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Game Changers: in conversation with Maxine Horne

Spend some time with Maxine Horne, one of Australia’s most successful businesswomen. Starting with just $1,500, Maxine established a single telecommunications store on the Gold Coast. Today, her company Vita Group is an ASX-listed enterprise with a national footprint, more than 1,500 employees and annual revenues of more than $450 million.

Maxine and her experienced leadership team enact their philosophy of ‘people first’ – putting both customers and employees at the centre of Vita.

This event is part of Game Changers, bringing innovative leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with you.

Transcript of the conversation (PDF 386.9 KB)

Date: 16 June, 2015
Venue: State Library of Queensland

A Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation

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European Climate Diplomacy Day

The European Climate Diplomacy Day is part of a global effort by the European Union to raise awareness of climate change issues and to encourage informed debate in view of the United Nations climate change conference taking place in Paris at the end of the year. Events are planned for cities all around the globe.

State Library of Queensland hosted the event in Brisbane and started with the screening of the documentary The Climate Blueprint. The documentary served as a basis for an expert panel discussion with representatives from the business and scientific community, Australian political leaders, as well as a European representative. The discussion will be moderated by Jan Thomas, University of Southern Queensland Vice-Chancellor and CEO, and panellists include:

- The Honourable Dr Steven Miles, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef.

- European Union Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Sem Fabrizi

- Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland

- Kellie Caught, National Manager Climate Change, WWF-Australia

Date: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 6:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

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European Climate Diplomacy Day

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A night in the JOL: The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland

The first railway in Queensland was opened on 31 July 1865 between Ipswich and Bigge’s Camp (later renamed Grandchester).

Join guest panellists Greg Hallam, Historian at Queensland Rail, and Dr Geraldine Mate, Senior Curator, Transport and Energy at The Workshops Rail Museum, as they discuss the significance of 150 years of railway construction in Queensland and the vital role the railways played in the economic and social development of the state. Ian Townsend facilitates the conversation.

Date: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Venue: John Oxley Library Reading Room

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A night by the fire: Recognise? Forum

As the Recognise campaign sweeps across the nation and builds momentum leading up to the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum, kuril dhagun has brought together different speakers each fortnight to voice their opinions and discuss key issues surrounding the campaign, this forum is the culmination of the series.
The panel discussion brings together unique voices and provides a platform for differing viewpoints in this critical time of our nation’s journey forward.

Panel speakers: Bogaine 'Boe' Spearim, Mark Yettica-Paulson and Professor Megan Davis.
Facilitator: Alethea Beetson

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015
Time: 6.30pm
Where:  Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland.

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A night in the JOL: Preserving our built heritage

Join architects Richard Allom and Desley Campbell-Stewart in conversation with Ian Townsend to discuss the preservation and continued use of Queensland’s heritage buildings. How can we best harness their future potential while respecting and appreciating them as icons?

Richard, a pioneering specialist heritage architect, established his practice in 1976 and Desley became a Director in 1993.

State Library holds the firm’s business archive —just one story in the development of the conservation movement and the wider awareness of conservation in Australia.

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015
Time: 6pm
Where:  John Oxley Library Reading Room, Level 4, State Library of Queensland.

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