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Regional Voice - South East Workshop and Social Event

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The Barn Steakhouse

747 Glenelg River Road

Mount Gambier, SA 5290

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Please join Business SA, Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, decision makers and leaders for the annual Regional Voice workshop and social event. Regional Voice is an opportunity to enjoy local food, quality South Australian wine and talk to people in industry, who share your challenges and aspirations.


The event will cover the results of the biennial Regional Voice Survey in relation to the South East. We’ll also talk about cyber security and protecting your assets when you’re doing business over the internet, provide training tips and information about how to boost the promotion of your services and products.


At the event you will be able to:

  • Learn from experts about cyber security
  • Hear about the most pressing regional issues
  • Build valuable professional networks
  • Promote your products and services


We will be featuring special guest speakers:

  • Greg Starkey - Client Executive Manager, CQR
  • Alex Flint - Regional Development Manager, EML
  • James Rock - Case & Education Manager, Small Business Commissioner
  • Verity Edwards - Director Media & Communication, Business SA


The event will provide an opportunity to pick up some tips, discuss business insights relevant to the South East and the surrounding communities, and build new connections.


Registration, welcome drinks and nibbles begin at 5:15pm for a 5:45pm start on the 14 November.


Guest Speakers:

Alex Flint - EML


Alex Flint is the Regional Development Manager for EML, one of two Return to Work Agents acting on behalf of Return to Work SA. Alex has a relationship with regional SA, growing up in the South East on a grazing property. Alex has a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and has worked for EML for the past 8 years, with extensive knowledge and experience across several Return to Work Schemes.

EML is committed to achieving industry-leading return to work outcomes and improving work health and safety for the benefit of workers, employers and the broader community.


Verity Edwards - Business SA

Verity Edwards is Business SA’s Director of Media and Communications. She has worked in the media for the past 23 years, and been in her role at Business SA since July, 2017.


Prior to joining Business SA, Verity spent 12 years working in the Adelaide bureau of The Australian, including four years as the paper’s Weekend Professional editor, undertaken stints as bureau chief, Weekend Australian Magazine contributor, workplace columnist in The Deal and as a feature and news writer.


She has also worked at Messenger Newspapers, Channel 7, 5AA and the ABC, working in roles from reporting, news reading and covering sport to program producing.

Greg Starkey - CQR


Greg holds tertiary qualifications in mathematics and computer science from the Australian National University and Canberra University. He is a member of the Australian Information Security Association.

Greg has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry. He started his career with the Australian Federal Police developing computer technology for forensic and criminal investigations working collaboratively with UK Home Office, FBI and US Secret Service. Since moving to Adelaide in 1985 Greg has worked in business management roles for several global information technology companies (Oracle, HP & Dell). For the past nine years Greg has been the manager of government and commercial business at CQR Consulting Australia assisting businesses to improve their resilient against cyber threats by educating their people, reviewing their processes and assessing their technology.

CQR is one of Australia’s largest independent cyber security services companies with its head office in Adelaide. It has international offices in the UK and the USA. CQR employs a team of security specialists which provide business cyber risk and technical assessment services to federal, state and local governments, defence, financial institutions, critical infrastructure utilities, the mining sector and the SME market.

James Rock - Small Business Commissioner


James is the Case and Education Manager in the office of the small business commissioner.

James is a qualified lawyer and manages his team of 4 case officers who are tasked with dealing with enquiries from small businesses on a range of matters, with the focus on resolving business-to-business and business-to-government (including local government) disputes using negotiation or alternative dispute resolution.

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