Business South Bank Events

Networking Functions


Business South Bank (BSB) hosts six evening networking functions a year.

The events are hosted by a member organisation and are addressed by a significant guest – ranging from Premiers to Lord Mayors and Ministers.

Past guests have included:

 

  • Lord Mayor Graham Quirk
  • The Hon. Jackie Trad, Deputy Premier MP
  • Geoff Hogg, Managing Director Queensland, The Star Entertainment Group
  • Leo Schofield
  • Colin Jenson, CEO, Brisbane City Council
  • Former Premier Anna Bligh MP
  • The Hon. Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

 

They are designed to create the opportunity for members to introduce themselves to and get to know their business neighbours.

Approximately 150 guests attend each event. Networking functions are exclusive to BSB members and their guests.

CEO Lunches

 

BSB and its members host CEO Lunches to engage senior government figures and policy makers in discussion on issues of importance to the precinct.

Guest speakers have included:

The Hon. Kate Jones, Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games; Councillor Amanda Cooper, Chairman of BCC’s Neighbourhood Planning and Development Assessment Committee; Colin Jensen, CEO Brisbane City Council; former Lord Mayor Campbell Newman; and The Hon. Stirling Hinchliffe MP, former Minister for Employment, Skills and Mining; The Hon. Paul Lucas MP, former Deputy Premier, Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State The Hon. Andrew Powell Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Councillor Julian Simmonds, Chair of Finance, Economic Development and Administrative Committee; The Hon. Jan Stuckey, MP Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games; The Hon Jeff Seeney MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infastructure and Planning; Bernadette Welch, Head of Operations, G20 Taskforce, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet; Harvey Lister.

 

CEO Lunches  are exclusive to CEOs within BSB’s Platinum and Silver membership categories.


Information Sessions

BSB presents information sessions for members on issues identified either by the Board and its subcommittees or by members.

These have included session on the Brisbane Metro, Queens Wharf Development, South Point development, West Village development, Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, World Science Festival Brisbane, BaT Project, The Kurilpa Master Plan, G20 Information sessions, among many others. 

The information sessions are open to all BSB members and their staff.

Showcase


The BSB Showcase has been described as a cross between a trade show and ‘speed dating.’

The event provides members with a fantastic opportunity to create business to business connections and expose their business to their business neighbours.

The 2017 Showcase had 50 stalls and over 250 attendees.  Hundreds of new connections were made between members, with many stall holders reporting genuine leads and sales coming directly from their Showcase experience.

"Great concept – congratulations! Mutual benefit for our organisation and meeting others in the precinct," Flo Kearney, Somerville House

"Very beneficial. Needs to happen again," Alex Kemp, DKM Group

"This was very interesting and a different approach to networking,"  Gillian Adams, ASK Consulting

"Well worth attending, made some great contacts," Charles Noble, James Noble Law

 

Development Opportunities

BSB is committed to creating opportunities for business to grow in the South Bank precinct.  The Association aims to support the staff in each business to engage with fellow members and develop their own skills base, through:

  • Precinct Marketing Meetings 
  • Business Breakfasts
  • Professional Development Workshops