- Master Builders Business Networking and Study Tour to Tokyo in November
- New lending flexibility for SMEs from Efic
- Master Builders 2015 National Export Awards now open
- Trade Mission to Big 5 Show in Dubai in November – 81,000 visitors last year
- Strategic partners
- Export Diagnostic program focuses exports on key issues for success
Contact Keith Stubbs, National Manager International Division for more information – Tel: 03 9411 4553 or email@example.com
Join Master Builders Business Networking and Study Tour to Tokyo
Billions of dollars in Asian investment are flowing to Australia each year. Master Builders Tokyo Networking and Study Tour will open the door to opportunities for Australian firms back here in Australia.
Building relationships is the key to doing business in Asia. Do not miss this invaluable opportunity for members to meet the region’s leading building and construction experts and practitioners.
Master Builders has been intimately connected to Asia for more than 60 years. As the host of a Business Forum at the event, Master Builders will introduce you to the key construction industry players in the Asia Pacific Region and delegates from 15 nations.
IFAWPCA Tokyo 2015, gives you the opportunity to get ahead of the competition with first hand access to the latest technology, trends and insights about products and services.
Join Master Builders in Tokyo this November at the premier construction event in the Asia Pacific region and:
- Be introduced to the ‘movers and shakers’ driving investment and construction in the Asia Pacific.
- Get ahead of the game; be informed about the latest technology and trends coming to our industry.
- Join the Master Builders Networking and Study Tour with one of the targeted tour packages offered to our members.
- Choose from the Platinum, Gold and Silver Tour Packages tailored to your business needs and designed to offer amazing value to small and large builders, contractors and exporters.
- Promote your products in Master Builders exhibition booth.
Don’t miss the Master Builders Tokyo Networking and Study Tour 2015. Contact Keith Stubbs on 03 411 4553 or register your interest at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Efic: New lending flexibility for SMEs
The Federal Government recently amended the Efic Act to provide Efic with greater lending flexibility, allowing it to better support small and medium-sized Australian exporters.
This new flexibility is consistent with the Government’s focus on Efic helping more Australian SMEs, through reducing red tape and the costs associated with SME exporters and subcontractors accessing the services that it offers.
What are the changes?
Efic’s more flexible lending process means it can now lend directly for the export of all types of goods, not just ‘capital goods’.
As an example, Efic has always been able to lend to support exporters of capital goods, like a cow.
What Efic can now do is support exporters of consumable goods, so for the dairy industry that would be products like milk and cheese.
In response to these changes, Efic has created an easy-to-understand product that will help more SME exporters, and those in an export supply chains, access the finance they need when their bank is unable to help.
Helping more SMEs
Efic has designed its Export Contract Loan with SMEs in mind, with a streamlined application form and approval process making access to finance simple and straightforward.
Efic has also made sure its new loan is flexible, allowing the loan amount and loan term to be tailored to suit a specific export contract.
Through this new product, Efic will also be able to help those smaller businesses that it hasn’t been able to support in the past, given it can now provide finance directly to them, rather than providing a more complicated (and more expensive) guarantee.
This greater ability to lend directly doesn’t mean, however, that Efic will be replacing the normal banking relationship that its clients have with their bank.
Efic will continue to provide specific business solutions only when its clients are otherwise unable to obtain the finance they need from their bank to support a specific export contract.
Australia’s SME exporters are creative, confident and optimistic
As with all of the clients that Efic supports, its ultimate goal is that these companies grow to the point where they can access the funding they need from their own bank to support specific export-related contracts.
To learn more about how Efic could help your business, see www.efic.gov.au
Master Builders 2015 National Export Awards
Nominations for Master Builders Annual National Export Awards are being received.
Your international success story could be acknowledged at the building industry’s most prestigious event!
These Export Awards, which are sponsored by the Australian Made Campaign, have showcased the industry’s export achievers over the past 22 years. They recognise firms who are dedicated and committed to export excellence and innovation in servicing overseas building and construction markets.
The two categories for nominations are:
- Building and Construction Services
- Products and Manufacturing.
The winners and all finalists will be showcased at Master Builders’ Excellence in Building and Construction Awards Dinner at the National Conference on the Gold Coast on Saturday 16th November 2015. The Awards Dinner concludes Master Builders National Convention which is being held at Jupiters on the Gold Coast.
Nominations close early in August 2013. Details and judging criteria are available from Keith Stubbs, National Manager, International Division – phone (03) 9411 4555 or by email email@example.com
The 2014 winners were:
The Buchan Group – Building and Construction services
Starena Australia and Jayline Australia
Trade mission to Big 5 Show in Dubai in November
Over 81,000 professional visitors and almost 3,000 exhibitors made the Big 5 Show in Dubai the largest building and construction exhibition in the Middle East last year.
The Big 5 Brand has been well respected for over 30 years and has been actively supported by Master Builders since 1999. Master Builders organizes the Australian pavilion at the show each year.
Our next mission to Dubai’s“ Big 5 International Building & Construction Show” will be held from 23rd to 26th November 2015.
The Show is almost booked you already but Master Builders still has a couple of booths available for Australian firms.
Please contact Keith Stubbs for information packs on the Show.
Master Builders International Division has developed strategic alliances with key partners in delivering a suite of services tailored for the building and construction sector.
The International Division has been sponsored by the Australian Made Campaign since 2003. Efic (Export Finance and Insurance Corporation) has also been a strong supporter of the International Division for the past five years.
Services provided by these two organisations are shown below.
For the past three decades the Australian Made logo has been the mark of Australian industry. The green and gold kangaroo trade mark is truly Australian and is universally recognized and trusted by Australian consumers. It is currently used by nearly 2,200 businesses on over 15,000 products sold here and around the world – in fact nearly half (44%) of the businesses licensed to use the logo export.
You can be confident that when products carry the Australian Made trade mark, they really are made in Australia; and what’s more it provides:
- effective product differentiation
- a strong Australian identity in export markets
- clear differentiation from imported products
- third party certification and authentication
- The Australian Made Campaign has been sponsoring Master Builders National Export Awards for twelve years. Nominations are received from services and product manufacturer exporters in the building and construction sector.
- Master Builders incorporates the Australian Made logo in its Australian Pavilions at strategic exhibitions in the Middle East. Master Builders and Australian Made have joined forces to promote Australian products here and overseas, and to showcase the capability of the Australian construction sector.
For further information about the Australian Made Campaign visit their website at www.australianmade.com.au or freecall 1800 350 520
The strategic alliance between the Master Builders International Division and Efic has been operating for five years.The International Division has teamed up with Efic to promote Efic’s products and services to Australia’s building and construction sector.
Efic is a specialist financier that delivers simple and creative solutions for Australian companies – to enable them to win business, grow internationally and achieve export success.
As Australia’s export finance agency, Efic operates on a commercial basis to provide financial solutions for:
- Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are exporters
- Australian companies in an export supply chain
- Australian companies looking to expand their business operations overseas to better service their clients
- Australian companies operating in emerging and frontier markets.
Through its loans, guarantees, bonds and insurance products, Efic has helped many Australian exporters and subcontractors take advantage of new contract opportunities that may otherwise have been out of reach.
See an example of how Efic has supported an export project in the Pacific area. To find out more about how Efic could help your business achieve export success, please phone 1800 093 724 or visit www.efic.gov.au
Export diagnostic program
Master Builders has developed a unique export diagnostic program which is tailored to the needs of the building and construction industry. It is ideally suitable for firms considering exporting or who have had difficulty accessing export markets. The export diagnostics identify the export potential for firms and focuses them on what needs to be put in place to develop sustained export markets. The program includes developing strategies for export development.
Further Information about Master Builders International Services may be obtained from Keith Stubbs, National Manager, International Division Ph 03 9411 4555 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org