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Valuable seminars planned for Victoria

The Victoria branch of The Printing Industries Association of Australia are organising two valuable seminars on the 17th and 18th of September to which all are invited. The Breakfast session on the 17th is entitled "Maximising Employee Effectiveness" and the lunch session on the 18th is entitled "Economic conditions and prospects for the Australian economy and the printing industry".

The details of these sessions are as follows:

17th September 2008
Maximising Employee Effectiveness


Are your staff highly motivated?  Do you find it difficult to attract and keep good people? Do your employees have a ‘can do’ attitude?

Attracting, developing & retaining high quality staff is one of the most challenging aspects of running a successful business these days. Some organisations do it extremely well whilst most of us would dearly love to gain significant productivity improvements from our most valuable resource – our employees!!!!

 Printing Industries Association of Australia is here to help! We are running an innovative breakfast seminar designed to stimulate our ideas & actions into developing highly effective workplace cultures.

·       Learn the tricks of attracting and keeping the right staff without breaking the budget.

·       Establish what is required to build leadership skills with selected personnel.

·       Develop ideas to create effective & well organised teams.

·       Create ways to motivate excellence in the workplace.


Date:           Wednesday 17th September 2008
Time:           7am for 7.30am start
Finish:         8.30am
Venue:          Printing Industries Association of Australia Offices, Unit 3, 5-7 Compark Circuit, Mulgrave 3170
Cost:           $25 members - $35 non members
Bookings:       Elaine Brodie 8541 7333 or Bruce Lowery 8541 7304

As light breakfast will be provided RSVP’s are essential.   

To register to attend or for more information please click on the link below.  Registrations are on a first in basis, so get your registration underway now to avoid disappointment!


18th September 2008
Economic conditions and prospects for the Australian economy and the printing industry

Do you know where the economy and the are industry likely to be in 12 months and what this means for your business?

Hagop Tchamkertenian, National Manager for Policy and Government Affairs, Printing Industries Association of Australia, will present an industry specialist’s assessment of the Australian economy and the implications for the printing industries. Get insight from an insider’s perspective into current performance and future trends and prospects, and discover what steps you can take to help insulate your business against economic uncertainty with ample opportunity to ask questions during an interactive presentation.

Some of the key areas to be covered by the presentation:

·       Economic growth

·       Sectoral economic growth rates

·       Key drivers of economic growth

·       Consumer and producer inflation 

·       Labour costs 

·       Corporate profits 

·       Capital expenditure 

·       Consumer sentiment

·       State based economic performance

·       International comparison of key economic indicators 

·       Interest rates

·       Exchange rates

·       Printing industry economic growth

·       Printing industry sales

·       Printing industry profits

·       Printing industry capital expenditure

·       Printing industry selling prices

·       Printing industry capacity utilisation rates

·       Reported printing industry production barriers

·       Printing industry forecasts

Profile of Hagop

Hagop Tchamkertenian is the National Manager for Policy and Government Affairs with Printing Industries Association of Australia. An economist by qualification, his responsibilities include: lobbying, analysis of economic trends in the Australian economy and the printing industry, preparation of submissions to government, industry benchmarking, taxation, and industry specific issues.

His quarterly Printing Industry Trends Reports, annual economic overviews and presentations are a key feature of business planning by companies through the industry.

Hagop is also a regular columnist for the PRINT21 magazine and contributor of material to various industry trade magazines, email newsletters and websites.

Date:           Thursday 18th September 2008
Time:           12.15pm for 12.30pm start
Finish:         2.00pm
Venue:          Printing Industries Association of Australia Offices, Unit 3, 5-7 Compark Circuit, Mulgrave 3170
Cost:           $FREE members - $15 non members
Bookings:       Elaine Brodie 8541 7333 or Bruce Lowery 8541 7304

As light lunch will be provided RSVP’s are essential.   

If you would like more information or would like to register your attendance please click on www.picavic.com.au.  Registrations are on a first in basis – so get your registration in now to avoid disappointment!

Printing Industries Association of Australia
www.picavic.com.au