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by Philip Scott
South African business people have much to gain by being involved with the Institute of Business Leaders (IBL) which has its Head Office at the Gold Coast.
Chris Cleator, Managing Director of Forest Computer Services, is one such South African business person who has discovered that this is indeed the case.
‘IBL provides the catalyst to business and converts opportunities into actions' says Cleator, himself a high profile business leader.
‘The most compelling reason to be involved with IBL is to have the opportunity to do more business deals more quickly. The rewards of being part of this powerful organisation are many and on going as the links and networks are long lasting'.
The Institute of Business Leaders enjoys an impressive reputation amongst the City's business achievers. Mayor Ron Clarke amongst many others in the Gold Coast community has publicly recognised the significance of IBL to achieving big wins for business people, the business community and the region's economy as a whole.
Members take pride of place at the Institute of Business Leaders. ‘The success of our members is our priority', says IBL CEO Jevena O'Brien.
‘We open doors so that our members can gain many leads for their business. We provide them with tailored events and programs to offer strategic business linking, we keep them up to date with the information they require, and we make sure that they meet who they need to meet'.
‘We are able to facilitate impressive results for our members by working closely with each member and devising a tailored Communications Plan. This is not only valuable for established business leaders but those who are interested in setting up business operations here in Australia.
‘The Plan expresses the member's identified business priorities and strategies to achieve them. It outlines the people they need to meet and request meetings with, businesses they need to link with, and events they need to attend.
‘Together we work with our members to achieve these targets and at the close of their first year provide a Benefit Delivery Statement which reflects the member's actions taken to achieve greater success.'

IBL will be hosting a function specially designed for the South African business community to demonstrate how the Institute of Business Leaders can open doors to opportunity.

The function is scheduled before drinks on Thursday 5 March at 4.30-5.30pm at The Vibe in Surfers Paradise. Those attending are requested to register for the event by telephoning the Institute of Business Leaders on: (07) 55 619 160.

Jevena O'Brien said that participants in the IBL special event for the South African business community will then be formally welcomed at the IBL Leaders Drinks, which begins at 6pm.

‘Leaders Drinks is a regular event held on the first Thursday of each month where business people celebrate business achievement and enjoy a positive exchange of ideas, strategies, solutions, sales opportunities, and professional friendship' said Ms O'Brien.

‘I will be very pleased to introduce to IBL members our friends in the South African business community as distinguished guests. The contribution to the Gold Coast economy by South Africans is very impressive and I look forward to celebrating many successes with established and new members of the South African business community' said Jevena O'Brien.
To discover more about IBL and the opportunities it can offer South African business leaders log onto http://www.businessleaders/. com.au and be sure to view our video illustration by clicking on to (www..youtube.com/ watch?v=S0PM5hex4a8).
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Posted by Philip Scott
15 Feb 2009

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