Ainsworth Gaming CEO Breakfast, WIB Lunch, NSW Nationals Election Campaign Launch

Ainsworth Gaming CEO Breakfast, WIB Lunch, NSW Nationals Election Campaign Launch

- Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to your Dubbo Chamber Newsletter

Next Wednesday (March 4) is our Chamber Breakfast with Ainsworth Gaming CEO, Daniel Gladstone. Danny will be outlining how he turned Ainsworth from a small cap listed entity into an ASX200 listed Company and strategies employed to achieve this.

Lastly, our Women In Business lunch has had a change of venue to the Commercial Hotel Function Room.

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Chamber Breakfast: March 4 - Ainsworth Gaming CEO - Daniel Gladstone

Sponsor: Dubbo RSL
Guest Speaker: Daniel Gladstone - CEO of Ainsworth Gaming Technology
Venue: Dubbo RSL

Dubbo Chamber 2015 ASX200 CEO Talk Series

Presentations from an outstanding collection of CEO’s from some of Australia’s leading companies over a networking breakfast.

In his presentation Danny will be outlining how he turned Ainsworth from a small cap listed entity into an ASX200 listed Company and strategies employed to achieve this.

Danny Gladstone was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ainsworth Gaming Technology Limited on 5 February 2007.

Prior to this appointment Mr Gladstone held senior positions within the gaming industry over a successful career spaning 35 years. Until recently he was a Director of Konami Australia Pty Ltd, a position he held for ten (10) years.

Mr Gladstone is a highly respected and experienced gaming executive and an active participant in all gaming industry associations. His achievements in the industry were recognised when he was inducted into the Club Managers Association Australia (CMAA) Hall of Fame in 2000.

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Dubbo Chamber would like to thank Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo City Council for their assistance with the 2015 CEO Talk Series.

Women In Business Lunch - March 12: John Southwell from Coachwell Australia

Sponsor: Solar West Dubbo
Guest Speaker: John Southwell, from Coachwell Australia
Venue: Commercial Hotel Function Room - NB Change of venue.

Ladies… What’s Your Number?

Would you like to:

  • Better understand your children, your partner, your work colleagues, yourself?
  • Gain a clearer understanding of your relationships and discover why some people are annoying to you and others easy to warm to?
  • Have an increased awareness of the affects of personalities on business?

Here is an opportunity to discover why you:

  • Feel the way you do
  • Think the way you do
  • Behave the way you do in order to fit into the world, be accepted and make a mark on life.

What are they saying about this?

  • “I have learned through this awareness that I can’t change anyone. It is when I change that people change towards me.” (Jim, Dubbo)
  • “I have gained so much confidence through understanding myself better which has led me to make a significant career change.” (Brian, Dubbo)
  • “Knowing my personality has highlighted for me those behaviour patterns that are helpful and those that are destructive. John has enabled me to put the spotlight on these and make appropriate choices in managing my business. (Katie, Mudgee)

Our first WIB lunch speaker for 2015 is a male! One of only 155 Professional Certified Coaches in Australia, John Southwell (MA Boston) has successfully applied this personality identification process with clients over many years. John stresses that, “self awareness is key to all aspects of life.” Come and hear John show you how you can learn about discovering what box you are in but more importantly how to get out of it.

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Chamber Breakfast: March 18 - Bega Cheese Executive Chairman - Barry Irvin - Daniel Gladstone

Sponsor: Commonwealth Bank Regional & Agribusiness Dubbo
Guest Speaker: Barry Irvine - AM - Exec Chairman of Bega Cheese
Venue: Savannah Room - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Dubbo Chamber 2015 ASX200 CEO Talk Series

Presentations from an outstanding collection of CEO’s from some of Australia’s leading companies over a networking breakfast.

Barry Irvin has extensive experience in the dairy industry and has been Chairman of Bega Cheese since 2000. Barry’s leadership has seen Bega Cheese grow from a small regionally based dairy company to now one of the largest dairy companies in Australia, supplying a large range of dairy products in Australia and around the world.

Barry’s depth of knowledge of the industry includes a significant understanding of the issues affecting Australian dairy farmers, the key investments required to meet changing consumer needs and the management of long term customer relationships.

Barry was awarded the NAB Agribusiness Leader of the Year in 2009 and the Rabobank Leadership Award for 2011. Barry is very aware of the importance of social responsibility, he has been Chairman of Giant Steps, an organisation providing services to children and young adults with autism since 2002. In 2008 Barry was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for contributions to children with disability and the Australia dairy industry.

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Dubbo Chamber would like to thank Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo City Council for their assistance with the 2015 CEO Talk Series.

NSW Nationals State Election Campaign Launch - March 15

The State Member for Dubbo and Deputy Premier of NSW Troy Grant would like to invite members of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry to attend the NSW Nationals State Campaign Launch.

The launch will be at the DRTCC on Sunday March 15th and will be attended by the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and all NSW Nationals Members of Parliament. Doors open 11am for 12 noon start. Light lunch will be provided and the event will conclude by 2pm.

If you are interested in attending this event, you must RSVP by March 9. It is important to note that this is a FREE event, not a fundraiser. Entry will be restricted to those that pre-register.

Any questions please contact Darren Borger on 0407 514 296 or email

Please note the Dubbo Chamber is an independent, a-political organisation. We would be happy to pass on any similar invitation from any Party or Individual standing for the State Election on March 28.

Regionalism 2.0 - Nation Building Through Strong Capitals and Connected Communities - March 26

Thursday March 26, 2015. Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Queensland

This event is attended by Local Government and business leaders who impact the development of Australia’s regional capitals. Regionalism 2.0 brings together key stakeholders to discuss the major issues faced by regional capitals.

Conference sessions:

  1. Regional Capitals of the future
  2. Connecting regions to the world through new markets and world class infrastructure
  3. Financing the future – is there a different model?
  4. The Great Debate - National Broadband Network: where do regional capitals stand in a digitally connected future?

Regionalism 2.0 Website

2015 Dubbo Chamber Members & Breakfast Survey - LAST WEEK (this time for sure)

How did the Chamber and Board do in 2014? Got any ideas for 2015 and beyond? Or did you attend last weeks Breakfast and would still like to leave some feedback? These will both be closing soon. So far we have had some great feedback - but we need more. Now is the time to comment, in writing.

We now have a Survey Page set up on the website as a launching place for all our surveys going forward. Just visit it and complete the survey you wish.

Submissions can be anonymous (no email needed at all) and we will publish the results in March.

Short Notes:

Clean Up Australia Day - 1st March
Help keep Australia beautiful this Sunday 1 March by registering for the annual Clean Up Australia Day and join residents, families and community groups from across Dubbo to play a part in Australia’s largest community based environmental event. Dubbo City Council will have a registered site at Macquarie Lions Park at the rear of the Visitors centre where people can register from 9am and select a preferred location to clean up. Clean Up Australia Day information

Dubbo Zirconia Project Review Update
Back in November 2014, the NSW Government held a review into the proposed Dubbo Zirconia Project. See also Alkane Project Page. Dubbo Chamber submitted a proposal and presented at the review. The review has now been finalised and you can review the submissions and findings here.

Dubbo Events Network
The next meeting of the Dubbo Events Network will be held at 5.30pm on Tuesday 3 March in Council’s Conference Room West, and is open to anyone who has an interest in events in Dubbo. Contact Lana Willetts for details.

Dubbo City Development Delivery Plan drives business support services for 2015
The City Development Delivery Plan is a 12 month plan of action for delivering City investment, industry development, City events, destination management and City promotions. More information

Members Events & Promotions

Waste Less, Recycle More - Free Business Breakfast - 3rd March

This workshop will assist companies to:

  • Identify real opportunities to divert waste timber, metals, rubber and organic matter from landfill.
  • Understand the financial benefits of Industrial Ecology.
  • Network with other local local businesses for opportunities to partner in waste reduction and recycling.

To register for this free breakfast, contact Maria Kamper on 6330 1400, or email

Old Dubbo Gaol - Friday The 13th Horror Night - 13th March

This Friday 13th dare to enter Old Dubbo Gaol after dark for our Friday 13th Horror Night.

Take a terrifying walk through our Haunted Gaol House and if you make it out alive huddle together for an Outdoor Cinema screening of The Conjuring.

Haunted House opens at 7:30pm and the movie starts at 8:30pm. Bring along your blankets, pillows and picnic rugs, no food or beverages may be brought onto the Old Dubbo Gaol site. Bar facilities will be available and food will be sold on the night.

This is an adult’s only event (18 yrs +) so please have identification with you. All Tickets $25.00 Book your ticket now at Dubbo Gaol website

EmbroidMe Dubbo - Your Promotional Marketing Partner

Whether you are a sole trader or a larger business, a sports team, club or school, we can help your business get noticed.

We are a one-stop shop for ALL embroidery, direct to garment and vinyl printing as well as promotional needs, using top quality products and the latest technology, with a quick turnaround.

So, visit our showroom and see our top-quality items, such as shirts, polos, jackets, polar fleece tops and vests, caps, beanies, drink bottles, bags, name badges, fridge/car magnets, pens, golf giveaways, umbrellas, mouse mats, coffee mugs – ANYTHING. .We can supply and decorate them.

225 Darling Street, Dubbo. P: 6885 6155

Free energy audit for Chamber members

Local identity, Helen Bassett has moved into the exciting world of solar energy by joining the Central West’s premier commercial provider, Solar West, as its Dubbo branch manager.

If you’re looking to save money on your power bills. (and, let’s face it , who isn’t) there is no safer and surer way to go than solar. And no one better to go with than the team at Solar West.

With savings from day one, most of our customers are cashflow positive after the first year. Helen would love to show you how your business can also achieve this and say goodbye to outrageous power bills!

To celebrate the move, Helen is offering Dubbo Chamber members a free energy audit and report on the economics of solar power in your business. Phone 0474 042694 for details.

NSW Business Chamber

All Dubbo Chamber of Commerce members get affiliate membership with NSW BC at no extra cost.

Upcoming NSW BC Webinars

Date Webinar
Feb.26 Workforce Productivity Solutions for Aged Care Service Providers
Feb.26 Developing people managers for staff engagement
Mar.5 HR in the 21st Century
Mar.5 The practical answer to solving your risk management woes
Mar.12 The essential sales strategy for a flat economy - what you must change to succeed
Mar.13 Workforce Productivity Solutions for Aged Care Service Providers
Mar.17 Workforce Productivity Solutions for Road Transport and Freight Providers
NSWBC More info & registration

Dubbo Chamber Business Event Calendar - Save The Dates

Date Dubbo Event
Mar.1 Clean Up Australia Day
Mar.4 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Ainsworth Gaming Technology CEO, Daniel Gladstone
Mar.10 Dubbo Foodservice Tradehow
Mar.12 Women In Business Lunch - Coachwell Australia
Mar.18 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Bega Cheese Executive Chairman, Barry Irvine
Mar.28 NSW State Election
Apr.1 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Tabcorp Holdings CEO, David Attenborough
Apr.15 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Fairfax Media CEO, Greg Hywood
May.1 Bob Berry Real Estate Dubbo Chamber Golf Day
May.3 Dundullimal Homestead Garden & Expo
May.15 Dubbo Annual Show (May 15–17)
May.20 Chamber CEO Breakfast - SCA Properties Group CEO, Anthony Mellowes
June.4 Chamber CEO Breakfast - Woolworths Ltd CEO, Grant O’Brien

*More info on the Dubbo Chamber Business Events Calendar

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