Insights aplenty at South Australian Leaders’ Breakfast
Positioning South Australia as a thriving business hub and discovering the closely aligned values of local organisations were two of the key take-outs from the 2018 Maxxia Business Forum.
Hosted by Maxxia at the iconic Adelaide Oval, South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas addressed an audience of business leaders on a range of topics related to the forum theme “SA - Reclaiming the Economic High Ground”.
“The Marshall Government is delivering on a raft of reforms, including payroll tax cuts for all small businesses and a $200 million apprenticeship and traineeship program in conjunction with the Federal Government, to help stimulate the economy, drive investment and create jobs,’’ Treasurer Lucas said.
“Not to mention the $90 billion naval shipbuilding program which will create employment and significant economic opportunity for South Australian business in the supply chain. And while recent surveys report business confidence is at an eight-year high since the change in Government, we know there’s still a significant amount of work to do.”
The event also featured a panel discussion with business leaders Darren Thomas CEO Thomas Foods International, Kate Berry Chief People Officer Discovery Parks and Professor Steve Wesselingh Executive Director South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Alongside their respective success stories the panel discussed capitalising on opportunities to unlock further economic prosperity in South Australia, including cementing it as a state from which to do international business.
Maxxia’s Regional General Manager Sales and Distribution Andrew Payze said the idea for the Business Forum was borne of two of Maxxia’s core values – strength through collaboration and making every opportunity (big or small) count. “With these philosophies in mind, we engaged the local private and public sectors, and we were delighted with the enthusiasm with which the State and key business leaders supported it.
”The diversity of the panel was a point of interest with the medical, food processing and tourism sectors represented in the same discussion. This combined with the relaxed environment and engaged audience made for some great conversations,” Mr Payze said.
Having recently opened a new Customer Contact Centre in Adelaide, creating in excess of 50 new local jobs, Maxxia’s commitment to local investment is strong.