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FCEF Launches TOPEX

With climate change as the country’s focus this year, the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation launched the Top Executives (TOPEX) Conference 2017 yesterday. The theme for this year’s Conference is:
30 Mar 2017 11:00
FCEF Launches TOPEX
From left: TOPEX chairperson Kameli Batimeti,TOPEX co-ordinator Suka Salusalu, Asco Motors human resources manager Avnit Sundar, FCEF president Himen Chandra and FCEF chief executive officer Nesbitt Hazelman yesterday. Photo: Vilimon

With climate change as the country’s focus this year, the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation launched the Top Executives (TOPEX) Conference 2017 yesterday.

The theme for this year’s Conference is: “Responsible Businesses in a Green Economy”.

“The whole aim of this is not piggy backing but assisting Government in their push to ensure that not only our environment remains sustainable but we are able to link the world of work in terms of productivity with the green economy,” said Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation chief executive officer Nesbitt Hazelman.

It was about creating the linkages and understanding to allow businesses to grow ethically with this day and age, he said.

As Fiji builds up to COP23 together with its sister countries, Mr Hazelman said the Conference was to support the Government in its effort to ensure that we have a sustainable environment and economy that links to the business environment.

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum will speak  about the National Economy and the way forward, according to TOPEX Organising Committee chairperson, Kameli Batimeti.

The five overseas speakers who are expected to speak at the Conference are:

  1. Graham Walshe, executive chairman, Brother International (NZ)
  2. Michelle Emma Dickinson (also known as Nanogirl), a nanotechnologist and science educator in NZ
  3. Rachael Mah, managing director of AusAsia Training Institute in Melbourne, Australia
  4. Steven Nutley, partner of Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG), Albania
  5. Professor Elisabeth Holland, director of the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD)

Mr Batimeti said there will be organisations who will talk about digital media, videographics and universities talking on preparing Fiji for the future.

“At the end of the day, if the topic is good and people will benefit from it. Asco Motors will always support such events.”

“We have also been supporting Green. So we are going green as well and with the current topics selected, I think this will go well with Asco Motors,” said Avnit Sundar, human resources manager at Asco Motors.

The conference will be held at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa from June 23 to 24.

Asco Motors, International Labour Organisation and Fiji Water are conference sponsors.

 

ENTRY FEE:

Members- $1000 VIP (spouse or partner pays 50 per cent of full cost)

Non-Members- $1200 VIP (spouse of partner pays 50 per cent of full cost)

Feedback:  monica.aguilar@fijisun.com.fj

 

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