Learn - Connect - Grow

[ ONE-DAY PROGRAM ]

22 Tuesday March 2022 | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Marvel Stadium (Medallion Club & Victory Room), Docklands, Melbourne

Hear directly from SME business leaders, industry experts and senior government officials address critical topics affecting the SME industry in 2022 and creating opportunities for growth and success.

SmallBiz Forum is a major event of SmallBiz-Week

Delegate registration for this exclusive event includes:

[ ONE-DAY PROGRAM ]

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM | OPENING KEYNOTE

The Future of Small Business in Australia

With the economy and business bouncing back post-Covid the landscape and opportunities have changed but the goal of small business has remained the backbone of the Australian economy.

Speakers

Mick Keogh
Mick Keogh
Deputy Chair
Mick Keogh

10:05 AM - 11:55 AM | INDUSTRY PANEL

Small Business Trends and Growth Opportunities

Understand the latest small business trends and opportunities for growth across all industries. Hear directly from the heads of peak bodies representing SME interests and advocacy in Australia.

Speakers

Alexi Boyd
Alexi Boyd
CEO
Alexi Boyd
Bruce Billson
Bruce Billson
Head of Ombudsman (CEO)
Bruce Billson

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM | INDUSTRY LUNCHEON

SmallBiz Business Leaders Luncheon

Join Australia’s business leaders for a once in a year corporate SME function. This feature event provides a unique opportunity to develop your small-to-medium business strategy with expertise presented by Australia’s leading industry voices.

02:10 PM - 03:00 PM | INDUSTRY PANEL

Accessing Funding and Grants

Every year, one in six SMEs seeks finance to fund and grow their business - be inspired by the diverse range of funding options in 2022. Australia’s finance market is becoming increasingly competitive; fueling improvements in SMBs financing and lending opportunities.

Speakers

Mark Stockwell
Mark Stockwell
Acting Assistant Commissioner
Mark Stockwell

03:05 PM - 03:55 PM | INDUSTRY PANEL

Small Business Human vs Machine: SME Innovation

Embrace emerging technology trends and solutions by propelling your small business into the future, across AI, IT, fintech and emerging technologies.

Speakers

Kellie Clenton
Kellie Clenton
Senior Director | SMB APAC
Kellie Clenton

04:00 PM - 04:25 PM | KEYNOTE

Small Business Cybersecurity

Small-to-medium businesses are big targets for cyber criminals. As attacks on SMEs continue to grow, SME owners and managers are legally responsible for understanding current trends and solutions.

Speakers

Hon. Tim Watts MP
Hon. Tim Watts MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security
Hon. Tim Watts MP

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM | KEYNOTE

SME Payments and Lending in 2022

What’s next for small business lending? Opportunities for growth and how to build resilience into your small business finances in 2022.

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM | NETWORKING FUNCTION

Mix at Six Networking

Forge lasting business connections and make meaningful B2B relationships within the small-to-medium business community.

Delegate Ticket

Delegate registration for this exclusive event includes:

Single Delegate Ticket

(access all forum sessions for 1 delegate)

Single Ticket

$440

for 1 delegate

Day Pass All Forum Sessions

(access all forum sessions for a team of 3+ delegates)

Team Ticket For

3 delegates

$1,275 +gst

Team Ticket For

4 delegates

$1,680 +gst

Team Ticket For

5 delegates

$1,975 +gst

Team Ticket For

10 delegates

$3,950 +gst