Collaboration between the Gold Coast business community and the School

The Friends of Griffith Business School group was formed to promote further engagement between the Gold Coast business community and the School.

Take advantage of services within Griffith Business School, including:

  • opportunities to collaborate with thought leaders
  • access to student interns through our internship programs
  • access to the latest business research
  • networking opportunities with like-minded Gold Coast-based business and industry professionals.

REPORT LAUNCH

Business and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Expectations, outcomes and the future

A follow up to their groundbreaking 2017 study regarding the challenges faced by Gold Coast businesses resulting from the Commonwealth Games, Dr Joan Carlini and Professor Andrew O'Neil have summarised the consequences of these findings for future Gold Coast mega-events in the 2019 report: Business and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Expectations, outcomes and the future.

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Past events

Each year a calendar of events provides the Gold Coast business community with the opportunity to network with fellow businesses and experts from Griffith Business School, and explore topical issues and research. See some event highlights below.

Report launch: Gold Coast business and the Commonwealth Games: Impact, legacy and opportunity

In 2017, members of the Gold Coast business community and experts from Griffith University, and state and local government, gathered for the launch of the Friends of Griffith Business School report 'Gold Coast business and the Commonwealth games: Impact, legacy and opportunity'.

Understanding the impact of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is crucial for the business community, especially for those operating small and medium sized private enterprises. Guests were invited to network with experts and formulate plans to be Games-ready. Discussions centred on branding and social media, visitors, logistics, and leveraging at a coordinated level.

Griffith Business School aims to provide research for Gold Coast businesses that is rigorous yet practical. Authored by Dr Joan Carlini and Professor Andrew O'Neil, this report aims to assist businesses to maximise the opportunities presented by the Games.

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Digital futures: Implications and possibilities for business

Friends of Griffith Business School welcomed over 80 guests and Professor Michael Blumenstein, Head, School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, for lunch and a presentation on 'Digital futures: Implications and possibilities for business'.

Professor Blumenstein explored the ground-breaking advances in the areas of digital technology, automated pattern recognition and artificial intelligence whilst considering the challenges facing SMEs and large businesses in the 21st century.

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct: Connecting expertise, knowledge and innovation with business and industry

Di Dixon, Project Director, Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, updated guests about the city's growing innovation hub and the work of the partners project office to drive business and investment into the Precinct.

Guests learnt about the 200 hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct which incorporates Griffith University, Gold Coast University & Private Hospitals and the Commonwealth Games Village. The Games Village area will provide the legacy of residential, business and research opportunities post 2018 Commonwealth Games to create a rapidly growing vibrant community where people can live, learn, work and grow.

The Australian Economy 2017: Recovery or recession?

Members of the Gold Coast business community, alumni, staff and students gathered for lunch and to hear a presentation from MBA Director, Associate Professor Chris Fleming on 'The Australian Economy 2017: Recovery or recession?'

Friends of Griffith Business School aims to connect the Gold Coast business community with the School and University. One of the key roles of the group is to showcase current research projects. On this occasion Dr Kevin Filo gave a presentation on his research 'The 2018 Commonwealth Games Research Portfolio: Engagement and Impact'.

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