CEO NEWS

CEO News 30/05/18

How important is it to you to protect your brand and your I.P? It has been on the list of Top 5 issues for Australian designers and manufacturers for some time and is a constant source of angst for many of you. After our whirlwind tour of Perth last week and...

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CEO News 21/05/18

For a couple of years now, you will have been receiving a newsletter from the AFA almost every week and the feedback has been diverse, with some wanting more and others less. So we thought we’d trial a less frequent more focussed approach. Well the reaction has been...

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CEO News 19/04/18

Designers, Designers, Designers! Where are you? The constant demand for the AFA to link clients with great designers is overwhelming. From international projects to local high end products, and everything in between. BUT we just can’t keep up with the supply. So why...

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CEO News 12/04/18

A HUGE week in the Furnishing industry has seen us conducting the first of our Education and Training meetings for 2018, releasing the AFA’s Toppling Furniture Prevention Best Practice Guidelines, contributing to the review of the entire Furnishing Training Package...

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CEO News 04/04/18

This week’s design news is a little more personal for me, because this week we welcome a new addition to our family that is a true miracle of design. The creation of a new human being and all of nature’s incredible craftsmanship is to be admired and appreciated. Like...

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CEO News 29/03/18

Celebrating lifetime milestones, scrutinising multi-million dollar foreign deals, suppliers caught cheating the system, unfair dismissal on the rise, a BIG thank you to one of our industries most popular AFA Members, connecting training to industry, and jobs, jobs,...

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CEO News 21/03/18

$$$ Energy Savings, Employment Opportunities, Digital Transformation, Franchising and Senate Enquiries and $150K Penalties for non-compliance. All in a week’s work for the AFA so read more below. It can seem overwhelming, but the team at AFA are always here to assist...

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CEO News 14/03/18

Can the diverse segments of the design industry co-exist? In order to answer that question, you need to ask ‘who makes up the design industry?’ Here at the AFA we are dealing with product designers, interior designers, custom designers, process designers, project...

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CEO News 07/03/18

A total value of over $1.8 Billion worth of timber furniture was imported into Australia in the last full 12 month reported cycle by ABARES. This is the raw $$$ value and does not allow for the value of GST or include flat pack, veneer, sawn wood or ply products which...

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CEO News: 28/02/18

Are you making it easier for your potential clients to engage with you? Or are you being bombarded by claims of ‘the next big trend’ !! Trust me, we get it! It’s getting harder and harder to connect with astute consumers, clients and buyers because there is so much...

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