Did you know that our Corporate Associate Opal Minded, a Sydney-based and Polish-owned jewellery design studio was just awarded the Best Ethical Brand - Asia Pacific for 2021 by LUXlife?
Congratulations from PABF Team. Fantastic kick off of 2022!
Read more HERE
About Opal Minded:
Established in Sydney in 1989, Opal Minded is the only jewellery maison in the world dedicated exclusively to Australian opals. Featuring an incredible array of exquisite opals sourced from their own Jundah-Opalville mines in Queensland, Opal Minded specializes in bespoke opal jewellery designed by in-house Creative Director, Dr Renata Bernard. The boutique is located in The Rocks, a historic precinct of Sydney and its design studio in the prestigious The Dymocks Building, Sydney CBD. Opal Minded is in the business of creating happiness by the way of opals and thus can guarantee excellence in design and customer service.
Big thanks to everyone who joined us for the private yacht event!
There’s no better way to kick-off 2022 than with a cruise around Sydney Harbour! After so many Zoom meetings it was great to share a beautiful day with our members and associates in person. Thank you to Matthew Przybyla for your delicious wine selection and Peter Lelek for the stunning pictures. Looking forward to much more in 2022.
We are pleased to invite you to our newly launched Associates-Only content area on our website. Here you can find recordings of our past virtual events and connect with like-minded people though our Associates Directory.
To access, please log in and follow the LINK
As the calendar year draws to a close, we would like to thank you for another year together. Your support has contributed to our growth, with over 60 Corporate and Individual Associates, as well as an extensive network of PABF Supporters. Together, we have facilitated new business collaborations, exchanged ideas, and built friendships.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 challenges, we were able to meet both, in person and virtually, which would not have been such a success without you. More to come in 2022! Our plan for the next year remains ambitious and full of innovative ways to help our community uncover the real potential of working together.
If you missed any of this year's virtual events, recordings are available to PABF Associates in our newly launched Associates-Only Content Area Please use your log in details to access it. If logging in for the first time, you may need to reset your password.
The PABF Team will be on leave from Friday 24th of December 2021, until Monday 17th of January 2022. For any urgent enquiries please contact email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We wish you a safe, restful and happy holiday break and we are looking forward to good things and amazing events together in 2022.
Yesterday we had our final event in 2021- it was so good to see everyone.
As we approach the end of what has been a very long and challenging year, I want thank you for your tireless efforts to support our community.
There are so many great things that happened this year and many more remarkable events are planned in the next year.
Special thank you to Dorota Bacal, Thomas Murmylo, Philip Link, George Guse, Dominik Zielke, Jenny Morawska, Jakub Wilchelm, Peter Kasprzak, Eva Hussain, Lukasz de Pourbaix, Tym Pieglowski, and Patrycja Pietrasik
For any innovators working on great new tech ideas Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has a great program running right now! Get your applications in quick!
For Australia, cyberspace and critical technology are foreign policy priorities.
To support this, DFAT partners with NGOs, government and private organisations to strengthen regional cyber and critical tech resilience through the Cyber and Critical Tech Cooperation Program.
Grants are available for new project proposals that can help maximise cyberspace and critical technology opportunities across the Indo-Pacific.
Yesterday two of our representatives Dorota Bacal and Eva Hussein had a great pleasure to participate in a reception celebrating the 103 Anniversary of the Polish Independence Day, organised by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney.
For the few hours, we traveled to Poland, listening about Polish rich history from Consul Monika Konczyk, followed by a concert with Chopin’s music by Ms Van-Anh Nguyen.
Days like this should be celebrated together. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Ms Monika Konczyk, the Consul General of Poland for organising this fantastic event.
Having a vision of a better world will result in the world being better!
As COP26 kicks off, Deloitte held a webinar series on ClimateExchange. Hear from Dorota Bacal, the Carbon Manager at RACE for 2030 and Secretary of Polish Australian Business forum talking about the importance of building capacity in the energy transition.
Watch here: https://www.linkedin.com/video/live/urn:li:activity:6861301527743627264/
Dorota is one of the contributors to John O'Brien's Stories from 2030: Disruption - Acceleration - Transformation. The book features 82 stories that address climate justice, collaboration across countries, companies, and communities, adaptation of cities and economies, of ecosystems and biodiversity, of health and wellbeing.
To read more about the book, go to: https://www.visions2100.com/
We are pleased to share that Arc Renewable Group, one of our Corporate Associates has been voted Australia's Best Solar Installer for Residential Strata Appartment Buildings in 2021! Read more here: https://www.wattblock.com/blog/top-30-solar-installers-for-strata-apartment-buildings. Congratulations to George Guse and the Arc Team!
Join the Renewable Revolution here: www.arcrenewablegroup.com.au/
! Important message to all businesses importing products to Australia !
For the 2021-22 BMSB risk season, BMSB seasonal measures will apply to targeted goods manufactured in or shipped from target risk countries including Poland, that have been shipped between 1 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 (inclusive), and to vessels that berth, load, or tranship from target risk countries within the same period.
The list of countries that have been categorised as target risk can be found here: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs#what-are-the-target-risk-countries
The list of goods that have been categorised as target high risk goods and will require mandatory treatment for BMSB risk can be found here: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/before/brown-marmorated-stink-bugs#what-goods-are-subject-to-the-measures
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