Important items to action that are good for your business!
RIN forging ahead with events and activities
Welcome to this week's E-News bulletin! If there's one thing we often hear from our meetings with stakeholders and attendance at industry events, it's that Resource Industry Network (RIN) is ahead of the game when it comes to advancing the opportunities available to our members and the broader resources supply chain. It's something we're proud of and will continue to do. From innovation and diversification activities, through to development programs and promotional opportunities, RIN continues to support the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday METS businesses to ensure a resilient and prosperous resources community. In the short term, we are looking forward to hosting two big development events in March (International Women's Day and Safety Conference) and we hope to see you there. Until next week!
INSIDE TODAY'S E-NEWS:
- Mine Pitch
- Future of Work program
- Go Global Export Program
- One week to go until IWD
- Rescheduled WH&S webinar
- Register for the 2021 Safety Conference
- Nominate now for the RIN Awards
RIN partners with Split Spaces to deliver Mine Pitch
Resource Industry Network has partnered with Split Spaces to unite innovators and industry in the efforts to create new opportunities for Queensland businesses. Mine Pitch is a unique opportunity for Queensland startups and scaleups to get a foot in the door to showcase product and service solutions that can benefit the mining, METS and resource sector. It also provides a platform for some Australia's largest and most profitable companies to be able to procure innovative new products and services locally, resulting in greater opportunities for job creation and commercial success in the Mackay region. There is a strong push from the resources sector to support local business and Mine Pitch will create visibility to new Queensland innovations that would not normally be able to gain attention from key decision makers in the industry. The program will deliver four online pitch events throughout the year. To participate in the inaugural pitch event, companies have until Friday, March 12th to submit their application online. For more information, contact Split Spaces manager Deb Allan here.
Future of Work program - are you eligible for financial study assistance
Looking to build your skills for your future? You may be eligible for an exciting new opportunity under the Future of Work program which is supported by BHP and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The aim of the program is to prepare the nation’s workforce for the future by creating skills development opportunities through funding short courses for students. The purpose of the program is to promote the uptake of educational pathways in regional areas, including for those who would otherwise not attend University. The aim is to contribute to the skills development of regional workforces for the future and support local efforts to overcome economic challenges brought about by COVID-19. Under the partnership, BHP will cover the cost of the student’s course/study if they are eligible to participate.
Funding available through Go Global Export Program
Do you have an export deal in the pipeline but an obstacle to overcome? The Go Global Export Program provides Queensland’s export-ready businesses with funding to finalise an export deal in a new market. Funding is now available to help you overcome the specific challenges you’re facing with a planned export transaction, with matched funding available between $2500 and $25,000 excluding GST. The program will ultimately boost your export capability, equip you for ongoing export success, and create jobs and prosperity for Queensland. To apply, you’ll need to meet a range of criteria and be pre-qualified, so to start your application, review the guidelines and talk to a TIQ Trade Advisor.
One week to go until we welcome more than 500 guests to the International Women's Day Business Lunch
Event partner Get Real Workwear & Safety made a special delivery this morning with some merchandise that will feature on the tables of the International Women's Day Business Lunch next Monday. Owner Emma Price delivered the goodies and is excited about being part of one of regional Queensland's biggest IWD events. The lunch is an incredibly important opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and those who have championed change around diversity and inclusion. It's great to see this event go from strength to strength each year and we are now working hard to deliver an impactful, entertaining and insightful event for our 500+ guests. In the event of any cancellations, we have created a waiting list for those who have missed out on securing tickets. Click below to be placed on the waiting list.
Our major partners for this RIN signature event are Mackay Regional Council, BMA and Get Real Workwear & Safety.
Resource Industry Network is also offering complimentary tickets to local high school students thanks to a partnership with our student ticket sponsor, Local Buying Foundation. This has been a huge success in previous years, and we look forward to welcoming the students to the conversation on the day.
Rescheduled! WH&S Webinar: Vehicle Travel, Transport & Road Safety
Last Friday's WH&S webinar has been postponed until this Friday, March 5th with the same theme - vehicle travel, transport and road safety. Sponsored by Onsite Safety Training Compliance and facilitated by Impress Solutions, the webinar will feature guest speaker Noel Lang from the Road Accident Action Group.
Webinar: Vehicle Travel, Transport, & Road Safety
: Friday, March 5, 2021
: Online event
: 9:30am - 10:00am
Safety ownership theme trickles through Safety Conference presentations
Resource Industry Network’s annual Safety Conference is the region’s premier safety event and will be held on March 25-26, 2021 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. It is designed to bring together safety leaders from mining houses and the supply chain to hear about current industry topics and gain valuable insights, tools and strategies that they can implement, to continue to make safety the priority in their workplace. This year's topics include:
- Mining with Safety: A moral imperative
- Resilience in the Workplace: Coping with stress & fostering resilience
- Psychological Safety: The Human Cost of Not Speaking Up
- Towards Zero Serious Harm: With Resources Safety & Health Queensland
- Change your Life, Change your Sleep: Fatigue Risk Management
The theme for this year’s conference is 'Safety Evolution: From Compliance to 'MY' Safety Ownership', with presentations aimed at providing the latest industry information from leading experts, practical cost-effective solutions and inspirational stories to ensure all attendees are armed with the necessary skills to take back to their workplace. Our major partners in 2021 are Aurizon, Diacon Australia, Queensland Government Office of Industrial Relations, and Mackay Regional Council.
Barrister John Tate will deliver a presentation titled "Mining with Safety: A Moral Imperative" which looks at the ripple effect on family, business and leaders and the role of supervisors and why it is important to invest in them.
Nominate now for the prestigious RIN Awards!
Nominations for the 2021 RIN Awards are now open! Top performing METS sector companies from the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region are encouraged to start preparing their nominations early into one or all of our seven award categories which include:
- Chasing Foreign Markets (sponsored byTIQ)
- Champion Culture Award (sponsored by Mastermyne)
- Out of the Box Award (sponsored by METS Ignited)
- Safety Foremost Award (sponsored by Field Mining Services)
- Connecting in the Community Award (sponsored by Local Buying Foundation)
- Standing Out from the Crowd Award (sponsored by Onsite Safety Training Compliance)
- Striving for Diversity Award (sponsored by BMA)
Nominations close: Monday, April 19th, 2021
Finalists advised: Thursday, April 29th, 2021
Judging interviews: Friday, May 7th, 2021
Awards Gala Dinner: Friday, May 21st, 2021
Our major partner for this year's event is DRA Global, alongside our silver sponsor Mackay Regional Council. The Gardian Group is our keynote speaker sponsor and helping us to bring author, demographer, and columnist Bernard Salt to this year's awards.
Resource Industry Network
65 Crichtons Road, Paget, Mackay, QLD, 4740
Phone: 07 4952 4184
Resource Industry Network is a member-based industry association representing the companies actively engaged in the resource sector. We actively advocate on matters important to ensuring sustainability of the sector, and strive to connect, develop, and promote our members.
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