Boards without Borders

Creating business opportunities for South Australia

Our Boards without Borders project encourages and supports Boards and Executive Teams with South Australian connections to meet in Adelaide. This includes engaging with Boards already meeting in South Australia as well as encouraging new Boards to meet in Adelaide.

As well as promoting Adelaide as an attractive business investment destination and helping create new business opportunities, the program is also helping change the narrative around Adelaide, ensuring Boards leave with a positive and lasting impression of our city.

This program is driven by our members and our Business Attraction Group is chaired by two leading business people: Matt Clemow of Capetal and Ian Smith of Bespoke Approach.

What we can offer visiting Boards

  • experts in particular fields to talk at a Board dinner, lunch or at a stand-alone event
  • recommendations to coincide meetings with major events (cricket, Tour Down Under, festivals etc)
  • help facilitating meetings with politicians and dignitaries
  • suggestions and assistance with developing a touring program for executive team and Board members and partners
  • a dinner or lunch potentially hosted by one of our members
  • depending on the nationalities of those attending, we could also put them in touch with honorary consuls and/or local chambers of commerce/relevant business leaders etc
  • recommendations on Board health checks and other services (provided by our members)

While we don’t finance these visits, we can do a lot of the ground work to make the visit as successful as possible and use our connections to give Boards and Executive Teams experiences they may not otherwise have.

An example of the program in action

The national Board and Executive Team of an interstate headquartered company is coming to Adelaide and the local office would like to capitalise on emerging defence opportunities. To do this, they need to convince the national team to invest in defence procurement. To help, we’re organising a speaker to talk about the State economic value of defence, a tour of a defence facility and a speaker on defence procurement as well as helping with venue suggestions and touring options. See below for more examples:

If you know of a Board or Executive Team that could benefit by being involved in our Boards without Borders program, please contact us on +61 8 8410 5301 or [email protected].