BA5, short for 'Business After Five', are informal events designed to encourage networking among Southland manufacturers. FI Innovations was excited to host the December BA5 evening, with over 40 people enjoying drinks and nibbles at our Otepuni Ave premises.
Gareth, the Managing Director of FI Innovations, updated everyone on some of our recent developments, including the shock-absorbing urethane handles for the Tiwai aluminium smelter and the Project Carbon cabins that we make for Stabicraft.
A highlight was the 'real time' demonstration of how resin infusion works. This provoked plenty of technical questions and pondering about other applications of this process.
After the evening, we received lots of favourable feedback. People appreciated seeing what we were making here in Invercargill and took the opportunity to talk with our technical staff.
Business After Five events are informal occasions organised by the Southland Chamber of Commerce. They give participants the chance to network, while expanding horizons and knowledge of other businesses.
We certainly found that hosting a BA5 evening was an excellent way to showcase our business.