Events

Upcoming Events

IWIB Coffee Club - 26 September 2014 @ City Diggers

Event Sponsor: City Diggers
When: Friday 26/09/2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Where: City Diggers
Cnr Church & Burelli Streets, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: Free
Non-Subscribers Cost: Free
IWIB Coffee Club - 26 September 2014 @ City Diggers IWIB Coffee Club - 26 September 2014 @ City Diggers

  IWIB Coffee Club is a fabulous networking opportunity - a chance to meet new contacts or to catch up with familiar faces and build on your business relationships.

It is networking in a relaxed and informal environment - no formalities - just networking over a coffee!  

This IWIB Coffee Club is proudly sponsored by City Diggers  

IWIB Coffee Club is open to  subscribers/members and non members of IWIB.

No prepayment is required when booking however we do need you to register online for catering purposes. 

It is a condition when attending IWIB Coffee Club that you must purchase a Coffee, Tea or other Beveridge.  We look forward to seeing you at City Diggers - upstairs in the New "Jordan Room" for the NEXT IWIB Coffee Club

Event Enquiries: events@iwib.com.au 

Don't forget to bring a good supply of  business cards! 

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IWIB Business Networking Lunch 17 October 2014 @ Bella Portofino

Event Sponsor: Finance Control
When: Friday 17/10/2014 - 12noon
Where: Bella Portofino Function Centre
26 Atchison Street, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: $48
Non-Subscribers Cost: $60
IWIB Business Networking Lunch 17 October 2014 @ Bella Portofino IWIB Business Networking Lunch 17 October 2014 @ Bella Portofino

Guest Speaker:  Dr Neryl East from Neryl East Communication

Topic: The Secrets of Media Success for Your Business

Have you ever seen positive media stories about businesses and wondered how they got that great coverage? In today’s digital age we focus a lot on social media for our marketing – and many businesses neglect the enormous power of traditional media including television, radio and newspapers. Dr Neryl East has more than 30 years experience as a professional communicator, including a long career as a journalist. She’ll share her secrets for getting free publicity for your business, generating huge exposure that will drive customers to your door.

Dr Neryl East is a professional speaker, trainer, writer and strategist who helps businesses thrive in today's reputation-driven economy. Neryl spent many years in radio and television as a reporter and presenter before “crossing to the dark side” into corporate communications. Her senior roles included more than a decade in the rough-and-tumble of local government, and she is the author of Named and Shamed: Rod Oxley’s Inside Story of the Wollongong Corruption Scandal. Neryl now advises business leaders on all aspects of media, reputation and communication. She has a PhD and Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Wollongong.

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IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt - 6th February 2015

Event Sponsor: Suncorp Bank - GJ Gardner Homes Illawarra - Hillross Fairy Meadow - One Agency Sally Absalom - AHM - Casa Mia Lingerie - Wollongong Serviced Apartments
When: Friday 06/02/2015 - 12noon
Where: Bella Portofino Function Centre
Atchison Street, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: $55.00
Non-Subscribers Cost: $75.00
IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt - 6th February 2015 IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt - 6th February 2015

Event Speaker: Turia Pitt

Turia's Topic: Unmask Your Potential

Within Turia’s presentation, she will explore topics such as overcoming adversity and coming to terms with change, by sharing her story in a refreshingly candid way. Turia also emphasizes the importance of determination, perseverance and never giving up.

About Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt was named Cosmopolitan’s “Woman of the Year” for 2013, short-listed for 2014 “Young Australian of the Year” and the winner of the 2014 “NSW Woman of the Year” Award. Turia is a burns survivor, motivational speaker, engineer and published author.

Turia has a double degree in Mining Engineering and Science and graduated with first class honours. She worked as a model before landing her dream job with Rio Tinto at their prestigious Argyle Diamond Mine and moving to Kununurra with her partner, Michael. Their lives were turned upside-down when Turia was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra marathon in September 2011, and suffered burns to over 65 per cent of her body.

She completed the Variety Cycle from Sydney to Uluru, the 20 kilometre Lake Argyle Swim and a section of the Great Wall of China. She is a passionate ambassador for interplast, a charity that provides free reconstructive surgery to people in developing countries. In 2014 she managed to raise almost $200,000 for this cause with a team of incredible women. In 2015, she will lead another group to the Inca Trail in Peru.

She undertook her MBA last year, hopes to complete in an Iron Man one day, is excited to have a family with her wonderful partner Michael and has aspirations to study Medicine.

Her memoir Everything to Live For was published in 2013.

IWIB Lunch with Turia Pitt will be run as a Business Lunch with none of the usual IWIB formalities.

Join us at Bella Portofino for a delicious 2 course lunch with wine and listen to the inspirational and motivating Turia Pitt

Gold Sponsor - Suncorp Bank   

Silver Sponsors - GJ Gardner Homes Illawarra - Hillross Fairy Meadow - One Agency Sally Absalom - AHM

Bronze Sponsors - Casa Mia Lingerie & Wollongong Serviced Apartments

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Full Calender

  • 07/11/2014 IWIB Coffee Club - 7 November 2014 @ TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute 10:00am to 11:00am
  • 28/11/2014 IWIB Business Networking Lunch 28 November 2014 @ The Lagoon 12noon
  • 11/12/2014 IWIB Coffee Club - 11 December 2014 at City Beach Function Centre 10:00am - 11:00am
  • 27/02/2015 27/2/15 - IWIB Coffee Club 10.00am
  • 20/03/2015 20/3/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event @ City Beach Function Centre 12 noon
  • 10/04/2015 10/4/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 01/05/2015 1/5/2015 IWIB Awards Day 2015 @ Bella Portofino
  • 22/05/2015 22/5/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 12/06/2015 12/6/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch 12 noon
  • 03/07/2015 3/7/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 24/07/2015 24/7/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 14/08/2015 14/8/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 04/09/2015 4/9/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch 12 noon
  • 25/09/2015 25/9/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 16/10/2015 16/10/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 06/11/2015 6/11/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 27/11/2015 27/11/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 11/12/2015 11/12/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am

Business Networking Lunch event - start time

Please note our IWIB Business Networking Lunch event arrival time is 12noon. We need everyone to arrive at 12noon in order to hand out name badges. ALSO arriving at 12noon not only gives you more time for open networking - it also allows us to start the event on time and to help you get back to work on time after the event.

No Advertising or promotional materials on tables at meetings thanks

One of the benefits of being a subsciber of IWIB is to be able to place your business cards, brochures, flyers, advertising and promotional products (pens etc) in the "Mercury bag" left on the chairs at IWIB events. NO advertising materials or promotional products are to be left on the tables at IWIB events - they must be placed in the MERCURY BAGS before the start of the event. Please arrive early in order to do this.

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges once booked

Tickets to IWIB Events are non-refundable, however you may transfer your ticket to another date, with over 48hrs cancellation notice (we have to give final numbers & pay the venue by that time).  Please email events@iwib.com.au to arrange cancellation and transfer of your ticket to another event.

Event Sponsorship

IWIB attracts an impressive line up of sponsors who contribute to the success of the IWIB Business Networking Lunch event and other IWIB events. In return sponsors enjoy a range of benefits! For more details on Sponsoring an IWIB Business Networking Lunch Event or IWIB Coffee Club or other events – email events@iwib.com.au

Payment Methods

CREDIT CARD (PayPal): Pay Using VISA or Mastercard! Payment is secured using Paypal's payment system. You DO NOT need a Paypal account to use this method of payment. Instructions for payment by Credit Card/PayPal appear at the end of registration for each event.

DIRECT DEPOSIT: Banking Details: IMB
Account Name: IWIB
BSB: 641 800 ACC: 200551344
REFERENCE: Your SURNAME or BUSINESS NAME as on event registration

OVER THE COUNTER AT ANY IMB BRANCH: Please advise the teller of your SURNAME as it will need to appear on our bank records.

CHEQUE: Please make cheques payable to: Illawarra Women in Business and post to IWIB PO Box 529 UNANDERRA 2526