University of Queensland MBA Symposium to boost MBA Foundation

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The University of Queensland Business School (UQBS) is aiming to enhance ties between Australia’s business leaders with the inaugural UQBS MBA Business Symposium on Sunday, May 3.

More than 200 people are expected to attend the event, which will explore the key themes of leadership, innovation, experiences and expectations and finance.

All revenue generated from the Symposium will go towards the MBA Foundation. The Foundation is governed by the UQ Business School MBA alumni and aims to provide access to scholarships to candidates otherwise unable to afford tuition.

The Symposium will include a number of inspiring speakers including: Professor Ian Fraser from the TRI Foundation Board; Ben Roberts Smith, who received the Victoria Cross for Australia and the Medal of Gallantry; Dean Merlo from Merlo Coffee; Mary Jane Bellotti, Executive GM for Corporate Affairs, Suncorp; John McGagh, Head of Innovation at Rio Tinto; John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Tourism Australia; and Julieanne Alroe, CEO from Brisbane Airport Corp.

The Symposium will be held for one-day at the Advanced Engineering Building at the University of Queensland.

Registrations close on Friday, April 3 (Early Bird) or Friday, April 17 (General). The cost for Students/Alumni and Faculty and Staff is $100 (Early Bird) or $150 (General); and for Corporate it’s $150 (Early Bird) and $200 (General).

The Symposium registration fee includes: entrance to the Symposium; lunch, morning and afternoon tea; a list of all attendees’ contact details; and the opportunity to join a continuing exclusive LinkedIn discussion group on leadership.


Ben Ready
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