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[ ONE-DAY PROGRAM ]

Wednesday 18 May 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.

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SmallBiz Forum is a major event of SmallBiz-Week

Wednesday 18 May 2022 | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Marvel Stadium (Medallion Club & Victory Room), Docklands, Melbourne

Delegate registration for this exclusive event includes:

Single delegate ticket

$350 excl gst

Delegate team tickets

$320 excl gst

[ ONE-DAY PROGRAM ]

09:30

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10:00

The Future of Small Business in Australia

Keynote

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.

Speaker(s):

Executive General Manager, Small Business Banking

Commonwealth Bank

Speaker(s):

CEO

COSBOA

10:00

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11:00

Small Business Digital Trends and Growth Opportunities

Industry Panel

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.

Speaker(s):

General Manager Digital Business Institutional

Commonwealth Bank

Speaker(s):

Commissioner

Victorian Small Business Commission

Speaker(s):

Director eInvoicing

ATO

Speaker(s):

CEO

COSBOA

Speaker(s):

Head of Ombudsman (CEO)

ASBFEO

11:00

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11:30

Embracing Emerging Technology for Small Business

Industry Panel

From blockchain to biotech, business innovation and technology is transforming and spearheading growth in the SME sector.

Speaker(s):

Head of Strategy at Flare, Director of Fintech Australia, Former Fintech Adviser to the Australian Government

Flare

Speaker(s):

Director, 5G Edge and Innovation

Optus

Speaker(s):

Special Counsel Patent Attorney, Pearce IP

The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA)

11:30

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11:50

Eroding upfront technology costs for SMEs

Keynote

Accelerate digital transformation by paying monthly overtime, as value is realised. BidFin’s easy to access payment solutions allow Small Business’ to digitally transform whilst retaining valuable working capital for growth.

Speaker(s):

CEO

BidFin

12:00

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14:00

SmallBiz Business Leaders Luncheon

A feature event of SMALLBIZ Week Business Leaders Luncheon provides a unique insight into the Small Business sector at a critical time post covid. SmallBiz-Week’s feature event and a unique opportunity to develop your small-to-medium business strategy with expertise presented by Australia’s leading industry voices. Join Australia’s business leaders for a once in a year corporate function. Receive invaluable guidance from industry experts and government representatives how to position your small business for 2022 and network with prominent business leaders from Australia’s most influential companies.

Speaker(s):

Director, 5G Edge and Innovation

Optus

Speaker(s):

Group Executive, Business Banking

Commonwealth Bank

Speaker(s):

Co-Founder - Gravia Media

Host ABF Vision TV

Speaker(s):

CEO

COSBOA

Speaker(s):

Head of Ombudsman (CEO)

ASBFEO

14:00

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14:30

Future Proof your Small Business

Industry Panel

When 73% of SMEs are looking for solutions to combat late payments along with avoiding becoming 1 in 5 SME’s who are currently targeted with fraudulent invoices, implementing e-invoicing along with automating their accounts payable and receivables process, is a no brainer. Join our panel discussion with industry experts who have been:

Speaker(s):

Co-Founder and CEO

LUCA Plus

Speaker(s):

Account Director, Indirect Tax

Deloitte

Speaker(s):

Technical Advisor, Assurance & Emerging Technologies

CPA Australia

Speaker(s):

Director eInvoicing

ATO

14:30

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14:50

Small Business Economic Outlook

Keynote

Speaker(s):

Director Fixed Income Analysis

Commonwealth Bank

14:50

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15:20

Funding Options for SMEs in 2022: Accessing Funding and Grants

Industry Panel

When 73% of SMEs are looking for solutions to combat late payments along with avoiding becoming 1 in 5 SME’s who are currently targeted with fraudulent invoices, implementing e-invoicing along with automating their accounts payable and receivables process, is a no brainer. Join our panel discussion with industry experts who have been:

Speaker(s):

Founder & Principal Consultant

The Launch Pad Co.

Speaker(s):

CEO

BidFin

Speaker(s):

General Manager Working Capital

Commonwealth Bank

15:20

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15:45

The Future of SME Retail; Trends & Industry Outlook

Keynote

The future of SME retail; trends & industry outlook. The retail sector is undergoing monumental change, highlighting the emergence of entirely new trends and accelerating the progress of pre-existing ones.

Speaker(s):

Chief Industry Affairs Officer

Australian Retail Association

15:45

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16:00

Cybersecurity Trends

Industry Panel

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.

Speaker(s):

Manager Solutions Engineering

Okta

16:00

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16:25

Building a Resilient Company

Industry Panel

Becoming a global leader by building a resilient company dedicated to creativity. Grant Petty, the CEO and founder of Blackmagic Design, one of the leading suppliers of products for the film and television industry, will discuss why entrepreneurs need to build their companies to be resilient and focused on creativity. He will discuss how Blackmagic Design, a company with no venture capital and no borrowed money, was built around constant creative renewal, innovation and a focus on products and customers, and how entrepreneurs can accomplish this.

Speaker(s):

CEO & Founder

Blackmagic Design

16:30

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16:50

Developments in competition and consumer law protecting SMEs in the online world

Keynote

As small businesses increasingly trade online in this Covid-affected world, find out about changes and trends in competition and consumer laws and industry codes of conduct that can protect your small business.

Speaker(s):

Deputy Chair

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

17:00

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18:00

Mix at Six Networking

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

Delegate Ticket

Wednesday 18 May 2022 | 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Marvel Stadium (Medallion Club & Victory Room), Docklands, Melbourne

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