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August Chapter Event: Blockchain - Impacts for Project Professionals

Brisbane Chapter Event, 21 August 2018

Matt Shearing of BlockSense tells us how Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the way businesses store and exchange value, in what many consider to be the biggest technology breakthrough since the internet. You will hear about:

  • What is the blockchain and what you need to know about it
  • Practical applications of blockchain
  • Peer-to-Peer revolution impacts
  • The difference blockchain could make
  • The potential impacts on future projects and project professionals

Our speaker

Matt Shearing is the founder of BlockSense and a lawyer, speaker, podcast host, programmer and blockchain enthusiast. His aim is to help you (and your business) position yourself for the coming Blockchain Revolution. Be it smart contracts, distributed ledger, bitcoin or cryptocurrency, there's a lot on the way that you need to be aware of.


Event details

Date: 21 August 2018

Venue: Sebel Quay West, Alice St, Brisbane

PDUs: 1.0


The critical capabilities of the Project Professional in the age of disruption

Brisbane Chapter Event, 19 July 2018

How do you project manage truly breakthroughs initiatives requiring truly complex project management - curing disease, creating breakthrough new science innovations, creating patents to increase enterprise share price by over 20%? Don't be ordinary, join our July event and find out how.

Project management is changing almost as rapidly as the environments around us. Business models, use of technology, social drivers of performance, and a million other influences are driving changes in the skills and capabilities that project professionals need to be successful.

We will explore:

  • the environmental of disruption and innovation
  • the drivers of change and impact on you as a project professional
  • what new capabilities are required for project professional & projects

Our speakers will challenge and focus you in the critical capabilities for project and career success.

Our speakers

Dr Erin Evans

Dr Erin Evans’ interactive presentation will highlight the skills and mindset needed by Project Managers to switch on greater innovation and collaboration.  Participants will learn approaches to increasing adaptiveness, agility and creativity for PMs to succeed in innovation.

Dr Evans is a foremost expert in effectively navigating uncertainty, and developed the international Complex Project Management degree, with an eye on the needs of future project managers. Erin holds a doctorate in Biotechnology, has won 40 International Awards, Australia Day Honors.

Connect with Erin on LinkedIn.


Dr Edward Kachab

Dr Edward Kachab is trans-disciplinary expert with a passion to unlock people and business potential through innovation, coaching, and leadership. His practical experience spans across multiple and varied disciplines including innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, intellectual property, technology, national and international collaborations, funding, and leadership.

Edward holds a Doctorate in Pharmaceuticals, has multiple published studies, 5 patents including one that increased share price by over 20%, and multiple R&D grants up to $1M to develop complex biomedical detection.

Connect with Edward Kachab on LinkedIn.



Event details

Date: 19 July 2018

Venue: The Cube, QUT

PDUs: 1.0

Winning Case Studies

Brisbane Chapter Event, 21 June 2018

PMI's global 2017 Award winner

Dimension Data received the 2017 PMI APAC Award for Project Excellence in Philadelphia, Oct 30 2017.

Winners for their delivery of the ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, which saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future.

In this case study the team will share what was so remarkable about this project. Watch the 1WS Webinar.

PMI Australia Conference 2018's National Award Winners & Runner-ups

  • Project of the Year 2018: Queensland Heath - Tony Cash & Steve Gough
  • Runner-up, Project Professional of the Year 2018: Shannon Guy
  • Runner-up, PMO of the Year 2018 RACQ: Wendy Scott & Craig Hanrahan

PMI Queensland's President's Volunteer Recognition Award

2017 Project Management Day of Service team.

Event details

Date: 21 June 2018

Venue: The Hilton, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

PDU Category: Technical - 1.0 PDUs


Requirements for Project Bank Accounts

Brisbane Chapter Event, 25 May 2018

Since 1 March this year, Project Bank Accounts (PBA) are applicable to all Queensland government tendered building and construction projects (excluding engineering projects) valued between $1 million and $10 million. It is also the announced intent of the Government for PBAs to apply to all private sector projects valued over $1 million from early 2019, subject to a review of the PBA scheme, set for September 2018. At this seminar we will discuss:

  • What are project bank accounts?

  • How is it intended they work?

  • What is their potential practical impact?

  • What is their legal impact?

About our panelists

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Charles Sullivan is a Partner in HopgoodGanim's Construction practice and brings more than 25 years’ experience acting for developers, contractors and principals on major development projects, including commercial and residential, resources, roads and social infrastructure.

Charles has advised on projects, contract drafting, contract administration and interpretation as well as the construction aspects of significant major projects and infrastructure in various Australian states and territories. He was previously General Counsel of one of Australia’s best known construction, development and residential real estate organisations, Grocon.

Kellie Williams

Kellie Williams is a highly regarded senior executive within the building and construction industry. Specialising in project finance and structuring, feasibility analysis, and transaction management, as well as financial asset realisations, Kellie is particularly proficient in bringing opportunities to financial close.

Having commenced her career in the banking sector, Kellie rapidly built her expertise in commercial, property and corporate finance transactions. She joined the Hutchies team in 2003 as Project Finance Manager, bringing with her an expansive network of financiers and equity participants, and the expertise to assist with obtaining finance for any project. She was subsequently appointed as Director in 2010.

Kellie is an integral part of Hutchies’ senior management team, working closely with Team Leaders and Project Managers to ensure the successful and timely execution of complex financial negotiations.


Event details

Date: 25 May 2018

Place: HopgoodGanim Lawyers  Level 8, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

PDU Category: Technical - 1.0 PDUs


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