Conference Wrap Up & Upcoming EOA June Event

by Employee Share Ownership on June 22, 2017

2017 EOA Conference & Awards Night Wrap Up


…and it’s a wrap! I’d like to thank everybody who came to this years conference and awards night – it was amazing to connect with so many like minded individuals and hear from such a diverse line-up of speakers and panelists.

I’d also like to extend a huge congratulations to our award winners:

  • Woolworths (Most Effective and Innovative Communications & People’s Choice)
  • CSL (Best International Share Plan)
  • Dulux (Fostering ownership over 1,000 employees) &
  • Red Bubble (Best New Employee Share Plan)

*See pictures of our award winners below in order of listing from left to right.

It was quite inspiring hearing of the progress that all of our entrants have made in developing and expanding their own unique ESOPs (making it quite the challenge for our judging panel to decide on a winner in each category!).

For more photos, please click here.

Upcoming EOA Event: Social Responsibility & Employee Ownership

I’d like to also take this opportunity to announce an upcoming EOA event where we will be discussing the recent results of the EOA survey on key changes needed in the employee ownership space, with a specific focus on social responsibility which will include common themes from the recent ATO consultation on areas for greater guidance on ESS.

We will be holding this event in Melbourne on Thursday 22nd of June and also in Sydney on Monday 26th of June. This event will also be free to EOA Members and everyone who participated in the survey.

Keep an eye out for a newsletter in the coming days which will outline this event in more detail and will include links to book in your place.

All the best,
Angela Perry


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