Each year AIM WA holds over 50 seminars and events. They range from large seminars involving international speakers from business schools and universities around the world to more intimate breakfasts, sundowners and workshops with national and WA speakers.

Although these seminars and events are different in their content and style, they all provide an opportunity for you to build your knowledge, skills and competence and to meet new people and develop your professional networks. 


With an unrivalled reputation for providing access to the best in the world, the Institute presents Perth's business community with some of the world's leading authorities on management theory and practice. Past seminars have included senior faculty from Harvard Business School and London Business School.

Rolling with Disruption

Wednesday, 04 August 2021

A powerful one-day event shining the spotlight on the forces that will disrupt your organisation.

Dr Andrew Robertson WA Chief Health Officer

Dr Andrew (Andy) Robertson is the Assistant Director General and Chief Health Officer within the Public and Aboriginal Health Division in the Western Australia Department of Health (WA Health).

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

When NASA classified Karl as non-astronaut material in 1981 he walked straight into ABC Radio station Double J and offered to talk about the Space shuttle launch. They said ‘Okay’ and his radio career took off from there. ‘Great Moments In Science’ ran on Double J while Karl moonlighted as a medical student.

Since then, his media career has exploded from radio, to TV, books, newspapers, magazines, scripting, professional speaking, podcasts and the internet.

Sven Ross Executive Director - CyberCX

Sven is the Executive Director, Customer in WA for CyberCX. He is a highly experienced security practitioner with more than 20 years of cyber roles across both government and private sectors, working in roles in the 2nd Commando Regiment, world leading mining companies and founding Diamond Cyber Security.

Mark Stickells CEO - Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

Mark Stickells was appointed Executive Director of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in July 2018. Pawsey is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, with a primary function to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation and to support Australia's participation in the Square Kilometre Array.

Natasha Kassam Director – Lowy Institute

Natasha Kassam is Director of the Lowy Institute’s Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program. She is a former Australian diplomat, researching Australia’s Indo-Pacific strategy, China’s domestic politics, Taiwan, and Australia-China relations. She is also a Fellow of the ANU National Security College’s Futures Council for 2020-21.

Kate Walawski Head of Practice - Murfett Legal

Kate Walawski has practised almost exclusively in the area of workplace relations and safety law since leaving a previous career in education and forging a new career in law. Working across all aspects of workplace relations and safety law, Kate has specialised in helping clients traverse and navigate the complexities of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the harmonisation of occupational health and safety laws across Australia and the constantly evolving employment and safety landscape.

A powerful one-day event shining the spotlight on the forces that will disrupt your organisation.

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Inspirational Leader Series

This event series features a range of inspiring leaders who share their personal leadership journeys. Examples of previous speakers include Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Richard Goyder, Julie Bishop MP, Craig Challen SC OAM and Professor Deborah Terry.

Professional Development Sundowners

These informative evening events feature a range of experienced presenters throughout the year, providing practical, management and leadership skills-focussed information. Examples of topics covered are Stakeholder Management, Word and Excel Tips and Tricks, Mindful Management and Flexible Work Practices.

The Business of Sport

Thursday, 26 August 2021

Hear the inside scoop on the complexities of running an elite sporting organisation from those directly involved.

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Your Best Self Series

Your Best Self Series takes a holistic approach to self-development offering inspiration, information and expert guidance across a range of personal development areas. These lunch break briefings will cover topics such as healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle; how to find a career you're passionate about; managing your personal finances to achieve your life goals and developing a positive mental attitude and building resilience.

Business Book Club

Currently being held online, these smaller group sessions are informal, facilitated discussions about popular management and leadership or personal development texts. They focus on the sharing of ideas and the practical application of the learning that comes from reading the text. The book is chosen by AIM WA and advised to members at least 4 weeks prior to the event.

Special Events

Many other opportunities arise during the year to engage with the Institute. These include research briefings, virtual events and on-site workshops.

#MeetTheMedia Perth

Wednesday, 01 September 2021

AIM WA is proud to be partnering with Media Stable to present #MeetTheMedia, Australia's largest media connection and engagement half day conference in the country. With 8 media personnel in the room, you have a chance to connect, engage and meet WA's most influential media.

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Member Mentor Program

The AIM WA Mentor Program is currently undergoing a review with the aim of a re-launch in the second half of 2021. More details on this to follow.