More recently he founded the CatalystWest event, an interactive forum saw 350 government, industry and community leaders gather at Parramatta to address decadal challenges in the West.
Prior to his current role, Andy was a senior researcher in the social services sector. He holds a PhD and first-class Honours in ‘politics and literature’ specialising in interpreting the representation of politics and identity in contemporary culture.
He is also a board member of the Western Sydney Community Forum, the region’s leading social services peak body.