The Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry Association (ASOFIA) will run a series of breakfast seminars in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne this August and September, called The Future Summit – Inspiration for Industry.

The events will welcome over 500 CEOs and key decision makers from a range of industries and comprise of a one-hour presentation on the future trends of business, breakfast and a valuable networking opportunity.

Steve Tighe, a renowned futurist and expert in engaging and thought-provoking presentations, will share his view of the near and distant future of business in an engaging and entertaining way.

“A rigorous exploration of the future highlights the potential opportunities and hurdles ahead, enabling planning and innovation to be based upon an informed future perspective, rather than the limited, business-as-usual perspective of today,” Tighe said.

Having worked with some of Australia’s leading companies, Tighe is an expert at analysing Australian consumer habits and opportunities this opens for businesses. He will express key insights about the future of business environments and behaviours.

The Future Summit is an initiative by ASOFIA who provide their members with valuable educational opportunities and the chance to network and connect with industry peers. ASOFIA CEO Gerard Ryan takes the responsibility of the association seriously.

“The Future Summit not only provides our members with a great platform for relationship building with clients or staff; we are making a genuine effort to offer the opportunity to get one step ahead of competitors by learning inside information that is not commonly available,” Ryan said.

This initiative is meant to engage the industry at large, not only with members but also the members’ communities.

“A fantastic opportunity for our sponsors, the event will see diverse industry representatives invited to come along, as members will be extending invitations to clients, business colleagues, staff and suppliers.”

ASOFIA has been a cornerstone in the development of benchmarking to promote work ethics and high standards over the past years.

“As the voice for the shop fitting industry and associated sectors, it is imperative that we give back to our members and drive innovation and support change for the better.”

The Future Summit will take place at the following dates and venues:

23 August, Brisbane, The Pavilion, Alan Border Field
24 August, Sydney, Waterview in Bicentennial Park (Olympic Park)                 
31 August, Perth, South of Perth Yacht Club
1 September, Adelaide, Glenelg Golf Club
13 September, Melbourne, Melbourne Exhibition Centre (on floor of Retail 2011 tradeshow)

Tickets can be purchased via the ASOFIA website,  

For more information or sponsorship enquiries, contact the ASOFIA National Office on 02 4342 5505.