Date posted: March 7, 2016

It’s been a busy start to the year for FBA QLD.  With the help of our very active QLD committee, we have been working overtime over the last 6 weeks, finalising our much anticipated State Conference program.  

This year’s conference theme is: “Embracing the changing landscape”. The half day event will take place on May 20 at the family owned, Moda Events Portside, in Brisbane. Our full program will be complete within the next few weeks, but we can confirm that John Wagner, from Wagners, will be our keynote speaker. We will hear John’s account of how Wagners diversified their family business from gravel and concrete to the ownership of Toowoomba’s first international airport.  

In other news, our first Chairman’s Lunch took place on March 4, and our keynote speaker was FBA Board member and FBA WA chairman, Andrew Mostyn. With a full house in attendance, Andrew recounted the journey the family business has taken, and provided engaging information on the business, from the Craig Mostyn shareholders positioning, to the 3 circle model, and the establishment of the Mostyn Foundation.  

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Our next Lunch is on July 22 at the family owned landing at Dockside overlooking Brisbane River, with Richard Malouf, from Malouf Pharmacies as our speaker.

After Easter, we will run two information sessions on the FBA Forum Groups, so if you have an interest in finding out what is involved in joining, as well as what benefits can be gained by being in a group, please come along.  The Brisbane breakfast is April 13, and the Sunshine Coast event is April 14 – and both are free to attend.

For a full list of QLD FBA activities please go to the FBA website or contact me directly.

Until next month,

Martine Poulain
QLD State Manager
0439 782 549