Suncorp Bank helps Gippsland businesses prepare for 2015

20 November 2014

Australia’s leading regional bank, Suncorp Bank has partnered with Invest Gippsland (Committee for Gippsland) to co-host renowned commentator Michael Pascoe at an exclusive event for Gippsland businesses on Wednesday, 26 November.

Suncorp Bank’s Regional General Manager for Victoria, Michelle Bagnall, said the business forum was the latest Suncorp Bank initiative aimed at supporting the sustainability and growth of businesses in Gippsland.

“With more than 270,000 people living and working throughout the region, Gippsland is a thriving rural economy with so much potential,” Ms Bagnall said.

“Year-on-year, the region continues to grow and at Suncorp Bank we are passionate about supporting the further development of the area and profiling the region’s diverse business portfolio to a national audience.

“The region is now responsible for 23 per cent of the country’s milk production and its geographic location reinforces its ability to strengthen relationships with national and international markets. This, coupled with the region’s rich natural resources, makes it a valuable asset and integral part of Victoria’s business landscape.”

Boasting an extensive journalism career spanning over four decades, Michael Pascoe is one of the country’s most experienced finance and economics commentators.

“This event is a great opportunity for businesses in the Gippsland region to come together, engage with a nationally renowned speaker and ask questions about current and future economic trends and implications for businesses in Gippsland and surrounding regions,” Ms Bagnall said.

“Michael’s extensive understanding and knowledge of the Australian economy, coupled with his sense of humour and ability to educate and entertain simultaneously, will provide the perfect platform for an interactive and informative event which will benefit businesses of all sizes,” Ms Bagnall said.

“As Australia’s leading regional bank, Suncorp Bank is committed to highlighting the important role our rural and regional Australian communities play in our economy and supporting local businesses in these areas. We look forward to meeting members of the Gippsland community at the forum.”

Businesses wanting to attend the complimentary event can RSVP to by Monday, 24 November.

When: Wednesday, 26 November
Time: 12noon – 2pm
Where: Level 33, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne


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About Suncorp:
Suncorp Group includes leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation brands in Australia and New Zealand. The Group has 14,500 employees and relationships with nine million customers. Suncorp Group Limited is a Top 15 ASX-listed company with $94 billion in assets. Suncorp Bank is Australia’s leading regional bank servicing more than one million personal, SME and agribusiness customers.