A New Era for ALIA

Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Fifteen years ago the Australasian Lighting Industry Association was born. Created by Andy Ciddor and Cat Strom, ALIA soon became the information hub for the lighting industry.

We tackled a few major issues, organized product evenings, conducted many backstage tours and kept you informed.

Unfortunately it’s very difficult to get a committee that can commit time and effort to sustaining ALIA as an association. Everyone is keen and full of ideas but they are also time poor. As a result, I regret to inform you that ALIA is no longer an Incorporated Association.

But it’s not all bad news. Over the years I have kept the ALIA website going, posting most days, and have organized all the backstage tours. Some people believed that when I stepped down as Vice President, I left ALIA but nothing could be further from the truth.

I am still the driving force behind ALIA and with the good wishes of the last committee, I intend to run ALIA as it always has been ….. maybe even better! It just won’t be an association but a private enterprise. It was either that or no ALIA at all.

Company members will see no change and individual memberships will cease.

There will be a lot more social media interaction and we are currently setting up a new hosting service to enable better representation in those areas.

I have a few backstage tours coming up and money paid to attend these will be donated to an industry charity.

I will probably keep the ALIA name but the initials will not stand for anything.

If you have any enquires please email me at cat@alia.com.au