Enactus Australia News
From The Chairman
Once again we have held a successful National Conference and Competition at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth from 4-5 July. This year we condensed the program without compromising any of the activities, and my congratulations go to all our competing universities for another inspiring event. Our teams continue to develop and implement projects addressing key issues including disadvantaged youth, indigenous development, homelessness, disability, refugee services and mental health awareness, as well as teaching programs for senior citizens, and a big focus this year on aligning our activities with the UN Sustainable Goals.
Over 350 people attended our event this year at the Sofitel, including more than 180 students, 15 faculty members, over 30 observers and volunteers, and 104 judges from several companies, including partners, alumni and academic leaders.
This year 5 Partner Innovation Stations were held throughout the first day. These were very well attended by students. We also had a panel discussion with 3 very successful alumni discussing how Enactus had contributed to their personal and professional development during their time at university and in their careers.
You will find more information about our many activities, including our workshops later in this Newsletter, as well as links to view the presentations and photos from the event.
The World Cup will be held this year in San Jose, California from 9-11 October. Visit www.enactus.org/invite/worldcup to learn more about the event and register to attend. You may register as an Opening and/or Semi Final Round judge, and cheer on our National Champions Queensland University of Technology. I hope you will join us for this unique experience which I am confident you will find to be both personally and professionally rewarding.
Thanks again to all of our stakeholders for your on-going support of the program here in Australia.
I’m delighted to let all our stakeholders know that Enactus Australia has been granted DGR status, and if you would like to make personal donation please go to the website and donate. All donations over $2.00 are now tax deductible.
Mark G. Smith
FAMI CPM FAIM FAICD
Chairman, Enactus Australia Ltd