The Hunter Industry Leaders' Council is a meeting of managing directors, CEO's and senior managers from Ai Group member companies. It also welcomes young managers who can bring new ideas to contribute to the continuing success of Hunter Manufacturing.
The Council exists to:

  1. Increase membership through communicating and reinforcing the value of belonging.
  2. Increase active participation in the network to inspire the leaders of manufacturing businesses to:
  • Improve the viability and success of individual businesses and of the manufacturing sector within the Hunter;
  • Provide a forum for collaboration that drives innovation, manufacturing excellence and which proactively creates, identifies and supports emerging opportunities;
  • Provides leadership to and support for all other Ai Group - Hunter sub-networks;
  • Provide a mechanism for raising concerns and suggestions with Ai Group NSW Council;
  • Contributes to the recognition and celebration of successes in manufacturing in the Hunter;
  • Improve cooperation with all employer and business (member-based) organisations as well as with research, teaching and government agencies.

The Council meets regularly.

Please email for more information.

2019 Meeting Dates:

A network of Managing Directors, General Managers and other senior managers. This network is usually an invitation only event, however senior managers are invited to join us for this special meeting.

Guest Speakers: Amanda Coleman, Executive Manager Property and Commercial, and John Finn, Business Development Manager, from Newcastle Airport, speaking on the Airport’s plans for the development of a high-quality technology park - “Astra Aerolab”. The development has great opportunities for attracting engineering technology companies with an innovation focus to an enlarged aerospace precinct.

View Agenda here

Event details:
Time:  5pm for 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Location:   Ai Group Newcastle office
                     Suite 1, Nautilos Apartments
                     265 Wharf Road, Newcastle
Cost:   Complimentary

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