ASOFIA 22nd National Conference

Upcoming ASOFIA Events

VIC Division

What: Health In Business Breakfast

When: Friday, 24th May 2019

Where: Holmesglen Chadstone Campus | Entry via Gate 3, Batesford Road

Join the VIC Division for an informative session helping to get you & your business into its healthiest shape. We will be joined by:
Alastair Lynch AFL Legend and HBP Group Director
Bryn Harwood Tradies Accountant CEO
Tim Harrington USG Boral Category Manager

Alastair from HBP Group will be putting a spotlight on why you and your employees are the most important part of your business, focusing on how you can best manage the health and wellbeing of your workforce for maximum results.

Bryn from Tradies Accountant will be sharing his wealth of insights on cash flow and business profit improvement.

Tim from USG Boral will speak about what USG Boral are doing to help with ways to reduce airborne hazards on job sites.

A light breakfast and refreshments are included. CLICK HERE to book now!

This event is being held at Holmesglen Chadstone Campus in the Building 5 Lecture Theatre. Enter Gate 3 via Batesford Road. Parking: Car Park at the end of Building 5.

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What: Inspiring Women In Shopfitting

When: Friday, 21st June 2019

Where: Panama Dining Room, Fitzroy

Stay tuned for more event details!

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What: AFL Final Fever

When: Friday, 6th September 2019

Where: TBC

Stay tuned for more event details!

QLD Division

What: ASOFIA On Site Expo

When: Thursday, 23rd May 2019 | 5–8pm

Where: Satchel Room, Doomben Racecourse | 75 Hampden Street, Ascot

The On Site Expo will be an opportunity for shopfitter, supplier, architectural andretail designer members to come together, network and share information. This will a FREE event to attend.

Don’t miss your opportunity to exhibit!

Members $550 inc gst per exhibition space
Non Members $750 inc gst per exhibition space
(Max 3 people per space, includes a 1.8m table & power. Extra cost $50pp)

To register your interest in attending or for more information about exhibiting, contact Tarama Hughes:

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What: Annual Breakfast

When: Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

Where: TBC

Stay tuned for more event details!

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What: Trade Night & AGM

When: Thursday, 8th August 2019

Where: TBC

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What: ASOFIA Expo

When: Friday,13th September 2019

Where: Parkwood Golf Course

Stay tuned for more event details!

SA Division


When: Wednesday, 15th May 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Pony & Cole, 6 Manton Street Hindmarsh

Following from the success of the inaugural expo in 2018, the SA Division invite you to this unique expo for shopfitters and associated trades where you can EXHIBIT ∆ LEARN ∆ NETWORK ∆ GROW


Attendees will be your ideal target market, this is one expo you definitely want to have a presence at! Finger food will be provided and your first drink will be complimentary.

Includes expo table, space for your banner behind your table. Your investment can be reduced to only $495+gst if you bring along a minimum of 3 relevant attendee guests with you.

PLACES ARE FILLING FAST! For more info, contact Janine Kitson on 0422 301 655 or email

WA Division

What: Trade Night

When: Wednesday 5th June 2019

Where: 450 Victoria Rd, Malaga WA

Stay tuned for more event details!

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What: Speaker Breakfast

When: Tuesday, 25th June 2019 | 7–9:30am

Where: Ambrose Room, Ambrose Estate
200 The Boulevard, Wembley Downs

“Create Your Champion Mindset – Thrive within the Industry” with Shelley Taylor-Smith

Shelley Taylor-Smith is a 7-time World No. 1 Women’s Marathon Swimming Champion. Her greatest personal achievement is not a title or an award. It is the result of her achieving the No.1 world ranking for both men and women that lead to the governing body FINA creating equal prize money for men and women and separate rankings that is her global legacy for women. Shelley’s inspirational message is living with conviction in life, both personally and professionally and how to create our own Champion Mindset with focus, self-belief and attitude. Using her thirty plus years of experience as athlete, coach, writer and consultant Shelley helps individuals in the sporting world as well as the business arena, with performance and lifestyle issues to discover our mental toughness to stay on top of your game despite the daily obstacles you face in your business and career with her everyday life motto: “Get Up, Get Over It & Get On With It”

AMP will present an overview of upcoming shopping centre developments within WA, with MC Diana Darmody facilitating a Q&A session with AMP representatives. An opportunity not to be missed.

Member Tickets: $66 inc. gst

Non-member Tickets: $77 inc. gst

Includes a sit-down plated breakfast

RSVP by Monday 17th June 2019 to Dayle Scarlett:

Book your tickets now:

Event Supporter: Laminex
Event Sponsor: Masterplanners
State Partner: WASP
State Supporter: Luxe Ceramics

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What: Laminex Trade Night & AGM

When: Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Where: TBC

Stay tuned for more event details!

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NSW Division

What: Long Lunch with Laurie Daley

When: Friday, 14th June 2019 | 12-4pm

Where: Aqua Luna Waterfront Dining
461 Henley Marine Dr, Drummoyne NSW 2047

Join us for lunch at one of Sydney’s stunning waterfront dining venues, Aqua Luna. We will be joined by guest speakers Laurie Daley and Brad Parker. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow ASOFIA members and industry colleagues.

Laurie Daley AM is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. He represented Australia on 26 occasions and has since been named as one of the nation’s finest of the 20th century.

Brad Parker is the CEO (NSW) of MATES in Construction, a charity helping to reduce the level of suicide among construction workers. It is an industry-led approach that helps workers on the ground and in their workplaces, to seek help.

MEMBERS $95 inc. gst per person
Non-members $110 inc. gst per person
Table of 10 $900 inc. gst
includes a three-course lunch with beverages

CLICK HERE to book now!

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What: Annual Golf Day 

When: Friday, 20th September 2019

Where: TBC

Save the date and stay tuned for event information!

Upcoming Industry Events


What: PYTHA Asia Pacific User Meeting

When: 26th – 28th April, 2019

Where: Bali

The inaugural PYTHA Asia Pacific User Meeting will be held in Bali in April this year (right around the ANZAC Day long weekend) and we’d love to get our Aussie and Kiwi customers together at the Pullman on Legian Beach.

Similar to our the Sydney User Meeting, this get-together will offer a series of workshops, full catering (morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas), a Welcome Dinner and Gala event, invaluable networking opportunities and a whole lot of fun!

You’ll be able to polish your PYTHA skills, mingle with the masters of 3D CAD and enjoy some Bali R&R, for a crazy conference pass price of only $300AUD + GST (not including flights and accommodation).

CLICK HERE for more information.

Win your way to the Asia Pacific User Meeting!

Purchase PYTHA 3D CAD from Pytha Partners between Wednesday, 20 February 2019 and Friday, 29 March 2019 and you’ll automatically go in the draw to win your way to the User Meeting in Bali!

One lucky Australian or New Zealand Pytha Partners customer will win a return airfare from Sydney to Bali, three nights accommodation and one full conference pass.

Australian and New Zealand software purchases must be paid in full prior to the competition closing date AEST 11:59PM 29 March 2019.

By participating you give PYTHA Lab GmbH and Pytha Partners Australia permission to publish images for marketing purposes via web, social media and/or printed material.

CLICK HERE for details on how to enter.


What: Sydney Build 2020 Expo

When: 14 – 15 March 2020

Where: Hordern Pavillion & Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney

Sydney Build has firmly established its reputation as one of the leading construction shows in all of Australia. Sydney Build is free to attend and features 15,000+ registered attendees, 150+ speakers, 250+ exhibitors and extensive networking.

Since its launch 3 years ago, Sydney Build has quickly built a loyal following, drawing in attendees due to its focus on Sydney and its surrounding region; its fresh content; exclusive networking events; and entertainment. Last year’s show was met with huge success, with 157 exhibitors; 11,839 pre-registered visitors; 56 supporting partners; and 92 speakers. After reaching full capacity last year, Sydney Build will be taking up both the Royal Hall of Industries and its neighbouring venue – Hordern Pavillion – for its next edition.

At Sydney Build, win contracts, promote products, learn from leading thought leaders from Sydney and the wider region, enhance your brand awareness, forge new business opportunities, meet pre-qualified buyers and much more.

CLICK HERE to register to attend

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What: NSW Regional Safety Conference & Expo

When: 4 – 5 July 2019

Where: Wests City NEX, Newcastle West

The NSW Regional Safety Conference & Expo will be held at Wests City NEX, 309 King St & Union St, Newcastle West and provides an opportunity for regionally based businesses to access a quality, world-class event with a range of educational and interesting information.

The high-quality speakers will deliver a wide range of presentations, including keynote speakers, panel discussions, targeted sessions and masterclasses. A range of global, national and local speakers will be talking about general workplace safety, mental health, hygiene, wellbeing, resilience, technology and leadership.

CLICK HERE for more information.