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Don’t miss business forum

MINIMISING red tape and increasing cultural awareness are the objectives of the 2016 Business Forum, hosted by Prom Country Regional Tourism.
This year’s forum will feature two speakers: the Victorian Red Tape Commissioner Matthew Butlin and Dr Barb West, a recognised cultural anthropologist and expert in intercultural communications.
Mr Butlin will discuss how he works with Victorian businesses to try to reduce State Government red tape.
Issues Mr Butlin deals with regularly in his role include licencing concerns (liquor licencing for example) and onerous permit requirements.
Forum participants will hear examples of what other businesses in Victoria are experiencing and can submit items for discussion prior to the forum.
Mr Butlin will also be available for a limited amount of one on one consultations for individuals who would like to discuss their problems in a more private setting. Bookings are required for the consultations, which will be held the following day.
Dr West has spent more than 20 years working in intercultural communications. Her presentations are informative and highly entertaining, and provide a unique perspective on how to better deal with customers from a variety of backgrounds.
Dr West will provide forum participants with an insight into the Chinese market and will discuss how working with customers from different cultures more effectively can result in better business relationships.
The business forum is the second hosted by Prom Country Regional Tourism (PCRT).
“We are excited to be welcoming these two speakers to our region,” PCRT chair Philip Botte said.
“Both are well recognised in their respective areas and have a lot of valuable information to offer our local industry. We hope many people will take advantage of this unique and cost-effective learning opportunity.”
The Prom Country Business Forum will be held on Tuesday, May 3 at The Greenhouse in Foster from 1.30pm–4pm.
Tickets cost $15 per person or $10 per person for PCRT members. To book please visit www.pcrt.com.au or phone 0435 261 281.
The forum is coordinated by Prom Country Regional Tourism with support from Destination Gippsland Ltd and South Gippsland Shire Council.

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