#BackingTheBush Events | Batemans Bay

Many of our towns in regional Australia have been hit hard by bushfire and drought. Small business owners and their staff form the backbone of these communities, and they have lost the vital holiday trade that keeps them going for the rest of the year. Now, more than ever, we must back those who have been impacted by natural disaster.

So, in support of the NSW Business Chamber’s #BackingTheBush initiative, ACCI has decided to hold the next General Council meeting in Batemans Bay, together with other events and activities. The aim of these events is to help bushfire-affected businesses in a practical way by bringing Australian business leaders to the area, spreading awareness, and inviting others to do the same.

ACCI is inviting local business representatives and the following to address members at these events (to be confirmed):

  • Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Federal Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Federal Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism
  • Senator Jim Molan AO DSC, Senator for New South Wales
  • The Hon Andrew Constance MP, State Minister for Transport and State Member for Bega
  • Andrew Colvin, APM OAM, Head of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency
  • Phillipa Harrison, Managing Director, Tourism Australia
ACCI’s #BackingTheBush – list of events:

General Council Dinner
By invitation only, the General Council dinner includes, Industry Associations, Chamber Members, VIP’s, and other invited guests.

Date | Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
Time | 6.00pm for 6.30pm until 10.00pm

General Council Meeting
For Chamber and Industry Association Members only, the General Council meeting provides the opportunity to discuss and actively participate in developing ACCI’s policies for Australian business going forward.

Date | Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Time | 8.15am start until 1pm

Business Lunch
Following the morning’s meeting, ACCI will host a special lunch attended by Industry Association, Business Leader Council Members and other VIP’s and guest speakers.

Date | Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Time | 1pm- 2.30pm (Directly after the General Council Meeting)

Local Excursion
A special trip has been arranged to visit a local winery by bus for wine and cheese tasting. Bookings are essential.

Date | Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Time | 2.30pm – 5pm

#BackingTheBush Cocktail Drinks
Join ACCI for early evening drinks and canapés at a local waterfront restaurant.

Date | Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Time | 5.30pm onwards

#BackingTheBush Tourism Summit & Lunch
Supported by Australian Chamber – Tourism, the tourism summit and lunch will include VIP speakers to discuss potential challenges for businesses connected to the tourism industry for Australia and its regional areas.

Date | Thursday, 5th March 2020
Time | From 9am (full day)

Australian Chamber – Tourism, Committee Meeting
Applicable for members of the Australian Chamber-Tourism Committee to discuss ACCI’s tourism policies.

Date | Friday,6th March 2020
Time | 9am to early afternoon

 

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