May Business Luncheon - Lessons in Business & Leadership with Maxine Horne

Tuesday, 18 May 2021
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

As we continue the celebrations of Small Business Month, we are delighted to bring to the Cairns business community Maxine Horne – founder and CEO of Vita Group. The Vita Group is a leading Australian retailer which has provided personalised service and added value to customers for more than 25 years. Vita Group has a team of 1,600 and revenues of $773.1 million in what was the very challenging year of 2020.

Maxine was named QBR Business Woman of the Year, Retail in 2006; received the 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year award for the industry category, Northern region; was inducted into the Businesswoman's Hall of Fame, and released her biography, Think Smart, Run Hard in 2016; and in 2019 was honoured to receive The Courier-Mail Award for Business Person of the Year.

Since founding Vita Group in 1995 with one mobile phone store, Fone Zone, Maxine has guided the growth and evolution of the group. She leads the group leadership team and is responsible for the strategic direction of the business, including operational leadership of the group’s skin health and wellness channel.

Maxine herself will explain how she built Vita Group from a small single store start-up into an ASX-listed organisation with more than 130 points of presence across Australia.

You’ll be inspired when Maxine takes us through the following keys to her success:

• The importance of establishing a strong strategy and values;
• how to nurture and guide your team to success;
• tips on business diversification – when / how to do it;
• how to guide your business through challenging times.

Avoid missing out, book today!


Cairns Chamber of Commerce Member Ticket
General Ticket
Registrations close
17 May 2021

Registrations Closed

Sorry, registrations for this event closed on 17 May 2021.