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Business Builders Group Event Review

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On Tuesday the 13th of March, I attended a Business Builders Group (BBG) networking event. The event was held at The Australian Institute of Company Directors in Collins Street. The event was hosted by Geoff Hirsh, founder and CEO of BBG.

The Business Builder Group is a referral marketing group that focuses on creating synergy and collaboration between small businesses. The Group is designed to help small and medium business owners and leaders to develop and grow their businesses.

The event began with a light lunch and time for networking. The lunch was really nice, mainly fresh sandwiches and a variety of fruit. However, the networking opportunity was limited due to the arrangement of the room. The tables were set up to only allow small groups to have conversations, rather than just standing room, which encourages people to mingle with many others.

After lunch, we were all invited into another room that was set up like a lecture room. Geoff was a great speaker and interacted with the audience constantly throughout his presentation, ensuring everyone in the room was engaged. However, the presentation was slightly disappointing as it was very clearly a sales pitch. It did not teach the audience anything, only the benefits of becoming a Business Builders Group member.

I would recommend the event to anyone who are considering becoming a Business Builders Group Member.


Things of note:

  • Location: The Australian Institute of Company Directors, Collins St
  • Highlight: Lunch was great
  • Cost: Free
  • Hot Tip: Be interactive!



  • Venue: 3/5
  • Catering: 4/5
  • Speakers: 3/5
  • Networking Opportunity: 3/5


Total: 13 / 20

Australian China Business Council Luncheon Review: ‘The Impact of Visa Regulations and New Citizenship In Australia’

By Business

Hosted by the Australian China Business Council in Victoria, the luncheon seminar from 11.45am to 2.30pm was held to bring like-minded individuals together.

The main discussions were focusing on the impact of the visa regulations and new citizenship in Australia.

The event was held at Hall & Wilcox. There was time before the event started to network with the other attendees. The event was a sit down informative seminar whilst listening to a panel of speakers discuss interesting topics such as the insights into the amended legislation, the Western value propositions regarding philanthropy and how this will affect the Chinese living in Australia.

The panel discussion included Eric Gao (the Founder and Managing Director of BMYG) and Edward Buckingham (the Director of Monash Business School) followed by the key speakers who were Sandra Jacobs (the CEO of Bennelong Foundation) and Kristopher Kunasingam (Lawyer and Migration Consultant at Hall & Wilcox). There was an opportunity at the end for the audience to ask the panel questions.

The luncheon selection of food was very good and filling.

Attendees of the event were a mix of lawyers, Migration and Education professionals, finance managers and business owners who had business in China.

Location: Hall & Wilcox, Level 11 Rialto South Tower, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Cost: $75

Highlight: The panelist were extremely interesting and the food was very good

Hot tip: Be ready to discuss Chinese business within Australia

Rating: 3/5