The ASI is pressing ahead with a non-stop calendar of seminars, workshops and presentations across Australia that will run for the remainder of the 2008-09 Financial Year to equip those in the steel industry supply chain to cope better during the current economic crisis.

Funded through the Enterprise Connect program from the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, the ASI is conducting three separate series of activities – economic briefings to help take some of the uncertainty out of these trying financial times; cashflow management workshops to help SMEs keep their businesses in the black; and import replacement workshops to discuss ways to better promote local content in major development projects. The cashflow workshops are being conducted by prominent accounting firm, Lawler Partners. All the economic briefings are being run in conjunction with OneSteel and with St. George Bank in some states.


Name: Don McDonald
Phone: +61 2 9931 6610