Partner Organisations

Partner Organisations



Ai Group is a not-for-profit association that was created to assist Australian industry to become more competitive on a domestic and international level. It provides advice and support to assist members(over 10,000 employers nationally) to run their businesses more effectively.

Ai Group's membership covers a wide range of industries including: manufacturing, engineering, non-residential construction, information technology, telecommunications, call centres, transport, automotive, aviation, marine, graphic arts, labour hire, health care, food, beverage, petroleum, chemical, energy and gas.

Vivienne Filling
National Manager Business Advisory Services

Australian Industry Group
20 Queens Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004

Phone:(03) 9867 0283
Fax: (03) 9867 0262



The Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited (AMTIL) is a national not-for-profit organisation that represents the interests of manufacturing technology suppliers and users within the precision engineering and advanced manufacturing sector.

The mission statement of the Institute is 'to educate and support our members to build a more successful Australian manufacturing industry.' In support of this commitment, AMTIL has developed a range of services tailored specifically to its member's needs.

Greg Chalker
Project Manager

Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited
Suite 1, 673 Boronia Road
Wantirna, VIC 3152

Phone: (03) 9800 3666
Fax: (03) 9800 3436
Email: gchalker@amtil.com.au



Business Foundations is a not-for-profit association that provides a range of programs for firms at every stage of development, from start-up enterprises to established and growing firms, to help them overcome business hurdles.

Phillip Kemp
Executive Officer

Business Foundations
Fremantle Prison
Knutsford Street Entrance,
Fremantle, WA 6160

Phone: (08) 9430 8569
Fax: (08) 9430 8579


CCIWA can provide assistance and advice on a range of services and products to assist in the effective operation of your business. CCIWA provide representation at a state and federal level on issues affecting your business, your industry and the economy of Western Australia.

CCIWA can offer advice and assistance from professionals within a range of fields, including; industrial relations, OSH, workers compensation, international trade, e-commerce, migration, training, apprenticeships and traineeships, the environment, retail, industry and resources, procurement, running a small business and much more.

Kristian Stratton
Manager Business Development, Client Relations

Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
180 Hay Street
East Perth, WA 6004

Fax: (08) 9365 7550



The GMC is a not-for-profit, community based organisation which covers 500 manufacturers across Geelong. The GMC undertakes a range of activities to assist manufacturing in the region. These include organising networking opportunities among CEOs, and promoting awareness of manufacturing process and improvement programs, such as the Productivity through Efficiency Program and the Innovation and Research and Development Cluster Project.

David Peart
Executive Director

Geelong Manufacturing Council
82 Brougham Street
Geelong, VIC 3220

Phone: (03) 5223 2999
Fax: (03) 5221 2914



ICN (Queensland), a division of QMI Solutions Limited is a not-for-profit organisation supported by Queensland State Government, whose aim is to proactively contribute to business and employment growth and foster innovation by identifying procurement opportunities to increase local industry access to major domestic and global projects.

ICN (Queensland) core services are provided at no charge as their costs are subsidised by Government, and they also offer a range of value-adding consulting services on a competitive commercial basis.

Peter Robinson
General Manager

Industry Capability Network, Queensland
(a division of QMI Solutions Limited)

Phone: (07) 3364 0674
Fax: (07) 3364 0780
Email:peter.robinson@icnqld.org.au




ICN is a not-for-profit organisation established to increase the economic development of Victoria. ICN currently provides programs covering import replacement, access to global supply chains, local sourcing, industry visit programs, supplier access to major projects and local industry participation programs.

David Pallant
Melbourne Program Manager

Industry Capability Network, Victoria
Level 11, 10 Queens Road
Melbourne, VIC 3004

Phone: (03) 9866 6155
Fax: (03) 9866 6304
Email: dpallant@icn.org.au



NORTH Link/NIETL is a not-for-profit economic development and business networking partnership representing the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.
Comprising business, education and local government leaders, NORTH Link/NIETL provides innovative programs and strategies that aim to increase business productivity and economic growth in the region.


Mick Butera
Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Study

NORTH Link
La Trobe University
Bundoora, VIC 3086

Phone: (03) 9479 3337
Fax: (03) 9467 8310
Email: m.butera@latrobe.edu.au




NSW Business Chamber is an independent member-based company, founded in 1885. Their member base has grown to over 5,000 full member companies and 23,000 associate members.

NSW Business Chamber assists businesses of all sizes to manage their people and growth more efficiently. Our highly skilled professionals provide hands- on assistance to identify your workplace challenges and help you sustain and grow your business.

Paula Martin
General Manager, Business Enterprise Services

NSW Business Chamber
140 Arthur Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060

Phone: (02) 9458 7500
Fax: (02) 9923 1166
Email: paula.martin@nswbc.com.au



The Sustainable Energy Association (SEA) is the peak business body for the sustainable energy industry in Australia. SEA promotes the development and adoption of sustainable energy technologies and services that minimise the use of energy through sustainable energy practices and maximise the use of energy from sustainable sources.

Jodi Johnson
Business Manager

Sustainable Energy Association
GPO Box 2409
Perth, WA 6000

Phone: (08) 9228 1292
Fax: (08) 9228 0597
Email: info@seaaus.com.au



The Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) is the peak body for employers in Victoria, informing and servicing more than 15,000 members, customers and clients around the State. VECCI influences Victoria's future through business leadership and services focused on policy solutions, innovation and excellence.

Patricia Griffiths
Head of International Trade

Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry
486 Albert Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Phone: (03) 8662 5298
Mobile: 0419 754 745
Email: PGriffiths@vecci.org.au



The Wynnum and Districts Chamber of Commerce is the peak business body in the Bayside. Through the efforts of leaders in the civic community they deliver value for members through advocacy, representation, advice, communication, promotion and camaraderie.

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Mr Peter Baines
Executive Director

Wynnum & Districts Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 147
Wynnum QLD 4178

Phone: (07) 3893 2628
Email: pete@wynnumchamber.org