|ICCIAUS End of Year Networking Event Recap|
Our final event of the year!
ICCIAUS had the pleasure to host members and friends at the NSW Parliament House to celebrate the end of year with drinks, canapés, networking, and more.
It was a wonderful afternoon celebrating the successes of the Chamber over the past ninety-nine years, and announce the launch of the festivities during our upcoming centenary year next year.
ICCIAUS is preparing for 2022 to be the busiest and biggest in our history, with events and projects throughout the year, including business luncheons, expos, gala balls, networking events, and more.
Thank you to our sponsors and members for your continued support, we look forward to working with you next year.
Grow your business network with members and friends of ICCIAUS community.
As ICCIAUS celebrates 100 years of cultivating Italian and Australian business, we will host and facilitate events throughout 2022.
We invite all of our members to save the dates of these upcoming events:
February - Business Luncheons, Adelaide and Sydney
3rd March - Australian Space Forum, Adelaide
March - 100th Anniversary Launch - Gala Ball, Sydney
In addition to this, ICCIAUS will also be hosting numerous events, designed to expand your business network.
Connect with us on social media to hear the about our events as they are announced.
NSW Small Business Commissioner provides free resources to assist businesses to qualify and compete for government tender contracts
The NSW Government is seeking to increase goods and service procurement from businesses within the state. However, while becoming a government supplier can be an amazing opportunity for businesses, it can be a tricky process to navigate.
This is why the NSW Small Business Commissioner has announced a free new program in partnership with TAFE to further develop businesses' skills, knowledge, and understanding of tendering processes.
The program's main goal is to simplify and streamline the qualification process of becoming a government supplier, while upskilling the business in the process.
Skills and knowledge gained through this program are applicable in a variety of other situations, such as tendering for private or local council contracts, and are also helpful in building your general know-how.
TAFE course information and registration here
|Qantas Announces Direct Flights to Rome|
Qantas has announced that starting from June 2022, it will operate a new flight path;
Sydney - Perth - Rome
Not only will be this service be the only service connecting Australia to continental Europe, but it will also reduce the current fastest travel time to Rome by three hours.
Return trip flights on the Sydney - Perth - Rome will path start at $1785, and this seasonal route will operate from 22nd June to 6th October.
The return ticket can also be combined with Qantas' direct flights to London, meaning you can fly into Rome and out of London, or vice versa.
Qantas is also offering connections to Italian cities including Milan and Venice, in addition to numerous other European destinations such as Paris, Barcelona and more.
|Australian Space Sector Sees Injection of Funds|
South Australia will become the Australian space industry's manufacturing hub, with the development of a brand new site called the Australian Space Park (Artist's Impression is pictured above).
Working alongside four private companies, the SA Government has invested $20 million into the project, which will oversee the development of the space value chain within Australia.
This will be Australia's first manufacturing centre solely dedicated to the space industry.
|ICCIAUS Economic Update powered by Intesa Sanpaolo|
Euro – a quiet week in the Euro area in terms of data releases. In Italy, December confidence indices could report a deterioration in the sentiment of businesses and households. The European Commission’s flash estimate should outline a correction of consumer confidence in the Eurozone. In Spain and the Netherlands, the second estimates of GDP growth in Q3 should confirm the advance readings.
United States – This week’s data releases in the United States should confirm the solid growth trend of final demand and prices in November. Personal spending and income should continue to increase, with the core deflator on the rise by 0.4% m/m. Orders of durable goods and existing home sales are expected to improve, rounding up the positive picture of economic activity. December consumer confidence should stay on a downtrend due to inflation fears.
Webuild Snowy 2.0 launch celebrated alongside Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Webuild, their partners in Future Generation, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have come together to celebrate the commissioning of the new tunnel boring machine, Kirsten (TBM Kirsten). TBM Kirsten will be utilised in the the Snowy 2.0 upgrade, in which it will expand the current hydroelectric network with a new tunnel system.
Snowy is already the largest renewable energy project in Australia, and is a significant foundation of the nation's transition to the greater use and reliance of renewable energies.
TBM Kirsten is the most technologically advanced of all the machines currently employed in the Snowy project.
Find out more here about Webuild's involvement in the Snowy upgrade
Enel obtains Australian retail license
Since 1962, Enel has been at the forefront of renewable energies within the global energy industry. They've pioneered green innovation and invested in Earth's future, as seen through their establishment of the first windfarm in Italy, and the installation of one of the biggest hydroelectric plants of its kind.
Enel is continuing to expand, launching into the Australian retail market as a greentailer, focusing on offering clean, renewable energy.
This is an exciting opportunity for Australian businesses to decarbonise their operations at a competitive price, all while moving towards net-zero.
Campari Group's Camparino in Galleria ranked 27th best bar in the world
Since its establishment in 1915, Camparino in Galleria has been renowned for its aperitivo services, quality dining experience, and charming ambience.
Now, over 100 years later, Camparino has made their debut on the list of the World's 50 Best Bars, ranking 27th. They have continually showcased the best of Italian hospitality and culture. Congratulations to Campari Group and the Camparino Team!
Fratelli Guzzini announces partnership with TooA
Guzzini and Tooa have announced a partnership in which they are collaborating to produce a new line of kitchenware, designed to be used with TooA products.
TooA is an Italian company that is changing how gelato is consumed, turning it into an at-home product with a device akin to a coffee machine. Fratelli Guzzini's products are a warm invitation to consumers to enjoy TooA's gelato.
Arneg Celebrates 25 years
Congratulations to Arneg who have reached a momentous milestone; 25 years of business and operations in Australia and greater Oceania.
|ICCIAUS News & Editorials|
Australia is set to become a world leader in clean and affordable hydrogen by 2030.
The development of the Australia hydrogen industry is set to boost economic productivity and create thousands of new jobs, while inducing international trade deals.
Read the first State of Hydrogen report here