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Projects get on board for expo
More than fifty CFA projects have now signed up for CFA’s first ever Project Expo, an event to showcase, profile and celebrate projects and facilitate networking and idea sharing.
The expo will be held on October 14 at the Whitehorse Club on Burwood East Reserve, just behind the basketball centre and close to building 8 at CFA HQ.
David Spokes, Executive Director Performance and Strategy, said that the quick response had been pleasing given there was still a week to go before the September 13 deadline for registering interest.
“We are hoping to have an even bigger response in the next week. There are up to 120 projects currently underway and we would love to have them involved,” he said.
“This is a new initiative for us, but we hope it will give members a chance to stop for one day and collectively celebrate our achievements, because they are pretty significant.
“It’s a good chance for project people to look at the scope of activity across CFA and get the big picture of what’s going on and how we fit into that picture.
“Participating in the expo shouldn’t require a huge effort – what we are asking is that you use existing visual material or equipment you have, bring along photos and create at least one poster using the printable templates we’ll provide,” David said.
The Project Expo will be heavily promoted to a wider audience of CFA members and key external stakeholders throughout October.
Registrations are open to any current or recently completed CFA project (with enquiries welcome from other special initiatives or campaigns of widespread interest).
Organisers are seeking a firm commitment from exhibitors by Friday 27 September – once received, projects or groups of projects will be allocated a booth.
David Spokes said that the expo was a timely way to raise awareness of how projects operated within CFA and in an interagency context.
“We increasingly use a project model to achieve change in a short period of time – as such they are critical to our success and growth as an organisation,” he said.