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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 09, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Webinar on Zoom

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    Webinar: Michael Sharpe on Optimism and Innovation in conversation with Lynn Wood and Victor Perton

    Michael Sharpe is the Industrial Editor of IdeaSpies.  Lynn Wood is the Founder of ideaspies. Victor Perton is the COO of The Centre for Optimism.  

    Michael is the National Director - Industry of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Ltd

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    Who is Michael Sharpe?

    "For me, optimism is not only seeing the glass half full, it’s taking action to keep filling that glass.

    "As the National Director for Industry at the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre I get to walk the factory floors and talk with industry leaders all across Australia. The manufacturing sector is number one for the development of intellectual property, with more patents than any other sector. The leading companies are diversified and exporting globally. We also have traditional engineering firms looking to new opportunities in the defence sector. Right now we have the largest defence budget in Australia's history, over $200 billion dollars with a focus on growing local industry supply chains.

    "Just this month, Prime Minister Morrison opened the new Australian Space Agency Headquarters and we are connecting manufacturing companies with the space industry opportunities. For example, Sydney based Nicholas Hacko Watches makes high value, high quality watches. The company has precision engineering equipment and a highly skilled workforce to make fine and complex parts for time pieces.There is great potential for divesification into the space industry with the manufacturing of complex parts for things such as cube satelites and more.  

    "The fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, is changing manufacturing forever. This transformation which includes such things as robotics, automation and smart sensors, also includes new ways of sales and marketing with technologies like online sales with Instagram and Facebook. It no longer matters that Australia is geographically removed from most of the world, Australian manufacturers now have opportunities to gain new customers with access to 7 billion people in addition to the 25 million residents here at home. We can export to the world and now with the growing space industry we can reach for the stars!"

Past events

Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Dementia Australia - The Case for Optimism: Maree McCabe in Conversation
Thursday, March 26, 2020 "Peter Morison on his optimism and the future of Victorian water...."
Monday, March 23, 2020 "Purposeful Optimism, Sales and the Future: Sue Barrett in Conversation with the Centre for Optimism"
Saturday, March 21, 2020 "Optimism: The Why and How for Family and Friends"
Monday, March 16, 2020 Solved! Author Andrew Wear in Conversation with The Centre for Optimism
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 "Webinar: David Hanscom "Back in Control" Meets the Centre for Optimism"
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 Webinar: Ideaspies & The Centre for Optimism - "Promote what you love, rather than bash what you hate."
Friday, February 21, 2020 Webcast from London: Shawn Callahan on Putting Optimistic Stories to Work with Robert Masters, Eloise Grace and Victor Perton
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Optimists' Dinner in Sydney (Surround Yourself with Optimists)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Optimists' After-Work Drinks in Sydney (Surround Yourself with Optimists)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Drop in at The Centre for Optimism
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Drop in for Optimistic Conversation at the Melbourne Optimism Store
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Webcast - Kathleen Schafer on the Case for Optimism: A Conversation with The Centre for Optimism's Robert Masters & Victor Perton
Thursday, January 23, 2020 IACCM “Ask the Expert” - Victor Perton on “The Case for Optimism: What makes you Optimistic?”
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Passion and Optimism: Charles Kovess at the Centre for Optimism
Sunday, January 19, 2020 Victor Perton Speaking at Australian Friends of Rambam Hospital
Friday, January 03, 2020 Drop in for a Dose of Summer Optimism
Wednesday, January 01, 2020 New Year's Webinar: Victor Perton on "The Why and How of Optimism"
Monday, December 30, 2019 Test Event
Friday, December 27, 2019 Boxing Day Test
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 The Curious Case for Optimism

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