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EXPRESSWAY 22nd February 2018

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm (AEST)

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Network Forum


Wednesday 28th March 2018

11:00am – 1:30pm


The Precinct
Level 2, 315 Brunswick St (Mall)

Fortitude Valley

This EXPRESSWAY™ Network connects commercially focused, like-minded Queensland people, with the objective of creating a Queensland wide innovation network that encompasses all industry sectors, regions and stages of business. EXPRESSWAY offers opportunities for you to make connections, share ideas, form collaborations and find out about services available to you from government and business support agencies.


This month’s EXPRESSWAY topic is:


Safe sailing in turbulent business waters - getting great outcomes despite the storms!


Keynote Speaker

Safe Harbour - how owners and directors can remain in control to navigate distress 


Ulendo Roode

Improvement and Transformation Strategist

From foundations in mechanical and industrial Engineering plus qualifications in Commerce and business turnaround, Ulendo's career has evolved across diverse industries inclusive of supply chain/logistics, mining, services, manufacturing, FMCG, civil engineering, agriculture and professional services.  Ulendo’s experience spans multiple continents and cultures, working in a range of businesses from family owned to listed, multi-nationals with turnover in excess of AU$1bn. Ulendo will cover how every owner/dirctor in Australia can work within Australia's latest laws to stay in control and bring the company to the right position.

Lead Case Study

Freelance Robotics

William Pagnon, Director

Freelance Robotics is an innovative company manufacturing a range of products and incorporating many R&D projects for industry.  William will give the company case study including latest robotics such as Sanbot Robotics-as-a-service. Robotics science is nowadays known as mechatronics which is the partial or complete combination of  Mechanics, Electronics, Software Development, Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Lots of new things to hear about this month with more case sudies around new innovation businesses!

Practical Guidance

Safe sailing through risk

Grant Mason, Aweso

Grant will cover practical steps around:

  • Importance of risk management from the beginning and how to implement in your business
  • What is insurance and what is its purpose
  • Different types of insurances and what they can cover
  • When someone asks for you to have certain insurances
  • Why use an insurance broker and how that will benefit your business
  • Claims procedures and examples

News and Views

Edda Hamar, Founder & CEO at LÁNA

Edda Hamar advocates for sustainability and ethical standards in the fashion industry.Hear Edda's latest business update.

David Power, Chairman Resilere Group

David will share how the property development company is innovating and attracting investors to scale up using cutting edge technology. 

 The Benefits

 As usual, we have the EXPRESSWAY™ speakers panel, and many other clever minds will be there to answer your questions and lead the all-in, open discussion.


 Ø  Want to understand how small to medium enterprises grow successfully? This is the forum!


Ø  Need to be encouraged and invigorated? Nothing like being around successful business people!


Ø  Networking, light lunch, good contacts, ideas and business cards to take away



LinkedIn Group for pre-questions, comments during, and follow ups plus lots of key information and help for businesses.


Places are limited and this forum fills up very fast. Enjoy this event by registering now!


COST - FREE if you are a Director or Manager of an innovative business or representing an organisation that supports commercial innovation.


TAFE Queensland Brisbane, Microsoft Innovation Centre and Regional Development Australia are proud to be EXPRESSWAY™ Network partners.



If you have any questions, please contact:

Margaret Aspin
EXPRESSWAY™ Chairperson and Network Facilitator

Have questions about EXPRESSWAY 22nd February 2018? Contact the organiser

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The Precinct
Level 2
315 Brunswick Street (in the mall)
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm (AEST)

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