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    Masterclass | Revealing the Mystery of Contracts

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    This masterclass will focus onΒ Revealing the Mystery of Contracts

    With guest presenter: Dr jur Annemarie Hofedank

    Contracts aren’t just for lawyers!

    Have you ever faced the daunting task of buying equipment, or sourcing a new supplier, or setting up a sales contract? Maybe you have legal support, but does the lawyer really understand what you need? And do you know which information you should prepare and provide from your end to get what you require?

    There is a β€˜grey’ area that lies between the β€˜reality’ of what you need, and the β€˜legal jargon’ that can confuse the whole transaction.

    This short but valuable masterclass will help to β€˜demystify’ the writing and delivering of a contract – for non-lawyers!

    This event will explain and reveal:

    • Why you should have a basic understanding of the appearance and functions of contracts.
    • The mystery of contracts – by no means just a task for lawyers!
    • The biggest misconceptions about contracts and their potentially disastrous effects.
    • When things went wrong - case studies of small and large disasters.
    • How can you save your company considerable amounts of legal fees, minimise risks, and obtain contracts that actually benefit your company?
    • What distinguishes good contracts from bad contracts and where are the significant risks and benefits of contracts (e.g., avoiding disputes and resolving problems before the horse bolted)?
    • The role of engineers, buyers, and sellers as key figures in contract drafting and negotiations - Why you have much more control and influence over contracts (and the resulting business success) than you think!

    Join us for this short masterclass by Dr. jur. Annemarie Hofedank from Loreley Visions Pty Ltd who will help you in a fun and interactive way to navigate more confidently through the treacherous waters of contracts.

    In this session Annemarie will highlight a selection of pitfalls and solutions without legalese language. She will demonstrate the essential connections between the daily tasks of engineers, buyers, project managers and salespeople on one hand and contracts on the other, and how you can reduce risks and increase security within your own work domain.

    There will be a short Q&A at the end of her presentation.

    This event serves as a valuable introduction to this relevant topic. For those wishing to expand on the session, Annemarie runs a fun and informative full day workshop that we will be supporting in 2024.
    Recent feedback from Annemarie’s training:
    β€œFresh approach that made it easy to understand!”
    β€œThe course highlighted the gaps we have in our company and the improvements we can make!”
    β€œThis was a very knowledgeable workshop. Changed my view to look at the contracts. Thank you very much!”
    β€œVery praxis oriented and well transferrable into our business!”

    About the guest presenter:Β Β  Β 


    Β  Β  Dr jur Annemarie Hofedank
    Β  Β Β Corporate Trainer, Loreley Visions
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    Dr jur Annemarie Hofedank is a multilingual internationally qualified lawyer with 20 years’ experience in ANZ, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Her professional focus has been to provide advice to manufacturing businesses. By working closely with commercial departments and engineering teams, she has identified recurring engineering and commercial challenges tied directly or indirectly to contracts.

    She worked as in house legal counsel for a global chemicals and pharmaceuticals company in Germany where she was responsible for the legal support of various manufacturing business units, the global procurement department and the global agency and distributorship department. She also worked at international law firms, governmental bodies and the Worldbank.

    For the past 11 years, Annemarie has lived in Australia and advises advanced manufacturing, agricultural, civil construction, services, and retail companies.

    Annemarie has considerable expertise in contract drafting and negotiation, project management, contract management and risk management, and has trained businesses at all hierarchy levels. She also helps her clients with the analysis of their business structures and the set-up of interdisciplinary processes to minimise risk, and to improve efficiency and compliance.

    Annemarie is an avid surfer and loves offshore fishing.


        • 9:55Β  Β - Log onto event
        • 10:00 - Introduction
        • 10:15 – Breakout rooms – Where have you come unstuck with contracts in the past?
        • 10:25 – Group feedback
        • 10:35 – Dr Annemarie Hofedank – Revealing the mystery of contracts.
        • 11:30 – Q&A
        • 12:00 - CloseΒ 

        Our events are an excellent forum for networking and engaging in 'peer to peer' learning with other members. To get the most out of the event you need to attend the event with a willingness toΒ contribute to group discussions.

        Who should attend?
        This event is open to IPA members only. Ideal for anyone involved in contracts including Engineers, Procurement, Quality, Validation and Operations Leadership.

        As a member of IPA you can register up to 2 people,Β subject to availability, to attend this event.Β This event is for IPA members only, there will be no public access to this event.Β 

        When do I need to register by?
        Registrations close 7 days prior to event date.Β 
        Registrations are based on a "first come, first served" basis.Β 
        There are no allocated seats with membership.

        Who can I contact for further information?Β 

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        Samantha Jeffrey | National Engagement & Events Manager
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