Friday, April 17, 2015

Accelerating Regional Economic Development

The Central West Business Summit on May 19 will focus on economic development, and how businesses can capitalise on opportunities to grow their bottom line. Both the regional and national economy will be under the spotlight, with Michael Pascoe delivering a Post-Budget Review, and AusIndustry’s Sally Palmer discussing regional economic development and funding opportunities.

“AusIndustry’s session will look at recent national and local economic data as well as reports and industry trends that inform and impact regional development.” Sally Palmer stated.

Focusing on case studies and initiatives from other regions, Sally will be discussing how businesses in Central West NSW can capitalise on opportunities closer to home.
I think it’s important to provide stimulus for growth and identify opportunities to promote competitive advantage in the Central West.” Sally Palmer stated.

Keynote Speaker, Michael Pascoe will also be focusing on the economy, bringing a wealth of knowledge as one of Australia’s most respected and experienced finance and economic commentators.  As well as delivering a Post-Budget Review, Michael will also be discussing identifying opportunities for the local economy.

 “People are generally so busy running their business - head down, tail up in making it work – that they can lose perspective about the big picture and get swamped by headlines mainly designed to scare them rather than inform. The Central West Business Summit is a great chance to lift your head from the dashboard to see where we’re going.” Michael said.

Michael’s aim is to both inform and entertain Summit attendees, whilst encouraging them to clear their heads and think beyond immediate problems.

 “Just when most economic and political headlines are at their gloomiest in years, there are some green shoots appearing for our economy, opportunities for those willing to seize them. The Central West Business Summit should highlight some of those – an economic boot camp for Orange.” Michael continued to say.

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All businesses will also be given the opportunity to attend a free session hosted by AusIndustry after the Summit, which will focus on how businesses can benefit from the Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Programme. For more information, please visit the Central West Business Summit website.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Working together to grow Regional NSW

The Central West Business Summit will bring together business leaders and industry experts from across Regional NSW. It is a great opportunity for businesses to identify opportunities, and provides an ideal platform to canvas current challenges and network with like-minded businesses. It is also a time to appreciate our region, and discuss more ways we can grow and develop Regional NSW.

Regional growth and development is a collective task, with businesses now looking at more efficient ways to maintain sustainability and position themselves as industry leaders in the marketplace. The business environment has also changed so fundamentally, that there is a need for us to change the way we find and ultimately attract more customers and clients to our business.

“Businesses need to be focusing on ways they can capitalise on current opportunities and minimise risks facing their business.” Pulse HR’s Workforce Specialist, Tamara James said.

Opportunities such as Digital Marketing, Government Growth Grants and Workforce Evolution are just some of the topics that will be discussed at the Central West Business Summit.

“We will also be providing the opportunity for businesses to register for sessions after the Event to learn more about funding opportunities such as AusIndustry’s Entrepreneur’s Infrastructure Program and more!” Event Coordinator, Dannielle Jenkins added.

As a region, Central West NSW presents many great opportunities for business and investment. With lower overheads and living costs, there is greater opportunity for businesses to secure and maintain sustainability. Regional communities also tend to be more digitally connected communities, as this is how we access products and services.

It’s time to think globally but act locally – the Summit is about appreciating Central West NSW as a region and the fantastic businesses we boast.” Dannielle continued to say.

The Business Enterprise Centre will also be discussing doing business in turbulent times, which will address shared challenges that Central West businesses face and ways of overcoming them.

“There is a great cross-section of topics, and we want to make sure the day is inspiring, motivational and of tangible value. All Event Partners are united in the fact that we need to ensure we are developing confident businesses that achieve growth targets, employ more people and therefore contribute to the economic vibrancy of our communities.” Tamara concluded.

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