Australian Services SMEs have come together to uniquely self-mentor one another in innovation, internationalisation, digitisation and growth.
Australian Services Roundtable (ASR) will provide support to small-to-medium enterprises who have managed to supersede start-up challenges but have been left afloat to navigate the big, wide multinational ocean.
ASR CEO, Alina Bain, said: “As the peak representative body of the services industry, we found SMEs are facing similar challenges, and those without support are finding it very difficult and isolating to grow their business.
This program acts as a buoy for SMEs to come together to workshop solutions, foster partnerships and broaden their focus from operational to strategic, and from domestic to international.”
“Having owned an SME for over eight years before entering Parliament, I understand the challenges in operating a small business and how essential it is to learn from your peers in the business community. The ASR’s SME Mentoring Program is a perfect example of innovation – growing businesses joining together to tackle modern challenges using their combined skills and experience.”
Federal Minister for Small Business, The Hon. Michael McCormack, MP.
The cost of the program is included in a special introductory ASR membership offer of $165 pa including GST.
You can register for the program by clicking above or via our events page below.
Wed16Jul2014Parliament House in Canberra
ASR’s annual services summit provided a platform to review the key issues and opportunities for the Australian services industries.
Wednesday July 16th, 2014
In 2014 the summit had 3 key themes:
> Services trade and investment
> Domestic services sector policy review
> Unleashing services innovation.
Each theme featured a high-profile guest speaker and a panel of subject matter experts.
ASR SUMMIT 2014 PROGRAM of EVENTS:
Platinum sponsor of entire event was IBM Australia
10:00am Welcome by ASR President James Bond
10:15am Summit opening address by Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment.
Summit opening address by Senator Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
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SUMMIT THEME 1 – DOMESTIC SERVICES POLICY
Sponsor of this stream was KPMG
10:30am Theme Introductory Address by Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Secretary Department of Industry – The importance of Services Industry policy.
Theme Introductory Address by Glenys Beauchamp PSM, Secretary Department of Industry – The importance of Services Industry policy.
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10:55am Australia’s Competitiveness – Presentation by Bryce Prosser, Chief Economist at CPAAustralia.
Australia’s Competitiveness – Presentation by Bryce Prosser, Chief Economist at CPA Australia.
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11:20am Open Contestability of Government service delivery – presentation by Cath Ingram, Chair, KPMG Canberra.
Open Contestability of Government service delivery – presentation by Cath Ingram, Chair, KPMG Canberra
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11:45am Services Policy Panel discussion including Kevin Keith (Consult Australia), Belinda Robinson (CEO – Universities Australia), Bryce Prosser (CPA Australia), Dr. Byron Keating (University of Canberra), Cath Ingram (Chair KPMG Canberra).
Education services from the university sector - presentation by Belinda Robinson, CEO of Universities Australia
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SUMMIT THEME 2 – SERVICES TRADE AND INVESTMENT
Sponsor of this stream was Austrade
12:30pm Lunch address – Trading Nation – Australian services trade perspectives past, present and future – Nicolas Brown.
Trading Nation – Australian services trade perspectives past, present and future – Nicolas Brown
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1:00pm New frontiers in services trade negotiations – presentation by Helen Stylianou (Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations, DFAT)
1:30pm Services Trade panel discussion – Driving services exports into the Asia Pacific region – Kaaren Koomen (IBM), Michael Mugliston (DFAT), Phillipa Dawson (Austrade), James Bond (Financial Services Council), Mike Adams
SUMMIT THEME 3 – SERVICES INNOVATION IN THEDIGITAL AGE
Sponsor of this stream was Australian Computer Society
2:00pm Theme Introductory Address By Phil Robertson, Chief Technology Officer at National ICTAustralia (NICTA) – Services transformation by technology.
2:30pm Harnessing the bang – Stories from the digital frontline 2014 – presentation by Ric Simes, Director at Deloitte Access Economics.
Harnessing the bang – Stories from the digital frontline 2014 – presentation by Ric Simes, Director at Deloitte Access Economics
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3:00pm Presentation re outcomes of ASR’s Services Innovation Research Project – Dr Ralph Kerle
Presentation re outcomes of ASR’s Services Innovation Research Project – Dr Ralph Kerle
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3:30pm Services Innovation Panel discussion – Services Innovation Panel discussion – Phil Robertson (NICTA), Alan Patterson (ACS), Ric Simes (Deloitte), Vivianne Arnold (Franklin Phillips), Dr. Ralph Kerle
6:30pm Dinner event with address by keynote speaker, Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP
Address by keynote speaker, Minister for Trade and Investment, The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP
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The fintech revolution is going to change international trade as much as the digital revolution changed the media business and it is beginning now. Mobile phone money like M-pesa and microfinance lenders are bringing trade to the unbanked. Peer to peer lenders are disintermediating the big banks. Protocols based on blockchain technology will make the transfer of funds across borders instantaneous & cheap.
– Vivianne Arnold at the APEC Public Private Dialogue, SOM1, Philippines
UPDATE TO AGM – posted on November 12th, 2014
The following 13 member-company individuals have currently nominated as Directors for the 2014/15 year:
Vivianne Arnold – Franklin Phillips
Richard Barton – Australian Institute of Architects
James Bond – Financial Services Council
Athol Chalmers – Australian Computer Society
David Cox – Challenger
Cynthia Dearin – Dearin & Associates
Jane Drake-Brockman – TESOL
Matthew Hingerty – Barton Deakin
George Karagiannakis – IAG Australia
Kaaren Koomen – IBM ANZ
Anne-Marie Lansdown – Universities Australia
Michael Morgan – Kreab Gavin Anderson
John Richardson – Cox Richardson.
Nominations for all of the above are proposed by James Bond and seconded by Kaaren Koomen, with the exceptions of James Bond – who is proposed by Kaaren Koomen and seconded by Vivianne Arnold, and Kaaren Koomen – who is proposed by James Bond and seconded by Vivianne Arnold.
The ASR Constitution allows for up to a maximum of 16 Directors, of which 14 are elected and 2 appointed.
Any other current ASR members who wish to nominate as Directors need to advise ASR Company Secretary Ian Birks (email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 64 11 22) as soon as possible.
Notice of ASR Annual General Meeting – posted 15th October 2014
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Australian Services Roundtable Limited (“the Company”) will be held on Tuesday 25 NOVEMBER 2014 at 12:00pm.
The meeting will be held at the offices of the Financial Services Council located at Level 24, 44 Market Street, Sydney. Teleconference logistics will also be provided as follows:
Adelaide 08 8220 0836
Brisbane 07 3811 0988
Canberra 02 6210 0851
Melbourne 03 8687 0635
Perth 08 9460 0829
Sydney 02 9696 0774
Guest access code: 27713361#
Review and accept the minutes of the ASR 2013 AGM
To receive and consider the Chairman’s report for 2013-14.
To receive and consider the audited financial statements of the Company for the financial year ended 30 June 2013 together with the related Directors’ Report, Directors’ Declaration and Auditor’s Report
lection of President
To elect the President of the Company
Election of Vice-President
To elect the Vice-President of the Company
Election of Treasurer
To elect the Treasurer of the Company
Election of Directors
To elect up to 11 other Directors of the Company
To transact any other business which may be brought forward in accordance with the Constitution of the Company.
These notes form part of the Notice of Meeting. The Notice of Meeting should be read in conjunction with the accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.
Eligibility to vote
Under the Constitution adopted at the General Meeting on 24 June 2008, all Member organisations are entitled to vote. Each member organisation has one vote, both on a show of hands and a poll.
It should be noted that, under the Company’s Constitution, 2013/14 subscriptions must have been paid in order for a Member to be eligible to vote at this Meeting.
A Member who is entitled to attend and vote may appoint a person as the Member’s proxy to attend and vote for the Member at the meeting and such person need not be a Member.
The instrument appointing a proxy must be in writing signed by the appointor or the appointor’s attorney duly authorised in writing or if the appointor is a corporation signed by an authorised officer or attorney of the corporation.
Proxies may be lodged at the office of ASR (First Floor, 613 Canterbury Road SURREY HILLS Victoria 3127) or by fax to 03 9898 0249, or (including by email or by hand) to the Secretary (email@example.com) prior to the Meeting.
A Proxy Form will be distributed to Members with the balloting lists for election of Office-bearers and Directors.
By order of the Board
Sydney, October 15, 2014
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