Perth Media: Casual Admin Assistant Required

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Casual Administration Assistant at our Nedlands based office. Initially the position would be for 1 day per week from October 1, 2018, but hours are expected to grow.

The role involves Reception and Personal Assistant duties to the Perth Media CEO Cate Rocchi

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years experience in a similar role and be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Drivers License is preferred.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Reception duties
  • PA to CEO
  • Client liaison
  • Arranging celebrations and functions
  • General IT queries
  • Additional duties as required
  • Book keeping
  • Research
  • Social media skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Close to public transport, no parking provided. 

The right candidate will have integrity, a good work ethic and attention to detail as well as the ability to follow instructions easily, use initiative and meet deadlines. We work hard and reward our staff for their efforts. Previous experience in a large office would be preferred, but not essential.

Please send a covering letter and CV to cate@perthmedia.com.au by September 1, 2018.

 

 

Reaching 40000+ Readers: Perth Media Clients and Partners Feature in WA Business News' Adapters Column

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Perth Media clients and partners are continuing to reach 40,000 plus audiences by being incorporated in WA Business News Daily e-news bulletins.

Here are the first couple Adapters, spreading innovative news of Perth Media, its partners and  small business, start-up and not-for-profit clients.

https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Joondalup-Bike-share-Planning-for-Success

https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Perth-Media-Official-Partner-for-Energy-and-Mines-in-Perth-June-27-28

The opportunity is only available to Perth Media clients. Terms and conditions apply, it is only for clients on monthly retainers.

 

Perth Media Official Partner for Energy and Mines Summit in Perth, June 29-30, 2018

Australia becoming the Global Centre for Renewables for Mines

Perth, Australia, April 25, 2018: As recent project announcements show, the number of Australian mining operators seriously assessing and investing in renewables is growing rapidly. Driven by favourable economics and additional benefits including carbon reductions and social license, major and mid-tier Australian mines are adopting renewables.

South32 recently announced its 3MW solar farm for its Cannington mine in Queensland for which SunSHIFT is providing its re-deployable solar solution. Once complete, this will be the second largest solar project for a remote, off-grid Australian mine.

Similarly, Image Resources is investing in a 3-4 MW solar farm adjacent to its Boonanarring mine and processing plant, which are currently under construction. This ‘behind the meter’ solution will deliver around 25% of the facilities electricity needs. GMA Garnet, a leading supplier of garnet used in blasting and water jet cutting, has locked in energy prices for the next 13 years for its Western Australia operations through a long-term power purchase agreement for wind and solar.

OZ Minerals also recently announced plans to build a solar and battery storage facility at its Prominent Hill mine in South Australia, and is looking at further investments in renewables to support other projects in the region. The mine also became the first resource company to sign a transmission cost partnership with a renewables developer through its recent deal with SolarReserve.

Finally, New Century Resources is investing in SunSHIFT’s portable and scalable solar system to supply power for the refurbishment of its Century mine at $120/MWh which is a fraction of the $400/MWh it had been paying to run diesel during Care & Maintenance.  And Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) has an ambitious plan to make Mt Lyell on Tasmania's west coast Australia's first zero emissions mine through investments in electrification and renewables.

In addition to these projects, there is quite simply a wealth of major mines and mid-tier leaders at various stages if assessing and approving renewable energy investments for remote and grid-tied sites. While these projects are not yet public, many will be showcased at this year’s Energy and Mines Australia Summit on June 27-28 in Perth.

"What we are seeing is quite a transformation in the market around mining companies' appetites to adopt renewable energy generation,” comments Will Rayward-Smith, General Manager, SunSHIFT. "Scalability is very important because mining companies want to include a renewable option but may not want to progress to a high penetration system straight away.”

"At sites where we also integrate wind, the mine can offset more than 70% of its fossil fuel usage,” observes Amiram Roth-Deblon, Head of Global Business Initiatives, juwi Renewable Energies. “We are currently designing such solar-wind-battery hybrids for multiple sites in Western Australia."

This heightened activity has positioned Australia as the fastest growing market for renewables for mines.  Senior mining representatives are now preparing to meet with global renewables experts in Perth this June 27-28 to discuss renewables integration. This 2nd annual Energy and Mines Australia Summit, features presenters from BHP, Sandfire Resources, Fortescue Metals Group, Rio Tinto, South32, Nyrstar, Oz Minerals, Australian Vanadium, Panoramic Resources, Montezuma Mining Company, Resolute Mining and Gold Fields.

SunSHIFT is the in association sponsor for the Summit which offers a complete picture of current opportunities and challenges in integrating alternative energy options for remote, fringe-of-grid, and grid-connected mines. The Summit is also being supported by juwi Renewable Energies, VSUN Energy, Hatch, Aggreko, Zenith Energy, and ONETIDE Modular Systems.

For more details on these projects and the upcoming Summit visit Energy and Mines Australia Summit website.

About Energy and Mines:

Energy and Mines is the leading global information and event media provider for energy management and operations of the mining sector. Through its global Summit series (Canada, South Africa, Chile, UK, Australia) web portal and newsletter, Energy and Mines brings together the mining and renewable energy sectors to drive solutions for affordable, reliable and sustainable power for mines. www.energyandmines.com

Contact: Adrienne Baker, Director, Energy and Mines, adrienne.baker@energyandmines.com or +1 819 319 3101

 

Two for One Ticketing Link to Fixle-Sponsored Naomi Simson Perth Event Tonight

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May 3, 2018

PRESS RELEASE

FIXLE – PERTH’S LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY –

PRESENTS

SHARK TANK’S NAOMI SIMSON ON ‘SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS’ FEATURING PERTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE DANCE COLLECTIVE ON MAY 3RD AT CROWN CASINO
Tickets Still Available
Opportunity to Own Free Fixle Shares by Attending!

Perth-based Fixle is proud to announce a one-off, spectacular evening event – Naomi Simson ‘Small Business Success’ – in the Grand Ballroom at Crown Perth tonight, Thursday 3rd May, 2018 at 5.30pm.

Truly inspirational – Naomi is riveting, she will engage you from the moment she starts sharing her wealth of business insight.

One of Australia’s most prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders, Naomi Simson is known as the founder of online experience retailer Red Balloon. You may also know her as an investor on Network Ten’s popular television series Shark Tank. Naomi’s insider knowledge will allow you to transform your business with methods that you will not find anywhere else. Naomi will give you a clear vision of what steps you need to take, and exactly how you should do them.

As well as Naomi Simson, the Perth Symphony Orchestra and The Dance Collective will be performing while radio personality Dean Clairs (Mix 94.5) will act as Master of Ceremonies during this exciting evening.

Exclusive offer: All attendees will be given the opportunity to receive free stakeholder membership in Fixle when it goes public. A $5,000 investment in a search engine company 5 years ago would now be worth over $1.5 million. This is a unique chance to own a part of the latest business tech innovation.

Fixle describes itself as an online directory and booking app for local businesses! All are welcome to sign up now! Fixle has been created by a dynamic Perth team lead by businessman Aaron Pascoe, who owns Pascoe’s Gas, Water and Electrical. That firm, supplying high-quality plumbers and electricians, was launched 30 years ago but became highly successful in recent years after marketing its no call out fee and quality guarantees.

This same business system – incorporating in-house designed software that allows online bookings and quality control – is now applied to Fixle in Perth. Now any Perth businesses offering a service, from videographers to chiropractors, can use Fixle to reach new customers.

To access two for one ticketing link for Naomi Simson’s event click here.

ABOUT NAOMI SIMSON

A business influencer and leader with more than two million Linkedin followers, Naomi is the author of three books including the bestseller Live What You Love, I Want What She's Having and Ready to Soar.

Naomi is an engaging and passionate speaker, often drawing on her own personal experiences as a business owner. She provides thoughtful and honest conversations on topics such as purpose, leadership, business success, the entrepreneurial journey and thriving workplaces.

First, she worked for big business – IBM, Apple, KPMG and Ansett Airlines – but she found her greatest success with small business.

In 2001, she started off in her front room with a second-hand computer and a wad of cash. This she turned into RedBalloon, a pioneering Australian online success story. Then she found fame as a star of the small screen in Channel TEN’s Shark Tank, a show that pitches people with business ideas into a sea of business people who could be potential backers.

For Naomi, the road to happiness is signposted by Three Rs – resilience, respect and responsibility. Her peers acknowledge her contribution to business life with accolades that include Pearcey ICT Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, National Winner Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, National Winner of Telstra Business Women’s Awards for Innovation, and five times RedBalloon has been voted One of Australia’s Best Places to Work.

She matches her business acumen with a caring nature. She is a director of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business Economics and a Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Her character took her to philanthropy, a role she has relished with a passion.

Naomi insists that life should be a communal experience. “People need more shared good times. We are meant to hang out together,” she declares.

https://naomisimson.com/about/

ABOUT FIXLE

Fixle is a simple to use, high tech, booking and scheduling platform that allows businesses to receive bookings 24/7. Simply set your working hours to receive jobs in your local area. The best part of all is it won’t cost you a cent to use Fixle unless you’re completing bookings. You’ll only pay when your customer does.

Fixle has been created by a dynamic Perth team lead by businessman Aaron Pascoe, who owns Pascoe’s Gas, Water and Electrical. Pascoe’s Gas, Water and Electrical, launched 30 years ago, became highly successful in recent years after marketing its no call out fee and quality guarantees. This same business system – incorporating in-house designed software that allows online bookings and quality control – is now applied to Fixle in Perth. Now any Perth businesses offering a service, from videographers to chiropractors, can use Fixle to reach new customers.

https://fixle.com.au/

The best part of all is it doesn’t cost businesses a cent to use Fixle unless they’re completing bookings. You’ll only pay when your customer does. You only pay for results.

Fixle makes the connection between consumer and business seamless. Our user-friendly platform combined with our powerful marketing strategy will give your business exposure to more customers than ever before. Join Fixle today and get on board the latest tech innovation that will give you limitless business growth.

Don't miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime!

Exclusive offer: All attendees will be given the opportunity to receive free stakeholder membership in Fixle when it goes public. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to become a part of an Australian owned tech company.

Aside from the booking platform, Fixle also offers all business partners 8 components to support and guide them in growing their company.
Fixle has identified each of these components as something that small businesses may struggle to access, and something that big companies use to improve results.

  1. Business Consultancy

  2. Performance Management

  3. Customer Relations Management

  4. Project Management

  5. Human Resources

  6. Legal Support

  7. Financing

  8. Accounting

For more information go to:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3V8qvI840gMFccfijK0BSQ/videos

For promotional tickets and interviews contact:

Perth Media

Cate Rocchi
0428431699

cate@perthmedia.com.au

Bryah Resources Testimonial for Perth Media: 'Management Well Prepared for Live Interviews'

 Picture by Jess Wyld Photography, Perth Media recommended photographer.

Picture by Jess Wyld Photography, Perth Media recommended photographer.

'Cate Rocchi at Perth Media has been engaged by Bryah Resources since prior to its listing on ASX in 2017. 

'We have found Cate to be a dynamic and enthusiastic advocate for our company across all media channels. Cate’s extensive network of media contacts has allowed us to receive a huge amount of mainstream media coverage in what is a very difficult and crowded marketplace. This would not have been possible had we not had her promoting our story.  She has also been very helpful in getting management trained and well prepared for live media interviews. We are delighted that we have Perth Media managing our Public Relations.'

Neil Marston, MD of Bryah Resources (ASX:BYH)

Thanks Neil!

Interviews secured included publications such as Miningnews.net, Paydirt, The West Australian, WA Business News, and ABC Radio.

 

Hong Kong Mines & Money Take Homes: Karratha tipped to be Global Mining City; Quant Funds Using AI to Trade ASX; Upping China IQ; and Claims Investors Using Lie Detectors on Conference Calls

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Small event, but some big fish showed and Perth Media will return in 2019.

HK Mines and Money 2018 Top Take Homes: Karratha is predicted to be one of world’s key mining cities; massive global quant funds using AI to trade in the milliseconds after ASX announcements go up; some traders are sending in drones to check on minesite activity and then shorting the stocks; others are monitoring companies with google earth and algorithms linked to social media to pick up emotive responses to companies; and many investors are switching on lie detectors on their smartphones to gather information on company leaders.

While not as many attendees as the last time I attended in 2010, speakers were excellent.

1.     Karratha and Pilbara to Rocket. Heavyweight international investors raved about the potential wealth development in the Pilbara, Western Australia. Many were making a real attempt to increase their own Pilbara knowledge, especially in the wake of China’s One Belt One Road expansion policies. Netherlands-based Willem Middelkoop, founder and chief investment officer of the Commodity Discovery Fund, says Karratha will be a major regional mining city in future. Keith Spence (Canada-based Global Mining Capital Corp) also has WA companies with Pilbara assets firmly in his sights.

2.     Investors Switching on Smart Phones with Lie Detectors/Drones Checking Minesite Activity. Frank Holmes, US Global Investors, was a standout speaker. He claims 70 per cent of stock trades now are done by quantitative funds (quants) using algorithms and artificial intelligence. Where once banks and big institutions focused on building teams of traditional finance analysts, things had rapidly changed. Claims were made that Vanguard, for example, has 50 people working on AI. Data collection is cheaper, easier and more efficient than ever. Fund managers are also switching on lie detectors on their smart phones when they took conference calls from MDs of mining companies, some investors targeting stocks to short were sending in drones over minesites to check real activity. One trader used google earth to monitor car parks of US department store Sears to check if company announcements accurately reflected actual visitors to stores. IE they counted the cars remotely. Some superb tips on how to strategically link your real time communications strategy to a rising stock price, in a fast-changing world. But you will have to sign up Perth Media to learn more about that! The quants are trading in milliseconds using emotive algorithms. While it was clear some knew much of this already, some miners in the room were bemused. ‘Don’t be intimidated by it, but you have to know what is going on,' Holmes said.

3.     6 Minute Pitches. Holmes again. He bluntly advised: if you want millennials to invest in mining, make your pitches efficient and concise in 6 minutes. No one wants to hear hour-long explanations of maps. If pitches didn’t improve and trading wasn’t made easier, the mining (particularly juniors) will continue to lose investment to easily-tradeable cryptocurrencies.

4.     Beware of letting risk adverse lawyers crush your press release. Your company’s narrative is crucial. If overly cautiously, your stock will fall, says Holmes.

5.     One Belt One Road. Rather than a resurrection of the single ancient Silk Road, this is more like a big octopus. It is a policy that is like many tentacles of many roads, leading to many joint projects in various countries, particularly Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Australia. There are many many more regions that have been earmarked by central Beijing for supply of raw materials for mega infrastructure such as bridges and rail networks. Jay Roberge, of Tehanna Capital, advises all, to seriously upgrade your China IQ. Last year the first cargo train went non stop from China to London, and don’t forget that China has put environmental protection at the top of the list of priorities. That policy will impact on decision making. All speaking agreed One Belt One Road will mean long-term huge demand for iron ore for steel.

6.     Intellectual Capital is Gold. Rick Rule (Sprott US Holdings), another heavyweight, reminded younger, less burnt investors, to follow intellectual capital and look less at the physical asset and the mineralization of the juniors, but more at the entrepreneurial leadership. ‘That strategy has served me very well over time,’ he said.

After being burnt from investing in California, he says: ‘the most dangerous politician is the one closest to you.’ He prefers tier 1 deposits in tier 3 countries to tier 3 deposits in tier 1 countries.  And don't forget. ‘Investors are not rational,’ Rule said.

- Cate Rocchi, Perth Media CEO

In Hong Kong last week, Perth Media organised media interviews for our client Australian Vanadium with Bloomberg, S&P Global, and Financial Times (London). Do you need some media assistance? Please get in touch.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-09/vanadium-batteries-need-elon-musk-moment-to-kick-start-market

 Perth Media CEO Cate Rocchi with S&P Global reporter Tracy Yang, in Hong Kong, last week.

Perth Media CEO Cate Rocchi with S&P Global reporter Tracy Yang, in Hong Kong, last week.

 

 

 

Why staff aren't embracing their firm's social media, talking to Google and targeting Gen Z? Emergence Creative Festival 2018 Top Take Homes

 Mat Lewis on Top of Emerging Creativity in Margaret River, Western Australia, last week.

Mat Lewis on Top of Emerging Creativity in Margaret River, Western Australia, last week.

1.   Making the World a Better Place. Many of the world's best and brightest creatives are focused on making money but also making the world a better place, proving profits and good deeds can mix. Perth-based social media marvel Ming Johanson has a checklist for new projects. 'Does it serve me, others, my business, and the greater good?' Speakers assisted a staggering number of charities. Jimmy Niggles from the Beard Season, US-based Justin Gignac from Working Not Working, were two who have donated extraordinary amounts of time and effort to great causes.

2. The Google guys from Tokyo, Tim Sneddon and Gene Brutty, (originally from Perth) rocked. Their 20 slide presentation in 20 minutes with gems such as 'uncomfortable is good, stay there' and 'waiting is for the lazy' was only topped by their Artificial Intelligence workshop, with kits. Awesome, inspiring, learnt so much.

3. The gen below the millennials/Gen Z are are into fun, says Neil Ackland of Punkee Media. They  are often watching video without sound, and looking for short/mashable/home-made/funny/quirky clips about random stuff that doesn't have to matter or mean something. Punkee is hiring super young, clever creatives that can write, shoot and edit, at a fast pace. If brands want to target the kids, then make it fast paced and random/funny.

4.  Lightbulb moment. Why aren't staff of the companies/organisations Perth Media works for embracing social media of their employers? Well, aside from the fact it could be crap. 'Because they have their own personal brand, and they don't want to link their brand with your company/organisation because they don't want to hang around for long,' says Perth-based Ming Johanson, who tells it how it is.

 Ming Johanson generously shared social media wisdom

Ming Johanson generously shared social media wisdom

 

5.   Mat Lewis, Erin Molloy and team at Emergence are seriously good at what they do. The room was filled with exceptional global talent, including Chloe Rickard (Jungle Entertainment who just produced ABC's Squinters); international photographer Sam Harris; music industry lawyer Fran Cotton; Phil Bonanno of Facebook and many many more. Unbelievable line-up all in Margaret River. Really, this festival exceeded expectations.

6.  AI as a tool,  linked with google, has a long way to go, but it is coming. It wasn't too clever in demos, but it successfully answered qus about the weather. Lots of ramifications. IE clients can ask google what it thinks of their company. Here is our CEO Cate putting AI Google kit through its paces.

 Putting the AI kit together to talk to Google

Putting the AI kit together to talk to Google

Bryah Resources Tests High-Grade Manganese

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JUNIOR EXPLORER Bryah Resources which has more than 900sqkm of highly prospective ground in the Bryah Basin and Gabanintha in Western Australia has announced samples have tested up to 49.5% manganese (Mn).

Bryah Resources managing director Neil Marston said: “This result is extremely encouraging because it adds another string to the bow of our promising junior explorer. Not only does the company have favorable copper and gold targets, the high-grade presence of the emerging battery metal, manganese, has also been confirmed.

We knew there were significant manganese anomalies, but our recent work has verified very high grades.

“The global outlook for manganese is extremely good, there is a shortage of supply and increased demand which is driving up manganese ore prices, up 50% in the last 6 months.

“Now the company’s planned exploration program for 2018, subject to necessary approvals, will also feature manganese targets.”

Manganese is used in steel production and as a battery component, notably in electric vehicles.

Bryah Resources’ 718sqkm Bryah Basin Project is about 100-150km north of Meekatharra. The Bryah Basin is home to two significant copper-gold discoveries the historic Horseshoe Lights mine (closed in 1994) and Sandfire’s DeGrussa mine (discovered in 2009).

For a detailed factsheet go to: http://bryah.com.au

Contact:

Bryah Resources Managing Director Neil Marston; neil@bryah.com.au; +61 8 9321 0001 Perth Media CEO Cate Rocchi; cate@perthmedia.com.au; 0428431699

 

 

PING's Inspire: 2nd Innovative Farm Summit for WA Farm Businesswomen March 27-28, 2018

 PING WA chair Bronwyn Fox in Dandaragan

PING WA chair Bronwyn Fox in Dandaragan

‘Inspiring Farmers to Lead Profitable Businesses’

Partners in Grain WA (PinG WA) expects more than 200 businesswomen from Western Australia’s Wheatbelt to attend its second INSPIRE Summit at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle from March 27-28.

PinG WA Chair Bronwyn Fox, who lives in Dandaragan, said: “I am delighted to announce the second PinG WA INSPIRE Summit is nearly sold out. This year more than 200 leading rural businesswomen from all over Western Australia will come together again in Perth to learn and improve their business skills and network with other successful agribusiness owners.”

Mrs Fox said the PinG WA Summit and its many workshops held in WA’s regions, in the past few years, focused on learning successful farm business skills. “Farm business skills are not just about increasing production,” she said. “Production is key, but managing costs and markets are also imperative.”

“Good leadership is also important, and that is about empowering the people around you and understanding a team approach is essential to a successful farm business.”

Women attending the conference will travel from across and beyond the traditional Wheatbelt areas as far as Gascoyne River in the north across to Southern Cross and the Esperance region. There are also women from varied enterprises as well as just grain farmers. In the past Bronwyn’s Dandaragan farm has grown canola, wheat and barley and now grows lupins for sheep flocks but specialises in potatoes, reflecting the growing diversity of WA’s agribusiness sector and the fact that the conference program will be attractive to farming businesses generally, not solely grain growers.

The two-day summit is aimed at women who already know the fundamentals of operating a farm business but are keen to learn more. Differentiating it from other conferences, and ensuring the focus remains true to its objectives, INSPIRE is only open to farmers, sponsors and speakers. The event is nearly fully booked with less than 10 spots remaining.

Speakers include: Matina Jewell (sponsored by Plum Grove) lessons of leadership and resilience; Nadine Campion (sponsored by the RRR Network) on 10 Seconds of Courage; Dr Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank Senior Grains & Oilseeds Expert); Esther Jones (Nailing It: presenting well and articulating your message); and Dr Joyce Chong (The Skill Collective) on wellbeing. There will also be informative sessions on managing risks and a host of growers sharing skills and experiences within the panel and concurrent sessions.

INSPIRE Coordinator Erin Green, who is also a grain grower in Yuna (north-east of Geraldton), and past PinG WA Coordinator said: “As a not-for-profit, the opportunities PinG WA provides are otherwise unavailable or inaccessible to farmers. Over the five years I’ve been involved, PinG has delivered approximately 100 training events across WA to about 1400 growers. Although this event is aimed at women, more than 30% of PinG participants overall have been men. After PinG WA events were held, 99% of participants recommended the training to other growers.

The event’s official partners are Rabobank and Plum Grove, while sponsors are RSM, Planfarm, HopgoodGanim Lawyers, Grain Industry Association of Western Australia and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Project funding has been secured with the Grains Research and Development Corporation, the RRR Network and the Department of Communities’ Grants for Women.

Rabobank regional manager for Western Australia Crawford Taylor said Rabobank was delighted to again be supporting the INSPIRE Summit. The first summit was such a success, showcasing the crucial role women play in their business, community and family,” Mr Taylor said. “The 2018 Summit will build on that positive momentum, providing women with the opportunity to further develop their leadership and management skills. And this includes understanding global consumer trends and how grain growers can position their business to stay ahead of the game, with the bank’s grains analyst Cheryl Kalisch Gordon to set the scene by delivering the first presentation of the summit.”

Rikki Foss, Marketing Manager at Plum Grove, said the best investment within this industry was with its people and its community. “INSPIRE Summit provides many opportunities to enhance women’s skills and passion for their businesses and communities,” she said. “A few years ago Plum Grove had the opportunity to meet Matina Jewell and since then we have wanted to bring her back to Western Australia. The INSPIRE Summit has given us the opportunity to introduce you to a remarkable woman who has faced many challenges on and beyond the battle field. Matina truly represents the word ‘resilient’ and we look forward to you hearing her story.”

Ryan White, Senior Associate within HopgoodGanim Lawyers’ Agribusiness team is speaking at the event. He said: “When working with our agribusiness clients, we are constantly impressed by the contribution farming women make to their businesses, families and the communities they live in. But at the same time, we also recognise how important it is farming women get the opportunity to connect with their peers and share knowledge. The opportunity to be involved with and support a conference focused entirely on the professional and personal development of farming women was something we grasped with both hands. We are proud to be a part of a forum that celebrates farming women and supports them in learning new skills, making new connections and planting the seeds for growth and development in their businesses.

Cameron Weeks, Farm Management Consultant at Planfarm, said: “Women are so often underestimated with regards to the role they play in farm businesses so any forum that brings them together as businesswomen is not to be missed. We welcome the chance to be involved in the summit and hope that we can help inspire the women attending to sustain or further develop their key business roles. The forum will feature leading women in WA agriculture in attendance and, as business advisers, we are looking forward to the event a great deal.

RSM have chosen to be a part of INSPIRE again in 2018 following their involvement in the successful INSPIRE 2016,” said Jo Gilbert, director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd. RSM was established in Western Australia over 95 years ago and in that time we have seen the traditional roles of women in farming businesses change substantially. Women in today’s farming businesses embrace technology and realise the power of connectivity both with their peers and their advisors. Through our large network of 30 offices across Australia we aim to keep up with the changes as they occur in business and use this knowledge to help our clients confront their challenges head on.

Please contact:

Partners in Grain WA
Chair
Bronwyn Fox
bronwynfox@westnet.com.au; 0427447412

INSPIRE Coordinator
Erin Green

inspire@pingwa.org.au; 0429108936

Perth Media
Cate Rocchi

cate@perthmedia.com.au; 0428431699

ABOUT PARTNERS IN GRAIN WA

Through
the opportunities offered, PinG WA hopes to strengthen farm businesses and generate

innovation within the agricultural industry.

For more information go to https://pingwa.org.au/
or Like Facebook Partners in Grain WA or follow twitter PinG WA.

Partners in Grain WA (PinG WA) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides locally relevant, personalised training for Western Australian broadacre farmers. As a state based organisation PinG WA has an alliance with similar entities covering NSW, QLD, Vic/Tas and SA. Each state entity operates according to its growers needs.

In WA, the Coordinator and volunteer Board work to facilitate professional development where and when it’s required. This involves coordinating relevant events and opportunities that provide targeted training specific to farm businesses.

As PinG WA is not a commercial organisation, it does not compete with services that are already available. Its role is to provide services and opportunities that are not being delivered or are not readily accessible in rural WA.

According to the Department of Agriculture and Food, wheat is the major grain crop in WA, making up 70 per cent of total annual cereal production and generating around $A2 billion for the state economy each year. Wheat production occurs across the WA Wheatbelt on 4000, mostly, family-run farms ranging in size from 1000 to 15,000 hectares. WA generates 8-10 million tonnes of wheat per annum which is 50% of Australia’s total annual wheat production.