We may be crazy, but the members have spoken and we are moving full steam a head for the 2022 FTMA National Conference, which for the first time ever, will be held as a weekend retreat on the 11 & 12 June 2022.

With a shorter than usual period to organise our event, we have gone back to the fabulous RACV Royal Pines, where we know the lay of the land and know that our delegates will be comfortable and looked after.

We understand there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, but we must get back to some sort of normal life and there has been an overwhelming response that members want to get together for some face-to-face networking.

FTMA has booked out the entire conference area to ensure we can deliver a COVID-Safe event whilst maximising the networking opportunities for fabricators and suppliers.

It is also important to note, that if you register Joe Blog and he comes down with COVID and cannot attend, you can send someone in his place as long as we are informed as early as possible.

Red Activities Day – Saturday 11 June

One of the keys to our successful conferences is the Red Activities Day which provides a range of fun and exciting activities for delegates to participate in whilst networking.

This year is our biggest activities day yet with four awesome activities on offer for delegates including

  • Golf at RACV Royal Pines
  • Jet Ski Safari with options of 1.5hr or 2.5hr tour
  • Kayaking & Snorkelling Tour
  • Indoor Skydiving and VR Experience

The Official Icebreaker Dinner, proudly sponsored by Principle Sponsor Pryda and Major Sponsors Meyer Timber and Vekta Automation, will be a night full of fun, food and networking as the tennis courts are transformed in to a Casino featuring a full size Craps Table, Money Wheel, Roulette Wheel, Blackjack Table & Poker Table.

With Meyer Timber Sports returning with some great activities, delegates will have plenty to keep them occupied whilst enjoying the food stations and beverages.

For further information on the Red Activities Day please click here.

National Conference – Sunday 12 June

The FTMA National Conference is the only conference in Australia where the entire program is designed for fabricators.

The program includes subjects such as timber and housing market updates, launch of Carbon Warrior Partner Program, Current State of Builders Debt, Handling the Mounting Mental Health Pressures of Business Owners and Managers, Retaining Good Staff and Understanding Your Costs NOT Your Prices.

We will also have a presentation on the results from the 2022 National Fabricator Census (which is being undertaken in April), where we will not only look at employment numbers and other key demographic stats for our industry, but explore what fabricators see as the future of our industry.

For further information on the National Conference please click here

Conference Dinner – Sunday 12 June

What better way to debrief after the conference than at the National Conference Dinner where the networking continues.

This year’s dinner will be a Jungle Safari Retreat!

After the wild times of the past two years, it is time to let your hair down and your inner animal out at the National Conference Dinner!

The evening starts with Pre-Dinner Drinks before we enter the jungle retreat which is kindly sponsored by CombiLift and for our Irish mates we will be serving Guinness.

We have intentionally kept the theme of extreme networking going whilst keeping in line with the weekend retreat. This way we can ensure there is plenty of fun and opportunities to continue conference discussions with old and new friends. The 2022 Conference Dinner, which is being sponsored by Multinail Australia will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.

The Clive Martella Service to Industry Award, is a highlight of the dinner with the presentation of this prestigious Award.

For further information on the FTMA National Conference Dinner and Clive Martella Service to Industry Award please click here.

FTMA has worked hard with our amazing sponsors to ensure we can keep prices as low as possible and for the first 10 days of registration, you can book at the 2019 price of $550 GST Inclusive.

This is a weekend retreat, so why not bring the family or your partner who may like to join in for the Sip & Paint High Tea being organised especially for partners whilst you are conferencing.

We encourage you to get in quick as there are limited spots for Red Activities and accommodation is tight.  If you are an RACV Club Member, book directly through your membership, otherwise we have a great rate for bed and breakfast in our accommodation deal which you can book via the conference website.

We truly hope our members come along and support the FTMA National Conference | Weekend Retreat

If you want a refresher on how great our last National Conference was, please view our videos from the 2019 Conference.

Otherwise, please give me a bell on 0418 226 242 if you have any further questions.

Kersten Gentle

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