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QUT Business Leaders' Forum

We give you the opportunity to network and hear from world-class thinkers as they tackle today's leadership challenges.

Upcoming Forum

The Honourable Julie Bishop

Tuesday 25 June
Grand Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, Brisbane
$175 per person
$1650 per table of ten

This Forum is now sold out however you can be added to waitlist.

The Hon. Julie Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, and deputy leader of the Liberal Party until her resignation in 2018. As Foreign Minister, she was responsible for strengthening Australia’s key strategic and economic relationships and oversaw the largest expansion of Australia's overseas diplomatic presence in 40 years.  For her contribution to the US Australia alliance in 2018, Ms Bishop received the inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt US Mission Award for Leadership Excellence.

Ms Bishop previously served as a Cabinet Minister in the Howard government and has been a Director of SBS Media and a member of the West Coast Eagles AFL Club board. Before entering Parliament, she was a commercial litigation lawyer and the Managing Partner of Clayton Utz.

Ms Bishop will speak about her personal journey, sharing her key learnings along the way. She will draw from her extensive experience in national and global politics to address the leadership principles that truly matter to her.

We welcome, as Moderator, one of Australia’s leading journalists, Kerry O’Brien.

About the Forum

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum is a highly valued business leadership event that we have delivered for more than 20 years. Discover more about our Forum, the moderator and how we support our community.

About the Forum

Why attend

Hear from world-class leaders

Keep your business know-how relevant and hear from executive thought leaders. Our Forum has developed an international reputation for attracting dynamic world-class leaders in a dialogue on today's leadership challenges.

Professional development

Attend the Forum as a professional development activity. Members of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand may claim this activity as formal CPD hours.

Expand your network

Our Forum brings together a diverse community of business leaders giving you the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and extend your network. Make an impression on your clients by inviting them to the Forum when you buy a table.

Previous speakers

The QUT Business Leaders' Forum has developed its reputation and following by inviting only prominent and effective speakers with the requisite national and international standing.

After each Forum, we produce a snapshot video to showcase the highlights of the speakers keynote presentation and Q&A session with Forum moderator, Kerry O’Brien.

Previous speakers and highlight videos

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