THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

La Camara aims to be the preeminent point of reference for the Spanish-Australian business community and to facilitate and foster the development of business relationships within this community.

La Camara achieves these aims through events such as corporate lunches, ministerial briefings, seminars, private boardroom functions, networking evenings and more relaxed cultural and cocktail events, as well as a variety of services and promotional opportunities for our members.

Events organised by La Camara allow both members and non-members to develop the professional contacts they need within the Spanish-Australian business community.

Upcoming Events

01 September 2022

Joint Chamber Event: Euromix 2022 in Sydney

MnM Institute - Loft 39, 35-39 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW 2007
    14 September 2022

    Joint Chamber Event: Euromix 2022 in Perth

    Reyes Lounge - 49 King Street, Perth WA 6000
      15 September 2022

      Joint Chamber Event: Euromix 2022 in Melbourne

      Denmark House - 3/428 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

        Corporate Members

        News

        CIMIC Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Pedro Vicente to Chief Executive Officer

        2 June of 2022 CIMIC Group (CIMIC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Pedro Vicente to CIMIC Chief Executive Officer, from Executive General Manager Operations, effective immediately. Juan Santamaria, currently Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CIMIC, will continue to serve as Executive Chairman. He has also accepted a position as Chief Executive Officer of Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, SA (ACS). ACS is the largest shareholder in HOCHTIEF, which is currently completing its 100% acquisition of CIMIC. Mr Santamaria said: “An experienced executive leader with a deep understanding of the infrastructure, services and resources sectors, Pedro will ensure CIMIC continues to be a trusted partner to our clients and communities. “Pedro has strong knowledge of our business and more than 25 years of international experience in the contracting industry. He has direct experience in our Australian and Asian operations, and formerly led Dragados Australia and Leighton Asia. “I am confident CIMIC will continue its positive momentum – delivering important projects for Australian communities, employing locals, and contributing to national prosperity – under Pedro’s direction.” Read the full article Source: Cimic

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        ACCIONA Energía starts building Australia’s largest wind farm (1,026MW)

        3 June of 2022 Construction has started on the largest wind farm to ever be built in Australia and one of the largest in the southern hemisphere. The AUD $2 billion MacIntyre Wind Precinct will be built by global renewable energy leader ACCIONA Energía creating hundreds of jobs in regional Queensland. MacIntyre boasts 180 world class turbines that will produce 1,026MW of clean renewable wind energy using the world’s most efficient and advanced turbines from Germany. When complete, the Precinct will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 700,000 homes each year. “I believe MacIntyre is the start of a golden age of renewable energy in Australia. One that takes full advantage of our renewable resources with projects that help drive and develop our regional economies,” said ACCIONA Energía Managing Director Brett Wickham. “MacIntyre is the largest project ACCIONA Energía has undertaken anywhere in the world and will be our flagship development for many years to come.” “The Precinct demonstrates that large scale renewable energy projects can create hundreds of jobs, bring in billions of new investment and create new economic foundations in regional towns.” The Precinct will create over 450 direct jobs during construction with an additional 220 jobs supported by Powerlink to build the transmission infrastructure. When in operation in 2024 the Precinct will directly employ 15 staff to maintain the site. Additionally, the Precinct will also source $500 million in work from Queensland suppliers further fuelling regional businesses. Read the full article Source: Acciona

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        Polyglot Group releases an article to guide businesses on the best practices to improve employee mental health and retention after COVID-19

        11 May of 2022 COVID-19 and its outbreaks have changed the lives of everyone and mental health in the work environment has become one of the most critical aspects where businesses are putting more effort than ever and companies are working to improve it and support employees. Celine Rethore, Senior HR Advisor and Team Leader at Polytglot Group, Business Member of La Camara, has recently published an article to review and present the best practices to improve employee mental health and retention after COVID-19. How can your Business Improve Employee Mental Health & Retention post COVID-19? Supporting your employees’ mental health is more critical now than ever! With the COVID-19 pandemic (and the resulting economic recession) leading to a significant and unprecedented worsening of the general population’s mental health, there’s a very high chance some (if not all) of your employees have been affected. And no wonder! Between battling financial insecurity, unemployment, isolation, declining physical health, as well as general fear among other things, anxiety levels are at an all time high. As an employer, this is your chance to support your staff and break the stigma around mental health. Whilst you may be thinking it isn’t your place to do so, you really can’t afford not to. The fact is your employees’ mental health and your company’s bottom line are inextricably linked. Since an employee’s overall engagement, productivity and retention rate directly correlates to their mental health, your business’ success & performance relies on it. In this light, a great way to prioritise your team’s wellbeing, is to take steps to better understand how your employees are feeling over time. The easiest way to gauge this is by regularly conducting mental health surveys. Not only do they enable you to collect valuable insight on your team’s general wellbeing, mental health surveys can also help you track trends as well as identify employee concerns so as to address them more efficiently. Conducting workplace mental health surveys will also help you identify any gaps in your mental health programs and enable you to remedy them effectively. Whilst the benefits are clear, many business leaders still feel stumped as to what questions to ask or how to approach particular topics. To help you, here are some foundational questions to get you started. Read the full article Source: Polyglot Group

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