APPMA members were treated to a presentation on guaranteed margin improvement at the association's first member dinner of the year, held at a sparkling harbourside location in Sydney last night.
Award wining author Paul Allen was the main speaker at the event, the first after the successful AUSPACK show, and which drew around 100 members of the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association.
APPMA chair Mark Dingley welcomed guests, telling them the evening was a “learning, networking and collaborating” event. He welcomed new members Mitsubishi and Siemens, and he reflected on the success of AUSPACK, which was the largest to date.
Nominations for new APPMA Board positions are open until 29 July, with the Board operating a rotations system with a third of its members elected every three years, ensuring, said Dingley, “A great combination of fresh ideas and continuity.”
Dingley said APPMA is “well placed financially”, and has a “clear mandate to deliver improved brand awareness and industry collaboration”. He said, “Our aim is to ensure that all members receive value from APPMA.”
Guests then enjoyed, and were challenged by, Allen's presentation Take Back Your Margin, before enjoying convivial networking against the spectacular backdrop.
The next event will be the AGM, slated for 10 September, at the equally spectacular MCG in Melbourne.