$45 – $60

Small Business BIG Ideas

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Small Business BIG Ideas is the Small Business Festival’s premier event. Discover the latest developments in technology, innovation and marketing – and how you can use them to drive success in your business.

Small Business BIG Ideas examines your whole business landscape, with a focus on innovation and technology.

Marketing remains a key focus of this headline event, but this year we also look at how new trends - such as digital disruption - need to be part of your strategy.

As a small business owner or operator, you’ll learn how technology is driving opportunity and upheaval, plus the tips and traps for getting ahead in your market.

Just $45 (early bird)


Six great reasons to come along

Whether you want to start, grow or manage a small business, you’ll find plenty of practical advice and amazing inspiration at our 2017 event:

1. Learn from the experiences of world class presenters.

2. Grow your perspective by hearing from thought leaders. Understand global shifts in how to successfully do business.

3. Work out how to navigate the technologies that underpin the future.

4. Get the lowdown on the latest marketing trends and techniques.

5. Get out there and meet people. You’ll pick up contacts and great tips at the Small Business Services Exhibition and the dedicated networking session.

6. Pick the brains of small business experts with one on one opportunities on offer.


Guest speakers

Gus Balbontin
Startup founder, investor and advisor and former Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet

Gus led Lonely Planet’s large global restructure, which reinstated the company’s financial health and strengthened its ability to manage future disruption. Gus is a talented entrepreneur who is heavily involved with the startup scene and is the current Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University.
He will take us behind the scenes of the massive digital transformations that have affected all industries in the past two decades and share stories about companies who have mishandled this change and how business leaders can capitalise on the disruption that is still happening today.

Dr Amantha Imber
Creativity and innovation psychologist and founder of innovation consultancy Inventium

With a PhD in organisational psychology, Amantha has helped companies such as Google, Coca-Cola, Disney, LEGO, Red Bull, American Express, Virgin Australia, Commonwealth Bank and many others innovate more successfully. Amantha brings practical, science-based tools that you can use to immediately get your brain unstuck, get the creative juices flowing and uncover great ideas that will lead to business growth.

Yvonne Adele
Technology expert and business consultant

Yvonne returns this year as your MC and networking expert. As well as an accomplished speaker, business consultant and author Yvonne has helped thousands of Australians to embrace new technology as the Today Show’s IT Reporter – Ms Megabyte. A columnist for Women’s Day, Women’s Weekly and author of Conquer your Computer and PCs for Dummies, Yvonne now works with small businesses on creative thinking and social media marketing. Join Yvonne in the foyer for a pre-event networking session to ensure you get the most out the connections you make.


Presented by:

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport, and Resources

For further information about this event please call us on 13 22 15.

PLEASE NOTE: Should you need to book for multiple persons, you must enter each individual guests name and details.


FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking may be limited at MCEC due to upgrades to the facility. Alternate parking options are available close by.

For up to date parking information please visit http://mcec.com.au/parking-options/


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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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South Wharf, VIC 3006

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