Personal and professional development at WEXPO 2022
WESTERN SYDNEY continues to thrive, with an expo created just for residents, entrepreneurs, wider Sydney, and beyond.
It’s called WEXPO, and it’s set to showcase local businesses, with stalls and specialty workshops run by the experts who specialise in health, networking, business growth, culture, personal development, professional development and more.
It’s a one day only event to be held on Monday, October 24, 2022 at Blacktown Workers Club – this date is a reschedule from the original event slated pre-Covid, and ensures that the enthusiasm and planning for this year’s event is at an all-time high, in turn delivering an event worth waiting for.
“WEXPO is an opportunity for the Workers Lifestyle Group to proudly host and gateway access for people to participate in a large-scale event that showcases the diverse powerhouse Western Sydney economy, our community and business leaders, finance experts, academics, as well as our leading health providers so that we can join together to be part of making change in Blacktown and beyond,” said Morgan Stewart, CEO of Blacktown Worker’s Club.
Best of all for Sydney community – it’s FREE, making it even more accessible to all. The full day of events starts from 8am and runs through to 8pm, with visitors able to come and go as they like, and the expo add-ons are impressive – and affordable.
A ticketed breakfast and lunch are also on offer for attendees, elevating WEXPO to a motivational hub, with access to two high-profile guest speakers who are set to impart their decades of knowledge to attendees who are keen to shift their professional and personal mindset.
Melissa Wu kicks of the WEXPO 2022 speakers, with a breakfast from 7.45am to 9am. Melissa is an Australian diver and silver medal winner at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and the 2008 Summer Olympics. She is an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder and recently competed on TV show ‘SAS Australia’.
Melissa is an experienced speaker, and for over a decade she has shared stories on her personal journey and overcoming adversity, while sharing her lifestyle skills on time management, success mindset and the importance of sleep, recovery, nutrition, and goal setting. This session is $19 per person and includes two courses and refreshments.
Besa Deda has been the Chief Economist of St George Bank since 2008, and since 2009, she has also been the Chief Economist of several large businesses within the Westpac Group. In addition to St. George Bank, these include BT, Westpac Business Bank, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA.
First community lead expo event
Prior to St. George, Besa held senior economist roles with CBA, and has also worked for the Colonial Group. Besa is the Secretary and Deputy Chair for the Australian Business Economists’ Association and is a member of the Melbourne Economic Forum.
Besa heads up the lunch speaker session from 12pm to 1.30pm, which is $28 per person, and includes two courses and refreshments.
“WEXPO is about growth and connection from personal and business perspectives. There will be something for everyone at WEXPO 2022. Our aim has been to create a signature expo experience for Western Sydney that will be entertaining, educational and attract visitors form throughout the region,” said event organiser, Michael Walls.
“We are humbled by the support of our sponsors and supporters which indicates that the businesses and people of Blacktown are embracing opportunities to network again and willing to explore new experiences and paths for success.”
WEXPO Blacktown also features two unique community forums where up to 120 hand-picked guests will experience presentations on health and infrastructure.
Guests will then submit their feedback to the presentations, which will be formulated into formal summary documents by Australian Catholic University, Blacktown and presented at NSW Parliament House in November.
The WEXPO charity partner is the Better Foundation, with venue partner is the Blacktown Workers Club. The Blacktown News is the official media partner.
WEXPO Patron, Stephen Bali MP, says WEXPO is a unique opportunity for businesses and visitors to interact as businesses continue to emerge from the impact of COVID.
“This is the first time that a community lead comprehensive expo is being held in Sydney’s West,” said Mr Bali.
“WEXPO provides a unique opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services; 18 information sessions that provide valuable advice on personal health and wealth improvements, inspirational speakers, and community round tables tackling the big issues facing Western Sydney. There is something for everyone, and all held in the comfort of Blacktown Workers Club.
“The majority of activities are free, with the only costs associated with breakfast and lunch with inspirational speakers. Generally, a day like this would cost over $1000 to attend, but this is community lead initiative for the benefit of all,” said Mr Bali.
For all ticket information and purchasing visit: www.wexpo.floktu.com
• 18 workshops.
• Two keynote speakers for breakfast and lunch: Melissa Paige Wu, Australian diver winning gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals, and Besa Deda, Chief Economist of St George Bank.
• Two community forums – Live Longer Live Better, and Building Social Infrastructure in Western Sydney
• 70 stalls located in the main promenade area, and in The Diamond Room at Blacktown Workers Club.
• Combined business chamber event in the evening: Greater Blacktown, and Northwest business chambers.