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Upcoming events

    • 17-Feb-2022
    • 07:30 - 09:30
    • PARKROYAL Parramatta, 30 Phillip Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150

    Are you developing your people's skill sets to align with your future business needs?

    According to the World Economic Forum's 2020 'The Future of Jobs Report', 44% of the skills employees need to perform effectively in their roles, will change by 2025. Some jobs will cease to exist, roles will be redefined, and new occupations will surface and become the norm.

    As artificial intelligence and machines do more of what your people have traditionally done – optimise, automate, calculate, replicate – your people need to upskill and gain expertise in the uniquely human competencies – emotional intelligence, collaboration, critical thinking, “human skills”. Businesses that fail to reskill and adapt will struggle to survive. Those who do upskill their staff will stand head and shoulders above the rest.

    The good news is that these future skills are learnable, and you can start developing them today. Join us for our first Breakfast Masterclass of 2022 where Australia's #1 High-Performance Team Consultant, Diana Tapp, will reveal the five core skills you need to develop to not only survive, but thrive, during the challenges ahead.

    During this Masterclass you will discover:

    • Why developing “human skills” is so important
    • The World Economic Forums’ future skills hierarchy
    • #1 way to avoid being made redundant by automation
    • The 5 core skills your people need to develop
    • How to map your team, identify gaps and develop a plan to rapidly improve


    • Plated breakfast, including barista coffee served at 7.30am
    • Interactive Masterclass from 8.00am to 9.30am

    This event will also provide you with the opportunity to submit seating preferences so that you can strategically connect with other business leaders in attendance. There is however, only a limited number of places available. Click on the book now button below to avoid missing out.

    By registering for this Masterclass your details will be shared with World Class Teams.

    Masterclass Presenter  l  Diana Tapp, CEO of World Class Teams

    This highly interactive Masterclass is presented by Diana Tapp, CEO of World Class Teams. Diana is Australia’s #1 High Performance Team Consultant and author of the book “Unleash Your Team's Potential”.

    World Class Teams' practical tools and techniques have been developed and honed over 15 years working with some of Australia’s most innovative and prestigious companies such as Linfox, Commonwealth Bank, Merlin Entertainments and Cathay Pacific Airways.


    Connection Members (excluding Small Business Members): 2 complimentary seats per member 

    Small Business Members: Use one of your three complimentary seats or $50 + GST per person

    Member Guest Rate: $50 + GST per person

    Non Member Rate: $75 + GST per person


    The Connection's venue partner for this event, PARKROYAL Parramatta, are a NSW government registered COVID safe business

    Please do not attend this event if you have:

    • a fever or symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath)
    • returned from overseas in the last 14 days
    • been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in the last 14 days

    Please note should circumstances change, this event may be postponed or transitioned to an online webinar. Click here for event terms & conditions.

    This event is proudly supported by

    • 24-Feb-2022
    • 11:00 - 12:00
    • Online

    The Connection is delighted to be joined by five companies in the construction industry who will share an overview of their upcoming projects. They will also provide a top-line summary of the products and services they are looking to procure and information on how to tender with them.

    Attending Connection Members (excluding Small Business Members) will get the added benefit of submitting an Expression of Interest to our five presenting companies.

    During this webinar, we will hear from:

    Acciona Construction Australia 

    Acciona Construction Australia (ACA) are currently delivering:

    • Bulk Earthworks; and Airside Civil and Pavement Works for Western Sydney Airport 
    • The Prospect South to Macarthur (ProMac) project for Sydney Water

    ACA also have a number of substantial infrastructure bids pending in the Western Sydney area, and are looking for prospective supply chain partners and suppliers for large-scale infrastructure support and delivery.


    Hitachi is a $100b global business focussed on delivering customer solutions that positively contribute to improving the quality of life of the communities in which they operate. In Australia, Hitachi is focussed on bringing its global capability to drive economic, social and environmental value to the local market. Hitachi is investing in the development of Western Sydney, including active participation in a number of large infrastructure projects, including the Western Sydney Airport Metro with its partners in the Bradfield Metro Consortium (FCC Construction, Keolis Downer and John Laing). Hitachi is actively developing its social procurement strategy for the Metro and other significant opportunities in Western Sydney. They value the capability of large local partners and the talented, capable small and medium enterprises in Western Sydney and across the state. 

    NPM Indigenous

    NPM Indigenous provides Construction, Building Maintenance and Refurbishment services Australia wide. They are currently in the process of procuring subcontractors and suppliers for Government construction and refurbishment projects throughout metro and regional NSW.

    Orion Consulting 

    Orion Consulting is a civil engineering company that offers Design, Project Management, Construction Management, Planning, Development Services, Water and Sewer Design, Survey, and AR/VR services. Their primary base of operations is within North Western Sydney but they also operate in the Hunter/Newcastle Area, Illawarra and South Coast Regions and Central West Regions. They are looking to connect with contractors to continue to grow their existing partnership base. 

    Robson Civil Projects

    Robson Civil Projects is a family owned multi-disciplined civil construction company with capabilities across roads, rail, bridges, subdivisions, mining, public sector works & building infrastructure. They own and operate over 150 items of plant and equipment. With operations in Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central West NSW, they are constantly on the lookout for suitably qualified subcontractors in:

    • Electrical
    • Water
    • Sewer and Plant
    • Equipment 

    If your organisation is a member but our system is not allowing you to register your complimentary seat, please contact our events team at

    • 03-Mar-2022
    • 11:00 - 12:00
    • Online

    Putting commercial agreements in place is something companies (large and small) do almost every day.

    In this free webinar, Gigi Au and Douglas Brown from Matthews Folbigg Lawyers will share 5 ways to get the best out of your commercial contracts and the 3 steps to take if something goes wrong.

    This webinar is essential viewing for all managers.

    Webinar Details

    Date: Thursday 3rd March, 2022

    Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm 

    Where: Online

    Cost: Free

    This webinar is proudly supported by:

Past events

02-Dec-2021 The Connection's 2021 Annual General Meeting
23-Nov-2021 Live Webinar: An Economic Outlook for Western Sydney
16-Nov-2021 Live Webinar: 3 Ways To Empower Employees To Take More Initiative
14-Oct-2021 Expression of Interest: Connecting to Construction Opportunities
14-Oct-2021 Live Webinar: Connecting To Construction Opportunities
13-Oct-2021 Live Webinar: Strategies To Improve Your Business Efficiency
07-Oct-2021 Mid-Morning Member Meet Up
23-Sep-2021 Live Webinar: Building Innovation Into Your Strategic Planning
09-Sep-2021 Live Webinar: COVID-19 In The Workplace
26-Aug-2021 How To Access Business Grants & Which Ones You Should Look At Right Now
12-Aug-2021 Mid-Morning Member Meet Up
05-Aug-2021 Live Webinar: 5 Powerful Ways To Improve Your EQ To Become A Great Leader
03-Aug-2021 Live Webinar: The NSW JobSaver Package Explained
30-Jul-2021 Live Webinar: Variants, Vaccines and Lockdown – An Expert Opinion
23-Jul-2021 Live Webinar: The COVID-19 Business Support Package Explained
14-Jul-2021 Live Webinar: Supplying To Campbelltown City Council
17-Jun-2021 Breakfast Masterclass: How to Map, Integrate And Measure A Customer Experience Plan
27-May-2021 Live Webinar: Bullying And Harassment In The Workplace
12-May-2021 WSBC's Business Leader Luncheon: Local Government Economic Priorities To Support Business Growth
21-Apr-2021 Breakfast Masterclass: How To Create And Retain Leaders At All Levels
31-Mar-2021 Meet The Buyer: Virtual Strategic Matching Event
18-Mar-2021 Live Webinar: Light At The End Of The Tunnel - The Key Economic Trends For 2021
10-Mar-2021 Mid-Morning Meet Up
24-Feb-2021 Live Stream: Proven Strategies To Generate New Business From Google Search
24-Feb-2021 Breakfast Masterclass: Proven Strategies To Generate New Business From Google Search
18-Feb-2021 Live Webinar: State Government Opportunities for Local Businesses
26-Nov-2020 Western Sydney Business Connection's 2020 Annual General Meeting
12-Nov-2020 Meet The Supply Chain: Virtual Strategic Matching Event
05-Nov-2020 Live Webinar: How To Become A True Leader, Not A Manager
15-Oct-2020 Live Stream: How To Create A Strategic Playbook For Changing Customer Behaviours
15-Oct-2020 Breakfast Masterclass: How To Create A Strategic Playbook For Changing Customer Behaviours
30-Sep-2020 Live Webinar: In Conversation With The Premier
03-Sep-2020 Live Stream: Proven Strategies To Improve Engagement On Social Media
03-Sep-2020 Breakfast Masterclass: Proven Strategies To Improve Engagement On Social Media
26-Aug-2020 Live Webinar: COVID’s Influence – The Short and Long Term Property Outlook
12-Aug-2020 Live Webinar: Local Opportunities For Local Businesses
02-Jul-2020 Live Webinar: How To Gain An Unfair Competitive Advantage During a Recession
10-Jun-2020 Live Webinar: Are We Past Peak Pessimism?
21-May-2020 Live Webinar: 5 Steps To Rapid Business Recovery
30-Apr-2020 Live Webinar: How To Turn Your Website Into Your Hardest Working Employee
08-Apr-2020 Live Webinar: 3 Steps to Leading & Motivating a Remote Workforce
01-Apr-2020 Live Webinar: Resilient Leadership In Time Of Crisis
12-Mar-2020 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: Does The World Need Saving? The Key Economic Trends For 2020
20-Feb-2020 World Class Team's Breakfast Masterclass: How To Stop Competitors From Poaching Your Best People
21-Nov-2019 2019 Annual General Meeting: Western Sydney Business Connection Inc.
07-Nov-2019 Webcast: Navigating the Icebergs of the Australian Consumer Law – Risk Management for Business
30-Oct-2019 ISM's Breakfast Masterclass: Are You Winning The Sales Game? Techniques To Boost Business
10-Sep-2019 World Class Team's Breakfast Masterclass: How To Successfully Deal With Difficult Clients
03-Sep-2019 GREENLINE Conversations - 1 Day Open Program
29-Aug-2019 WSBC's 2019 State of the Region Address
08-Aug-2019 Brilliant Digital's Breakfast Masterclass: The Power of Content Marketing - Are You Finding Your Customers Or Are They Finding You?
18-Jun-2019 Meet The Buyer: Strategic Matching Event
22-May-2019 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: Western Sydney's Customer of the Future
04-Apr-2019 World Class Team's Breakfast Leadership Masterclass: Boosting Your Emotional Intelligence For Workplace Success
28-Mar-2019 Meet The Buyer: Strategic Matching Event
21-Mar-2019 Webinar: What You Need To Know About Contracts
14-Mar-2019 Webinar: Employment Law Update - What’s New & Upcoming in 2019
07-Mar-2019 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: 2019 – A Challenging Year Ahead
21-Feb-2019 Brilliant Digital's Breakfast Masterclass: Creating a Digital Brand Strategy for Business Growth
21-Nov-2018 Meet The Buyer: Strategic Matching Event
15-Nov-2018 Webinar: Workplace Bullying – What Every Employer Must Do
30-Oct-2018 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: A Decade Of Decentralisation - Parramatta’s Legal Sector & Opportunities For Business
19-Oct-2018 Live Webinar: Corporate Governance - What is it and why is it important for companies large and small?
13-Sep-2018 WSBC's 2018 State of the Region Address
29-Aug-2018 World Class Team's Breakfast Leadership Masterclass: Critical Conversations
21-Jun-2018 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: Leading Through Change
03-May-2018 WSBC's Business Leader Luncheon: Manufacturing & Innovation in Western Sydney
11-Apr-2018 Meet The Buyer, Strategic Matching Event: Confirmation of Attendance
13-Mar-2018 WSBC & Macquarie Bank Present: The Key Global Economic Trends for 2018 & How They Will Affect Western Sydney
16-Nov-2017 Winning Business Strategic Matching Event
27-Oct-2017 Live Webinar: Employment Agreements – A Sword and a Shield for Employers
24-Oct-2017 Winning Business Procurement Workshop
19-Oct-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: Winning Business in Western Sydney's Infrastructure Boom
27-Sep-2017 Live Webinar: Motivating and Retaining a Generationally Diverse Workforce
21-Sep-2017 Leadership Training: Greenline Conversations
30-Aug-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: 2017 State of the Region Address
28-Jul-2017 Live Webinar: Conducting Workplace Investigations - Why, When & How
08-Jun-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: How The New Visitor Strategy Will Change The Way We Market Western Sydney
26-May-2017 Live Webinar: Building A Great Place To Work
05-Apr-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: Designing Western Sydney, Creative Placemaking for Growth
24-Mar-2017 XVenture Campbelltown: Sold Out
23-Feb-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: The Business of Sport in Western Sydney
26-Oct-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Western Sydney Economic Development
08-Sep-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: 2016 State of the Region Address
08-Jun-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: "Infrastructure"
28-Apr-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Building Better Businesses
25-Feb-2016 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Western Sydney Health Sector
12-Nov-2015 GWS Employment Forum
06-Oct-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: 2015 State of The Region Address
03-Sep-2015 WSBC Business Leader Luncheon: A Plan for Growing (Western) Sydney, investment opportunities for your business
25-Jun-2015 What does the new 'Western Sydney Innovation Corridor' mean for your business?
28-May-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Leading your organisation to leverage the business growth opportunities in Western Sydney
24-Mar-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Infrastructure - Western Sydney Light Rail
26-Feb-2015 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon: Western Sydney Health Precincts Growth & Investment Opportunities
06-Nov-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - Research + Industry – Collaborating for Growth
28-Aug-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - 2014 State of the Region Address
12-Jun-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - GWS Employment Forum
05-Jun-2014 Member Celebration and Networking Evening
15-May-2014 A Western Sydney Business Transformation Story
20-Mar-2014 WSBC Major Business Leader Luncheon - How are Council plans impacting your business in 2014?
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