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As part of its 'vehicle of engagement', WSBC operates Business Leader Luncheons across the year to inform, connect and engage businesses across Western Sydney. 

Our events are open to members, who receive preferential rates, complimentary seating and other opportunities, as well as non-members.

Partnering opportunities are also available.

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Upcoming events

    • 30-Aug-2017
    • 11:30 - 14:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Grand Pavilion, James Ruse Drive, Rosehill, NSW 2142
    Registration is closed

    Registration has closed for WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: The State of the Region Address to be held on Wednesday 30th August. To enquire about late registration, please contact the WSBC events department: 


    WSBC is delighted to welcome The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, who will deliver her first State of the Region Address at our Major Business Leader Luncheon on August 30.

    With the recent delivery of the State Budget, Western Sydney appears to be a big winner with huge funding outlays promised to infrastructure, health and education throughout the region. With road upgrades, rail links and a new airport on the way, Western Sydney is certainly a region on the move.

    The State of the Region address will provide insight into how the NSW government’s projected investment will transform Sydney’s west. The Premier will also touch on her government’s achievements in the Western Sydney region, as well as the progress made thus far and the plans for the future.

    Taking a deeper look into issues likely to affect Western Sydney beyond the investment boom, ABC TV's Lateline presenter Emma Alberici will facilitate an expert panel who will explore strategies to attract skilled residents, grow jobs and build a competitive labour market to address the issue of human capital in the region.

    WSBC’s annual State of the Region address is Western Sydney’s key business leader luncheon. With a record crowd of 600 attendees at last year’s sold out event, the 2017 State of the Region Address is set to provide a great opportunity for you to engage with influential business leaders, generate leads and promote your business profile amongst the decision makers of Western Sydney.

    Keynote Speaker  I  The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP 

    Gladys was first elected to the NSW Parliament as Member for Willoughby on 22 March 2003.

    She was elected Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party on 23 January 2017 and sworn in as the 45th Premier of New South Wales. Gladys had previously served as Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations in the Baird Government since April 2015.

    Prior to that, she was appointed Minister for Transport following the election of the O’Farrell Government in March 2011 and served in that role for four years.

    She is a Master of Commerce graduate from UNSW and prior to entering Parliament worked as a General Manager for one of Australia’s largest financial institutions. Gladys has also completed studies in Government and Public Administration (B.A., Uni. Syd).

    MC & Panel Facilitator  I  Emma Alberici

    Emma Alberici is the presenter of ABC1's Lateline Program. Prior to taking up her latest role, Emma spent four years as the Europe Correspondent for the ABC based in the UK. 

    She arrived in London just as Lehmann Bros was collapsing and as the world began questioning every accepted orthodoxy attaching to global financial markets. For someone who had spent most of the previous two decades as a business and finance journalist, it was a case of right place, right time. 

    Emma worked at the Nine Network for ten years and did her cadetship before that at News Limited's Herald Sun Newspaper. 

    The daughter of a greengrocer, born and raised in Melbourne by migrant Italian parents, Emma has been a finalist three times in the Walkley Awards for journalistic excellence. 

    She studied her BA at Deakin and Melbourne Universities graduating with majors in Journalism, Economics & Italian. She is the author of three editions of The Small Business Book.

    Emma Alberici appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International

    $5.00 from every ticket sold at this event goes to the WSBC Charity Partner Program, raising funds for our 7 Charity Partners: Children's Medical Research Institute, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Northcott Disability Services, Parramatta Mission, Ronald McDonald House (Westmead), The Salvation Army and Westmead Medical Research Foundation 

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    Major Event Partners

    • 21-Sep-2017
    • 08:30 - 16:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • TAFE NSW Baulkham Hills Campus, 146 Old Northern Road, Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153

    As part of your Member benefits and in partnership with TAFE NSW, WSBC Members are eligible to register for Greenline Conversations, a fully funded one day, government accredited leadership training course.

    About The Training

    Want to Increase Productivity While Also Increasing Trust, Motivation and Employee Satisfaction?

    The “GREENLINE©” is a term used by pilots to reference the fastest and most cost-effective flight path between point A and point B.

    In fact, planes only spend 10% of the flight on this “GREENLINE©”.

    One of the critical skills of a pilot is being able to recognise when the plane is going off the “GREENLINE©” and knowing how to safely adjust the plane’s course to get back on track as quickly as possible.

    The internationally acclaimed GREENLINE© program uses this exact principle to boost productivity by making business conversations as efficient and effective as possible, while also increasing trust, motivation, and employee satisfaction.

    Performing Teams Underperforming Teams
    Always have a clearly defined ‘there’ (what they are trying to achieve) and ‘here’ (the starting point of where they are now) 

    Jump straight into the doing phase and never articulate a clear and compelling objective for the team
    Are able to quickly recognise when the team is going off course, and act quickly to safely get them back on track

    Take far longer to recognise when they are off course, resulting in significant wasted effort, time and money for the business

    Use effective communication techniques (our GREEN cards) to quickly return the team to the GREENLINE in a way that builds trust, motivation and increases employee satisfaction. 


    • Fewer meetings
    • Fewer emails
    • Increased motivation
    • Higher levels of commitment and employee retention
    • More fun and less stress

    Use ineffective communication techniques that take teams OFF THE GREENLINE (our RED cards), create high levels of wastage, erode trust, decrease employee retention and lower motivation across the business. 


    • Proliferation of meetings
    • Swollen inboxes
    • Wasted effort
    • Increased frustration
    • Loss of commitment & motivation
    • Lower staff retention rates

    Here is what one WSBC Gold Member said:

    "Di was an engaging passionate facilitator who gave the team tools to handle difficult conversations confidently and achieve positive commitment.

    Encouraged strategies to win the client - proactive vs reactive approach.

    Team enjoyed the training, highly recommended".

    This course is restricted to a maximum of 20 attendees.  Book your place now to secure your seat at this one day training course on Thursday September 21. Additional course dates will be dependent upon Member interest.

    Have a group (or several groups) of 20 attendees that would all like to attend from your organisation? An exclusive session, at your workplace, on a date of your choice*, can be arranged by contacting:

    Julie Falzon

    Membership Manager

    Western Sydney Business Connection

    M: 0424 718 441  


    *dates subject to availability

    Please note: 

    You will require a USI (unique student identification number) to attend this course. If you do not have a USI, click here to register for one online. Once you receive your USI, please e-mail it to

    The Leadership Training will only be available until December 2017, so book now to take advantage of this membership benefit. 

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Past events

08-Jun-2017 WSBC's Major Business Leader Luncheon: How The New Visitor Strategy Will Change The Way We Market Western Sydney
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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