Greetings! My name is Morgan, and I’ll be the Editor in Chief for Business View Oceania going forward. I am beyond excited to showcase fascinating stories and news from across our wonderful region for you each month.
August marks the celebration of several United Nations holidays. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People stands out in particular as a day of acknowledgement that should be especially important to those in the Oceania business sphere. Indigenous peoples across Oceania make up one of the most culturally diverse populations on Earth. Their knowledge, experience, and skills, often passed down through the generations, are a resource unlike any other. But cultural traditions among Indigenous populations are under great strain- the communities they belong to continue to be spread thin. It is paramount that the endeavors of Indigenous peoples throughout our region are supported by their employers, partners, clients, and suppliers.
Industries throughout Oceania hold great potential to help ease the strain on Indigenous populations. Cultural Survival’s Oceania: Islands, Lands, People is a great resource to learn more about why supporting Indigenous Peoples through employment, inclusivity, and representation in the workplace is so vital. Access it on their site, www.culturalsurvival.org.
Management, Events, Manufacturing and more!
This issue at Business View Oceania boasts a fantastic range of articles featuring companies across Australia and New Zealand. We begin our issue with highlights from the Facilities Management sector. Exhibition and Events Australia (EEA), ILT Stadium Southland, Recreational Services, and Armitage Group Ltd are leaders in their spheres, offering multipurpose sporting and host facilities, comprehensive facilities management services, and integrated intelligent transport solutions, respectively. Moving forward with a Clean and Green lens, we come to the Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA). Based in New Zealand, FICA supports contractors affiliated with the forestry industry across the country, boasting 200 company members and 3000 individuals from all walks of life.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA), Shipley’s Audiovisual Ltd, and Lower Hutt Events Centre are three terrific organizations based out of New Zealand. From their own angle, they each approach a common goal; boosting activity within the business events industry across the country. Also located in New Zealand, Tourism Waitaki/ Waitaki District is a popular traveler’s destination in the nation’s South Island. With stunning scenery, globally significant geology, and an immense range of historical, cultural and outdoor activities, the Waitaki region is definitely a space to watch as it continues to evolve.
Finally, our Manufacturing focus for this issue showcases the Australasian Timber Flooring Association (AFTA). ATFA supports over 900 company members Australasia-wide, providing vital industry resources, representation at government level, and continuously improving product and services quality for the entire timber flooring industry.
My hope for you this month is that you may take some inspiration from these stories for your own endeavors. Let us all look to the future with a fresh perspective. Well wishes… Enjoy!