Countdown is on for the VAFI Annual Dinner
THE STAGE is set for this year’s VAFI Annual Industry Dinner to be the best one yet. Celebrating 130 years of industry representation, the dinner will pay tribute to the past while looking forward to the future.
“We have a long and proud history in the forest and wood products industry and we will touch on this history on the night,” said VAFI CEO Tim Johnston.
“We also know that we have a bright future ahead of us, and the dinner will highlight that future. We can’t spend our time looking back, we have to ensure we can see what is ahead of us.”
Change and leadership will also be a key theme on the night with Australia’s most popular and in-demand female speaker, Rachael Robertson, providing the keynote address on the night. Rachael will talk about real leadership, honed to a fine edge as she led a yearlong expedition to the darkest, windiest, coldest and scariest place on earth: Antarctica.
The night will be presided over by Industry Edge’s Tim Woods, and will see the recognition of the hard work by industry through the VAFI Awards.
“I see the hard work of VAFI members, and the wider industry, every day and it is a great privileged to stand among them every year at the VAFI dinner,” Mr Johnston said.
This year VAFI is proud to announce the following sponsors: Australian Paper, Australian Bluegum Plantations, Fenning Bairnsdale, Ryan & McNulty, First Super, VicForests and AE Gibson.
“What the support of our sponsors means cannot be put into words; without them we wouldn’t be here and I want to extend a huge thank you to all of them for coming on board this year.”
VAFI would like your help to make 2016 a year of celebration. We would love to hear your stories about the industry in Victoria and we would love to see your photos from the past, and the present.
This industry would not be the great industry it is today without all of you.
Throughout this year we will be running a spotlight on history in our newsletter, The News Mill, and will feature stories and photos on the night of the dinner. To be a part of this celebration please contact the VAFI office at email@example.com or give us a call on 03 9611 9000.
Tickets for the VAFI Annual Industry Dinner will be available from 1 September 2016 at www.vafi.org.au/annualdinner2016 or by contacting the VAFI office.