Exporters to be recognised

Written on the 12 May 2009

 

THIS year’s boat show will live up to its international moniker as exhibitors and marine industry doyens pour in from countries including Taiwan, Dubai, Thailand, Korea, UK, New Zealand, France, China and Singapore.
The Australian marine industry turns over around $5.5 billion and exports more than $750 million worth of products each year. It consists of 2700 companies employing more than 29,000 people and includes many small and medium-sized companies.
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) regards the show as a key event within its annual program. CEO MaryAnne Edwards has been traversing key offshore markets with Barry Jenkins – the event’s former general manager and now president of the Australian Marine Industries Federation.
“This year once again we have been successful in working with Austrade to bring a number of international visitors and delegations to the show,” says Edwards.
“The work Barry Jenkins does by attending international boat shows with AIMEX and also undertaking speaking engagements internationally has put SC on the map.”
Australian marine industry exporters are commanding a significant place on the world stage and AIMEX believes these companies deserve recognition for their initiative, innovation, quality and expertise and the contributions they are making to ensure the ‘Australian made’ brand is at the forefront of global markets.
The Australian Marine Industry Export Awards (Sydney, July 30) have been launched to celebrate the nation’s top exporters.
“Awards such as these ensure that Australian marine industry manufacturers and service providers get the profile they deserve, not only in the domestic market but in the international arena. The marketing value to a business of winning an export award cannot be underestimated,” says Edwards.
AIMEX has also linked with Enterprise Connect (Department of Innovation, Industry, Scienceand Research) and the Australian Marine Industries Federation (AMIF) to host 10 national business seminars this month.
Edwards says the seminars have been launched to assist marine industry manufacturing businesses to remain competitive, be innovative and develop appropriate business and manufacturing strategies to manage the current economic downturn.
“Whilst most businesses would acknowledge they need additional knowledge and expertise in these areas most do not have the time to find it or cannot afford to pay for it,” she says.
“By running these workshops we hope to provide the knowledge and tools to allow the marine industry to be innovative, efficient and competitive and survive these difficult times. We also see these times as more important than ever to develop opportunities where the industry can meet together with their peers to discuss issues that are affecting everyone in this climate, this type of networking within a seminar environment can be invaluable support for individuals struggling to know the best strategy to take in this market.”
The seminars will be hosted in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Latest News

BELLAMY'S FINDS EXPORTING BABY FORMULA INTO CHINA IS NO CHILD'S PLAY

BELLAMY'S (ASX: BAL) shares have suffered a 40 per cent drop in value today after the company hit a regulatory...

BRISBANE WATCH BRAND ADINA AIMS FOR ICONIC

ADINA watches is at a turning point in its history, 45 years after being founded by Robert 'Bob' Menzies i...

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE FOR YOUR BODY AS MUCH AS YOUR BUSINESS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP is a busy business. It can be all-consuming, but it is important not to neglect your health Y...

BULLETS BACK IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

ALTHOUGH new to the current south-east Queensland sporting landscape, the Brisbane Bullets have a rich basketball ...

Related News

JB HI-FI IS THE GOOD GUY IN $870 MILLION ACQUISITION

ELECTRONICS giant JB Hi-Fi has formally completed its $870 million acquisition of home appliance chain The Good Gu...

ACCC ACTS AGAINST MERITON'S RIGGED REVIEWS

MERITON Property Services is under fire from Australia's main consumer watchdog, after it allegedly engaged in mi...

ACCC FIRES WARNING SHOT TO IVF PROVIDERS

IVF clinics have been put on notice by consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC...

BIG W CEO QUITS AFTER 11 MONTHS

SALLY MacDonald has resigned as chief executive of BIG W ending her tenure at the helm of the struggling discount ...

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter