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North Lakes Sports Club

36-42 Flinders Parade

North Lakes, QLD 4509

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Join us for breakfast to hear from local leading experts on the most important considerations for businesses as QLD's border open.

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Join us for a light breakfast in the North Lakes Sports Club Discovery Lounge to hear from six local businesses, legal, HR, safety and business continuity professionals who will inform you of the most important considerations for businesses, as Queensland’s borders open. There will also be time for questions and answers with the panel.

The speakers and their topics are:

Jeanette Jifkins of OnyxLegal - Legal Aspects

Onyx Legal have been supporting their clients to understand how to manage COVID restrictions in the workplace with their workforces. They have also helped to provide options to businesses having challenges with customers who do not wish to comply with social distancing or mask wearing. On their website www.onyx.legal, they have published and kept updated guidance on holding AGMs, signing, witnessing and verifying identity for document signing in compliance with COVID legislation changes around the country.

• Margaret Goody of Akyra Strategy & Development - HR Measures

Margaret and the Akyra team have been supporting businesses across varied industry sectors all over Australia, adapt and adjust to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst the chaos and uncertainty of both employers and employees, Akyra worked alongside businesses to navigate complex people-centric challenges of the unprecedented landscape including working from home, lockdowns and implementation of new legislation. Margaret believes the role of Akyra during the pandemic was to put the ‘human’ back into human resources, and support clients to maintain a functioning workforce and drive business success.

• Michelle Pitman of Virtual Safety Manager - Safety Requirements

Michelle Pitman brings 20 years of diverse industry experience in safety and compliance requirements. She has guided many businesses through COVID-19 with advice on how to keep their staff, customers and their business safe from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, particularly after the border opens to national and international visitors.

• Kris Spann the Business Resilience Officer of Moreton Bay Regional Council – Business Continuity

Kris Spann is Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Local Business Resilience Officer encouraging businesses to avoid stress, uncertainty and costs by being prepared for all scenarios. Before joining Council, he was at the helm of two businesses and on the board of an arts organisation during Sydney lockdowns, which required changing business models, delivery modes and product offerings so they could survive.

• Sharon Armstrong Director of Embrace Life - the experience of a business adapting to COVID requirements in personal care setting

Embrace Life is a health and wellness centre located in North Lakes, with a team of 32 we are a people centric business. Learning to negotiate the rapidly changing landscape created by COVID restrictions has meant adapting practices within the practice, a lot of trial and error and understanding of how our team and clients are experiencing the new COVID normal.

• Kelvin Patch CEO of CSC Group - the experience of a business that dealt with a COVID case and restrictions in a hospitality setting

Kelvin Patch is from the highly regulated hospitality industry where COVID compliance disrupted normal service procedures including operating under an Industry Covid Plan, restrictions in the number of patrons per square meter, mandatory masks, cleaning protocols not to mention closures throughout snap lockdowns. He is already preparing employees for dealing with confrontation that may arise from the divide between unvaccinated and vaccinated patrons.

Maree Adshead is the Queensland Small Business Commissioner and will provide information about the Commision’s activities, as well as, the support available to Queensland Small Businesses.

A light breakfast is included in the ticket price, if you have any dietary requirements, please specify when purchasing your ticket.

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North Lakes Sports Club

36-42 Flinders Parade

North Lakes, QLD 4509

Australia

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organiser RDA Moreton Bay

Organiser of Business and COVID

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay is one of 55 organisations across Australia made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and the community to promote the economic development of their regions.

RDA Moreton Bay works across the area covered by Moreton Bay Regional Council, and is focused on promoting business growth, job creation, collaboration, innovation, investment, international trade and entrepreneurship.

 

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