It’s now or never! Australian businesses must step up to stay afloat, keep up with the rapid digital changes, capture new market opportunities and prepare for intense competition from overseas. SMEs need to urgently innovate, to evolve beyond the status quo.
Presented by Australia Post, this week’s B2B EXPO 2017 provides business owners, entrepreneurs, senior management and start-ups the platform to learn, connect and grow.
Australia Post says that it is presenting B2B EXPO 2017 as part of its continued support of Australian small businesses.
“As an organisation, we’re genuinely committed to supporting small business; small business sits at the heart of local communities, driving jobs and the economy,” says Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business at Australia Post. “Not only has Australia Post supported small business for over 200 years in every town and community in Australia, many of our local post offices are small businesses themselves.”
“While each small business is unique, there are common challenges and barriers they face in starting their business, going online, growing their business and selling internationally. We’re thrilled to be supporting B2B Expo 2017 as part of our commitment to help all Australian small businesses become the business they want to be,” Burrows says.
The other key sponsors are equally focused on helping small business suscceed.
“GoDaddy is pleased to be one of the Principal sponsors for B2B Expo 2017,” says Tara Commerford, Vice President and Managing Director, GoDaddy Australia and New Zealand. “With an increased focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, it’s an exciting time for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Australia. While creating a website can seem like a daunting task for many SMBs, GoDaddy serves as a one-stop-shop helping them easily establish their online presence. Our Domains and Next Generation Website Builder solutions are easy-to-use and affordable. These online tools, coupled with 24×7 award-winning customer care services, provide a strong platform empowering SMBs to establish an online identity.”
And Rose Kerlin, Group Executive Membership, AustralianSuper, says, “AustralianSuper is thrilled to be a principle sponsor of B2B EXPO 2017. We are proud to work with over 240,000 Australian businesses, many of which are SMEs – the backbone of Australian commerce and industry. Small businesses employ millions of Australians, many of who chose AustralianSuper as the custodian of their retirement savings, and this is a role we take seriously. Creating better retirement outcomes is at the heart of what we do, and we value businesses who entrust us to manage their default superannuation arrangements. AustralianSuper is committed to making super simple for small businesses and we look forward to meeting many of you at the Expo.”
A highlight feature of B2B EXPO 2017 is the free Business Matters Seminars Series consisting of eight seminar sessions running concurrently over the two days. The sessions are:
- Navigating the Future – Digital Disruption
- Growth & Profitability Strategies for SMEs
- Marketing for Growth
- eCommerce and International Trade – Trends, Opportunities & Challenges
- SME Financial Challenges
- Regulation & Compliance Matters
- People Matters
- Planning & Action: Key to Business Success
Start-ups are also a focus of the exhibition with a PitchComp and start-up seminars. With over 30 seminar presentations, over 60 exhibitors, advice, opportunities, and much more, can you afford to miss out?
Entry is free by registering online at http://b2bexpo.com.au/
Inside Small Business is official media partner with for the B2B Expo