Gateway to Asia - Exporters Expo

The Gateway to Asia - Exporters Expo aims to help create new and exciting export opportunities for your business - with business contacts you can trust.

If you are interested in opening the Gateway to Asia for your business, book your FREE Expo space now. Space is strictly limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis.
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Date: Thursday 29 April, 2010
Venue: Grand Chifley Hotel, 208 South Terrace, Adelaide

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The complete function venue

If you are planning a meeting, training session, seminar or require a fully catered function, Enterprise House can meet your needs.

Enterprise House Function Centre is located just seven minutes from the centre of Adelaide on the edge of the scenic south park lands.

Enterprise House offers modern, state of the art facilities and versatile room hire configurations ideal for any event.

For more information click here.

Business welcomes WorkCover results

Business SA recently welcomed the details of the WorkCover mid-year results.

Business SA Director of Policy, David Frith, said that the drop in the workers compensation average levy rate was good news for business.

“Business SA applauds the reduction in the South Australian workers compensation average levy rate from 3 per cent to 2.75 per cent,” Mr Frith said.

“The continued decrease in the unfunded liability is also positive news and the employer community is looking forward to further improvements in the scheme.

“It is pleasing that both the average levy rate and unfunded liability are heading in the right direction.”

Join us for the 2010 SALA Festival

The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia and it's totally FREE. Over 24 days, expose yourself to the diverse, colourful, thought provoking work of over 2,000 South Australian photographers, ceremicists, digital artists, sculptures, painters to name but a few.

With over 500 exhibitions reaching across the city of Adelaide to the Barossa Valley, Limestone Coast and Eyre Peninsula and beyond, SALA is a brilliant blend of local produce, local talent and loving art.

In 2009 over 230,000 Official SALA Festival programs were printed and distributed with the assistance of the Advertiser Newspapers. Over 400 articles were written across metropolitan, regional and international publications, raising awareness for the arts and businesses partnerships. SALA Festival supports South Australians and encourages audiences and artists to engage with their communities.

If you have a venue or space available during the 2010 SALA Festival, please click here for more information.

CEDA – Women in leadership series

Equality in the workplace

Date: Friday 23 April 2010
Time: 7.15am for 7.30am to 9am
Venue: Intercontinental Adelaide

CEDA is delighted to welcome the Hon Catherine Branson QC along with Jane Caro and Catherine Fox to open the inaugural Women Leadership Series 2010 - equality in the workplace.

In 2010, CEDA launches the Women in Leadership series to advance cultural and organisational change required to recognise the significant value of women as leaders and help to accelerate the flow of women into leadership and senior management positions.

For more information click here.

Be recognised for training

Get the competitive edge through being recognised as either the best business, the best individual  or the best training organisation in the training sector in South Australia or even Australia.

The South Australian Training Awards are the peak state awards for vocational education and training (VET), recognising innovation and excellence in training.

Business SA has been associated with these awards for several years and is again sponsoring the Vocational Student of the Year this year.

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CEDA – Australia’s energy infrastructure: Adapting to a climate change era

Date: Friday, 23 April 2010
Time: 11.45am for 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Venue: Intercontinental Adelaide

The prospect of a carbon-constrained future, the expanded Renewable Energy Target (RET) and other climate change policy mechanisms likely to be introduced in the future will not only require an unprecedented increase in Australia’s use of renewable energy technologies but are also expected to herald a substantial restructuring of Australia’s energy supply system.

CEDA is delighted to welcome Hon Patrick Conlon MP, Minister for Energy to address CEDA’s Infrastructuring Australia series and deliver a keynote address on South Australia’s energy infrastructure and the need to adapt to a climate change era. Minister Conlon will be joined by an expert commentary panel for an important discussion and assessment on the State’s energy infrastructure requirements.

For more information click here.

Understand your long service leave responsibilities

To assist employers in understanding their specific rights and obligations relating to long service leave, particularly in relation to the calculation process, Business SA has available the Long Service Leave in South Australia Booklet.  

This Booklet provides employers with practical advice, information and relevant documentation to assist them in managing their obligations and requirements under the South Australian Long Service Leave Act 1987 and Long Service Leave Regulations 2002. Additional information such as forms, checklists and tables are also included in the Booklet.

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What do you think of mature aged apprentices?

There are many compelling reasons why it is important to employ mature aged apprentices – including the need to meet the challenges of future skills shortages.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is currently undertaking a research project to gauge employer attitudes towards mature aged apprentices. The link below goes to an ACCI survey on employers’ attitudes to mature aged apprentices.

This employer survey is a critical part of the research project. The survey is designed for all employers who have employed apprentices, regardless of whether they are mature aged or not. Responses are anonymous. Take the survey now.

CITCSA sister city program

The Council for International Trade and Commerce SA has been appointed by the Adelaide City Council to manage the Sister City business relationships for the City of Adelaide for 2010.

CITCSA as the peak body for the 40 international chambers of commerce and business councils is in an ideal position to manage the existing sister city relationships. CITCSA will bring a stronger focus on business by facilitating trade through its member organisations who already have country of origin links with our sister cities.

Click here for the media release and a list of the sister city relationships.

Skilled workers from Bridgestone available May 2010

It was announced in October 2009, that 600 workers would be retrenched from Bridgestone on 30 April 2010.

Since then local, state and Australian governments, unions and business groups have collaborated to plan and support the transition for workers to future employment.

Most staff had already undertaking nationally accredited training in safety, quality, communications and rubber technology and many have since been trained in process manufacturing, transport and logistics and other areas.

Bridgestone are now seeking potential employment opportunities for their retrenched staff.
You may have had a visit from Bridgestone HR staff and Pippa Webb, the local employment co-ordinator to discuss recruitment opportunities.

A 1300 663 946 hotline number has been established for employers to lodge their vacancy.

Face lift for Hamilton Laboratories

One of South Australia’s leading skincare companies has undergone a facelift. Sunscreen and skincare company Hamilton Laboratories has unveiled its new corporate brand, created with the help of leading Australian designer Ken Cato. It is the first revamp of the family company’s logo in 50 years.

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