Brisbane Transparent Lab: BizSpark Network Forum

EXPRESSWAY Network forums are held for the board and senior management of innovative, high growth SMEs and innovation organisations to share ideas, explore opportunities and learn from industry and research experts about disciplines essential to commercial success. 

The focus of the February EXPRESSWAY BizSpark Network Forum will be people – their capabilities and how you engage with them could be the make or break of your business.

Speaker 1: Paul Dignam – Director, Gibsons Consulting  –  “Getting people outcomes – How to engage with your staff and why it is important”

Paul’s career includes senior management and marketing roles in with ACI Fiberglass, ARC, Pacific Dunlop and CenturyYuasa Batteries.  In 2004, he joined one of Queensland’s most reputable and long standing consulting and marketing service firms, Gibsons, where he has applied his 30 years of industry experience to help small and medium businesses grow.  Paul has had strong past involvement with the Australian Industry Group as a Queensland Councilor, Vice President and member of the National Executive.  He has also been a Director of Playgroup Queensland and is a long serving Mentor / Convener for the Queensland Mentoring for Growth Program. 

Speaker 2: Deidre Marczynski – Marketing Director, CEED Program QLD; Director, Start Innovation Centre – “CEED – Linking talented university students with industry projects”

Deidre draws on a solid background in sales, marketing, events management, recruitment and mentoring.  The CEED Program QLD specializes in training and mentoring senior university students on company-based research, technology / product development and improvement projects.

EXPRESSWAY Network Business Case: Bizeo presented by Michael French, CEO –

EXPRESSWAY Q&A session will address:

  • Engaging with staff
  • Employment contracts
  • Developing people skills
  • Dealing with problem children
  • Planning succession and handover
  • University graduate program opportunities

Q&A panel members will include:

  • Paul Dignam: Director, Gibsons Consulting
  • Deidre Marczynski: Marketing Director, CEED Program QLD;
  • Michael French: CEO Bizeo
  • Luke Swetman: Program Manager, Microsoft Innovation Centre

Date:                   Wednesday 26 February 2014

Times:                 11:00am – 1:30 pm

Venue:                Microsoft Innovation Centre, Level 28, 400 George Street, BRISBANE

Lunch:                Light lunch provided

Cost:                   No cost

RSVP:                 By Monday 24 February 2014 (Places are limited so please register early)

Registration:       Click this link to RSVP REGISTRATION

For more information please call:

  • Ian Gilbert, Manager, Innovation Investment, DSITIA: ph. 0438 443 373 
  • Luke Swetman, Program Manager, Microsoft Innovation Centre: ph. 0413 508 671