Tribes are built through give and take. The challenge is not simply to meet strangers but to foster relationships & leverage your contacts to benefit yourself and others. During this session we will bust some networking myths, show you how to approach strangers at a networking event, help you find new contacts in unlikely places and share tips on how to foster meaningful relationships.
Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council.
Brisbane City Council is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane. The 2019 generationYOU Inspire Program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city’s local businesses.
Event at a glance
When: Thursday 23rd May 2019, 5.30pm to 7.45pm (Registration + Bagels from 5.30pm. Session starts at 6pm and includes allocated networking time).
Where: Level 2, The Capital, 155 Queen Street, Brisbane
Who: genYOU Inspire is open to students (uni), graduates or young professionals looking to get ahead with their career (roughly speaking 17-25 year olds). Worried you don’t fit the bill? Drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Our Industry Speakers
Lisa Ma, Event Manager, Networx Brisbane
Lisa Ma is the Event Manager, MC and Podcast Host for Networx Brisbane, a monthly networking event for marketing professionals since 2005. These events are organised by Iceberg Events, a professional conferencecompany, where Lisa is also a graphic designer on top of her events role since 2003.
In her 16 years’ experience of organising and attending events, she is passionate about making genuine connections, sharing ideas and always being open to learning new things.
Scott Millar, CEO & Founder, BOP Industries
The tech-head prodigy behind Brisbane’s BOP Industries, Scott Millar, is a young entrepreneur taking the world by storm. Compared to a young Steve Jobs after turning a year 9 school project into a thriving business, Scott has deferred university to run BOP Industries full time, now with a growing presence across the world.
BOP Industries is an education startup creating holograms for the event industry and running workshops to teach students about technology. Scott and his team are on a mission to inspire the next generation of digital creators and encourages students to think ‘entrepreneur’ when it comes to their future.
About genYOU Inspire
genYOU Inspire is a series of short events that aim to help Brisbane’s young people unleash their potential at work and in life. Now in its second year, the genYOU Inspire series helps young people to stand out of the crowd by giving them the chance to learn additional traits, attitudes and skills which are necessary to thrive in the workplace.
Through the genYOU Inspire Series we are able to connect students with Industry legends who share #NoFilter advice on entering the workplace and the skills they need to create and manage a successful career.
Who is generationYOU?
Over the past 4 years, generationYOU has created a thriving community of young people: students, graduates, young professionals, school leavers and dreamers, with one thing in common >> a strong desire to unleash their potential at work (and in life)!
Our role is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge from the experienced (think managers, mentors and entrepreneurs) with Australia’s youth.
We do this through original content, events & conferences and an online digital program. The focus is on employability, entrepreneurship, skills development and career management which will not only benefit young adults themselves, but also their employers and communities.
So what is genYOU Inspire?
Brisbane City Council is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane. The 2019 genYOU Inspire Program offers young people opportunities to develop their employment skills and make an immediate impact for our city’s local businesses.
Can I still attend if I'm not a student, recent graduate or millennial?
Whilst our genYOU Inspire series has been specifically designed for millennials (17 – 25), we welcome all attendees who don’t necessarily fall into that category! If you are not quite sure if genYOU Inspire is right for you, or are thinking about sending a group of attendees to our events, please drop us a line on email@example.com and we will be happy to help you out.
Does it matter what degree I'm studying?
Regardless of your degree or ideal job, our sessions are applicable to everyone! Our sessions cover skills that everyone needs regardless of their future or current role.
What's in it for me?
Where will it be held?
All of our genYOU Inspire sessions will be held at Brisbane’s premiere creative and start-up hub, The Capital, located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.
How much does it cost?
Our genYOU Inspire events are free! This is made possible by our partner Brisbane City Council, who is committed to nurturing innovation and investing in a strong economy with more jobs right across Brisbane.
What is included in the sessions?
I registered for a session but can no longer make it, what do I do?
How can I continue to be involved with generationYOU after the sessions?
Is there a dress code?
There isn’t a strict dress code to abide by, however wearing smart casual attire is definitely the recommended outfit of the day … AKA dress for comfort with a little bit of style!
Do I need to bring anything?
If you’d like to bring a notepad, pens or more snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic), by all means go for it!