Gary Nye, CEO SPASA Australia, said: “Last year our Awards of Excellence was held at the SPLASH conference and was a resounding success. As a result, this year we have decided to combine the National Awards with a Convention and Supplier Expo. This expanded event will provide the industry with an education and information base, an opportunity to meet with suppliers and see their products and services, and for Members to attend the black tie gala dinner where the 2015 National Awards of Excellence will be announced.
“Major industry events such as ours need commercial support and SPASA Australia is extremely pleased to have Astral Pool and Protector Aluminium along with media partners POOL+SPA and Poolside as sponsors”.
The theme of the convention is ‘Great Teams Grow Together’ and Astral Pool is the major sponsor of the Convention.
Why attend the SPASA Australia National Convention?
- See the pool and spa industry’s most respected exhibitors
- Talk with leading manufacturers and suppliers of the latest and most innovative products
- Attend informative educational seminars presented by leading industry experts
- Take advantage of the multiple networking opportunities to help your business grow and prosper
- Access expo specials on products and services
- Win travel vouchers via the Convention Passport competition
The Convention program includes four keynote speakers and seminars covering important industry topics.Keynote Speakers:Federal Government Outlook and Small Business SupportMark Brennan, Commissioner for Small Business.
The Federal Government’s economic outlook and how the Government can assist small business with lower costs and red tape.
How to Get the Best out of your BusinessLaurie Lawrence, The Master Motivator.
One of the most sought after Speakers in Australia - powerful, evocative, emotional and motivational - Laurie’s presentation will help inspire your business to succeed.
Making Profits in Changing TimesMartin Grunstein, The Customer Service Expert.
How consumers make purchase decisions, reasons to do business with you that have nothing to do with price, alternatives to price discounting, how to turn your website into a stronger selling tool.
Social Media and the InternetChris Dodds, Managing Director, ICON Digital.
The internet revolution isn’t going away. Businesses must decide how to adjust to the online landscape and social media. Learn how to improve your sales through the use of digital media.
Industry Seminars:The Importance of ComplianceMichael Jerabek, Member, ACCC
The Australian Competition & Consumer Act, dealing with suppliers, competitors, customers, product safety laws; and product and service liability.
Pool and Outdoor Design TrendsKate St James, Editor-in-Chief, Universal Magazines.
Current trends in swimming pool and outdoor areas, insights into what we can expect to see in the future.
The Australian Retailers Association PartnershipRussell Zimmerman, Executive Director, ARA.
The benefits of ARA membership, reasons why you should join, and the extraordinary low cost of membership.
Business Innovation leads to Business GrowthLynley Papineau, Director, Aquatic Leisure Technologies.
Lynley Papineau, President SPASA Australia, will share her family’s business journey and how they have achieved innovation, growth and diversification through productivity strategies and processes.
Business Succession PlansRobert Powell, Partner, Grant Thornton Australia.
Transitioning your business ownership and business management.
Insurance, Financial Planning, SuperannuationMark Van Der Haar, Director, Austbrokers Phillips.
Learn more about business insurance, financial planning, consumer finance, SPASA superannuation, and finance leasing products.
Supplier ExpoThe Supplier Expo showcases new and innovative products for the coming season as well as some exciting new member benefits and services to be launched during the convention.
The Supplier Expo is open from 10am – 5pm Monday; and 10am – 4pm Tuesday. Admission is free and open to all members of the industry.
Awards of ExcellenceThe 2015 National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner will be held 7pm Tuesday August 25 and is the industry’s night of nights where the best of each State compete for the National Award. Sponsored by Protector Aluminium, the Awards recognise achievement in design, innovation and professionalism across all sectors of the industry; and encourage a high degree of competency and professionalism by SPASA Australia members.
With more than 20 categories and nearly 40 awards covering all aspects of pool and spa design and construction, manufacture and supply, retail and service these prestigious awards are highly sought after.
For admission to hear Keynote speakers and participate in seminars you must book via here.
Only SPASA members can attend the National Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner and tickets can be purchased here.
Discounted accommodation packages have been secured at nearby Ibis, Novotel and Pullman Hotel. To access these special deals contact Phil Stromei on 0433 145781 or click here.
For more information about the event visit www.spasaconvention.org.au
For further information contact Mr Gary Nye on 0467 038 472 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About SPASA AustraliaThe Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia Ltd (SPASA Australia) is Australia’s peak swimming pool and spa industry body. It is committed to advancing the health, integrity and sustainability of our industry at a national level, by promoting safety, professionalism and integrity of the industry to key national stakeholders. Our members are SPASA QLD, SA VIC, WA, NSW, national suppliers and the franchise chains of Poolwerx, Swimart, and Poolside.
As the largest association of its kind in Australia, SPASA Australia represents over 1,290 industry professionals across the nation. It has the support of all key State SPASA Associations, and retains the largest group of national members who lead Australia’s aquatic leisure industry.
SPASA Australia’s charter is not simply to advocate and respond on national issues of importance to our industry, but also to proactively create and execute strategies to enhance the credibility and longevity of the national industry.
Image: Pool of the Year winner, 2014 - Seaspray Pools Victora.