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Great South Coast Small Business Festival 2016

News Article Date: 
Monday, 18 July 2016

After a successful 2015 the Great South Coast Small Business Festival returns this year bigger and better than ever!

Bookings are open now for more than 25 events scheduled from inspiring motivational speakers, practical seminars and workshops to webinars and great opportunities to network.

The 2016 festival is a regional partner of Small Business Festival Victoria, an annual festival focussed on strengthening the small business sector and acknowledging the contribution small businesses make to the Victorian economy.

Festival highlights include:

Wednesday August 3 – Club Wednesday Business Festival Launch

Join the local business community at a special Club Wednesday function at South West TAFE where this year’s Great South Coast Small Business Festival will be officially launched. Hear from special guests including Victorian Minister for Small Business The Hon. Philip Dalidakis MLC and retail expert Martin Ginnane from Ginnane and Associates. Drinks and light finger foods provided.
Click HERE to book.

Monday August 8, BizFest 2016

BizFest returns for 2016! This motivational business conference includes high profile keynote speakers Emma Welsh & Tom Griffith, the masterminds behind Emma & Tom's whole fruit juices. There will also be a series of breakout workshops, a Q&A panel for small business and speed networking!
Click HERE to book.

Wednesday August 17, Trading into China

This workshop will present insights about trading into and with China, especially for small and medium sized companies that are increasingly venturing overseas to source products directly. Presented by Dr Alvin Lee who is a specialist in quantitative marketing and empirically driven decision making. Light refreshments will be served.
Click HERE to book.

Tuesday August 23, Riding the Digital Wave: Dinner with Chris Riddell

An online trailblazer and progressive thought-leader, Chris Riddell takes you on an inspiring journey through the digital world, showing how innovation and new technologies are transforming the way we do business.
Click HERE to book.

For details of all events or to book your place visit the Festival’s local hub at


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