ABPOA's Linkedin Breakfast Event


By Martin Conboy, President – Australian BPO Association

Last week we had another great ABPOA education breakfast at the charming Observatory hotel. It was a great turn out with over sixty attendees.

The lovely Sharon Williams from Taurus Marketing led us through a brilliant morning. Michael Field (Michael Field Consulting) conducted a very informative education session about how to maximize LinkedIn and his presentation was well received.

The ever-generous Michael Costigan of AVNET and the delightful Melanie Fitzpatrick of Talent 2 sponsored the event.

After the LinkedIn education section we had a ‘Speed networking’ session that gave all of the delegates an opportunity to meet their industry colleagues. The networking was a lot of fun as people tried to keep their ‘elevator pitch’ to the mandatory 30 seconds- needless to say no one managed to do that. It would appear that people in the BPO industry can talk the leg off an iron pot. Now there is a surprise!

The event feedback was very encouraging:

  • Rob Guant – Outsource IT Right – ‘more please’
  • Max Tennant – Salmat –‘relevant and enjoyable’
  • Dean Robinson – Congex – ‘fantastic’
  • Victoria Rooney – Impact Communications – ‘very informative’
  • David Ellis – Infosys – ‘good to be involved’
  • Lachlan Maxwell – Spi Global – ‘really enjoyed it’
  • Tony Dormer – Kreston Dormers – ‘very interesting’
  • Ken Swanson – Dataline – ‘great fun’
  • Bruce Stephens – BWS&A – ‘loved it’
  • Frank Mastronardo – Genesys – ‘very funny’
  • Celeste Morales – Datacom – ‘excellent’

Click here to see some event photos and learn more about using LinkedIn as a networking tool…

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