AIM Hits the Road Headed for Beef Week

It will be a case of AIM on wheels when AIM Qld & NT executives Sarah Dreaver AFAIM and Michelle Cooper AFAIM hit the beaten track bound for Rockhampton next month.

Dreaver and Cooper are packing their saddles and swags and heading north for the triennial Beef Week, the cattle industry's national exhibition which attracts more than 70,000 people from across Australia and around the world.

The pair said the trek would include a hectic itinerary, with five days of action in the regional centre. Ms Dreaver said she was excited about the prospect of representing the Institute across central Queensland and sharing the many activities AIM has to offer.

"It's a unique opportunity for us to get some tremendous interaction," she said.

"Michelle and I are both up for the challenge and anything we can do to raise the importance of management is a good thing.

"We're looking forward to meeting the locals and getting amongst everything Beef Week has to offer."

The week's learning activities include tractor driving lessons, roping cows, riding horses and a footy lesson with the local league team.

Both fitness fanatics, Dreaver and Cooper are adamant their bicycles will be the most important piece of their luggage.

"The most exciting element for me is the opportunity to connect with young managers from an industry that can be so geographically dispersed," Ms Cooper said.

"Being able to represent AIM in Rockhampton for the week is an exciting development in our regional footprint, especially given that we now have a permanent location in the city.

"I'm looking forward to some of the activites we'll be engaging in. Knowing I have team members to support me just like in the board– room, will ensure we have a great time too."

AIM will have significant presence during Beef Week with local businessman John Bryant FAIM, owner of Rocky's Own Transport Company, sharing his secrets to success as a keynote speaker over breakfast at Ascot Stonegrill on Wednesday 9 May.

The reigning Management Excellence Awards Rockhampton Professional Manager of the Year, Bryant has helped take ROTC from a two-man operation to employing 235 people in five locations across Australia.

Dreaver and Cooper are so confident they are going to have a fantastic experience on the road that they are already looking for their next destination to connect with managers. Email roadtrip@aimqld.com.au with your suggestion.



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