Print2Parliament just a month away
PVCA member tickets are on sale for Print2Parliament, which will be held on October 23 this year at Parliament House in Canberra.
The event will see printers rub elbows with politicians at a cocktail event in the Mural Hall, where the gold medal-winning entries from this year’s National Print Awards will be on display.
The PVCA is encouraging members to make the trip to Canberra and have their voices heard by the country’s decision-makers.
“The print and packaging industry is the largest manufacturing employer in Australia, and is predominantly SMEs. The industry operates in regional cities, as well as capital cities, and provides stable careers for school leavers.
“A graduate print apprentice has skills that are transferable across the entire digital economy. The industry is at the forefront of technology adaptation and investment. There is a printer in every federal electorate in Australia,” said the association.
The inaugural Print2Parliament last year saw high-profile figures such as Eric Abetz, Wayne Swan, and Pauline Hanson meet industry and union representatives to discuss how MPs and Senators could help printers achieve their goals.
Andrew Macaulay, CEO PVCA, said afterwards that the event was a huge success for the industry.
“This level of engagement can only be beneficial to the print industry. The MPs and Senators were clearly listening to the printers present. We all need to work together to take the industry forwards. This event highlights the benefits of working with politicians – it is clearly effective,” he said.
Member tickets are on sale for $100 per person.