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  1. A UNITED CHAMBER MOVEMENT 12 July 2011 A presentation by Mr Stephen Cartwright Chief Executive Officer NSW Business Chamber

  2. 186 years in Australia …. The term “Chamber” was first used by a collective of business people in Marseille, France, in 1599 2007 ACA formed 1977 ACCI formed 1957 NT Chamber founded 1890 WA Chamber founded 1868 QLD Chamber founded 1851 VIC & TAS Chambers founded 1839 SA Chamber founded 1825 NSW Chamber founded

  3. First inter-colonial conference of Chamber delegates, from Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, held in Adelaide, 1887.

  4. Chamber movement today … Australian Chamber Alliance • 30,000 members • 100,000 members / customers

  5. United Chamber Movement – The Pyramid of Power Global Issues & Services ICC / WCF National Issues & Services  ACCI & ACA State issues & Services  7 State & Territory Chambers

  6. World Chambers Federation • 50 years old • More than 12,000 chambers worldwide • 40 million businesses worldwide • The WCF Governing Council comprises 50 members: • British Chambers of Commerce, UK • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation • Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, Spain • China International Chamber of Commerce • Council of Saudi Chamber, Saudi Arabia • Israeli Chambers of Commerce • Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Switzerland • Australian Chamber Alliance • India Merchant’s Chamber, India • Iran Chamber of commerce, Industries and Mines • Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria • Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce, Service and Tourism • Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, France • The Canadian Chamber of Commerce • The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan • Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry • American Chamber of Commerce, USA 7th World Congress

  7. Carbon Tax • Reducing pollution is the right goal • All countries share one atmosphere so it’s a global issue • China emits 7 billion tonnes per year • Australia emits 400 million tonnes • China’s emissions increased by 700 million tonnes last year • Emissions per head means Luxembourg is biggest polluter and China doesn’t appear in top 20 • Australia could go to zero emissions and it would have zero impact • Price or carbon in NZ is $12 • Price of carbon in Europe is $18 • Greens want $40 plus • Manufacturing employs 1 million Australians • Government prepared to sacrifice manufacturing for mining • All businesses will feel the impact • NSWBC – if pollies can’t say no - then start low and go slow • ACCI ad campaign

  8. The NSW story so far …… 1960 1992 1977 WCF 2007 CAI ACCI ACA Trade, Protection, Lobbying Diversification Workplace Relations 1996 2011 1999 1997 1915 1885 1995 1991/2 NSWBC ABLAW Sold MMI AC ABL ACM C M NSW MMI CMNSW HBC/IBC/ CBC 1825 NCC/WCC SBC SCC 1992 LCCs AIG MTIA

  9. NSW Business Chamber today • One of the largest business associations in Australia • Over 6,900 members (up 2,000 in last 12 months) • Over 22,000 customers • 390 staff in 30 offices across NSW • Over $300m invested = $16m pa in dividends • Aiming for 12 by 12 (ie. 12,000 members by 2012) • Core areas of expertise • Policy & Advocacy - influencing governments • Legal / Consulting - WR & OHS & Commercial • Business Improvement - trade, marketing and environment • Skills - Apprenticeships / Traineeships / Recruitment

  10. Vision & Mission

  11. Speaking for all businesses in NSW

  12. United Chamber Movement – The Pyramid of Power ICC / WCF Global Issues  National Issues & Services  ACCI & ACA State issues  7 State/Territory Chambers Regional issues  9 x Regional Chambers in NSW / ACT

  13. United Chamber Movement – The Pyramid of Power ICC / WCF Global Issues  National Issues & Services  ACCI & ACA State issues  7 State/Territory Chambers Regional issues  9 x Regional Chambers in NSW / ACT Local issues  300 x Local Chambers in NSW

  14. Chamber Alliance Program

  15. LCC Member Benefits • Business Hotline - unlimited calls • Workplace Advice Line - 3 calls per year • “Ask Us How” guides - unlimited online access • Online Business Check - one per year • Events - LCC member rate • Business Magazine - free each quarter • E-Newsletter - free each month • Business Directory - free listing each year • Business Legal Toolkit - limited online access • NSWBC Products - LCC member rates • Membership upgrade - discount to reflect LCC fee

  16. Local Chambers of Commerce in NSW

  17. The future …….. • Business regulation is migrating to federal sphere eg Workplace Relations, OH&S, Consumer Protection, Corporate Law, Business Registration etc • Payroll tax is still a state issue but for how long ? • Large members seeking nationally consistent advice & services • Large members seeking access / influence with federal politicians • Long term aim should be strong voice of business & service delivery platform at local, regional, state, federal and global level • Key challenge is to have optimal structure and resource utilisation for national Chamber movement

  18. The Chamber family ….