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Christopher Janssen to present at the Australian Chambers Business Congress

Sydney – May 2011

GPC Electronics MD, Christopher Janssen will be one of a number of high profile speakers at the First Annual Australian Chambers Business Congress.

Heading the list of international and Australian business experts speaking at the congress are Apple Computers Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, world-renowned Harvard Professor, Michael Porter, and ‘Tipping Point’ author, Malcolm Gladwell.

The Congress will bring together, for the first time in the 150 year history of the Chamber movement, members from all Australian State and Territory Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and will be held in the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland between 1 – 3 June 2011.

As part of the united Chamber movement’s continued support of flood damaged businesses in Queensland, $100 from each ticket sale will be donated to the Queensland Flood Appeal. It is anticipated that more than $100,000 will be raised for this worthy case.

The inaugural Australian Chambers Business Congress is an event where over a thousand of Australia’s business leaders, executives and owners will converge to debate, network – and perhaps even solve – the most telling issues facing business today.

Under the banner of 'today, tomorrow and beyond' attendees will:

* Experience world class Australian and international keynote speakers
* Discover global megatrends that affect their business
* Learn about the latest business technology
* Explore next generation business models
* Contribute to Australia’s business future
* Invigorate their business thinking with fresh ideas
* Lead their business into the future with confidence

“The inaugural Australian Chambers Business Congress will be an event unlike any other on the business event calendar, providing the opportunity for delegates from the 100,000 business members of the Australian Chambers of Commerce to come together for the first time,” said Stephen Cartwright, CEO of NSW Business Chamber.

“There has never been an annual Business Congress of this kind in the 150 year history of the Chamber movement in Australia, and I am very proud that the Chambers from around the country are uniting to produce this landmark event.

“Australian business owners will be able to hear the behind the scenes stories that have created some of the most successful companies in the world, with experts such as Steven Wozniak, Michael Porter and Malcolm Gladwell providing insights into their success.

“Sessions will address the megatrends that impact global business, sustainability issues facing the Australian business environment, new business models and best practice for business today.

“There will be great networking opportunities and an exhibition that will add energy and excitement to the quality business program.”

Other speakers include Queensland Premier, Anna Bligh, Federal Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, economist, Saul Eslake, GE Australia CEO, Steve Sargent, Telstra Business Managing Director, Deena Schiff, and A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council Managing Director, Erik Peterson.To be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Queensland Australia from June 1 to 3, 2011.

For more information on the Congress, please visit:

For more information on GPC, please contact:
Christopher Janssen
Managing Director
GPC Electronics
2 Blaikie Road, Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
61 2 4737-6610