BNCC Events

2024 Ambient iT IWD Long Lunch

Date: 16 Feb 2024, 12:00pm - 4:00pm GMT+10 Brisbane

Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Chamber of Commerce and Brisbane Inner West Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite you to our upcoming International Women’s Day Long Lunch. Proudly sponsored by AmbientIT, this event serves as a brilliant platform for networking and acknowledging the significant impact women have on our business communities.

This event is open to everyone, regardless of gender, and we encourage all our members, their guests and anyone who would like to attend to join us.

This annual event is a highlight on our calendar, and this year, the spotlight on a theme that resonates deeply with us: inspiring inclusion. Inclusion, in all its forms, is the cornerstone for cultivating a flourishing business community. We can't wait for you to meet the distinguished individuals who will be sharing their insights, experiences, and stories.


Our host for the day is Annette Densham, Creative Director of The Audacious Agency. 

About Annette

From her first foray into the world of journalism at 15, Annette Densham was hooked on sharing other people’s stories. With a 30 plus year career in newspapers – The Australian, Financial Review, and Daily Telegraph, magazines (print and digital) and corporate communications, this ex journo now uses her skills to teach small business people how to use their stories to connect with the world and build influential brands, and most importantly, believe they are worthy of success.

Our inspiring panelists:

Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane

As a former elite athlete, sports administrator, and events coordinator, Anna-Liza has over 20 years of experience in the sports industry. With international level competition experience in swimming, representing Papua New Guinea at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Olympics and three Commonwealth Games, she understands the demands and pressures that athletes and high performers.

Anna-Liza now runs her own private counselling practice with a focus on working with clients such as athletes and other high performers who are striving for success and high performance within their careers. Her focus is on helping clients prioritise their own mental health and wellbeing while uncovering their own unique pathway to elite and high performance. ​

Alice Barbery

Alice Barbery took the helm as CEO in of the Universal Store 2017. Since that time, she has had a management buyout in 2018 from the original family start-up and, in November of 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, led the way to a successful ASX float. Universal Store has continued to go from strength to strength and currently operates 67 stores, including online.

Alice is passionate about creating safe work environments where great people are motivated to contribute their best efforts, passionate about the best outcomes for the whole, and strive to be better than their last record-breaking result, overcoming challenges is rewarding and motivating. Success is not about if- it’s about how and when.

Daniella Pittis

As the Chief Security Officer of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), a business severely impacted by COVID19, Daniella has had to maintain the security and compliance posture of the organisation, manage significant resourcing impacts and ensure the safety of all team members globally, all the while dealing with the challenge of a significant uplift in cyber security risk.

Daniella is a prominent advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity within Security and Technology industry and her platform as a leader within the industry to speak out for Diversity and Inclusion through a variety of speaking engagements, mentoring opportunities and advisory board committee positions, including on the UQ Business School Advisory board and FCTG’s own Womenwise Committee.

Charity Partner

We are pleased to announce that our charity partner is The Forgotten Women, a unique, grassroots housing initiative for homeless women over 55. The project's mission is to put a roof over the heads of as many of these vulnerable women as possible. Through the acquisition of suitable properties, The Forgotten Women project will ensure these women have access to secure, safe and affordable housing options that enable them to age in place. ​ 

There will a raffle on the day with all proceeds to be donated to The Forgotten Women. 


Set in the elegant surroundings of Waters Edge at Portside, this is more than just a lunch. Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable afternoon.
Your ticket includes Canapés on arrival, a decadent two course lunch and a four hour drinks package.

Ticket Options

  • $165 members & guests
  • $185 non-members
  • Tables of 10 $1,500

Finer Details

International Womens Day Long Lunch 

Friday 16 February 2024, from 12:00pm
Waters Edge, Portside
Level 2 (Above Dendy Cinema), Portside Wharf
39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

Join us at the International Women's Day Long Lunch. Let's celebrate women in business, champion inclusion, and together, make a positive impact on our community.

For more information about the event and if you have any questions, please reach out to us at events@bncc.com.au.

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