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ADIA CEO Update: Disaster Relief and Support for Small Businesses

Posted by ADIA on 10 March 2022
ADIA CEO Update: Disaster Relief and Support for Small Businesses

ADX Sydney Update

We currently have 6051 delegate registrations (4324 at the same time in 2020)

(NSW: 79%, VIC: 8%, QLD: 6%, Other: 7%) and 191 exhibitors confirmed for ADX Sydney.

Severe Weather and Flooding Support for Small Businesses

The Federal and State governments have confirmed further support for businesses impacted by flooding to support clean-up, rebuilding and recovery.

 

New South Wales:

Assistance is being provided to the following 45 local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA):

  • Armidale, Bayside, Ballina, Bega, Bellingen, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Byron, Camden, Campbelltown, Clarence Valley, Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Eurobodalla, Fairfield, Georges River, Glen Innes Severn, Hastings, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Inner West, Kempsey, Kiama, Ku-rin-gai, Kyogle, Lismore, Liverpool, Mid Coast, Nambucca, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie/Hastings, Richmond, Ryde, Shellharbour, Sutherland, Tenterfield, The Hills,Tweed, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Wollongong.

 

Queensland:

The payments are being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for eligible applicants in the 19 local government areas of:

  • Brisbane, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Noosa, North Burnett, Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba

 

The support package includes:

  • $50,000 grants to assist small business and not-for-profit organisations that have suffered direct damage from the event.

 

Apply here if you're a small business in NSW

 

Apply here if you're a small business in QLD
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ADIA CEO Update: Update on ADX Sydney 2022

Posted by ADIA on 17 February 2022
ADIA CEO Update: Update on ADX Sydney 2022

Latest NSW COVID-19 News - a boost to consumer confidence

From today, NSW will see restrictions eased ahead of schedule following Premier Dominic Perrottet’s announcement yesterday.
  • Working from home orders will be scrapped and left to “employer’s discretion”
  • QR Code check-ins will only be required for nightclubs and music festivals with more than 1000 attendees
  • Density limits in hospitality settings will be lifted
  • Singing and dancing will be allowed at all venues
From next Friday, 25 February:
  • Face masks will only be compulsory on public transport, planes, airports, hospitals, prisons, and disability and aged care facilities. Masks will still be recommended for other indoor settings.
  • The 20,000-person capacity of music festivals will be removed, with singing and dancing permitted

Seeing the stabilisation of COVID cases over the last couple of weeks indicates to the public that we are tracking well and should see a further boost in confidence.

Read the full media release
 

COVID Safe Preparation for ADX Sydney 2022

To ensure that ADX Sydney is as safe as possible, ADIA has conducted an updated risk assessment and will be implementing all recommendations at ADX Sydney.

ADIA will notify ADX Sydney attendees that:

  • They will not be admitted to ADX Sydney if they have any COVID symptoms
  • They should reconsider their attendance at ADX Sydney if they fall into any of the high-risk groupings of age over 85, obesity, diabetes and cardio-respiratory diseases.


Anyone attending ADX Sydney in any capacity will need to fill out a declaration that:

  • They are double-vaccinated
  • They have no COVID symptoms
  • If they become a close contact or develop COVID symptoms, they will immediately report to the ADX Sydney organisers (ADIA)

ADIA will Supply Rapid Antigen Tests to all ADX Sydney exhibitors:

  • ADIA is sending each exhibitor sufficient Rapid Antigen Tests so that each registered exhibition staff member can test themselves each day that they are going to be on-site
  • Tests will be sent out over the next two weeks
  • Please ensure that you have registered all of your staff via the exhibitor portal by Friday 25th February, so that we can issue the correct number of tests to your company
  • We highly recommend exhibitor staff complete the test daily at home or in their hotel room, before entering the exhibition


ADIA will Implement internal control measures that comply with current NSW government control measures:

  • Hand washing guidelines will be published in handwashing areas
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be installed throughout the hall - thanks to Whiteley
  • Masks are recommended for indoor settings but are not compulsory. ADIA is providing free face masks - thanks to Medicom, for those who wish to wear them
  • Maintain physical distancing in small, enclosed spaces
  • Exhibitors are encouraged to disinfect benches and flat surfaces (including any touch screens) regularly
  • ADIA and venue staff will be attending to surfaces such as registrations screes and flat surfaces in shared areas like the cafes

NSW Government guidelines are subject to change and precautions will be updated accordingly

 
 

ADX Sydney

We are less than four weeks away from ADX Sydney 2022, where we will have world-class speakers, cutting-edge industry exhibitions and a stellar line-up of social events. Don't miss out on all the fun! Click here to check out what ADX is all about.

Registration is still open if you haven't yet secured your ticket. Book now!

We currently have 3988 delegate registrations (NSW: 79%, VIC: 8%, QLD: 5%, Other: 8%) and 180 exhibitors confirmed for ADX Sydney.

WATCH what previous attendees have said about their experience at our ADX events.

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ADIA CEO Update: 10 February

Posted by ADIA on 10 February 2022
ADIA CEO Update: 10 February
ADX Sydney 2022   Have you registered for ADX Sydney 2022 yet? There's only five weeks to go until the event launches. Don't miss out!

With 3357 delegate registrations (NSW: 79%, VIC: 8%, QLD: 5%, Other: 8%) and 177 exhibitors confirmed, we are pleased to see the optimism instilled in the community as a result of the massive drop in daily COVID-19 cases reported across Australia.

We are still continuing to receive enquiries and demand from organisations wanting to exhibit at ADX. So there's no doubt we'll be sold out in the next two weeks! Register Now     Latest COVID-19 Business News Rent relief for small and family businesses:
As small and family businesses continue to grapple with the financial impact of the Omicron wave, the Victorian Government has extended a branch of support with the introduction of new regulations under the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.

Eligible commercial tenants with an annual turnover of $10 million or less who have suffered a decline in turnover of at least 30 per cent due to COVID-19 will be able to access the scheme. The new regulations operate from 16 January 2022 and run until 15 March 2022. Find out more       COVID-19 Resources for Managing Your Business What to do if a worker tests positive at my workplace?
Victoria's Department of Health has provided information and advice for businesses who have a COVID-19 case in the workplace, including new changes workplaces need to know. Find out more     New resources for tenants and landlords:
The Victorian Small Business Commission has developed a suite of resources to help make sure tenants and landlords are across what they need to know. Easy-to-search FAQS Optional letter templates for requesting rent relief (see question 17) and responding to a request (see question 22) Step-by-step process for tenants and landlords Helpful scenario showing how negotiations can break down and ways the VSBC can help   New COVIDSafe Plan template:
A new COVIDSafe plan template is now available to help you reduce the risk of COVID?19 at your business. The updated template helps you document how you will manage a COVID?19 case in the workplace. It is mandatory for every Victorian business with on-site operations to have a COVIDSafe Plan in place. Find out more ...
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ADIA CEO Update: COVID-19 Update

Posted by ADIA on 4 February 2022
ADIA CEO Update: COVID-19 Update


COVID-19 Update

As depicted in the graph below, there has been a significant drop in the number of COVID-19 cases reported across Australia since the peak in January. If the trend continues to follow forecasting, this should see a boost in consumer confidence leading into March and hopefully a prosperous 2022 after the uncertainty we've had the last two years.

Sources:
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

Our World in Data


ADX Sydney 2022


With only six weeks to go until ADX Sydney 2022 kicks off at the ICC, industry confidence remains high with over 3000 delegate registrations and 180 exhibitors confirmed. We expect to put out the sold out sign by the end of the month given the current enquiries and increasing demand from organisations wanting to exhibit at ADX.

 

Latest COVID-19 Business News

  • Business Support Package Released:

The Small Business Support Program will provide businesses in NSW with an annual turnover of between $75,000 and $50 million with a decline in turnover of at least 40 percent by providing a payment covering up to 20 percent of their weekly payroll for the month of February 2022.

In addition, the existing Small Business Fees, Charges and RAT Rebate will be increased from the current $2,000 limit to $3,000 and employing businesses will be able to offset 50 percent of the cost of RATs.

 

  • Staged return of non-urgent elective surgery:

From next Monday 7 February, non-elective surgery requiring an overnight stay can now safely resume at private hospitals and some of our public hospitals that are in a position to do so in regional and rural NSW.

 

  • COVID-19 Resources for Managing Your Business

What do I need to do if a worker tests positive at my workplace?
NSW Health has provided a useful list of steps on what your business needs to do following reports of a positive COVID-19 test at your workplace.

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ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney 2022

Posted by ADIA on 24 January 2022
ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney 2022

 

ADX Sydney 2022

 

The Australian Dental Industry Association wishes to advise members and exhibitors that the upcoming ADX Sydney 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) at this point in time is still planning to proceed on 17-19 March 2022.

 

At this stage, the NSW Government does not envisage implementing restrictions to prevent large events from proceeding. The current medical advice from NSW Health indicates that we've reached peak infection rates and should see case numbers dropping over the next few weeks.

 

The ADIA will implement the same robust COVID-safe strategy we had at ADX Sydney 2020 and ADX Melbourne 2021, including the use of face masks, sanitisation stations, and controlled entry and exit points.

 

There are currently 180 exhibitors confirmed, with a waitlist of 56 organisations wanting to exhibit at ADX and only 24 booths remaining for sale.

 

Delegate confidence in the community remains high. At the end of this week in 2018, we had 1406 registrations. In 2020 we had 1605 registrations. And as of today, we have 2720, almost double the registrations for the same time in 2018.

Over the next three weeks, we will monitor the situation closely and continue to update members and exhibitors on a weekly basis to advise of any changes leading up to the event.

 

 

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Latest COVID-19 Business News

Pandemic Leave

The Fair Work Commission amended 99 modern awards to include unpaid 'pandemic leave' and allow the flexibility to take double the amount of annual leave at half pay. The operation of the unpaid pandemic leave provision of Schedule X - Additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended in 73 awards until 30 June 2022.

Read more here.

 

Rent Relief Extended for Small Businesses

The NSW Government is extending rent relief regulation until March 13 for small business owners impacted by COVID-19.

Full details and how to apply: https://www.smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au/get-help/covid-19/covid-19-grants-and-support-small-business

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