From the magazine

Secretary’s Corner

The Ozwater Conference and Exhibition was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the same venue that we will be returning to for our prestigious event.

The second phase of local promotion will occur at the enviroNZ 05 Conference and Exhibition that will be held in Auckland in September.

Whilst participating as an exhibitor at the Brisbane Convention Centre it was pleasing to note that there is definitely adequate space for our exhibitors. I found both the sound levels and the overall lighting extremely good. The venue itself is first class and should not cause any problems.

Trenchless Asia 2006

In a future edition of our magazine, I will be providing details regarding participating in Trenchless Asia 2006 – Shanghai, which is taking place on March 7 – 9. The ASTT would like to facilitate an Aussie and Kiwi presence at this exhibition and for those that have participated in the past, you will know the sort of deals that the ASTT can provide exhibitors. I mention this now as it will give companies time to start thinking about developing business opportunities in China.

Directory of Services

Is the information about you or your company accurate on the ASTT web site?

Almost on a daily basis I receive requests about the range of services our members can supply. Every time I get these enquiries I forward the interested party to the ASTT Member Services website, where it is quite easy to search for the desired information.

To ensure that your information is accurate, I would request that every member review their profiles and advise me of any changes that you feel need to be made to make your site more relevant. If you are not sure of exactly what I am chasing, take a moment to review some of the other members with similar interests as yourself.

When supplying me with your revised information, I would also request you adopt the following headings so that there is no chance of misinterpretation –

Contact Details; E-Mail and Web Site addresses; Type of Business; Business Profile; Areas of Interest; Equipment; and Main Area of Expertise.

Some of you have not taken up the offer of displaying your company logo so I would therefore encourage you to also send me this, preferably in a .gif format, so that it can be included on your web profile. To access this site, refer to the following link:

2005 Annual General Meeting

This year’s AGM will be held in conjunction with the NZWWA and ASTT Conference and Exhibition. It is anticipated that the AGM will be held around 5:00pm in one of the meeting rooms at the Aotea Centre. The tentative date is currently Thursday September 29. Once confirmed, all members will be formally advised.

2005 – 2006 Council Nominations

In accordance with item 7c of the ASTT Constitution, the “Call for nominations to Council” will be sought from financial members this July. Financial members in each State and/or Country will be required to forward to the Federal Secretary by the designated date the name of the person they wish to nominate as Councillor to represent that State and or Country for the forthcoming year. All nominations must be seconded by another financial member from the same State or Country and agreed to by the nominee. If more than one nomination is received for each State or Country, then the Federal Secretary will arrange postal elections for that State and or Country.

Jeff Pace

ASTT Secretary

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