by Nerida Hills
Happy New Year!! I hope that everyone has been enjoying the Festive Season and found some time to relax in preparation for a big year ahead.
As I think about IPA’s direction for the coming year, I find myself reflecting on IPA’s accomplishments in 2015 which include the development of our Membership Benefits Flyer, the introduction of regional offices in Victoria & New South Wales, improvements to our monthly e-newsletter, various informative member e-blasts throughout the year, Victorian workshops (providing us with a template to bring workshops to Brisbane & Sydney in 2016), promotional activities such as our photo competition and the many conversations had by myself and other board members with likeminded organisations and individuals as we build up our network & contacts in order to raise the profile of IPA.
As 2016 unfolds one of our main goals will be to continue to promote IPA and the benefits of indoor plants not only within the industry but also to government and the public in general. As the year progresses I would encourage members & friends not to be afraid to try new things as you adapt to ever changing trends and client expectations. I’m really excited about all of the opportunities the New Year presents and hope that you all are too!!