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Event Overview

Join us on the first of each month to hear from local exporters how they became exporters, some do's and don't when thinking about exporting.

In our second Regional Exporters webinar, we will be hearing from 

A collection of the Orana Business Leaders

Our Speakers

Dianne Tipping

Chair - Export Council Australia

Dianne has been the Chair of the Export Council of Australia for 7 years, and has a long and varied career in international trade promotion and facilitation. She has over 40 years of experience in both business ownership and international project management. Dianne is the founder and Managing Director of Excon International Pty Ltd, a consultancy that focuses on facilitating movement of goods across borders, and managing international projects on behalf of Australian exporters, since 1982.

Through the Export Council of Australia, Dianne has passionately worked with Australian businesses to build their export capability and achieve their global ambitions. She has worked extensively with government and industry to promote open trade and boost Australia's international competitiveness. Her experience has extended to frequent guest lecturing on international trade at Australia's top universities.

Ken Borchardt

Ken Borchardt, was the owner and winemaker of Red Earth Estate in Dubbo from 2001 to 2017. 

During this time Red Earth Estate was a focal point of wine in the Dubbo region, receiving numerous accolades. The quality wines available included Riesling, Verdelho, Frontignac, Moscato, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. 

What few people know is that Ken also managed to grow a thriving export business, selling wine made in Dubbo overseas, very successfully.


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Why should I come?

Hear from industry leaders and significant project stakeholders about new business opportunities, collaboration, and get the chance to network in a relaxed setting

How do I become a member?

Head to this link, and submit the form! It's that easy to get started with O2N!

Who is O2N?

In early 2019, RDA Orana received Commonwealth funding through the SME Export Hub program to establish an export hub, focussed on supporting the Mining, Technology, Equipment and Services Sector in the Orana and Central West regions.

Learn more about O2N here

Why become a member?

The Orana region is set for an exciting growth period in 2021 and beyond. With over $11.4 billion being injected into the region it’s one of the most exciting places in Australia to grow your business. An O2N membership is a strategic move that allows you and your business to get in front of these new growth opportunities.

With exclusive networking events, an ability to join forces with other members, and access to grant and tender writing services, an O2N membership puts you in the box seat to access new and exciting growth opportunities.

Event Address

Your lounge!


Monday, 1 November 2021 from 04:00 PM (AEST)

Contact Info


p: 1800 851 488