National DIA Conference in Canberra, September


logoWe are advised the DIA National Conference is to be held in Canberra is just over 2 weeks time.

Date:     Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th September, 2015
Starts:   2:00pm
Venue:  Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2600

7 Reasons why you need to attend the National DIA Conference

Reason 1. Implement the information from John Dee’s key note address and save big $s
Reason 2. Receive a copy of John Dee’s book – Energy Cut – for free
Reason 3. Join with Bulk Energy and get the DIA member discount on your power usage
Reason 4. Hear real solutions on how to market yourself and your service from Tara Clark
Reason 5. See three plants that have all upgraded equipment in recent months and talk to the suppliers about these changes
Reason 6. 5 simple steps to generate all the new customers you can handle by marketing strategist – Darrell Weekes
Reason 7. Talk with your industry colleagues and get proven advice – we are all in this together.

Saturday Sep 12th from 2pm. The following plants are open for inspection:

1. Bells Dry Cleaners
3/5 Badham Street, Dickson This plant will display and demonstrate –
Union drycleaning machine Conveyor systems DCCS POS computer operation Red Box 24 hour station Greenearth

2. Garran Dry Cleaners
1 Garran Place, Garran
Showing in this plant will be – Union Dry Cleaning Machine Solvon K4 solvent Energy Saving programs

3. Supreme Dry Cleaners
8 Gregory Street, Queanbeyan
On display here is – Unipress Double Legger & presses Unipress jacket/pant Topper Unipress Steam Cabinet Italclean drycleaning machines

There are no set times for demonstrations at these display plants and delegates are free to move around these plants at their own leisure. This will allow you as much time as possible to see exactly what you want to see.

Awards for Excellence Cocktail Party
Novotel Canberra – 6pm – 8pm
Enjoy drinks and canapes on this very social but important evening to when the winners of the Awards for Excellence are announced.

Sunday, 13th September, 2015

1. AGM – The formalities of the DIA handled in this session

2. Energy Cut – John Dee is one of Australia’s most influential figures on social and environmental issues. John has been involved with ‘ban the bulb’, removing phosphates from laundry detergents, national tree day, and was NSW Australian of the Year in 2010. His “Do Something” slogan and company continue to impact on the social conscience and corporate world. John is passionate about everything he is behind and the recent campaign is
to do with reducing energy consumption and has written a book about it. The book will be given to all delegates

3. Energy Cost Savings – Bulk Energy is a company committed to finding the best price for its customers across Australia. Not only this but also analyzing your energy bills and advising how you might work smarter hours to
reduce you energy consumption.

4. Energise your Business – A panel of industry leaders will present the many ways to reduce energy in your plant through practical and inexpensive methods, guaranteed to save you money.

4. Energise your Business – A panel of industry leaders will present the many ways to reduce energy in your plant through practical and inexpensive methods, guaranteed to save you money.

5. Marketing – Are you reaching your target clientele? Marketing is more than letter box drops and the savvy purchaser is doing everything on their
tablets or smart phones. If you do not have a presence you are going to be missed.

6. Employee management – a DIA member lost a case in the Commission when sacking an employee caught stealing! Do you know how to sack an employee correctly? It could cost big dollars but find out here how to manage your employees correctly.

Download the information and registration form from the DIA website at


This is a particularly busy time for Canberra with the opening of the magnificent FLORIADE . Make sure you book accommodation NOW so you aren’t shunted too far out of town. Canberra has such a lot to offer, cut yourself some slack to enjoy it all before you leave. Trip Advisor has a comprehensive list of the city’s attractions.…/photo-gallery/…