Tradelinked Cairns and PNG Business Networking Event 23 February 2016

Starts: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Location/Venue: North Bar, Shangri-la Hotel, PierPoint Road, The Marina, Cairns

Tradelinked Cairns & PNG Business Networking event Tuesday 23 February 2016 at North Bar, Shangri-La Hotel, Cairns.  Our guests speakers were:

Linda Brandt, Senior Grants Auditor, Export Market Development Grants, Austrade on assistance for exporters; and

Mal Watkinson, Associate Director-QLD & NT, EFIC on funding available for small to medium businesses exporting into PNG.

MC: Gary Aylward, Cairns Chamber of Commerce & General Manager, Hot Croc Advertising

Speaker Mal Watkinson, EFIC

Representatives from the Cairns property sector - Cayman Properties & Australian Property Connections

 Guest speaker Linda Brandt, Senior Grants Auditor, Export Market Development Grants, Austrade

Peter and Bernadette Conlon

Richard Smith, Suncorp Bank with Craig Waters, Genesis Engineering Pty Ltd

Yolonde Entsch, Cairns Ambassador for YWAM Medical Ships with Lindon & Helen Reed from Mortgage Choice

Dennis Crossley from the Omega Group with Mark Jennings from Xplosive Art

Mal Watkinson, EFIC speaking with Peter Sharry, Axiom Water Technologies

Deb Maguire, Dept of State Development with Sue Sharry from Axiom Water Technologies

Lynalee Strickland, Mateo Solutions with Bruce Currie from SITA

Ian McEachern from McLeod Training Organisation with guests

Judy Noller, Trade & Investment Queensland with Craig Feil from Swire Shipping

Kevin Byrne, Chair, The Omega Group with Sam Marino, President, Cairns Chamber of Commerce

Representatives from 31 business attended the February Tradelinked Cairns & PNG Business Networking event.

Guest speakers were:

Linda Brandt, Senior Grants Auditor, Export Market Development Grants, Austrade; and

Mal Watkinson, Associate Director - QLD & NT, EFIC

Look Who’s Here:

3R Consultants

 Arjay Advertising

 Austrade

 Australian Property Connection

 AxiomWater Technologies

 Beacon Lighting

 Cairns Business College

 Cairns Chamber of Commerce

 Cairns Language Centre

 Cayman Properties

 Dawson’s Group of Companies

 Dept of State Development

 EFIC

 Genesis Engineering (NQ) Pty Ltd

 GK Consulting

 Hot Croc Advertising

 Kevin Byrne & Associates

 Mateo Solutions

 Meski Oasis Enterprises Pty Ltd

 Mortgage Choice

 MTO Group Pty Ltd

 Peter & Bernadette Condon

 Shangri-La Hotel

 SITA

 Suncorp Bank

 Swire Shipping

 The Omega Group 

TOBEX Foreign Exchange

 Trade & Investment Queensland

 Xplosive Art Fireworks

 YWam Medical Ship – Cairns Community Ambassador