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2024 Central
Queensland Small Business
Disaster Recovery Summit

17th June 2024 CQ University Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton, Qld, 4702 More Information

Disaster Recovery

In the wake of multiple natural disasters and the pandemic over recent years, Australian Small Business in Central Queensland are doing it tough.

This Summit brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, policymakers, and grassroots business owners for a crucial collaboration. We’ll pool our insights and expertise to develop strategies aimed at helping small businesses bounce back from adversity. Join us as we work towards a robust future for Central Queensland’s small business community.

Message from Anne Nalder
SBAA CEO & Founder

As the CEO & Founder of the Small Business Association of Australia, it is my privilege to extend a warm invitation to you for the 2024 Central Queensland Small Business Disaster Recovery Summit, held on Monday the 17th of June 2024 at CQ University Rockhampton.

In the wake of recent challenges faced by small businesses in the Central Queensland region, it is imperative that we come together to address the pressing issues of recovery and resilience. This summit will serve as a pivotal platform for exchanging insights, strategies, and support mechanisms vital for the restoration and fortification of our small business community.

Purpose of the Event

The Central Queensland Small Business Disaster Recovery Summit is a one day educational and community event dedicated to empowering and uniting small business owners across the region. Our focus? Enhancing your skills, bolstering your capabilities, and fostering a robust community geared towards expediting recovery and elevating risk awareness within your businesses.

Join us for engaging discussions on accessing essential services, maximizing support systems, and implementing effective disaster preparedness measures. This Summit isn’t just about learning—it’s about coming together as a community to share experiences, voice concerns, and build a stronger, more resilient future for small businesses in Central Queensland. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to safeguard your business and accelerate its growth journey!

Event Details

When

  • One Day Summit –  8.30m – 5pm, Monday 17th June 2024
  • Networking Event – 4:30pm – 7:00pm, Monday 17th June 2024

Where

  • Building 5 G.02 Lecture Theatre, CQ University Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton, Qld, 4702

Event Type:

  • Hybrid

Keynote Speakers & Panelists

Tony Williams

Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor

Prof Ian Eddie

Excelsia College Director of Research, Partnerships and Engagement

The Hon Bruce Billson

Ombudsman Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Prof Jeremy Novak

Global Development College Vice-Chancellor and President

Joanne Brooks

ZEL People Pty Ltd CEO and Co-Founder

John Lacey

Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland Rural Financial Counsellor

Neil Carrington

Carrington Consulting CEO

Nick Bell

SD Consulting Australia Owner / Director

Nyree Johnson

Johnson’s 4WD Small Business Owner and Manager

Sandra O'Neill

Small Business Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland Business Wellness Coach

Sharon Kingston

Small Business Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland Small Business Financial Counsellor

Jamie Wilson

Cryptoloc Data Security Founder & CEO

Eric Allgood

Small Business Assistance & Advisory Services Managing Director

Small Business Charter of Australia

The Small Business Charter of Australia (the Charter) contains Ten Pillars and is the framework for policy makers resulting in drafting sustainable and suitable policy for small business.

Think ‘Small Business First ‘when drafting legislation.

The topics discussed during the Summit are based on one of each of the Ten Pillars.

  • 01

    Entrepreneurship

  • 02

    Industrial Relations(IR)

  • 03

    Technology

  • 04

    Competitiveness

  • 05

    Finance

  • 06

    Taxes

  • 07

    Regulation

  • 08

    Trade

  • 09

    Education and Training

  • 10

    Climate Change/Energy

Tickets

One Day Summit & Networking

FREE

  • Entry to the Disaster Recovery Summit – 17th June 2024
  • Entry to the Disaster Recovery Summit Networking Event – 17th June 2024

Hybrid Ticket

FREE

  • Entry to the Summit via online conference – 17th June 2024

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