South Australia’s food industry must take care not to be “too inward looking” and must expand globally without relying on domestic parochialism, Food SA reports.
CEO, Catherine Barnett recently visited China - Hong Kong and Beijing and then to Jinan and Qingdao in Shandong province – in the SA Government delegation under SA Premier Jay Weatherill.
The mission included a lunch hosted by Food SA showcasing South Australia’s 'Premium food and wine from our clean environment' in Hong Kong.
“The experience has demonstrated how important it is to spend time in the market in o
South Australian stockbroking and financial advisory firm Prescott Securities is holding its popular Federal Budget Breakfast on May 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Adelaide.
The annual event has become a highly anticipated feature on the Adelaide business calendar attracting more than 250 attendees packing out the hotel’s banquet room.
Prescott Securities’ team of specialists led by Chief Economist Darryl Gobbett will provide a comprehensive summary of the Budget including:
• Implications on the economic outlook for business both nationally and in South Australia
Sticky Rice Cooking School has opened three new Asian-themed luxury villas in a unique food and accommodation venture in the Adelaide Hills.
Owners Claire and Mark Fuller undertook the project with the support of a $110,000 grant under the Federal Government’s T-QUAL – Tourism Quality Projects program.
The new villa designs take inspiration from the traditional architecture of locations such as Bali, Thailand and Japan.
Speaking at the official opening of the villas, Minister Assisting for Tourism, Senator Don Farrell, said the Sticky Rice Cooking School would be a major ne
Adelaide’s Cellar Door Wine Festival, created and hosted by the Adelaide Convention Centre, has scooped another national award after being named Public Event of the Year by Meetings and Events Australia.
It’s the sixth major award in less than a year for the Festival, which also won at the 2012 South Australian Tourism Awards, Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia Awards for Excellence and the Australian Tourism Awards.
First held in 2011, the Festival has quickly become the largest consumer wine event in Australia, attracting more exhibitors than any other expo and
BankSA will cut its standard variable home loan rate by 0.25% to 6.22% per annum, effective from 20 May, passing on the full Reserve Bank cash rate cut to borrowers.
BankSA MD, Jane Kittel says the reduction in interest rates is further good news for home loan borrowers and a positive for the local economy.
The bank also has a special offer in place until June 30, 2013 where it will beat any home loan rate advertised by the four major banks on fixed or variable rates.
Cutting the cost of doing business is the major policy concern for small business owners ahead of the Federal election in September, according to peak business body Business SA.
Business SA is calling on both sides of politics to implement policies that will cut the cost of doing business, following a nationwide survey which informs the Too Big To Ignore advocacy campaign.
CEO, Nigel McBride says the overwhelming response to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry – undertaken in each Federal Election year – by more than 1000 SMEs “highlights the considerable scope for
Flinders University this week opened the Flinders’ New Venture Institute, to “give a distinctive focus to its investment in the Tonsley Park redevelopment”.
Flinders’ Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber says the New Venture Institute is “an exciting initiative that directly supports the Tonsley vision of a precinct that makes a tangible contribution to the smart, sustainable industries that will underpin the State’s economic future and create jobs in the southern part of Adelaide”.
“The New Venture Institute will focus and intensify Flinders’ entrepreneurial activities a
Actual return on investment from improving business sustainability in tough financial times is the main topic in an industry workshop run by Zero Waste SA this week.
“A survey of 24 organisations participating in the program run by Zero Waste SA has shown that over $1.3 million per year of ongoing savings has been achieved with an average payback on investment of less than two years,” says Chief Executive, Vaughan Levitzke.
“Cost savings for medium sized firms was the most prominent with a reported increase on net profit of 2.5%.
SA-based handheld ultrasound device manufacturer, Signostics has won critical 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its new Signos RT to the lucrative American market.
510(k) clearance from the FDA means the widely acclaimed Signos RT can now be sold throughout the US where it will be marketed as the “Sonimage P3” – the brand name of Signostics’ newly appointed global partner Konica Minolta Inc.
“FDA clearance for the USA market further enhances the potential of this innovative product and will enable medical practitioners and patients throughout
The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research centre this week demonstrated a new generation of technologies which holds the key to radically improving pedestrian safety.
Peer groups the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) visiting CASR’s Vehicle Testing Laboratory in Kent Town saw how new technologies can alert the driver to an imminent crash and intervene to prevent a crash from occurring.
The event marked the second anniversary of the United Nations' Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-202
SA-based global skin care brand, Jurlique has launched tours of its Mylor farm, allowing the public to discover where the ingredients for its famous natural products are grown.
The SA Government provided $40,000 in funding to help develop the 1.5 hour tour, through the SA Tourism Commission’s New Product Support Program.
SA Tourism Minister, Leon Bignell says the tour will appeal to Chinese tourists.
In a move reflecting the growth of its public law practice and continued strong focus on local government, Wallmans Lawyers has entered into a major partnership arrangement with the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) SA Division.
"Wallmans Lawyers chose IPAA as a strategic partner as it is clear our respective aims and objectives have a natural alignment.
Latest International trade figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show local exports increased significantly, while imports decreased in March, but the trend is too volatile for complacency according to peak business body, Business SA.
Nationally, the balance of goods and services for March was a surplus of $307 million (seasonally adjusted), which was a turnaround of $418 million on the deficit in February 2013.
Business SA Director of Policy, Rick Cairney, said South Australian exports increased 20.5% for the month while nationally exports increased by 1%.
Last week, Adelaide played host to the Camp Quality Supper Club with more than 300 partygoers and 20 of the city’s top restaurants joining in the fun to raise $33,000 for Camp Quality - enough to fund another 38 children living with cancer to attend one of their camps, which build optimism and resilience.
“It’s the focus on optimism, resilience and fun that inspires me to support Camp Quality’s work with children living with cancer and their families,” says Camp Quality Supper Club ambassador Brent Reilly.
“I can relate to the power of optimism and resilience from my time on t
Tindall Gask Bentley this week hosted the Adelaide leg of the national Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series, featuring one of the world’s top lawyers in the animal law field.
International and Australian leaders in behavioural cancer research will gather at the Crowne Plaze Adelaide this week to discuss new ways to tackle cancer control issues including alcohol, smoking, obesity and cancer screening.
Cancer Council’s 11th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference, a three-day event, will welcome more than 150 leading cancer researchers and health professionals from interstate and overseas.
The conference will provide a platform for top behavioural researchers to share their latest research findings to help inform future population health st
Channel 9 weather presenter and Adelaide media identity Brenton Ragless will be formally announced as one of two Ambassadors for Southern Junction Community Services (SCJS) this week.
At the organisation’s Business Breakfast, to be held at the Belair Park Country Club this Thursday, 9 May, Brenton and business identity Frank Seeley AM will be acknowledged as key advocates for SJCS as it moves forward.
SJCS, a leading independent not-for-profit, provides vital support to at risk children and disadvantaged families when they need it most.
Keynote presenter at the Business
Business SA’s South Australian Young Entrepreneur Scheme has won through as one of five high quality finalists for “Best Youth Entrepreneurship Project” at the 2013 World Chambers Congress.
One hundred and forty countries and 2,100 delegates attended the awards and Business SA was one of the five finalists.
Mount Barker-based technology consultancy, DVE Business Solutions has expanded to open a new office in Sydney.
“2013 has been a huge year for us, with the business continuing to evolve very quickly,” says DVE Business Solutions’ co-Director, Jo Schneider.
“This year, we’ve opened our new office in Adelaide’s CBD on Pirie Street in January, and are now expanding our operations in Sydney with an increased team of staff, and new premises.