Thursday 22nd April 2021
Marvel Stadium, 740 Bourke Street
VIC, 3008, Melbourne, AU

16-17 September 2021
Marvel Stadium, 740 Bourke Street
VIC, 3008, Melbourne, AU

Small Business Connections Summit

Thu 22nd April 2021 | Thu 16 - Fri 17th September 2021

Small Business Connections platform provides a unique showcase for companies across all industry sectors, and engages with thousands of visitors & delegates, with over two hundred exhibitors, sponsors and speakers.

Small Business Connections is in Business to Assist Small Business to learn, engage and grow.

 

SBC Leaders Luncheon

  • 12:30-02:00PM

The business leaders luncheon is a high-profile event linking Australian businesses with the most important leaders within the Australia-Asia space. With the keynote address to be given by high profile speakers, this is an event not to be missed.

SBC Mix-at-Six Networking

  • 05:30-06:30PM

SBC Mix at Six Networking Function allows delegates to forge relationships and connect exhibitors and industry leaders. It is a perfect setting to discuss presentations and products, and provides unrivalled opportunities to broaden your business network, share ideas and exchange business experiences.

SBC Summit Program

Thursday, 22nd April 2021

TimeEvent
08:30 AMRegistration
09:00 AM-10:30 AMSBC Forum Session ONE
10:30 AM-11:00 AMCoffee Break B2B Expo
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMSBC Forum Session TWO
12:30 PM - 02:00 PMSBC Business Leaders Luncheon
02:10 PM - 03:20 PMSBC Forum Session THREE
03:20 PM - 04:15 PMCoffee Break B2B Expo
04:15 PM - 05:20 PMSBC Forum Session FOUR

Thursday, 16th September 2021

TimeEvent
08:30 AMRegistration
09:00 AM-10:30 AMSBC Forum Session ONE
10:30 AM-11:00 AMCoffee Break- Small Business Expo
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMSBC Forum Session TWO
12:30 PM - 02:00 PMSBC Business Leaders Luncheon
02:10 PM - 03:20 PMSBC Forum Session THREE
03:20 PM - 04:15 PMCoffee Break- Small Business Expo
04:15 PM - 05:20 PMSBC Forum Session FOUR
05:30 PM - 06:30 PMSBC Mix-at-Six Networking Function

Friday, 17th September 2021

TimeEvent
08:30 AMRegistration
09:00 AM-10:30 AMSBC Forum Session ONE
10:30 AM-11:00 AMCoffee Break- Small Business Expo
11:00 AM - 12:30 PMSBC Forum Session TWO
12:30 PM - 02:00 PMSBC Business Leaders Luncheon
02:10 PM - 03:20 PMSBC Forum Session THREE
03:20 PM - 04:15 PMCoffee Break- Small Business Expo
04:15 PM - 05:20 PMSBC Forum Session FOUR
05:30 PM - 06:30 PMSBC Mix-at-Six Networking Function

Some of our speakers
(click here to see all speakers)

Small Business Connections Summit  & Small Business Expo virtual events will be presented in April and September live and virtual to assist and empower business to embrace the challenges ahead.

As Government support and programs roll out following this year’s federal Budget, the last quarter of the year pending the holiday break and the start in 2021 is a critical time for SMEs to revive and develop key strategies to face the many uncertainties of operating a business in today’s market place.

Positioned as the last major SME business event this year, the combined Small Business Connections Summit and Small Business Expo will include over one hundred speakers and exhibitors and host thousands of visitors over live and virtual in April and September.

Summit Topics

Critical topics on a range of important issues for SMEs including,

Connect with

Business leaders & industry experts
Government speakers

Small Business Connections Summit Speakers include representatives from the government sector, business leaders, c-level executives from publicly listed and major privately held companies, industry experts, opinion leaders, industry experts and key decision makers.

Small Business Connections Summit is a major focus for SMEs across all industry sectors  

Attending and/or sponsoring or exhibiting at the SBC Summit & Small Business Expo will help get your business back on track and minimise economic challenges with a focus on 2021.

SME growth and development are the cornerstone of the Small Business Connections Summit & Small Business Expo showcasing business successes, trends and solutions; address challenges and strategies in constantly changing marketplaces; connect entrepreneurs, thought leaders, social media influencers, government facilitators, industry experts and c-level executives from around Australia.

Small Business Connections (SBC) will harness an extensive network of SME stakeholders to present the inaugural Small Business Connections Summit & Small Business Expo 2021.

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We have a number of limited speaking spots and sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available.
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