Thank you to our sponsors:

 PREMIUM SPONSOR

 

polytec is an Australian marketer and distributor of decorative surfaces dedicated to providing the finest quality products. Across the industry,polytec is recognised for innovation, craftsmanship, customer service and the use of quality materials.

In the decorative surfaces category, polytec is the fastest growing brand in Australia and is owned by Borg, a privately owned, Australian company. Hallmark to polytec is the manufacture of products with the most technologically advanced and computer integrated manufacturing systems. 

Through its manufacturing division, Borg is a leading Australian manufacturer of decorative panels and components for joinery applications such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, wardrobes and furniture.

Borg manufactured products include:

• cabinet doors: MELAMINE, THERMOLAMINATED, ALUMINIUM and CREATEC
• decorative board products
• BENCHTOPS & laminates

A mark of the company’s commitment to Australian manufacturing, is Borg Manufacturing’s three sites in New South Wales. Borg is the leading manufacturer of Thermolaminated cabinet doors in Australia, with a world class production facility in Charmhaven, 15,000sqm warehousing and board facility at Somersby, medium density fibre board manufacturing at Oberon and a high pressure laminate production facility in Malaysia.

polytec employs evironmental policies and procedures with utmost integrity. Our manufacturing facility has taken great care to ensure that our consumption of water and energy are minimised. Holding Chain of Custody certification with internationally recognised organisations promotes responsible stewardship of the worlds forests.

polytec is Chain of Custody (CoC) certified under the Australian Forestry Standard. Our CoC certification assists to reassure our customers that certified products purchased from us are from legal, well-managed forests.

Driven by a standard that values the best customer service, the polytec business in Australia comprises of 17 distribution and administration centers nationally all serviced by it's company own fleet comprimising of over 150 trucks to continually exceed customers expectations.

 MAJOR AWARD SPONSOR - DESIGN OF THE YEAR 2017

Michael Ryan is a Senior Business Finance Broker at Finlease, specialising in Asset and Property finance for small and medium sized businesses. He began his career in finance over 25 years ago, starting in Business Banking before migrating to asset based lending i.e. plant and equipment finance.

After 10 years with the banks (State Bank of NSW and ANZ), Michael joined Finlease in 1997 and has been working closely with the wood working, cabinet making, kitchen and joinery industries since. Through this experience he has gained a thorough understanding of what clients are looking for when it comes to finance and how to interpret those needs into finance proposals to get his clients’ funding approved.

Michael has a dedicated and committed approach to his clients’ finance requirements and prides himself on building long lasting relationships with personalised customer service as the foundation.

On top of his personal commitment, Michael is supported by Finlease’s significant buying power which comes from funding over $350mil p/a in Equipment and Vehicle finance through a dozen competitive underwriting banks and finance companies. With this in mind, Michael has the experience, knowledge and skills to be the ideal finance partner to business owners.

Michael offers finance solutions for the following:

  • Equipment finance
  • Whole of banking
  • Commercial property
  • Residential property
  • Motor vehicles
  • Insurance premium finance

Michael is a member of the National Institute of Accountants and is a registered JP.

Michael Ryan I M. 0417 279 891 I E. michael@finlease.com.au I W. finlease.com.au I CAFBA Membership No.: 8203 I Australian Credit Licence: 390584 Finlease (Aust) Pty Ltd

MAJOR AWARD SPONSOR - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR 2017

 

EWPAA is an industry-driven organisation, voluntarily funded by plywood, LVL, particleboard, MDF and solid timber manufacturers throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

The range of certified products manufactured and merchandised by EWPAA members include traditional interior, exterior and marine plywood products, overlaid panel products and a wide range of modern engineered wood products; encompassing structural plywoods used for formwork, residential and commercial flooring, structured bracing, and feature cladding and laminated veneer lumber and I-beam products used in both commercial and residential structures.

 

CANAPE & WELCOME DRINKS SPONSOR

With over 30 years of experience, Planit Cutting Edge Solutions have become the trusted solutions provider, servicing a wide range of Australian industries.

Our extensive portfolio of software solutions assist businesses to streamline and improve multipleaspects of their business, including; design, detailing, site measures, manufacturing, quoting and overall business improvement. Planit continually strive to invest and explore the latest software and technology available, to ensure we provide solutions that meet the evolving industries we operate in. Customer Service is at the core of what we do, and has been a key focus of our business since we

Started in 1984. Planit strive to offer customers a high-level of customer service, providing a business with peace of mind as we understand the important role our solutions play in the running of a business in today’s challenging, fast paced environment. With a strong team located right across Australia, Planit has the resources available to provide local support, ensuring you maximise the efficiency, productivity, and profitability of your business.

Planit places a high value on continual improvement, both in our customers’ business, the solutions we provide and our people. From our Territory Managers to our Support Technicians, our team come with extensive trade experience, with the majority of our team having used our solutions themselves in the industry. We understand the challenges you and your business face, and aim to work closely to deliver a solution that contributes to achieving your goals.

The team at Planit prides itself on serving our customers, and respect the trust and investment you make into our company and our solutions. We look forward to building further upon the relationship already built between our companies, and achieving positive outcomes that contribute towards the growth and success of your business.

 

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

 

 

New Age Veneers - Premium Decorative Surfaces. At the forefront of global decorative surface technology.

Today we are proud to be the chosen supplier of leading residential and commercial architects, interior designers, joiners and builders throughout Australia. Many of our clients say the versatility, stunning good looks and performance of our products was instrumental in achieving a successful outcome on their projects.

For more information please visit our website - www.newageveneers.com.au or call 02 9457 9622

 

 

 

AWISA 2018 - With the opening of ICC Sydney, the AWISA exhibition moves back to Darling Harbour, Sydney.  Everyone involved in cabinet, kitchen, furniture, timber, joinery and other timber and panel processing industries is welcome to attend. AWISA 2018 is already the largest AWISA ever, and occupies both levels of the new centre.

 

The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog brings you daily updates on the latest kitchen and bathroom industry news, events, products, services, innovations, overseas fairs, interior design, awards and much more.

Established in 2013 and relaunched with a new look and added functionality in 2015, The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog is your source of regular industry information with daily posts from Monday to Friday filled with news from Australia and across the globe which is then shared across its wide social media networks.

Readers can also opt in to have the daily posts delivered via email direct to their inboxes, plus the site is indexed and fully searchable by topic, keyword or area of interest.

 

 

 

IJSPLUS are the software specialists bringing you TopSolid'Wood - the powerful CAD/CAM automation solution for standard and custom joinery.

TopSolid'Wood is having a big impact on professionals in the Australian joinery industry. Due to its unparalleled capabilities, businesses are saving more time, money, and materials to remain highly competitive in a rapidly evolving market.

Combined with the Support, Set Out and Consultation services provided by IJSPLUS, clients are seeing significant returns on their software investment through increased profitability and efficiency.

 Find out more at www.ijsplus.com.au or call 1300 032 182

 

 

First Super is an industry super fund. That means they are run only to benefit their members.

They welcome all Australians regardless of their occupation or location but they have particularly strong links to the furniture and joinery industry, the pulp and paper industry and the timber industry.

Not surprisingly, when it comes to super most Australians want the same things: real value, real service and real returns. Which is probably why they have over 64,000 members who trust them to manage more than $2.4 billion* of their hard-earned savings.

Everyone at First Super wants you to enjoy your retirement, but they also want you to enjoy today. To them, being a super fund is more than just what happens when you stop working.