Home' Border Enterprise : May 2012 Contents ED
MAY 2012 ENTERPRISE DIRECT 39
VISITORS to the 2012 Albury-Wodonga
Business, Manufacturing & Innovation
(BMI) Festival will be informed and
entertained by a variety of events and
speakers, May 7-11th 2012.
Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce
and NSW Business Chamber (NSWBC)
have this year partnered with the Wodonga
Chamber of Commerce and the Victorian
Employers Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (VECCI) to present a series of
events relevant to the diverse range of
business and industry sectors represented
on the Border.
This year's festival will build on the
past successes of 2010 and 2011 with
sponsorship and attendance doubling
between those events.
Similar growth is expected this year.
A highlight of the festival will be Australian
Trucking Association's (ATA's) Road Ahead
truck, which is a state-of-the-art semitrailer
filled with interactive displays about road
safety, transport and logistics.
The exhibition centre travels to schools,
colleges and shows across the country and
cost the industry and its suppliers $1.3
The goals of the exhibition are to provide
motorists with important tips about
sharing the road safely with trucks.
In addition, it provides the community
with information about how the trucking
industry delivers 75 per cent of Australia's
freight, including every item on the shelves
of every supermarket in the country.
The Business Leaders Lunch is guaranteed
to be filled given that the guest speaker is
former rugby great Nick Farr-Jones.
Articulate and intelligent, Farr-Jones is
a natural leader with an innate ability to
Drawing on both his experiences in
sport and business internationally, he
will explain how to build a great team
and a thriving company through dynamic
innovation, efficient processes and strong
Another feature of the festival will be
an interview with Ron Finemore of
Ron Finemore Transport about his life
story, tips for success in business and his
opinion on the Border region as a base
for logistics businesses.
This will be followed by a presentation
from the Port of Melbourne Corporation,
which will discuss the opportunities and
challenges for our region from a supply
chain/ logistics perspective.
Other topics include global
opportunities, particularly in South-
East Asia, the benefits of transitioning to
cleaner technologies and media training.
The festival concludes with a
presentation by Mike Boyle from the
Banjar Group who will facilitate an
informative and interactive workshop
on how to be innovative in challenging
The BMI Festival runs from
Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11.
Manufacturing festival full of finds
Links Archive Summer-Autumn 2011-2012 October 2012 Navigation Previous Page Next Page