A Sign Industry Education Round Table presented by ASGA will kick off the seminar program at Visual Impact Sydney in May 2023. Organiser Visual Connections has released details of seven seminars scheduled for the trade show, with more yet to be announced.

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asga 23 log11.00am – 11.45am

Sign Industry Education Round Table

Panel: Ben Eaton – Visual Connections Education Committee Chair, Damian Nielsen – ASGA Education Committee Chair, Paul Richards – TAFE NSW and John Watters – AusSIP

Facilitator: Mick Harrold – ASGA President

Presented by the Australian Sign & Graphics Association, the Sign Industry Education Round Table will involve a discussion on the current education landscape as it relates to the sign industry and the initiatives to attract the next generation of sign industry professionals. The panel will consist of a team of dedicated industry professionals that are currently working towards achieving outcomes in this space.

2.00pm – 2.30pm

Top Tip for Heat Pressing Transfers

Speaker: Ben Carroll, Velflex

Get a quick overview of how to heat press vinyl and DTF transfers efficiently and with minimal waste to speed up your production. In this session we run through an application start to finish, including calibrating a press, transfer placement and peel tips.

s pengelly3.30pm – 4.00pm

Visa & Employment Considerations when Hiring Overseas Staff

Presenters: Warwick Ryan and Simonne Pengelly (right) – Hicksons Lawyers

Presented by ASGA’s legal and business advisors, Hicksons Lawyers, this session will cover the Visa and employment contract considerations as they relate to the sign industry. It will also cover many FAQs on this topic, such as how long does the process take and what happens after the Visa expires.


12.30pm – 1.00pm

How Do You Attract and Retain Top Talent?

Speaker: Sandra Duarte – Sandra Duarte Consulting

Are you finding it difficult to find good staff? It seems to be a common challenge in today’s climate for many business owners. Good people are a company’s greatest asset. Hiring and retaining the right people must be a priority if you want to grow and succeed in your business. This session will provide strategies on how you can attract and retain top talent and take your business to the next level.

k ferrel 232.00pm – 2.45pm

Top Tips from Industry Leaders

Panel: Keith Ferrell – Cactus Imaging (right), Ben Carroll – Velflex and Sandra Durarte – Sandra Duarte Consulting

Hear from some of the industry’s most successful operators as they reflect on what makes their businesses work, important considerations for every business owner, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. This is your chance to get some top tips you can implement to give your business the best chance of success today, and into the future.


11.00am – 11.30am

Leasing and Business Finance Q&A

Speaker: Marian Taggart Holland – EcoLease

Facilitator: Robyn Frampton, Visual Connections

Leasing and financing can seem complicated but is crucial to the success of your business. Marian will answer all of your questions and give some tips for working through this process.

b carroll 232.00pm – 2.30pm

Expand Your Offering with Heat Transfer

Speaker: Ben Carroll – Velflex (right)

Garment customisation is one of the fastest growing sectors of the print industry and many businesses are looking at how to get onboard. In this session we learn how heat transfer printing allows you to utilise your existing skills to introduce a lucrative revenue stream with minimal investment.

More details here.



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