News Update - April 2012
TCF Australia monthly newsletters deliver exclusive industry updates, and keep you informed of the latest events and news within the Textile Clothing and Footwear industry. Members of TCF Australia are welcome and encouraged to send in news to be considered for newsletter releases. For more info or to subscribe, kindly email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TCF Australia wishes you, your family & staff a safe and pleasant Easter break.
Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors
Interested to sell goods or services to multinational Fortune 500 companies or wish to source from women owned businesses globally through the International Trade Centre (ITC) program. The BPW Business Incubator project launched in New York on March 2nd, will assist women to develop business skills to access these amazing opportunities To register visit www.bpwbusinessincubator.com and complete registration and email to email@example.com
R&D Tax Incentive
The R&D Tax Incentive is the Australian Government's principal measure to encourage industry investment in research and development. It is a broad-based, market-driven program that aims to boost company competitiveness, improve productivity and deliver economy-wide benefits to Australia. Your business may be eligible for financial benefits under the R&D Tax Incentive. For further information contact AusIndustry on 13 28 46.
Trends@MyBusinessIncubator: AUGMENTED REALITY, OR HOW TO "SMARTSYFY" YOUR WORLD
Consumers are info-hungry: nothing new there. Information gives them the sense, or the certainty, that they have some degree of power and control. It makes them feel confident. This means that information will be increasingly in demand by consumers searching for the very best. Smartphone owners can now access information about anything, anytime, anywhere. Contact Clarisse to read more about Smartsy article.
Trends@MyFashionIncubator: TRANSFORMING FASHION by Stylesight
A number of new fashion start-ups are harnessing the power of recent digital technologies to revolutionize how fashion is seen, networked, manufactured and consumed. From curated recommendations to clever manufacturing processes, Stylesight highlights the innovators that are combining fashion and technology to maximize profits and engage customers in a wholly new way. To access this report contact Clarisse.
Hats off to craftsmanship: A selection of stylish hats and headdresses by Spanish designers.
No longer reserved for special occasions, hats and headdresses are now out there on the street, adding that extra flourish to spectacular outfits. This season brings flowers, bright colour, feathers and vintage-look netting from new design studios which are bringing back the milliner’s craft. To view the selection contact Clarisse.
Just about everything a Retail Manager needs to know by John Stanley
The ‘how-to’ retail book every manager should read! By retail consultant John Stanley, this book is a wealth of information for every retail manager and store owner. Retailers can collect their complimentary copy of the book from 7 Fairbrother Street Belmont 6104 or be posted within Australia for a $10 postage handling fee. Contact us to reserve your copy or for more on John Stanley Retail Advisory services.
Browse the HKTDC, Trade eMagazines for FREE
To register and get the link for a range of sourcing eMagazines contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are You A Manufacturer or Sourcing Agent looking for new Clients?
Become a member of TCF Australia and we can link you with clients that are relevant to your activity and requirements. Please submit your product specialisation, services and CMT expertise to email@example.com
Send us your News
Members are welcome to forward job adverts, items for sale, events or information to be considered for our monthly newsletters. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 08 9479 3777 or further information.
'Live' Webinars - Online Training from your office or home
Improve your business skills to move into the new era of business!
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03 April Credit Management & Debt Collection
03 April Creating an Online Shop
04 April How to Start a New Business*
04 April Business Planning Simplified
04 April Working With A Web Developer
07 April Meet the Inventors
11 April Pricing, Costing & Cash Flow
11 April Get Your Business Online
13 April Protect your Business from Disaster
16 April Writing a Tender or Grant Submission
17 April Importing & Exporting
17 April Cloud Computing
18 April How to Start a New Business*
18 April Fashion Industry IP*
18 April Google Tools
19 April Starting a Fashion Label
19 April Avoiding Manufacturing Pitfalls
19 April Linking with Retailers and Agents
20 April How to Start a New Business*
23 April Commercial Leasing
23 April Buying and Selling a Small Business
23 April Ways to Grow Your Business
24 April Structure Appropriate For Small Business
24 April Marketing for Small Business
24 April Marketing for Small Fashion Business
24 April Keeping Customers in Difficult Times
26 April How To Prepare a Business for Sale
26 April Freight Logistics of Importing/Exporting
26 April Legal Issues for Small Business
27 April Fair Work
30 April Licensing
Webinars indicated with an asterisks (*) are complimentary to members of Friends of TCF Australia.
For a full list of upcoming events in April visit www.tcfaustralia.com/calendar or contact us on (08) 9479 3777.
All Webinars are live presentations that require you to have internet access with audio or can be accessed via telephone linkage. For further information about upcoming webinars and networking events please contact us at email@example.com
Never attended a webinar?
A Web-based seminar is great way to participate in a seminar without leaving the Office or Home. For first time attendees or if you would like to maximise your understanding of how to use webinar functions to your full potential visit our user friendly guide available online or contact 08 9479 3777 for further assistance.
PFDC Fashion Week, Pakistan - April 13 – 16
The event will take place in the historic city of Lahore, featuring prêt-porter collections for luxury/prêt 2012 from country’s various leading designers, including industry luminaries as well as emerging talent.
LAST CHANCENEW TCF AUSTRALIA BUYING MISSION to India Home Expo, New Delhi, 15-18 April
A one stop expo for all your sourcing needs for a variety of home products and sourcing destination for importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and speciality stores for a variety of Houseware products that includes home textiles, furnishings, home decoratives, curtains, draperies, furniture, rugs, wall hangings, kitchenware, bathroom and garden products. Eligible Buyers will receive Sponsored Airline flights & Accommodation for up to three nights during the show. To apply contact Clarisse.
Perth Fashion Week 2012, 19- 23 April
Perth Fashion Week is WA’s most anticipated and directional fashion trade event with international buyers and designers attending. It will be hosted annually and will coincide with the Australian Spring/Summer peak buying season. Be part of all the excitement and register now on www.perthfashionweek.com.au and Like the TCF Australia Facebook page to receive the latest News.
Accessories The Show, 7-9 May, New York City
Bespoke, the tailor-made design area by LE CUIR A PARIS! Applications close 27 April
Bespoke by LE CUIR A PARIS, France, is the tailor-made design area for the leather sector. An area at Bespoke will be offered to selected candidates. It showcases the expertise, innovations and techniques available to enhance ready-to-wear, accessories or interior design collections. Contact Clarisse for further information.
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Capability Program (TCF SCP) offers grants from $250,000
TCF SCP is an exciting opportunity for eligible businesses to apply for funding for $500,000-plus projects that will boost innovative capability in Australia's TCF industries. For more information visit ausindustry.gov.au and follow the links to the TCF Strategic Capability Program. To obtain the word-fillable application form, phone the AusIndustry hotline on 13 28 46 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.