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Federation Major Investment To Take Shape This week

The Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation will begin construction of its joint three-storey building this week. The building will be situated on Gorrie Street and is a partnership between the
19 Oct 2014 20:11
Federation Major Investment To Take Shape This week

The Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation will begin construction of its joint three-storey building this week.
The building will be situated on Gorrie Street and is a partnership between the federation and the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association.
Federation chief executive, Nesbitt Hazelman, said this investment is their biggest achievement in recent times.
“Works will start next week and we are finally starting after getting all the legal documentation in place and securing tenders for the building project itself,” he said.
They are hoping the building will be ready by July next year which is when they anticipate to move.

Federation AGM
Meanwhile, the federation held its annual general meeting on Friday evening on the sidelines of the Top Executives Conference 2014 at the Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa.
Howard Politini continues as the president for a second year as is the usual practice.
Elected onto the board are Babu Bhai Chawda from Jacks of Fiji and Harvey Probart, who recently retired from Fiji Gas.
Mr Hazelman said both members brought with them wealth of experience for the federation’s board.
“The AGM is usually a very brief activity within the federation,” he said.
Mr Hazemlan said they will continue to be very active in lobbying on behalf of members.
This, he said would be in particular for business friendly environment, cost of doing business and getting things into the budget,” he said.
“We continue to lobby for micro and small businesses as we see them as our future members,” he said.
“When we say we talk for business, we don’t mean only our members – we talk for every single person who runs a business in this country.
“This is because it is the businesses in this country which helps in growth.”
Meanwhile, the two-day TOPEX conference concluded last night with the launch of a three-year Strategic Plan for the Women Entreprenuers and Business Council by President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.
Mr Hazelman said the conference had been quite successful given the wide-ranging topics for which he had received a lot of positive feedback.
“I can see the enthusiasm in the air and the hope that we can turn this nation around and grow this nation in partnership with Government,” he said.
“We need to get the policies right to help businesses grow because at the end of the day it is about having the right environment to grow your business.
“This is so that you can provide new jobs, It is all about providing new jobs and growing your business.”
500 members are registered with the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation, of which, 300 are truly financial members who are active.
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