The Challenges Confronting our Industry
Like many, our industry is confronted with demonstrable everyday challenges, including the maintenance of commercial activity, reduced profit margins and constantly increasing operational overheads. Specific aspects of sustainability vary by entertainment technology sector, and in this narrative, we will focus on those impacting manufacturers, in the knowledge that some of the themes affect the entire industry. The notion that Australia cannot compete internationally as a manufacturer is a false generalisation promoted in part by vested interest and MBAs, in a landscape of diminishing leadership and inadequate government support. The historic reliance on mining and primary industry will not sustain Australia moving forward, the nation has to create and value add to support employment and commercial growth with a particular focus on export. ACETA fully intends to lead, unify and create development opportunity for the entertainment technology industry. At this point it needs to be stated that the views expressed herein are accepted in the public domain or are the considered opinions of the author and not that of the ACETA board of management or its administration.
We are aware of hitting your in-box regularly in the lead up to the inaugural convention, which gets under way in exactly one week from today, however many have requested to be kept up- dated and we have a responsibility to inform, this is the most effective way to do so. In this final pre-convention communication, we present new information along with an attendance profile.
Give or take a few stragglers, it seems about 40 individuals will participate in the convention seminar/workshop program. Many will be accompanied by partners and given other interested parties we should see somewhere around 70 individuals in the ballroom on Saturday night for the inaugural dinners dance. Almost all delegates, presenters and partners are attending the opening plenary followed by the civic welcome, and it is important to also support ACETA by attending the Annual General Meeting at the seminar conclusion on Saturday afternoon, yes you will have time to put your feet up before they hit the dance floor.
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