Federal Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson, recently wrote to the AFA’s CEO, Patrizia Torelli. ‘Dear Patrizia, Thank you for your email concerning the Fumitex Connect trade show.
Further to my letter, I thank you for sharing my optimism about Australian small business.
As outlined by the Prime Minister in his recent speech to the National Press Club, one of the Government' s priorities for 2015 will be a new small business policy, including a company tax cut from 1 July 2015.
While it is important for the Government to create an environment that promotes small business, those businesses must be prepared to take advantage of available opportunities.
I therefore commend the effort your Association has devoted to refocusing Furnitex Connect on the experience for attendees, both trade and the general public. It is clear in the Blueprint for the event. Your efforts will promote Australian businesses and create new opportunities for them.
I wish you all the best success for the Furnitex Connect event.’