ADIA National Office Opened By Small Business Minister

By Australian Dental Industry Association, 27 April, 2017

The new national office of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, was opened by the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, on 26 April 2017.

“Let me – on behalf of the Australian Government – congratulate the ADIA’s board, executive and its members on this spectacular new home you’ve created,” said the Minster at the opening.

The new offices were purchased in order to accommodate a growing organisation and provide larger, light-filled meeting spaces for use not only by ADIA itself, but also its members.

“As part of ADIA’s new strategic plan were a placing increased emphasis on providing member businesses with the tools that will help them to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably. The free use of these meeting facilities is just one way we are delivering upon this commitment,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer.

“This is an association with big ambitions. What’s more, it matches the ambitions of the many small manufacturers and suppliers of dental products the ADIA represents,” the Minister said.

ADIA has made a multimillion dollar investment in the new offices which includes features such as intelligent lighting to reduce power consumption, solar panels on the roof, a lift to facilitate access for the mobility impaired in addition to the meeting spaces that are available for members to use, along with other associations in the sector.

“It’s really something. And it’s easy to see this place humming with activity in the coming weeks as you open your meeting spaces not only to members but also to not-for-profits in the wider healthcare sector,” The Minister said.

It was fitting that the offices were opened by the Minister for Small Business as around eighty-five percent of ADIA member businesses fall within the SME category. At the opening, the Minister spoke about the shared commitment of ADIA and the Australian Government to supporting small business, particularly in the area of red tape reduction.

“Of course, some regulation does serve a purpose. It can, if done right, make things easier. It can even make things better. But in too many cases, it becomes unnecessary red tape. It strangles the enterprising spirit we should be encouraging. That’s something the ADIA understands well. I know you’ve been vocal in pointing out some of the regulatory burdens on manufacturers and suppliers in this sector,” The Minister said.

ADIA’s new offices are located in the inner-south Sydney suburb of Alexandria, approximately two kilometres from the airport’s domestic terminal and five kilometres from the central business district. Off-street parking is available in the immediate vicinity and the office is readily accessible by public transport.

Source: Australian Dental Industry Association