Together, we are stronger! Refer a business today!
Welcome to this week's E-News bulletin! There are many reasons why businesses take up a membership with the Resource Industry Network. For some it's the exclusive opportunities afforded to our members. For others, it's the highly discounted member pricing to our events and partner events. We also know a lot of members join to help strengthen the voice of the sector, which is critical when issues are impacting our ability to do business. Last week we launched our 'Refer Your Neighbour' membership campaign to ensure our voice continues to be loud and strong to the decision makers. So if you know a business that would benefit from and add value to our network, we are encouraging you to reach out to them by sharing our membership flyer (see more below), or referring them to our friendly team. Remember - together, we are stronger! Until next week!
INSIDE TODAY'S E-NEWS:
- August Industry Briefing
- Refer Your Neighbour campaign
- COED committee meeting and tour
- Professional Development Conference sponsorship opportunities
- RCOE's LeadIN event
- UNIQ YOU information breakfast
- CQUni seeking placements for students
- Resources Community Infrastructure Fund
- Grant opportunities for the sector
Mastermyne UG boss keynote speaker at upcoming August Industry Briefing - register today!
Register your tickets now for the August Industry Briefing featuring keynote speaker David Sykes - general manager underground at the Mastermyne Group. David will provide insights on the Mackay-headquartered company's recent achievements including their announcement as contract mine operator at Sojitz's Crinum Underground Mine for the next seven years.
Please note that RIN will also be conducting a live membership survey at the briefing to ensure the organisation is moving forward in a direction that is conducive to member expectations.
Resource Industry Network briefings are a fantastic way to receive project information first-hand and keep up to date with the latest opportunities in the resources sector. We've been delivering industry briefings for two decades, and in doing so, advancing in the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday region's resources supply chain to help create the vibrant METS sector we see today. Register today!
AUGUST INDUSTRY BRIEFING
When: August 6, 2021
Where: Ocean International, Bridge Road, Mackay
Time: 11:45am - 2:15pm
Exclusive member ticket price: $60pp
Non member tickets: $95pp
This event is proudly sponsored by Myriad Services.
Together, we are stronger! Refer a business today & amplify our voice as a sector!
Know a business that would benefit from being a member of Resource Industry Network? They say that referrals are the best form of advertising, which is why we are asking our existing members to spread the word about RIN by participating in our 'Refer Your Neighbour' membership campaign. It could be the business next door, or the one down the street! RIN provides its members with fantastic opportunities to:
- CONNECT with the right people with the right levels of influence in the resource sector as well as a valuable member network.
- DEVELOP practical pathways to making your business succeed and assist in developing regional capability.
- PROMOTE a region of excellence in the resource services sector and the innovation and capability of our members and industry.
We are only as strong as our membership and while we have experienced record membership numbers in recent years, we need to maintain a strong and active voice for the resources services sector. We are asking our members to pay a visit to your business neighbour and let them know about RIN, our activities, and our events. All of which are designed to provide opportunities and great outcomes for all businesses. Below is a link to our membership flyer so download it or forward it to a non-member business today! And thanks for being part of our awesome network of businesses!
2021 Export Awards are back!
After a pause in 2020, the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards are back, celebrating and elevating Queensland exporters. For more than 30 years, the awards have recognised the businesses behind Queensland’s $70 billion export industry. They highlight the energy, passion and innovation of Queensland exporters, and are one of the state’s most prestigious accolades. This year, the export awards have a special significance. Amid the challenges of the past 18 months, we’ve seen Queensland exporters step up, find new markets, and develop new products to meet global needs – helping the Queensland economy recover in the process. The Queensland awards are run in collaboration with Austrade and the Australian Export & Investment Awards, a national program that honours the achievements of outstanding Australian exporters and investors. Queensland winners of the Export Awards automatically become finalists in the national awards. Whether you’re a small or large business located anywhere in Queensland, the Export Awards are an opportunity to build business connections, elevate your brand, and be recognised for your export achievements.
RIN's COED committee tours Endeavour Foundation
Resource Industry Network (RIN) held its recent Career Opportunity, Equity and Diversity (COED) committee meeting at the Endeavour Foundation in Slade Point, Mackay, last week, which was followed by a tour of the facility. Endeavour site manager Shaun McAullay conducted the tour and demonstrated how Endeavour’s Business Solutions enterprise is operated and what is involved. Acting GM Simon Cook said the Foundation was the perfect blend of commercial, community and social purpose that really inspired and helped provide commercial solutions to businesses across all sorts of opportunities. Thanks to everyone who attended. Committee chair Derek O'Connell lead the discussions on an array of activities including our upcoming Professional Development Conference and the International Women's Day Business Lunch, plus much more.
Early bird tickets now on sale for the RCOE's LeadIN event series in Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday!
Resources Centre of Excellence (RCOE) has launched its signature event series: LeadIN Transformation is Now 2021. The three-day event is set to come to the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region from September 6-10.
Attendees will be provided with the latest opportunities and insights to assist with their personal and business growth, through meaningful, region-specific presentations and real-world case studies.
LeadIN really is tomorrow’s vision, seen today. Keynote speaker Professor Ross Garnaut AC has held longstanding senior policy advisor roles and has chaired boards of major Australian and International companies. He is currently director of Zen Energy and Chairman of Sunshot Energy. Professor Garnaut is a highly distinguished diplomat and influential speaker. RCOE is extremely excited to soon welcome the Professor in Mackay to share his keynote presentation at LeadIN on Thursday, September 9th.
LeadIN Transformation is Now event series early bird tickets on sale now.
You're invited to attend the UNIQ YOU Information Breakfast
You're invited to attend a free breakfast this Friday, July 30th to learn more about an exciting new diversity and inclusion opportunity that connects industry with education. Resource Industry Network is proud to partner with the UNIQ YOU information breakfast, along with the Resources Centre of Excellence, and encourages businesses to attend, particularly if they are seeking new ways to:
- Increase their pipeline of young females into their workforce while increasing the engagement of their current female staff
- Impact the talent pipeline at a whole-of-industry level
- Secure rich, valuable qualitative and quantitative data insights into the future generation of talent
Date: Friday 30th July 2021
Venue: Resources Centre of Excellence, 65 Crichtons Road, Paget
Time: 7am for 7.30am start. Breakfast concludes at 8.30am
CQUniversity seeking engineering and IT Co-op opportunities for students
RIN major partner CQUniversity is currently seeking co-op opportunities for its engineering and information technology students in the next round of work palcements. Engineering students will be available for the period of Monday, October 25, 2021 through to Friday, July 8, 2022 to complete a minimum of 24 weeks of paid work to meet their program requirements for the civil, electrical, mechanical, and mechatronics disciplines. If required, and both parties are agreeable, students can work for the entire period they are available. Information Technology students will be available for the period of Monday, October 25, 2021 through to Friday, March 4, 2022 (Term 3) and Monday, March 7, 2022 to Friday, July 8, 2022 (Term 1) to complete a minimum of 12 weeks of paid work to meet their program requirements for the application development, business analysis, and cyber security disciplines.
$100 million Resources Community Infrastructure Fund launched
The Resources Community Infrastructure Fund (RCIF) is a voluntary partnership between government and the resources industry and seeks to support infrastructure that is in addition to existing planned State and resource company funded community infrastructure. The $100 million Fund has been established by a voluntary partnership between coal and mineral companies through the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and the Queensland Government. The resources industry will be contributing $70 million and the State contributing $30 million. The fund will be available to eligible communities to further develop their economic and social infrastructure to access services that meet resource community needs and maximise and enhance community well-being.
Round 1 Key Dates and Information:
Applications open: NOW OPEN
Applications close: 5pm Friday, August 27, 2021
Anticipated announcements: (earliest project start) From November 2021
Funding available: Up to $50 million
Modern Manufacturing Initiative - Collaboration Stream grant funding open soon
The Manufacturing Collaboration Stream grant is opening on August 11and will support large-scale manufacturing projects with business-to-business and business-to-research collaboration at their core. The grand will provide funding for a small number of large, transformational projects that will either directly feature collaboration or will create and facilitate collaborative ecosystems and the foundations for collaboration.
New $15K small business grants opening soon for QLD small businesses
Queensland small businesses are being urged to get ready to apply for the new Business Boost grants to help fast-track their plans to improve their efficiency and productivity. Grants of up to $15,000 each can be used for upgrades and organisational improvements for established businesses. These grants are part of the $25 million suite of grants under the Big Plans for Small Business Strategy.
Skilling Australia's Defence industry
Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grants provide businesses servicing the defence sector with upskilling and training opportunities to build skills capacity and capability to meet current or future Defence needs. Grants between $5000 and $500,000 are available to undertake various defence skills training activities. SMEs that currently have a Defence contract, are tendering for one, are a subcontractor to a defence prime or contracted through the Prime's supply chain to deliver on defence projects are eligible to apply.
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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