Event Details

When: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 11th August 2023

Where: 82 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills Brisbane, QLD, Australia

What: 2 course lunch, 3 hour drinks package, Q&A, and networking

Cost: $95pp for non-members (discount code for members)



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In the modern era, organisations and employers recognise the critical role of having the right employees in driving success. A well-executed interview process, effective talent acquisition, and maintaining staff retention have become essential components.

Now, more than ever, the significance of HR and recruitment resonates across all industries.

Main focus points you will learn:

  • Long-term plan and build a workforce plan
  • Build a recruitment process that engages candidates
  • Checking in with (vs checking up on) your people and staying connected is critical
  • How to create a culture of high performance

Come and join Michael Simonyi, Managing Director of a reputable recruitment business, and Brendan Forwood, Managing Director of an esteemed HR business, as they shed light on this crucial topic.

*Please note, photos and videos may be taken throughout the event for promotional purposes.


Brendan Forwood

HR Strategist, Executive Leadership Coach, Workshop Facilitator at SBB People

Brendan has spent more than a decade working with some of Australia’s biggest brands in HR strategy, leadership and behavioural learning.

He works with business owners and senior managers from corporate to SME, building workforce capability that links strategy with execution, and helps teams work more collaboratively and effectively together through strong communication and ways of working to achieve results.

Brendan develops solutions and delivers outcomes that are tangible to ensure ROI is realised that are grounded in best practice human resource management, combined with influences of applied psychology, neuroscience, behavioural science and adult learning principles.

Michael Simonyi

Managing Director of Simonyi | Family Business Recruitment Partners

By putting the right people in the right places, Michael enables his clients to achieve the ambitions they hold, both for their businesses and for their families.

Michael's expertise is in recruiting roles which can have a profoundly positive impact, both on the businesses he works with and the careers of the people he places in them. Be it the C-suite/Executive Leadership Team, roles within Senior Management Teams, or leadership positions across various functions of a business, my process revolves around searching out high performers who can demonstrate a track record of, and continue to be motivated by, delivering outstanding outcomes, ideally in family business environments.

Critically, Michael seeks people who can align with the vision, values and purpose of the family business owners they work with, not just people with the right skills and competencies.

In addition to being an Accredited Advisor with Family Business Australia, Michael is connected to experts in areas particularly relevant to family businesses, including Family and Business Governance, Succession Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Advice & Finance, Restructuring & Turnarounds, Succession Planning, Wealth Management, Family Offices and Estate Planning, ensuring I'm across a wide spectrum of issues that impact on his clients.


The Coffee Commune

82 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills Brisbane, QLD, Australia

If you have any questions please contact Annaliese Jackson