Arinex achieves reconciliation milestone

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Arinex commissioned Quandamooka-based artist Bree Buttenshaw to create a bespoke piece of artwork to visualise its reconciliation journey.

Arinex has become the first event management company to have formalised a commitment towards reconciliation after its Reconciliation Action Plan was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

Arinex joins business events industry partners such as ICC Sydney and Tourism and Events Queensland in reaching this reconciliation milestone.

“Arinex joins a network of more than 2200 corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have made a formal commitment to reconciliation through the RAP program,” said Karen Mundine, CEO of Reconciliation Australia.

Some of the actions Arinex is committed to undertaking includes a review of anti-discrimination policies to promote positive race relations and establishing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and organisations.

“The 50th anniversary of Arinex this year prompted us to reflect on our past, reassess our identity and determine our future aspirations,” said Nicole Walker, CEO of The Arinex Group.

“Promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace culture is vital to our continued success and we acknowledge that there is much work to be done to better understand and incorporate First Nations peoples, histories and cultures into our day-to-day operations.

“We also look forward to continuing to showcase our First Nations cultures to global audiences at our international events.”