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Sent on: Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 1:48:05 PM

The New Pilbara Economic Development Conference, Tuesday 29th November 2016

Chambers expect strong turnout at The New Pilbara

LEADERS in government, industry and business will convene next week for The New Pilbara Economic Development Conference as WA’s powerhouse region is thrown under the limelight.

Hosted by the four Pilbara Regional Chambers of Commerce, the one-day conference at Perth’s Hyatt Regency has attracted strong attendance from all over the state, with over 200 delegates registered for the event.

The program includes WA’s Premier Colin Barnett, Leader of the WA National Party Brendon Grylls, Leader of the Opposition Mark McGowan and Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman.

Minister for Housing and Member for the Pilbara Hon Brendon Grylls said unlocking the potential of the Pilbara will secure the long term future of the region, which is critically important to the state and national economies.

“As a Pilbara resident myself, I have first-hand experience of the opportunities for people living and working in the region,” Mr Grylls said.

“The Pilbara has come a long way since Pilbara Cities was launched in 2008, and offers residents modern community facility, affordable living, high quality education and health services, and new employment opportunities.

“This conference is our chance to share this experience and these opportunities with a broader audience, while also exploring new emerging industries that will shape the region’s economic future.”

Not only will delegates gain insights into government decision making, they will learn how local government and organisations are capatilising on opportunities for growth and development, inbound tourism and international connectivity and the importance of small business and innovation in the Pilbara.

Terry Hill, CEO of the Pilbara Development Commission and major sponsor said the conference supports the Commission’s aim to position the Pilbara in the best possible way to seize opportunities for growth and diversification.

“It’s been 12 months since the launch of the Pilbara Regional Investment Blueprint so this is a timely opportunity to reaffirm our priorities for growth and development. The Commission has been working on new projects and initiatives that will facilitate growth in sectors such as tourism, retail-franchise attraction, new energy, as part of the implementation of the Pilbara Blueprint.”

Mr Hill said he hoped the event got people talking about new opportunities in the Pilbara.

“The iron ore and petroleum sectors will undoubtedly remain the backbone of the region’s economy as the largest provider of local employment and investment. However, there are opportunities for the Pilbara to become a global leader in mining innovation and technology, while demand for new minerals, such as lithium, are also bringing diversity to the region’s rich minerals and energy portfolio.

“These economic opportunities, as well as the revitalised communities and affordable living, are the characteristics that are shaping the new Pilbara as a place people are choosing to live, work or start a business,” Mr Hill said. 

Delegates will also hear from Coriolis Research Director Tim Morris, REFAP CEO Triscilla Holborow as well as Nelson Woss, Producer of iconic Australian film “Red Dog.”

Maxima Opportunity General Manager Steven Gill will take the stage in the afternoon and discuss aquaculture and global demand.

Trandos Farming Managing Director Jim Trandos will follow suit and highlight the potential development of the region. He will also share the story of how Trandos Farming has become the largest grower of sweet corn and beans in Western Australia.

John Lally, CEO of KDCCI said The New Pilbara has something for everyone.

“We can’t wait for next week. The New Pilbara is brimming with high-quality content and opportunity. It’s our chance to educate, inform and influence the very people who have a big impact on our future success.

“A number of new projects will be announced on the day, as well as an exciting new initiative the Pilbara Regional Chambers are launching – The New Pilbara Economic Development Conference is not to be missed!” Mr Lally said. 

In lieu of speaker gifts, the Pilbara Regional Chambers will be donating to The Smith Family Foundation – a children’s charity helping disadvantaged children get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

For more information on The New Pilbara click here


Business After Hours THURSDAY 1st December 2016.  Host by Woodside.  Last one for 2016!

Please RSVP for catering purposes:  membership@kdcci.asn.au



Do you want to co-host a Business After Hours in 2017?

There is a high demand for KDCCI Members to co-host a Business After Hours.

Business After Hours functions are an opportunity for the host(s) organisation to provide a profile on their business, as well as offer a valuable networking opportunity for the business community in Karratha districts & surrounding.

Expression of Interest is now open for 2017!

If you would like to co-host a BAH, review the terms & conditions, and return completed booking form to events@kdcci.asn.au

Click here to view the terms & conditions & booking form

Preference will be given to KDCCI Sponsors, and to organisations that did not hold a Business After Hours in 2016.

Contact Kim or Carla with any queries.

Phone:  9144 1999


Karratha Young Professionals - TGIF Cocktails


Tomorrow night - Friday 25th November 2016

Come and join the Karratha Young Professionals for a cocktail or two on the TOP Floor of the Quarter at sunset where you will be able to network, relax and unwind from a busy week!

$25 gets you entry, canapes + your first beer, wine or sparkling! TOP VALUE! You will then be able to enjoy cocktails and bar service from Blanche Bar using either cash or eftpos.

They have a panel of guest speakers on the night who include:

  • Cindy Kempton - owner of Life & Soul Karratha & F45 Training
  • Nathan Groch - Hedland triathlete
  • Stuart Purves - Pilbara Regiment commanding officer

Click here to purchase tickets




The Industry Skills Fund - an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.


Do you have a growth potential for your business that training could help you achieve?

The Industry Skills Fund is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. Itis a program that provides Australian businesses with access to training so that they are better placed to succeed in a rapidly changing economy.

Businesses that apply for a grant under the fund must financially contribute to the proposed project. The fund primarily targets micro, small and medium businesses, which plan to up-skill and reskill their workforces to better position for growth opportunities.

Help is available in the following categories:

  • Skills Advice – A service to help business identify skills needs and to maximise training outcomes.
  • Training Grant - Funding for businesses looking to improve the skills of their workforce for an identified growth opportunity.

For further information or to arrange an appointment contact: John Verbeek, Skills Adviser, Industry Skills Fund, Karratha

M: 0498 034 608

W: www.navitas.com

E: John.verbeek@navitas.com


DFP Recruitement - Win $2,000 in unbundled services

DFP Recruitement work with you to lower costs, add value and improve efficiencies in your recruitment outcomes.

Simply tell them how they can help you for the chance to win $2000 in unbundled services!

Click here to complete the survey


The Smith Family's Toy and Book Appeal

The Smith Family's Toy & Book Appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a disadvantaged child's face this Christmas.  Sadly, thousands of Australian Kids will go without receiving a gift this holiday season simply because their families can't afford it.  This year, with your help, The Smith Family aim to deliver over 45,000 new toys and 30,000 new books to children in need around Australia.

The Smith Family has a long and proud association with Christmas.  The organisation was founded in 1922 when five businessmen decided to deliver toys to orphans on Christmas Eve.  Since then we have grown, developed and changed to meet the needs of an ever-changing society, but we still deliver toys and books to disadvantaged children at Christmas.

Click here to see how you can help and where to drop off donations


It's in the Bag Christmas Campaign

"The "It's in the Bag" Christmas campaign idea came to us when we realised that we seem to manage the needs of children at Christmas, ensuring they're cared for and made to feel special, but the same can't always be said for those women who put the needs of others before their own. We wanted to make them feel special.

And so the campaign began - we asked Australians to donate a handbag they no longer used, fill it with items that would make a woman feel special and even pop a thoughtful note into the bag to show her that someone cares and that she matters"

"This is an annual campaign, which in 2016, runs from Saturday 19th November 2016 to Saturday 3rd December. We can then get all the kind donations delivered out to the charities that take care of women in need over the Christmas period and will also allow us enough time to get them to remote areas before Christmas.

What you put in your gift will depend on your bag size, your budget and your imagination.

Here are some ideas...

Pads, tampons, Baby wipes, cleansing wipes, tissues, deodorants, perfume, soap, shampoo and conditioner, shampoo in a can, toothpaste and toothbrush, hair ties and hair brush, sunscreen, movie voucher, gift voucher, meal voucher, poncho, scarf, jewellery or trinket, lotions, creams, smelly stuff, personalised card or note, book, socks and undies.

As you can see, what you can put in YOUR kind donation is so individual, so very much appreciated and can make a woman feel very special.

Drop off locations:

  • Yo-Get-It Karratha - Open Mon-Fri 12pm to 9pm & Sat-Sun 9am to 9pm.
  • Karratha City Central Management Office - Taking donations Mon-Fri 8.30 - 5pm

Click here to view flyer


Community Forum with Hon Brendon Grylls MLA

No RSVP required to attend.




Celebrate International Day of People with Disability - 3rd December 2016




KDCCI Advertised Advertising

Do you want to Advertise here?

Click here for Advertising Form

Contact Kim Davies with any queries:  events@kdcci.asn.au  

(Display order of adverts will be rotated weekly)


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