Local students inspired to think positive

Western Region Enterprise Day inspires students with stories of successful young business and professional people who are making a positive impact.

Western Region Enterprise Day inspires students with stories of successful young business and professional people who are making a positive impact.
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Monday, 21 September 2009

Award-winning young South Australian entrepreneur Nick Palousis will pass on his business wisdom to more than 200 primary and secondary students from Adelaide's western suburbs tomorrow (Tuesday 22 September).

Mr Palousis is a 29-year-old engineer and former Young South Australian of the Year, who is recognised as a young leader in environmental issues and climate change in the manufacturing industry.

He will be the keynote speaker at the Western Region Enterprise Day, coordinated by the University of Adelaide to inspire students with stories of successful young business and professional people who are making a positive impact on the environment.

Mr Palousis is the principal of Business Shaper, an organisation which works with Australian businesses and governments to help them integrate sustainable business practices.

Tomorrow's event at the University's North Terrace campus will be launched at Bonython Hall at 9.00am by the Member for Hindmarsh, the Hon. Steve Georganas MP.

Students will spend the day interacting with young business professionals who will explain the processes involved in setting up and running a business.

Western Region Enterprise Day (WRED) will involve students in the Port Adelaide Enfield, Charles Sturt and West Torrens council districts.

"The day is about enterprise and entrepreneurship, sharing personal success stories and ways others have achieved their potential - giving students options, ideas and alternatives to follow," says Joe Bennink, the University's Manager of Community Engagement.

During the day, secondary students will present some of the ideas they have gained in a PowerPoint presentation. Primary students will make a product and then produce and perform a 30-second commercial to market it.

WRED is supported by the University of Adelaide, City of West Torrens, City of Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Charles Sturt, Inner West BEC, Young Achievement Australia, Western Futures, Tall Poppy Campaign and Big FEAT Coaching.

 

Contact Details

Mr Joe Bennink
Email: joe.bennink@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/community-engagement/
Manager of Community Engagement
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 4574
Mobile: +61 431 878 724


Mr David Ellis
Email: david.ellis@adelaide.edu.au
Website: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762