The JNF NSW Business Forum
The JNF NSW Business Forum seeks to:
- establish the JNF NSW Business Forum as the premier business networking group for the Sydney Jewish community
- promote and encourage the objectives of the JNF in NSW, Australia and internationally-adopt a project
- promote the development and growth of the Business Forum members and through that to raise funds for the JNF-grow the JNF as our members" businesses grow!
The JNF NSW Business Forum will leverage three pillars:
- Education - Business Breakfast:
Usually held every six weeks and will be themed around topical events and circumstances. Attendance is open to all. Business Forum members may bring one guest free of charge to one breakfast a year. Members attend breakfast at no charge. Typical of these have been Graeme Samuel AO, Chairman of ACCC, David Gonski AO AC, Gail Kelly, CEO of Westpac, HE Yuval Rotem Ambassasdor for Israel, Brian Schwartz AO, former CEO of Investec Bank and Vice President of FFA, Dr Yosi Lechem,Israeli Environmentalist and Ornithologist, John Smit, Springbok Rugby Captain, And Colonel Richard Kemp CBE.
- Networking and Business Development - Special Interest Groups:
4 focused networking groups, of 15-20 attendees each, at different CBD venues, with expert guest speakers-Investment, IT & Technology, Enteprepreneurial Business and Community & Social. Groups ru every 2 months with 2 meetings in each month. Attendance is limited to Business Forum members only. All meetings are hosted by a Business forum host and attended by a Business forum Ambassador. Blue Box donation of not less than $10 at the door.
- Facilitated Introductions - 'Interact'
At least 5 targeted, facilitated, personal introductions of you/your business to other Business Forum or wider business community members. each introduction will be made and facilitated by a JNF NSW Business Forum Ambassador. Available to Business Forum members only. Successful introduction to result in donation to JNF NSW project based on value of introduction.
Membershipof the JNF NSW Business Forum is $1135 of which $750 is a tax-deductible donation. Membership runs for 12 months from the date of payment.
Members are given access to dedicated JNF NSW Business Forum website with log in details. (Currently under construction) The website will include database and contact information. In addition there will be a dedicated Facebook,LinkedIn and Twitter groups for each component of the Business Forum.
Members will be allocated to a JNF NSW Ambassador to assist in their business development efforts and to arrange and facilitate 1 to 1 introductions and interaction.
Members receive regular JNF NSW Business Forum updates, event calendar information and select networking group communications.
Message from the JNF NSW Business Forum Chair, Stephen Madeisky
As a businessman involved in the High Tech industry, our Business Forum events have been insightful, motivating and have exposed me to some great secrets for succeeding in todays economy. Join us, be inspired and be challenged. Thanks to the KKL-JNF, Israel is one of the only countries in the world today that has more trees than it had a century ago. From a global perspective, the environmental impact of this tree planting means that KKL-JNF is one of the world largest carbon neutral organisations.
Message from JNF NSW President, Dr Stuart Romm
The Business Forum provides terrific business networking opportunities, where you meet interesting people and hear from some fascinating spaekers, and of course, the funds we raise contribute to making a real difference in Israel through KKL-JNF.
For example, Israel is also the number one country in terms of water recycling and the JNF's 200+ reservoirs ensure that this water makes its way to the farmers who need it, contributing significantly to Israel's water economy. This knowledge and experience, through partnership frameworks, is being shared here in Australia and worldwide. The JNF NSW Business Forum through its activities, supports the efforts of the JNF Australia in furthering the work of KKL-JNF in Israel and elsewhere.