CREATE is a networking event at the UTS Gallery on Tuesday 25 September 2012 6pm, that will place the Pyrmont and Ultimo business community on the creative collaborative map. The Chamber has been engaging with UTS, creative and businesses to showcase the wealth of talent that our precinct cultivates and to develop new opportunities for the creative industries to flourish. The event will feature two case studies of creative ideas and business and host a speed-dating networking event between 25 Creative and 25 Businesses.
Pip Jamieson quit her dream job at MTV to co-found The Loop (www.theloop.com.au) in 2008, long-time colleague Matt Fayle. In seventeen short months, the creative industry networking site has signed up brands including Google, ABC, Pacific Magazines, Discovery Networks, Frost* and SBS to headhunt talent. Picking up ‘Best Enterprise’ at this years AIMIA Awards, the site is now a used by a large and expanding community of creative practitioners and companies to promote themselves, collaborate, network and hire.
Tony Shannon is a specialist in the business of digital content and digital media, he will present on the Creative Industries Innovation Centres (CIIC) and services and speak on the theme of ‘Future of Creative Businesses’.
‘The digital world has brought creatives and audiences closer together through disintermediation. This offers both great opportunities and complex challenges for creative businesses. What will the creative business of the future look like?’
Dr Mark Sceats is the Chief Scientist of Calix Ltd. He led the Photonics Cooperative Research Centre for 12 years and has been involved in more than 10 start-ups from the centre’s research. Dr Sceats’ topic is ‘Australia can be first in carbon capture, creating a new industry through innovation.' Due to professional obligations overseas, Elizabeth Elenius will speak on his behalf.
WHAT: CREATE speed networking
WHEN: Tuesday 25 September, 6 pm for 6:30 pm
WHERE: UTS Gallery, UTS Level 4, 702 Harris St Ultimo
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Save the date!
PYRMONT FESTIVAL OF WINE, FOOD AND ART
A Festival of Feasts: 18 – 27 MayIt’s time to save the dates – the Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art is fast approaching. The Festival’s major outdoor event is on 20 May in Pirrama Park and promises to be a day of art, gourmet food and delectable Mudgee wines.
'Paintings of Pyrmont' by Jane Bennett
Pyrmont has established a reputation as one of Sydney’s fastest growing dining destinations, and to celebrate, the local business community is dishing up a 10-day smorgasbord of wine, food and art in May.
The sumptuous program is part of the Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art – a partnership between the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce, Mudgee Wine and Grape Growers and local Pyrmont businesses.
The Festival is planned for 18-27 May and will include a series of degustation dinners, a long lunch on Jones Bay Wharf, cooking classes, wine appreciation, a wine and cheese master class and art exhibitions. One of the highlights of the festival is the one-day outdoor festival event in award winning Pirrama Park on Sunday 20 May with live entertainment and more than 100 Mudgee wines and gourmet foods for tasting.
The partnership approach places a strong emphasis on economic outcomes for both the local business community and for the Mudgee Region. After the success of the 2011 festival, Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce President, Lawrence Gibbons, is thrilled to be teaming up with Mudgee again for the 2012 event program.
“The festival provides us with the chance to get people to experience what this area has to offer plus taste some of the best wines from the Mudgee Region. Last year the festival attracted people from far and wide, and this year, we have a few extra surprises in store including a long lunch on Jones Bay Wharf. The program is really shaping up well with something to suit everyone’s tastes.”
Entry to the one-day festival event in Pirrama Park on 20 May is free and visitors have the chance to sample gourmet foods from Mudgee and view the many artworks on sale as part of the Pyrmont Art Prize. Wine tasting tickets and glasses will be available for purchase at the park on the day.
The Star will host the media and industry Festival launch on Tuesday 15 May. If you are interested in sponsoring this event or in supporting the Pyrmont Art Prize with competition prizes please contact Margot Natoli.
This event is presented by Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and proudly supported by the City of Sydney, Destination NSW, Mudgee Region Tourism, Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Assoc and the Mid Western Council.
Teaming up with the Mudgee Region
Here is a taste of what the Mudgee Region is renowned for -
• 40 cellar door wineries
• Wineries 100% family owned
• Around 6 certified organic wineries
• Free range organic pork
• Free range beef
• A cheese factory
• Olive processing plant
• Balsamic vinegar, relishes & dressings
• A goat dairy
• Specialty cake shop
• Three bread bakeries
• Growing number of restaurants and B&Bs
• Tourism - 476,000 visitors now per annum and growing.
The Chrizzy party returns! Dec 6 at The Photo Studio
A joint celebration of the Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce and the Glebe Chamber of Commerce to welcome the Silly Season in style. Meet old and new friends, have a nibble and a drink (or two) and toast the season!
When: 6th December, from 6 to 8pm
Where: The Photo Studio, 5 Franklyn St, Broadway (Glebe)
Parking at Broadway Shopping Centre (3 hours free parking)
NOTE: This event is members only. You can apply for membership at the event or download the form and bring it with you.
President's Message, 25 Oct AGM at Doltone House
Annual General Meeting Oct. 25 at Doltone House
WHAT: Pyrmont Ultimo Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting
Members are invited to discuss reports from the past year’s activities, committee elections and general business. The invitation and AGM documents are on the PUCC home page, click on AGM documents to view and download.
WHEN: Tuesday, 25 Oct. from 6 pm to 8 pm.
WHERE: Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont.
NOTE: This event is members only. To apply for membership, download the form at www.pucc.com.au and bring it, with payment, to the event.
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