UQBS counts down to landmark NEXT? event

UQ Business School is counting down to its landmark NEXT? The Future of Business Q&A lunch with Sir Richard Branson with only a few tickets remaining for the May 9 event.

The event, which is being facilitated by LinkedIn, will feature a panel of five of the brightest future-thinkers in business who will ask, debate and answer a range of questions.

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Sir Richard Branson will be the star attraction at UQBS’ NEXT? luncheon on May 9.

Some of the questions to the panel will be come directly from the business community via the nextquestion.com.au website. The five most thought-provoking questions will be posed to the panel on the day and the question nominators will win tickets to the event and meet Sir Richard.

The event will be held over lunch at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, with an expected audience of over 1500 guests. Sky News Business will cover the event, with Sky News Business’ lead anchor, Brooke Corte, acting as MC.

Joining Sir Richard on the panel is UQ Business School Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths, Futurist Tim Longhurst and Rockcote Director  and 2012 Australian Financial Review Top 100 Women of Influence awards winner, Chris Cameron. A fifth panellist is currently being chosen.

UQ Business School Director of Marketing and External Relations Samantha Kennerley said the School aimed to focus on the future of global business through connecting with industry leaders in Australia and overseas.

“We are thrilled not only to connect with Sir Richard Branson but to also either showcase an Australian business leader or uncover a new one as part of this innovative panel discussion,” Ms Kennerley said.

Visit the website to purchase tickets or email events@business.uq.edu.au.


Ben Ready
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