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From pizza delivery driver to pizza store entrepreneur, to Group CEO and Managing Director of Australia’s largest and first publicly-listed pizza chain – Don Meij has proven passion, dedication and a keen business sense mean everything when it comes to climbing the corporate ladder.
In 1996 Don became a Domino’s franchisee and built a network of 17 stores. He now operates the largest of the Domino’s franchise group in the world, having recently opened the company’s 1000th store and not slowing down.
This event is part of the Game Changers series, bringing innovative leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with you.
When: Wed 17 Sep 2014, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Game Changers: in conversation with Queensland business leader Don Meij.
Facilitated by Ray Weekes, Chair of The CEO Institute, the Game Changers series brings innovation leaders from business, technology, and creative industries to share their insights with aspiring Queensland entrepreneurs. This is your chance to ask how local entrepreneurs and business leaders build companies, reinvent themselves generation after generation, inspire teams, and envision success.
Immigration lawyer turned entrepreneur Damian Griffiths has been shaping and challenging Brisbane’s social landscape for the past six years. Dubbed the ‘godfather of bar culture’, Damian is the name behind the boutique Limes Hotel, popular hybrid dining/cocktail experience Alfred and Constance and the unique new Chester Street Bakery and Bar.
Starting from humble beginnings Damian moved from the country Queensland town of Dalby to Brisbane to pursue his passion for travel, boutique hotels and budget accommodation. In five years from when Limes Hotel first opened, Damian has turned a quiet fringe area of Fortitude Valley to a true entertainment precinct. His unique approach sees the heightening of national and international attention of Brisbane’s hospitality scene and his vision continues to expand across Brisbane.
A Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame initiative presented by SLQ, QUT Business School and the Queensland Library Foundation.
Date: Wed, 23 July 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
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The 2014 Griffith University Tony Fitzgerald Lecture commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Report on corruption and misconduct in the Queensland Government. Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Bayley reviews police accountability internationally since the Fitzgerald report in 1989, locating Queensland's activities within that history.
Professor Bayley also discusses the prospects for the continued growth of police accountability in democratic, English-speaking countries. Professor Bayley is a specialist in international criminal justice, with particular interest in policing. He has done extensive research in India, Japan, Australia, Canada, Britain, Singapore, and the United States. His work has focused on police reform, accountability, foreign assistance to police agencies, and crime-prevention strategies.
He has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and the United Nations on police reform in Bosnia. He was a member of the international Oversight Commission for the reform of the police of Northern Ireland 2000-2007 and is currently a member of the UN's International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community advisory group.
Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014
Venue: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland
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The word ‘luxury’ is ubiquitous in contemporary society, describing everything from handbags to holidays, but what does it actually mean? Is our luxury obsession a new one, or has it always been with us? Join Dr Nadia Buick, fashion curator and co-director of The Fashion Archives, as she discusses luxury fashion culture with an esteemed panel of experts: Professor Dan Hunter, Melinda O’Rourke, Professor Jennifer Craik and Mitchell Ogilvie
MC: Professor Suzi Vaughan
Date: Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Venue: Auditorium 1, level 2, State Library of Queensland
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival lecture: Luxury and fashion.
Like many Queensland industries, innovation has been a key factor defining our state’s fashion designers and dressmakers. Designers such as Janet Walker, Sarah Jenyns, Paula Stafford and Gwen Gillam have created a legacy that continues today.
Join Dr Michael Marendy, curator and textiles conservator, and Clare Collyer, designer, in conversation with Ian Townsend about Queensland’s unique fashion history and future.
Date: Tuesday 19 August 2014
Venue: John Oxley Reading Room
Contact State Library Queensland for more information regarding A night in the JOL: Fashion innovators - then and now.