Queensland Events

Upcoming events

    • 14 March 2017
    • 7:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 30 November 2017
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Brisbane

    APSMA Queensland is excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Next Step Program.

    Next Step events are designed to support the development of up-and-coming marketing, communications and business development professionals.

    The program is a series of four separate events run over the course of a year (each interactive event runs for approximately 1 hour, followed by networking within a Brisbane CBD venue).

    These events have been specifically created to help expand skill sets, build professional networks and provide inspiration for career success.

    Although individual registration and attendance is available, we encourage attendees to take advantage of the Next Step Program package which provides the opportunity to register for all four events in the series at a discounted cost. More details on registration for this series are located at the end of this email.


    The 2017 Next Step Calendar includes the following event topics:

    March - Next Step 1: Speed Mentoring

    August - Next Step 2: Creating a career development action plan

    Venue: EY, Level 51, 111 Eagle Street

    Topic overview: Know that you need to be in control of your own career and goals but don’t know where to start? This event will provide you with the tools to manage your own career and ensure you’re making the best decision to move forward in your career journey.

    September - Next Step 3: PechaKucha breakfast – career stories

    Venue: Brisbane CBD venue TBC

    Topic overview: Never heard of the PechaKucha concept? This fast paced, high energy event format sees each speaker present 20 slides on their career journey – the twist? They have just 20 seconds per slide. Come and be entertained and energised by hearing about the various career paths, high and lows and life lessons of our speakers.

    Life is about the journey not the destination.


    November – Next Step 4: Why are my ideas not being heard?

    Venue: Brisbane CBD venue TBC

    Topic overview: More and more our business leaders are having constraints put on their time and are constantly being hit by messages and communications. Budgets and resources are constrained. How can you ensure your idea gets heard and considered. This practical session explores how successful people put their ideas forward and give themselves the best chance of their ideas being accepted.

    Further details on each of the above events, including date, venue, presenters and individual event registration will be circulated leading up to each event.


    2017 Next Step Package:

    APSMA Members: $165 AUD (including GST)
    Non-Members: $230 AUD (including GST)


    To register to the Full Program, please click here.

    *Note; the option to purchase the 2017 Next Step Package will expire Monday 13 March 2017, so be sure to secure your package quickly!



    Individual Event Price:

    APSMA Members:
    $55 AUD (including GST)
    Non-Members:
    $77 AUD (including GST)


    To register to Next Step 1 "Speed Mentoring", please click here.


    Please feel free to forward this email on to colleagues who may be interested in our Next Step program events.

    APSMA would like to thank our event sponsors:

    • 31 August 2017
    • 12:15 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • EY, Level 51, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

    Having a career strategy is important. It can help you manage the direction you want your career to take, the job skills and knowledge you will need, and how you can get them.

    During this ICON event Graham Seldon will work with participants to start to develop a tangible career action plan to assist you to set short and long term goals, to clarify the actions needed to achieve these goals, and to commit to participating in the planned activities.

    This is an opportunity to reflect on your current skills, areas of improvement and to consider what skills may be required in the future marketing landscape.

    This action plan will provide a framework for you and your manager to discuss development activities that will help to enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

    This event provides you with an opportunity to put your career first and come away with a plan to put into action

    Presenter details:

    Graham Seldon is a Founder and Director of Seldon Rosser, a recruitment consulting firm that specialises in the sourcing and placing of Business Development, Client Focused and Marketing executives for professional service firms across Asia.

    Throughout his 20 year recruitment career he has been at the forefront of identifying the skills that professional service firms invest in and has helped over a thousand people navigate their career at all levels.


    Event details:

    Date: Thursday, 31 Augusut 2017
    Time: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: EY, Level 51, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
    Price: ICON members $55 
    Non members $77

    To register click
    here.


    ICON thanks event sponsor: 



    • 12 September 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • BDO - Level 10, 12 Creek Street Brisbane

    The greatest challenge for B2B Marketing & BD professionals is demonstrating tangible value back to the business. Often perceived as reactive and transactional, they can be overlooked, or not included, when strategic decisions need to be made and executed. In order to ‘future proof’ firms are embracing technology, innovation and outside-of-the-box thinking therefore creating new ways for marketers to step in and be counted. Now is the time to increase your value and show how marketing can pump up profit!

    One of Australia’s leading executive and professional development coaches, Sue-Ella Prodonovich, will share strategies and tactics you can use now to thrive and deliver top line results from a marketing perspective.

    By attending this event you will learn more about:

    Finance 101 – understanding the key profit drivers and how are you going to improve profit of the firm

    Adding value – Innovation and how to align marketing and BD efforts to build top line growth and manage expenses

    Client experience – Knowing the client experience pathway and how that should fit with value proposition

    Analysis of ideal clients - knowing the triggers for prospects and how to churn ‘not so good’ clients.

    Presenter details:

    Sue-Ella Prodonovich (@sueella) has more than 20 years senior level experience in winning and growing business in the complex business-to-business services and professional services sector. She has more than two decades’ experience in business development and sales, including managing my own business and those of global professional service organisations, and providing coaching and training to other professionals.


    Event details:

    Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
    Time: 12:00 pm arrival and networking lunch
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm presentation
    Location: BDO - Level 10, 12 Creek Street Brisbane
    Price: ICON members: $55
    Non-Members: $77


    ICON thanks event sponsor:


Past events

17 August 2017 ICON QLD: The Art of Storytelling
26 July 2017 ICON QLD: Driving & Sustaining Key Account Management
30 May 2017 APSMA QLD: Learn to Make Your Own Video
14 March 2017 APSMA QLD: Next Step 1: Speed Mentoring
28 February 2017 APSMA QLD: Rethinking Your 2017 Digital Strategy
07 December 2016 APSMA Qld: Christmas Party - Celebrate The End of Another Busy Year
07 December 2016 APSMA Qld: Leveraging client insights
22 November 2016 APSMA Webinar: Client Centricity – How to Execute and Measure ROI
15 November 2016 APSMA QLD: Social Media – Finding Value in the Hype
27 October 2016 Australia & New Zealand Conference 2016 - Conference and Cocktail Party
26 October 2016 APSMA - Annual General Meeting 2016
19 October 2016 APSMA QLD: Next Step 4 - Leadership discussion: earning a seat at the table
12 October 2016 APSMA QLD: Shifting the Focus - Marketing ideas for Associates, Seniors and Managers
07 September 2016 APSMA QLD: Next Step 3 - Find your networking groove
27 July 2016 APSMA Webinar: What drives favourability? How have General Counsel and their legal teams been evolving?
30 June 2016 APSMA Qld: Digital Stream – Disrupt to survive. Innovate to thrive
23 June 2016 APSMA Qld Next Step: What does it take to be a person of influence
02 June 2016 APSMA Asia: 2016 Asia Conference - Navigate
27 April 2016 APSMA Qld: Digital Stream - Content Chaos, are you ready to disrupt?
21 April 2016 APSMA Qld: Next Step 1 Building resilience in times of change
21 April 2016 APSMA QLD: Next Step Program 2016
15 March 2016 APSMA Masterclass: Winning work in the age of procurement
09 December 2015 APSMA Qld: Kick off the festive season at the APSMA Christmas Party!
25 November 2015 APSMA Qld - Technical Toolkit Series: What winners do differently
28 October 2015 APSMA Qld: Next Steps - Project Management in Marketing
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