RIN Awards finalists announced and we're ready to celebrate!
Welcome to this week's E-News bulletin! Firstly, our apologies for this email receiving you a little later than normal. But what a month we've got ahead of us! Please don't miss out on some key events happening this week including the launch of the International In Market Study today (it's not too late to register!). RIN will also be hosting two small business workshops towards the middle of May to help businesses in the area of connectivity and insurance. Then there's the annual Gala Dinner which celebrates the outstanding achievements of our resources services sector. Jump online and register your tables early and get ready for an evening recognising and celebrating the great work in the sector. Finally, if you haven't registered your business on the new METS HQ platform, don't forget to do so and help showcase the MIW's regional capability! Until next week!
INSIDE TODAY'S E-NEWS:
- Important items to action today!
- Finalists announced for RIN Awards
- Two spots remaining for Austmine
- Register on the METS HQ platform
- NEW MEMBERS!
- Pride in Diversity event
- AI in the Workplace event
- Check out the Austmine 2021 workshops
- Investment-readiness workshops
- Ampcontrol workshops
FOUR IMPORTANT EVENTS HAPPENING IN MAY - REGISTER TODAY!
You're invited to the launch of the International In Market Study
What: International In Market Study Launch
When: TODAY - Thursday, May 6th, 2021
Where: Resources Centre of Excellence
Address: 65 Crichtons Road, Paget, QLD, 4740
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you currently on the export journey or thinking about exporting? Join us for the launch of the results of the International In Market Study (sponsored by METS Ignited) on Thursday, May 6th and learn how it pertains to the overall MIW METS SME Export Hub Regional Export Marketing Strategy. For more information, contact Dean Kirkwood HERE.
Register now for RIN's FREE small business workshops in May!
To coincide with Queensland Small Business Month in May, Resource Industry Network is hosting two workshops for small businesses in the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region resources supply chain. The aim of the workshops is to expose small businesses to topics to improve the robustness of their businesses and increase the chances of growth and success in any environment.
Workshop One - May 17th:
CONNECTIVITY & YOUR BUSINESS
Connectivity resources available to businesses in the region and knowing how to access the right plans for your business to operate effectively. NBN Co is the sponsor of this event.
Workshop Two - May 21st:
How to get the best out of your Insurance. The information your business needs to know to secure to right insurance at the right price.
Finalists announced for the 2021 RIN Awards!
Secure your tickets today and let's celebrate together!
The judging panel for the 2021 Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards has meticulously looked over all of the nominations this year and we are excited to announced this year's finalists (see right column).
RIN would like to congratulate all businesses and individuals who have secured a finalist spot, and thanks to everyone who entered into the awards this year. We value the effort it takes to submit your nominations and wish everyone the best of luck.
Given the recent challenges we've all faced since the onset of Covid early last year, it comes as no surprise that the number of nominations in some of our categories were impacted. The judges have deemed those listed as worthy of finalist positions and we congratulate all of them and look forward to announcing the winners at our night of nights on May 21.
This year, RIN has secured one of Australia’s leading business analysts and social commentators, Bernard Salt, as the keynote speaker for this wonderful night of celebration. Bernard is one of the most in-demand speakers on the Australian corporate speaking circuit and has been for more than a decade.
The very entertaining comedian and presenter Kat Davidson returns as our wonderful emcee for the evening, and the Stylus Crew will have you dancing up a storm in the entertainment department! We invite the you to join us for this special evening where we firmly place the region’s resource services sector in the spotlight.
With so many challenges facing businesses on a daily basis, the RIN Awards are a positive way to celebrate the many significant accomplishments happening in the resources sector. We hope you can join us.
When: Friday, May 21
Where: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre
Individual Members: $180 | Individual Non-members: $230
Member Table of 10: $1700 | Non-member Table of 10: $2200
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 helping us to bring author, demographer, and columnist Bernard Salt to this year's awards.
THE 2021 FINALISTS ARE:
Safety Foremost Award
sponsored by CQ Field Mining Services
Champion Culture Award
sponsored by Mastermyne
- Fitzroy Australia Resources
- G&S Engineering
Connecting in the Community Award
sponsored by Local Buying Foundation
- CQ Field Mining Services
- G&S Engineering
Chasing Foreign Markets Award
sponsored by Trade & Investment Qld
Out of the Box Award
sponsored by METS Ignited
- JWA Oilfield Supplies Pty Ltd
- SMW Group
Standing out from the Crowd Award
sponsored by Onsite Safety Training Compliance
- Mastermyne (Tony Zahra)
- Focus Training Centre (Travis Toar)
Striving for Diversity Award
sponsored by BMA
Only 2 spots remain for our Austmine 2021 showcase stand! Enquire today!
Austmine 2021 Conference & Exhibition is the world’s leading mining innovation conference. The Austmine conference is the go-to event for mining leaders to connect around the strategic priorities, emerging opportunities and cutting-edge technologies that are driving change for a sustainable future. Resource Industry Network will be travelling to Austmine with a contingent of Mackay businesses to showcase our innovations, the capability of the sector, and the region. We currently have two spots remaining at our showcase stand, and given the cost of such events, the opportunity to showcase collectively is a cost-effective one for your business.
Austmine 2021 will bring together the brightest minds to progress the innovation conversation with a focus on Harnessing Intelligence. Don’t miss out on what is globally recognised as one of the most important events for the mining industry - contact the RIN team today by clicking below.
Austmine 2021: Harnessing Intelligence
When: May 25-27, 2021
Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Regional capability on show! You're invited to register your business on the new METS HQ platform
The MIW SME METS Export Hub, as part of Resource Industry Network (RIN), has launched METS HQ (Mackay Isaac Whitsunday), an online digital platform that provides a one-stop-shop for buyers globally to search and locate products and services from the region. Since inviting RIN members and the broader MIW METS community to register their companies, we have had a fantastic response, so thanks to everyone who has acted on this opportunity. METS HQ supersedes RIN's sector overview document and is a continuation of the MIW METS capability mapping and supply chain analysis. It is a showcase of the region's capability, available in real time anywhere in the world, and is part of RIN's strategy to increase the digital footprint of its members and the entire METS community in Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday, as well as promote the region's immense capability. METS HQ features include:
- An interactive map and real-time searching, allowing users to browse and filter company profiles
- Allows companies to manage their own company profile, and submit changes for public release onto the interactive map
- Facilitates contact between users and companies (phone number, email address, address, etc)
- Supports photos, videos, and rich text for company profiles
- Supports multiple languages, and allows companies to offer their profile in languages other than English
RIN members and subscribers would have already received an email inviting their businesses to register on the new platform, so please check your emails. Or you can register your business simply by clicking below. If you have any questions or are having any difficulty accessing the site, please contact the friendly team at RIN.
Prizm Engineering is are an Australian engineering and consulting services company founded in Central Queensland, which offers the full spectrum of multi-discipline engineering and multi-function project, contract and asset management services.
Callcorr Pty Ltd specialises in labour hire and field service, light/heavy equipment servicing, workshop heavy equipment repairs and overhauls, earthmoving equipment hire, heavy haulage transport and earthmoving projects.
Pride in Diversity event a great opportunity for businesses serious about supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace
Mackay Regional Council is hosting the Pride in Diversity - National Reach event on the May 10th, 2021. The event is aimed at bridging the gap for employers to better support employees who identify as LGBTQ in a regional centre. It is a free event and would be a great opportunity for those businesses who are serious about supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
With recent data suggesting inclusion in the workplace is more challenging to achieve in regional Australia, as
opposed to metropolitan workplaces, the Pride in Diversity cross-organisational program aims to help drive awareness and
inclusion in regional Queensland.
Hosted by Mackay Regional Council and supported by RIN member Hastings Deering, a series of events
focusing on enablement, networking, best practices and new research will be held during the day, with the intent
of progressing real change in regional workplaces, irrespective of size, industry, or location of the workplace.
Download the flyer below to learn more.
Learn more about AI in the workplace - register for May 11 event
As the scope, scale and pace of artificial intelligence (AI) activity continues to accelerate, and as AI maturity improves across the world, it is critically important that Queensland businesses develop, scale and strengthen their AI ecosystem to ensure strategic resilience and economic competitiveness. The Greater Whitsunday Industry Insights - AI in the Workplace event on May 11 is an opportunity to hear from a panel of thought-provoking speakers who will provide you with the challenges and opportunities around using AI in the workplace. Presenters include Dr Sue Keay (CEO Queensland AI Hub), Darren Foster (Artemis Robotics), and Ben Martin (Marto's Mangoes).
Workshops launched for the Austmine 2021 Conference and Exhibition
Austmine 2021 is proud to introduce its series of workshops where registered delegates can choose from three different workshops including:
Transformative Automation – Interoperability & Mine Electrification
Cost: Free for delegates
METS Ignited is conducting a workshop on current technology trends, discussing real world case studies and examining the potential these have to impact operations now and in the future. Be sure you register your place, as tickets are limited.
Marketing for METS Workshop
Maximising your promotional power.
Austmine is hosting a two-hour interactive workshop on Monday 25 May as part of Austmine 2021. You will receive practical advice on maximising your promotional mix.
Social Value Panel Discussion with Q&A
Cost: Free for delegates
How should companies embed social responsibility into their core practices and processes and what do companies need to do to maintain their competitive advantage?
With more than 40 high calibre industry speakers and featuring world-class mining innovation keynotes, interactive sessions, engaging panel discussions and captivating technology demonstrations, Austmine 2021 will showcase the best mining innovation on a global scale. Click the link below to see the full conference program.
Investment-readiness workshops by TIQ
Trade & Investment Queensland is delivering a series of workshops around Queensland to help small and medium-sized businesses attract new investment. Building on the Business Growth Essentials workshops delivered in 2019, the 2021 series will focus on the practical tools that businesses need to successfully engage investors. In these workshops you’ll learn about what investors are looking for and which areas you should focus on in your business to maximise value, and get expert support to develop a winning investment proposal. The Mackay workshop will be held on Friday, May 28th from 9am-1pm at the Mackay Golf Club. The Airlie Beach workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 18 from 9:30am-4:30pm at the Whitsunday Marine Club. The Topics include:
- economic update for Queensland considering impacts of COVID-19 on businesses
- recap of what investment options are available, and what investors are looking for
- what it means to be ‘investment ready’
- the purpose of an information memorandum
- tips for preparing an information memorandum
- working through the key sections of an information memorandum
Free Asset Management Webinar Series
Ampcontrol Group is Australia’s leading industrial electrical specialists, providing continuity of technical support and a commitment to making sure your equipment delivers required outcomes, doesn’t breakdown, and is statutory compliant; which is why they’ve launched the Ampcontrol Group Asset Management webinar series. Running throughout May and June, make sure you register to attend one or more of their FREE technical presentations designed for industry. Details:
May 12, 1.30 – 2.00pm | Transformer Oil Analysis: Identification & Management of Abnormal Condition – Philip Reilly, Ampcontrol
May 18, 11.30am – 12.00pm | Modelling Fault Scenarios to Minimise Asset Downtime – Dr Peter Stepien, ResTech
May 25, 1.30 – 2.00pm | Visibility and Understanding of the Condition of Critical Spares - Hossein Rahimpour, Verico
June 2, 2.00 – 2.30pm | Online Condition Monitoring of Coal Handling Plant (CHP) Machinery, Kaine Rathbone, Verico
June 8, 1.00 – 1.30pm | Making the Most of Your HV Asset Maintenance Program, Paul Karpathy, Ampcontrol
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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