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New Federal Minister to meet print industry leaders

Wednesday, 05 March 2008
By Print21

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Kim Carr, will be the first member of the new Federal Government to meet the printing industry at a special Printing Industries’ function in April. 

Senator Carr will be the guest of honour at the second Printing Industry Leaders Forum on 1 April at Darling Harbour. He will speak on Innovation and the Printing Industry. 

Printing Industries‘ previous event in 2007 attracted a capacity crowd to hear the then Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, Ian Macfarlane. 

CEO Philip Andersen said the agreement by Senator Carr to meet with industry so early after the new government’s election was a good sign of its intention to work co-operatively with industry. 

“It is very important, with so many policy changes foreshadowed by the Labor Government, that we maintain close contact and develop good relationships with the new ministers and senior bureaucrats across a range of portfolios,” he said. 

“Senator Carr has been open and co-operative and we appreciate his attendance at our forum to meet the leaders of our industry to gain a better understanding of who we are, our important role in the economy and its influence on us and the extent of what we do as an industry. 

“It is also important for us to understand the government’s vision for the future and to build relationships that take into account our perspectives and needs as part of the government’s policy and goal setting process.” 

The April 1 lunch event will be staged at the Star Room of the Imax Theatre Complex, 31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour from 12 noon to 3pm.

RSVPs are required by 20 March to Nouha on (02) 8789 7300 or e-mail nouha@printnet.com.au    Cost is $110 (Printing Industries members) $130 (non members).

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