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BRISBANE - Lessons Learnt: Business & Beyond

  • Newstead Studios 22 Ross Street Newstead, QLD, 4006 Australia (map)
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WHAT// Lessons Learnt - Business and Beyond

WHERE// Newstead Studios, 22 Ross Street Newstead

WHEN// Monday, 23rd July

TIME// 6PM - 8PM


We'll be chatting about what works (and doesn't) in relation to building great business relationships, being a business leader, creating memorable customer experiences, business growth, evolving your business and fostering a great team culture. 

We'll discuss managing the drive to excel in business, while also taking enough time to recharge and celebrate successes along the way. It will be an authentic, fireside style chat so join us to talk about about all things business.




NICKY CHARMAN - Founder, Calexico and Calexico Man

With a rich career in fashion spanning over nearly two decades, Nicky Charman opened the doors to Calexico Boutique on James Street in 2010 after building a vision to create a curated international wardrobe for the modern Australian woman. Equipped with a wealth of experience across marketing, visual merchandising and international buying, Calexico has flourished under her leadership to carry over 80 different exclusive international labels, further expanding across e-commerce and launching the male counterpart brand, Calexico Man in late 2017. Nicky now shares her time between the two brands, exploring all corners of the globe for pieces that directly cater to the needs of the Calexico client, male and female. When she's not assisting her clients with their day-to-day style, managing a rapidly growing team or jet-setting across the world on a buying trip, Nicky is a busy Mum to two young children, Lenny, 2 and Joe, 1.

KATI MORGAN - Co-Founder, Mast Furniture

Kati Morgan grew up in the Northwest in the United States before moving to Australia to pursue her degree in Marketing and Creative writing from University of Sunshine Coast. In 2012, Kati and her boyfriend (now husband) Rory started furniture brand Mast Furniture in Noosa Heads. Mast Furniture began with an appreciation for design and a pursuit in making. They favour clean, simple design. Their focus is timeless design and quality craftsmanship and they also make it a priority to care about the environmental impact of the materials and products they use in their furniture making processes. In July of 2017 they relocated to Brisbane where they will soon open their new showroom.

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SUZIE WILEY - Founder, Surroundings

Suzie is the founder of Surroundings, originally architects, Surroundings now consult to architects and clients as human centred design specialists. They come in at the start of a project, design the community consultation, facilitate the process, and translate the outcomes into a human experience brief for the project. Suzie is passionate about human centred design, collaboration, ideas, social entrepreneurship and food sustainability. Suzie's passion is to work with people to create more meaningful spaces because she knows that design is not just for designers.

LOCATION // Newstead Studios

Newstead Studios offers a unique configuration of event spaces ideal for meetings, workshops and presentations through to launches, exhibitions, cocktail events and private dining. Whatever your event, the Newstead Studios team is happy to discuss your requirements. Newstead Studios also offer two professional photography studios and co-working offices.

PARKING // Street parking is available but it is competitive so uber could be a good option.

HOSTED BY // Brisbane Ambassador, Chelsea Murphy - Cash.