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Upcoming Features

Below is a list of our upcoming features and their dates of publication. If you know of a news worthy event relevant to an upcoming feature or you wish to advertise in these features please email Victoria Zavala or call 08 9288 2129.

February 2017

Private Business + Mining Services 27 February 2017

Private Business: Many of WA’s biggest companies are privately owned and unlisted. Information on these companies is closely held and much less accessible than comparably-sized listed entities. Business News has spent more than a decade collating information on these businesses to create a rankable database second to none in this state.

Mining Services: Mining is big business, and a lot of that business is done by service providers to the sector. From contract miners to catering, many of those employed in the resources sector do not work directly for the miners themselves. We analyse who is winning the contracts and how they are faring in this tough, cost conscious sector.

March 2017

40under40 Awards + Tourism 13 March 2017

40under40 Awards: The 40under40 Awards is Western Australia’s top age-related business prize program. A significant panel of judges names the 40 business men and women under the age of 40, acknowledging the traits and strategies that have allowed these individuals to rise to the top of the pool. The annual awards have been held since 2002 and many of the state’s current business leaders have won this prestigious award during their careers.

Tourism: Long overshadowed by WA’s economically dominant extraction and primary resources industries, tourism provides an important foundation for many sectors in the post-boom economy. As one of the state’s biggest employers and a focal point for innovative investors, it is also a key economic driver in many parts of the state. We analyse the trends in this important industry.

Most Influential + ICT - Major Contracts 27 March 2017

Most Influential: Who holds the power in this state? Not everyone is a public figure, and not every public figure has it. The Business News editorial team takes a hard look at those that demand or command attention in this great state - from political leadership to business dominance. Who has the influence and how do they use it?

ICT - Major Contracts: This feature looks at major ICT projects in WA, particularly for business and government agencies, and analyses the competition between local, national and global service providers.

April 2017

Oil and Gas - Offshore + Corporate Finance 10 April 2017

Oil and Gas - Offshore: Western Australia is a significant player in the global oil and gas industry, notably in LNG - where it is ranked as the second biggest province in the world. Development was breakneck during the boom, resulting in the state becoming a regional hub for petroleum players. We analyse the current environment and look at the potential for growth.

Corporate Finance: Driven by Business News’ corporate finance database which has a comprehensive list of WA-based deals since 2010,we analyse the key transactions across the previous quarter looking at the major events, key trends and who were the most active players at corporate and advisory levels.

Property - Construction + Apprentices, Training 24 April 2017

Property - Construction: Business News reviews major building projects, construction companies and the state of the industry which is an important economic catalyst. We look at the key sectors driving construction growth, trends and issues in building and what movement has taken place among the companies that dominate the market.

Apprentices, Training: Vocational and specialised training in industry and RTO’s are among some of the most talked about issues in many industries, as well as in political circles. Where are skills developed, where are they employed and where will they be needed next are some of the key questions the Business News editorial team asks leaders in the field.

May 2017

Mining Projects + Universities 08 May 2017

Mining Projects: The boom might be over but mining remains an important sector that will continue to employ thousands of people and provide many investment opportunities for business. What are the issues and where is the potential in this sector that is so important for the overall health of Western Australia?

Universities: The tertiary education sector is not just an important driver of skills and innovation in this state, it is also a leading employer and services exporter that has enormous influence on many aspects of life and culture in Western Australia. We analyse the financial and operational performance of WA’s universities and other tertiary institutions.

Philanthropy / Giving Well Guide + Wineries 22 May 2017

Philanthropy / Giving Well Guide: In tandem with our annual Giving Well Guide, we anaylse trends and issues in philanthropy, an area where there has been substantial development as Western Australia’s wealth has grown in the past decade or so. Important to this study are the charities that are funded by that wealth and endeavour to make our state a better place.

Wineries: From small boutiques to big corporate wineries, we analyse prospects from this iconic industry which is globally recognised due to the success of key players and the qualities of particular regions such as Margaret River. This sector has evolved substantially and has many household names that are recognised here and abroad.

June 2017

Breweries / Distilleries + ICT - Small Business 05 June 2017

Breweries / Distilleries: Craft brewing is the fastest growing segment of Australia’s food and beverage economy and Western Australian breweries are matching it with the best. Business News talks to the main players, as well as some new entrants in a dynamic and delicious industry.

ICT - Small Business: We look at the information and communication technology (ICT) products and services available to small business, with a focus on emerging trends and competing providers.

Rising Stars Awards + Infrastructure Contractors and Sub-contractors 19 June 2017

Rising Stars Awards: The 2017 Rising Stars Awards will feature a host of fast growth businesses, including new categories such as listed companies.

Infrastructure Contractors and Sub-contractors: Business News analyses the market forces and policy demands that are driving the key infrastructure projects around the state. We also list the construction giants that underpin the states major building projects that redefine our identity and create a new landscape.