About Us

Connecting the powerhouses of our economy

Australia is suffering from a clear case of middle-business syndrome. A highly-profitable but largely disconnected segment of the economic landscape exists without a united voice, or space to engage with one another.

That’s why we created First 5000.

First 5000 is the brainchild of public policy network Global Access Partners (GAP), which initiates and promotes high level discussions on the most pressing issues facing Australia’s society and economy.

GAP founder and former chair of the Australian Small Business Council Peter Fritz has designed First 5000 as a place where local and international big business can easily connect with the country’s most significant mid-size companies.

Official launch

First 5000 was formally launched on Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 10:00am-12:00pm, at the Strangers’ Dining Room of the NSW Parliament House before a select audience of First 5000 partners, members and journalists.

Mr Barry Buffier, Deputy Director General, Industry & Investment NSW, State & Regional Development and Tourism, gave a keynote address.

Get involved

For more information ring +61 2 8303 2420 or email editor@first5000.com.au

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