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"I made it in Brisbane, so can I make it anywhere?"
Business Lunch

28th March 2019
Brisbane CBD TBA
Members Table of Ten : $1400
Non-Members Table of Ten : $1600
Member - Individual : $155
Non-Members Individual : $175
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The AICC is delighted to invite you to 

"I made it in Brisbane, so can I make it anywhere?"

Thursday 28th March 2019

Tagged as Australia's new world city, Brisbane is a great place to start a business. Its relatively low-cost rentals, services, education, salaries and cost of living, makes Brisbane business friendly. One reason why international business chooses to locate their regional headquarters in Brisbane.

As of June 2017, there are estimated 123,747 businesses in Brisbane City Council Local Government area and 198,863 in Greater Brisbane. Greater Brisbane’s economy alone is estimated to worth $162 Billion in 2017.

Starting a business takes more than guts and determination., how do you create a thriving business in a smaller economy, when so many others are in the same market?

Join us for a lunch with these entrepreneurs and discover how they made it in Brisbane-and find out if they can make it anywhere? 

The Panelists

Lauren Hall, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iVvy 


267248108_Head_Shot_Lauren_Hall_(1).jpgLauren is a passionate entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ business management experience at Executive and Board level across the MICE, retail (FMCG), advertising and core technology industries in both South Africa and Australia.
Lauren is Founder and CEO of iVvy, a multi-award winning SaaS Technology company providing enterprise software to the Events and Hospitality industry. Since its 2009 launch, Lauren has overseen iVvy’s continued growth and global expansion to New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America. Offering the world’s first real-time marketplace with live availability and pricing for function space, F&B, group accommodation and suppliers, iVvy is a real game changer for the events industry. 



Daniel Holden, Principal, Holden Capital

663195165_Holden__Capital31447__crop_square_1_.jpgDan Holden is the founding partner of Holden Capital, which provides property developers with funding to complete their projects. It provides funds from banks, hedge funds and family office investors and via its own investment fund it manages. Last year the firm settled $340mil across 86 loans which built 58 new projects, delivering over $500mil of new projects around the country.
Dan was awarded #34 of top 100 Australia young entrepreneurs, his company was ranked #34 in BRW fast 100 companies, and he has been voted #1 commercial mortgage broker in Australia 3 years running. He has 18 staff across 4 offices in Bne, Syd, Mel and Hong Kong.



Vu Tran, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, GO1 

1810771173_vu-tran_1920_copy_(2).jpg1810771173_vu-tran_1920_copy_(2).jpgGO1 is the world’s largest marketplace of workplace training providing customers with the ability to access training on almost any topic from workplace compliance training through to employee professional development.
Founded and headquartered in Brisbane, GO1’s team of over 250 staff across seven global offices service customers from small businesses through to enterprise customers and entire government agencies.  
As Chief Growth Officer, Vu oversees inbound and outbound lead generation, new customer acquisition and sales. 
Vu also has a background as a qualified medical doctor holding a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and is also Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).


Dan Etiel, Chief Marketing Officer, Tanda 

1053428679_Dan_Etiel.jpgA Brisbane-bred marketeer, Dan has worked in FMCG, finance, and advertising; applying his experience in brand management, strategy and design across the globe. Dan is now helping to build better, more successful workforces as Chief Marketing Officer at Tanda.
With more than 140 staff across Australasia, USA, and UK, Tana is committed to workforce success. Their market-leading product is changing what business owners, managers and frontline staff expect when it comes to workforce management software.



The Moderator

Neil Glentworth, Founder and Chair, GWI and Founder, Democracy Intelligence and Founding Director, Community Data

1841903630_Glentworth.jpgNeil is passionate about productivity at a macro level and is an active advocate of economic growth and the creation of public and shareholder value. Neil is known for his no-nonsense advice with a focus on practical ways to leverage data for social and economic benefit.
Neil is the founder and chair of information and data management firm GWI, growing the business from his kitchen table into the respected national professional services company it is today.



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