GV Business Rural and Industry Network


Major Sponsors

GV BRaIN was initiated in 2007 to give the business, rural and industrial communities of the Goulburn Valley an opportunity to network and access information through functions and events. The network also endeavoured to encourage people to do their business locally and to give local businesses an opportunity to promote themselves.

GV BRaIN is a local networking group that provides access to:
• Relationship building
• Leadership
• Knowledge
• Business promotion

It does this by coordinating four major networking events each year. The events are attended by 200 to 300 people and will have a high profile, entertaining and informative speaker.

The GV
BRaIN committee comprises representatives of businesses throughout the Goulburn Valley, as well as the Greater Shepparton City Council. These representatives bring with them a wide variety of skills that enable the network to effectively plan and manage its operations.

The inaugural annual general meeting for Goulburn Valley Rural and Industry Network (GV BRaIN) was held in Shepparton in December 2012.

At this meeting, Alan Rossignoli of Rossignoli Real Estate was elected as President. A dynamic team will support Alan Rossignoli to deliver GV BRaIN events throughout 2013.

Simon Law as Treasurer, Rohan Sali will provide secretarial and coordination support and committee members Dale Thomson, Danny Barlow, Judy Black & Robyn Schischka.

Meetings of the GV BRaIN committee take place four times per year. These meetings are planning/debriefing sessions for upcoming and previous events.

The network committee makes recommendations regarding speakers, venues and sponsorship, and the Council coordinates the event.

Committee Members

GV BRaIN Committee members are:

Chair – Fiona Johnson

Treasurer – Jamie Cox

Secretary – Kate Pendergast

Amy Turner - GSCC Event Operations

Robyn Schischka (Media)

Kate Storer (Membership)

Damien 'WIll" Willoughby (Digital Marketing) 

Sponsorship Prospectus

The Goulburn Valley Business Rural and Industry Network (GV BRaIN) is continually seeking sponsors.

GVBRaIN events offer a unique opportunity to increase your organisation's exposure to a diverse cross-section of the Goulburn Valley business community. The events provide a unique opportunity to interact with key players and government department representatives in the business sector.

They also offer the following benefits:

  • Potential to reach 200-300 members of the Goulburn Valley business community
  • Increased brand recognition in the general and business communities through the promotion of your logo on all marketing materials
  • The opportunity to profile your business via a speaking spot

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on (03) 5832 9857.


Mission Statement

The Goulburn Valley Business Rural and Industry Network (GV BRaIN) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to encourage a vibrant, energised and engaged business community by providing opportunities to promote their business, be inspired by high profile speakers and meet like-minded individuals.

It does this by: 

  • Hosting four major networking events each year, with 250-450 people in attendance and a high profile, entertaining and informative speaker 
  • Holding network committee meetings to plan future events 
  • Promoting the network and its events through media, websites and word of mouth 
  • Liaising with the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Greater Shepparton Business Centre to recommend and promote possible training opportunities

Calling New Networks

The Goulburn Valley Business and Rural Industry Network (GV BRaIN) is building its networks and invites you to join them.

GV Young Professional Network

The GV Young Professionals intends to provide opportunities for young working people in the area to develop business and social networks.  We aim to give members the opportunity to learn from the expertise of others in the group, learn more about the region and to provide an enjoyable social calendar.

GVYPN Facebook page

Entrepreneur Network
Perfect for people with a flair for great ideas and a real entrepreneurial streak. A great opportunity to brainstorm and network with
like-minded entrepreneurs.

For more information contact the Greater Shepparton City Council Team Leader Business & Industry Michael Carrafa on (03) 5832 9846 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.