Woden Business Showcase

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Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden

92-96 Corinna Street

Woden, ACT 2606

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A day full of innovation, knowledge-sharing and sparking new connections!

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Do you do business in Woden? Or, is your business located in Woden? The Woden Business Showcase is an initiative of the ACT Government with a focus on business innovation and skills development for small and medium businesses. Join us for this FREE event. Register for the whole day or for individual workshops.

The program includes:

The Festival of Ambitious Ideas

09:00am – 10:30am

The theme for this Festival is ‘’Interesting People doing Interesting Things’ with a specific focus on the Health and Wellbeing. We will be celebrating some of the inspiring CEOs, founders, inventors and innovators working on interesting projects and businesses in the Woden area and ACT Region. The Festival of Ambitious Ideas follows the Ignite format where up to twelve speakers only have 5 minutes each to present their ideas and ‘ignite’ the audience. In a little over an hour, guests are treated to a range of different ideas and perspectives. The event is designed to be fast-paced, informal and fun.

Innovation in Business

11:00am – 12:30pm

Innovation is crucial in your business. Join us to learn practical techniques to evolve your business cheaply and efficiently. We’ll show you key ways you can implement innovation which will help you to become a high-growth high-impact business.

Have you recently considered:

· How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?

· Introducing new products?

· Reaching new customers and networks?

Hear from Dr Craig Davis, an entrepreneur, angel investor, founder of GRIFFIN Accelerator and General Manager of the Growth Programs at the Canberra Innovation Network along with Irene Zhen, entrepreneur, mentor and Growth Associate at the Canberra Innovation Network.

HerCanberra Women in Business

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Come along to the HerCanberra Women in Business lunch time networking event. Founder and Director of HerCanberra, Amanda Whitley will share her story as well as her thoughts on the importance of resilience, building a strong support network and taking time out for yourself. This free event is like a lunchtime 'brain spa'. You will be invited to relax, rejuvenate, connect with other women, and renew your sense of purpose.

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Businesses in the Capital Region

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join the Canberra Business Chamber and a panel of guest speakers as they explore some of the top challenges and opportunities facing businesses in the capital region.

Dr Michael Schaper - Currently the CEO of the Canberra Business Chamber, former Deputy Chair at the ACCC and the ACT Small Business Commissioner, Dr Michael Schaper has a long track record in working, advising and advocating for business in the capital region and at the national level

Graham Baxter - Currently the CEO of the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre, Graham has strong business acumen and is a highly experienced and qualified business consultant in all facets of business management including; Sales and Marketing, Financial and HR management, Strategic planning and broad range of Operational activities.

Renessa Gray - Renessa is currently Workplace Relations Manager at the Chamber. Renessa has been working in human resources and workforce management for more than a decade and can assist you in understanding your obligations to your workforce, including redundancy, termination, performance management, workers’ compensation, long service leave and many other associated areas of employment law.

About the Woden Business Showcase:

The Woden Business Showcase is an initiative of the ACT Government designed to showcase and celebrate the achievements of Woden businesses and the Territory initiatives and program delivery in the Woden area.

Venue:

Thank you to our venue sponsor the Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden for the use of their beautiful venue and for refreshments on the day. The event will be held in the newly refurbished Orion Room, Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden, 92-96 Corinna St, Woden. Free parking is available at the venue.

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Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden

92-96 Corinna Street

Woden, ACT 2606

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