Small Business Association of Australia Summit

Date:                                     Tuesday, 30th and Wednesday, 31st May 2017
Venue:                                 Level 2, Building B, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus
Address:                              Southern Cross Drive

Bilinga QLD 4225
(Access via Terminal Drive, Gold Coast Airport)

Parking:                               There will be ample parking very close to Building B (the building
with blue). Security will be at the entrance to assist. Free parking.

Seating and Media access: There will be allocated seats for Media at the front of the room.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT:

The Gold Coast will play host to an Australian first, The Small Business Association of Australia Summit, which has been setup to create the first Small Business Charter in Australia.
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Business owners and business organisations will have the opportunity to collaborate with key stakeholders and policy makers with the sole agenda to bring about much needed positive and long lasting change.

In what will be a historic event, The Summit on behalf of small business owners, will deliver a series of high level workshops, focusing on crucial pillars, providing attendees with the opportunity for valuable input into what will become the blueprint for policy making for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises).

MEDIA DIARY

TUESDAY, 30TH MAY

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY
TIME:
11:15am
VENUE:
Southern Cross University

The below delegates will be available for Interviews;

KateCarnell,AOOmbudsman
AustralianSmallBusinessandFamilyEnterpriseOmbudsman

Anne Nalder, Founder/ CEO
Small Business Association of Australia

JohnCodrington DirectorButlerHardyCorporate

Expert on: CorporateStructuresofTheFuture

ProfessorEvanDouglas, PhD

ProfessorofEntrepreneurshipGriffithUniversity
Expert on:Fostering Entrepreneurship &Innovation,

 B2B SOCIAL EVENT
TIME:
7PM
VENUE:Balter Brewery
ADDRESS: 

 WEDNESDAY, 31ST MAY
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY
TIME: 1pm
VENUE:
Southern Cross University

The below will be available for Interviews;

 KateCarnell,AOOmbudsman
AustralianSmallBusinessandFamilyEnterpriseOmbudsman

Anne Nalder, Founder/ CEO
Small Business Association of Australia

LeighBernhardt FAHRI, PRIArb1,Med, JP (Qual), QCATQLDManagingDirector&PrincipalConsultantLeighBernhardtCorporateConsultingServicesPtyLtd
Expert in: IndustrialRelations

ColinCoverdale CMC, MAICD, MIMC, FAIM, FNZIM

ManagingDirectorOpportune

NFPLimited&InstituteofSmallBusinessOwners 
Expert on:
FinancingSmallBusiness – Grants

Anthony (Tony) Cerantonio SeniorPartner
ForensicAccountingGroup

Expert On:CorporateStructuresofThe Future for SME’s& TheTaxSystemsimplifiedforSMEs

JamesStokes, LLB (Hons), CTA,
AccreditedSpecialistBusinessLawQLDLegalPractitionerDirectorStokesMoore
Expert on:TheLegalSystemSimplifiedforSMEs 

GedKearney
 PresidentACTU

Speaking: Wednesday, 31 May

Speaking on: MadeInAustralia (manufacturing)

LionelBarden ManagingDirectorEcoEnergyGroupLimited
Expert on:MadeinAustralia

FREE PUBLIC Q&A FORUM

TIME: 1:45PM – 5PM
GregDennis,
DairyFarmer

RoboticDairy

Speaking: Wednesday, 31 Mayatapproximately 1.45pm.
ON: SpeakingonbehalfofSmallBusinessOwners, ensure attendingdelegatesunderstandtherealissuesthatSmallBusinessesface.

SEE BELOW FULL PROGRAM OF EVENTS
Tuesday, 30th May

9:00am – 10:00am            Corporate Structures of the Future for SME’s

10:15am – 11:15am         Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation

12:45pm – 1:45pm           Industrial Relations
2:00pm – 3:00pm             The Internet of Things (IOT) technology challenges & Opportunities
for SME’s

3:15pm – 4:15pm             Help SME’s Internationalise through trade – Theme India
4:30pm – 5:30pm             Financing Small Business (Peter White)

Wednesday, 31st May
8:00am – 8:15am              Day 1 Recap
8:15am – 9:15am              The Tax System Simplified for SME’s
9:30am – 10:30am            The Legal System simplified for SME’s
10:45am – 11:45am         Making Regulations Responsive to SME Needs
12:00pm – 1:00pm           Made in Australia – Manufacturing
1:00pm – 1:30pm             Working Lunch

1:45pm – 5:00pm             Q&A Public Forum
(Includes 4 guest speakers, Q&A including panelists)