CCF Regional Chapter Forum - Gippsland West

CCF Victoria will be hosting a series of workshops across the State, in partnership with Industry Capability Network (ICN).


As a leading not-for-profit business networking group, ICN provides access to a sophisticated network that helps connect business with work and project owners with business.

Founded in 1984, ICN’s philosophy and principle is to keep work from going offshore by helping to increase the number of home-grown SMEs working on projects and other procurement options. With over $400 billion worth of project opportunities, 88,000 registered suppliers across Australia and New Zealand, and 12,000 supplier searches each month, an ICN profile is a great way to showcase business to new customers and win more work.

ICN Victoria also administers the Local Jobs First Policy on behalf of the Victorian Government and offers services that support local industry participation, promote local content, and assist with the project procurement process including education on tendering and marketing.



In lockstep with CCF’s commitment to provide value that is both relevant and local to our members, this workshop will cover the following topics:

  • ICN – Operations and services
  • Victorian Local Jobs First – Policy, Purpose, and Practice
  • The ICN Gateway – Purpose and operation
  • Discussion on current and upcoming projects/work in the local area
  • Winning Work – Practical tips and advice for Tendering and Marketing



Colin J. Young, B.Elec.Eng, M.Eng. Sci.,  MBA
ICN, Industry Advisor – Gippsland Region


After a career spanning 40 years in the Power Industry, including 20 years as Engineering Manager at Victoria’s largest power station (Loy Yang A), Colin joined the Industry Capability Network (ICN) in 2017 as an Industry Adviser for the Gippsland region. In addition to his industry experience Colin has been awarded three Victorian Engineering Excellence awards, and holds two International Design patents.

Andy Balmain
ICN, Commercial Manager 

Andy Balmain has been with the Industry Capability Network since 2010, commencing as an Industry Adviser, then Regional Manager, through to the last 4 years as Commercial Manager for the organisation. Prior to joining ICN Andy has had a construction, manufacturing, project management, product design & development, sales and commercial management background.

David Watt
Director, Government Engagement


David is an accomplished and successful sales leader with a proven track record in sales and sales management across multiple industry sectors, with a focus on the Public Sector. Prior, David worked in a range of executive policy and program roles within the Victorian government. David’s role at Mia includes managing our Government engagement team and consulting to our larger clients.  In addition, David has national accreditation in mediation and dispute resolution and can assist both government and suppliers effectively manage disputes.


If you are not personally able to attend, we still recommend sending others from your organisation, to ensure your business does not miss out on the practical advice and information on offer. 

For more information – call us on 1300 DIAL CCF