Melbourne SMBiT Professionals October Meeting

  • 30 Oct 2013
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Parkview Hotel 562 St Kilda Road Melbourne


  • Member of SMBiT Professionals Melbourne
  • Member visiting from another chapter
  • Representative of Vendor Sponsor
  • Prospective member, friend or contact of existing member
  • Representative of Vendor, not a sponsor

Registration is closed

7PM Wednesday 30 October 2013

(SMBiT Professionals Melbourne usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month)

Live streaming details below


Members who register for the meeting using the link in this invitation will be eligible to enter the draw for the SPECIAL DOOR PRIZES* - see below for prize details

Got a friend or associate working in IT for SMB? Invite your colleagues to come along too. Members, who invite potential new members, will get an additional entry per guest in the prize draw.

This meeting will include SMBiT Professionals Road Show Part 1. See below…


Parkview Hotel 562 St Kilda Road Melbourne

See: Google map

Ample free parking in St Kilda Rd and Roy St after 6PM

Pre-Meeting Dinner in Lime Restaurant from 6PM

Please try to make it – all welcome!

Set menu of 4 choices, cost $25, including 1 drink

Coming up in October

A BIG meeting chock-a-block with good stuff and continuing right into the following day!

Guest Presenters

How LinkedIn Can Grow Your IT Services Business

Presented by Tim Branagan, LinkedIn lead generation expert

Do you want to grow your business?
Tim’s presentation will be targeted at business owners, business development managers, marketing representatives, sales professionals and anyone else who needs to build a pipeline of targeted prospects.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to setup, maximize and enhance your LinkedIn profile
  • How to build your network quickly on LinkedIn
  • How to extend your LinkedIn network FAST!
  • How to integrate LinkedIn into your marketing plan
  • How to generate an accurate target list of prospects for a marketing campaign in 30 minutes

100% of previous attendees of Tim’s LinkedIn presentation have found this event to be both excellent and of substantial value.
Feedback received includes:
"Quick, to the point and very valuable."
"I did not realise the full potential of LinkedIn until today."
"Whilst I am an advanced LinkedIn user, I learnt some really key things that I didn't know."
"Informative and has opened my eyes as to what I am missing."
"Great to learn how to always keep the pipeline full and scale according to need."
"Brilliant program, great presentation, very useful."
"Very relevant information to what I am trying to achieve.”

SMBiT Professionals RoadShow - Part 1

HP Microserver Gen8 Solutions

Presented by Boon Tee, SBS-MVP

Boon Tee, CEO of Powerbiz Solutions, and Vice-President of SMBiT Professionals Adelaide, presents the exciting new SMB Server from HP. The new HP Microserver Gen8 can be used in a variety of small business settings. We will be looking at the new hardware, and highlight how this solution will work well with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and beyond.

Next Day – Thurs 31 October 4PM – 9PM

SMBiT Professionals RoadShow - Part 2

Hyper-V and Essentials for Small Business

MS HyperV and Windows Essentials 2012 Evening Workshop

Presented by Boon Tee, SBS-MVP

Look out for the follow up invitation and registration details or use this link to register now:

RoadShow :: Part 2 - You must register separately for this event.

Roundtable Discussion

Microserver vs. other compact server and NAS solutions....

Special Visitors

Sebastian Giacone, CyberPower Systems

David Hinton, Trend Micro

Kerri Mosley, Webroot

Michael Muscat, Tacsum Distribution

Vick Siva, Telarus

George, Kieren, Les, Bluechip IT

Interstate members welcome to attend.

Parkview discount rate - Room $179 per night room only.

Parking $12 per day.

See follow up invitation - SMBiT Professionals Road Show - Part 2 for more details.

Live Streaming

1.Click this link to start or to join the Webinar: GoToMeeting

2.Connect to the voice conference:

When the Webinar begins, you will be connected to audio using your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). A headset is recommended.

After Meeting Drinks

Stay awhile and have a drink and a chat with your mates

*This month’s awesome prizes:

Prize 1: Plantronics Voyager 510SL Bluetooth Headset with Desk Phone Adapter & Handset Lifter (Voyager 510SL)

Prize 2: AverMedia AVerTV Volar HD Nano – watch and record TV on your PC (Volar HD Nano)

Prize 3: LinkBasic Network Cable Tester – essential component of any tech kit

To be eligible to win a Door Prize, attendees must:

  • Be paid-up members of SMBiT Professionals
  • Have registered for the event on the membership website
  • Be wearing their SMBiT Professionals name badge

Members are entitled to an additional chance in the prize draw for each guest who is a membership prospect.

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