- President's letter - Inaugural Industry Convention
Helping Prepare You, Your Company and Your Industry for the Future
The Ground-breaking Peak Industry Event
The inaugural convention is the first time in the long history of Australian entertainment technology, that all industry sectors will convene in a non-commercial environment for social interaction, personal, corporate and industry development, to explore the business landscape of the future and be inspired. From the outset, it was clear the most productive program would feature an appropriate balance of work and play and that is exactly what is planned, the optimum networking environment.
Two convention rooms will be used, where ten workshops or forums of fifty minutes duration will be conducted over Saturday and Sunday, a total of 20 presentations. The subject matter will be varied and include business and leadership coaching, an example topic being strategic planning. It may also include workshops led by the ACMA dealing with the Digital Dividend and RCM product compliance. We aim to have representatives from the federal government ministry of trade, industry and small business, and possibly the ATO with regard to R&D tax incentives. In addition, there will be informed presentations on understanding and addressing the challenges presented by e-commerce, workplace OH&S, credit and the credit industry along with insurance and the looming Cyberspace crime issues. The future and how to effectively work with traditional, new and social media will be addressed as will SEOs. An interesting request from several is the possibility of facilitating a forum to deal with corporate amalgamation, acquisition, and resource sharing. Also on the table is the ACETA accreditation / certification initiative covering issues pertaining to compliant and ethical practises and includes venue and product safety.
To realise an inclusive, well-structured and effective program, the convention will address the needs of both the manufacturer and the manufacturer’s representative who have common and also unique requirements, as do the suppliers of industry services who constitute ACETA’s associate membership. The program will not be finalised for some time, as we need to continue researching and receiving input from all stakeholders. In the meantime, and subject to change, the convention format looks something like the following:
Inaugural ACETA Convention Draft Timetable
Please download a brochure for further information. creditorwatch_flyer.pdf