Every year the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) awards a 'Small Business Champion' at their National Small Business Summit to recognise and acknowledge small business influencers who are making a genuine difference to their industry.
With job vacancy rates for the digital advertising and ad tech industry at almost 10% at the end of 2021 and showing no sign of decreasing, Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia (IAB) and Advertising Week APAC announced the launch of the industry’s inaugural Careers Fair. Designed by Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia’s Talent and Careers Working Group, the Fair will showcase the best of the digital industry to the next generation of talent. It will take place during Advertising Week at Luna Park in Sydney from 2nd to 3rd of August 2022.
Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., is pleased to announce that applications for the fourth edition of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge are open. The global program echoes Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability vision to Waste Nothing and Welcome All, amplifying and supporting new voices in the world of social entrepreneurship who are shaping scalable and disruptive innovations to create a more inclusive future of fashion.
The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched a series of Net Zero Accelerator initiatives to help national cement and concrete industries decarbonise in line with the GCCA’s 2050 Net Zero Global Industry Roadmap. The first wave will launch in Egypt, which later this year will host COP27, as well as in India, Thailand and Colombia.
Kaseya, the provider of unified IT management and security software for managed service providers (MSPs) and SMBs, announced that Sydney is back in business! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Connect IT Asia-Pacific returns, July 19-21, 2022 for its annual IT conference at the Hyatt Regency Sydney located next to Darling Harbour in the CBD. World-famous professional surfer Layne Beachley AO will headline the Connect IT Asia-Pacific event. Beachley, a beloved Aussie, will inspire attendees with her presentation on sustaining success, overcoming challenges and maintaining a winning mindset.
Recognizing the intersecting relationship between climate change and gender inequality, on March 18 the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA) brought together senior representatives of its founding partners to discuss the key role of women entrepreneurship in leading the way on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, and how women entrepreneurs contribute as change-makers in creating a more sustainable and inclusive society for all.
10x1000 Tech for Inclusion released its results for 2021. With the vision to train 1,000 emerging talents each year for ten years, the platform saw a total of 1,067 learners from 66 countries complete its Fintech Foundation Program and Fintech Leadership Program in 2021, and receive certifications from 10x1000 and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
The COSBOA National Small Business Summit, 5 – 6 April 2022, brings together Australia’s heavyweights, leaders and influencers, during a prime time for political parties to propose plans for small business, while discussing the key challenges and directions for the industry.
Entries for the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum’s (ANZLF) second Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards are open. The awards will showcase success stories focused on innovation, collaboration and growth across Australian and New Zealand emerging businesses. The Australian technology industry generates $167 billion in output per year and employs 861,000 Australians. The industry is the economy’s second largest job creator, just behind retail, and is on track to employ one million people by 2025 according to research produced by Accenture and released by the Tech Council.
Randstad, the world’s largest recruiter, has partnered with Get Skilled Access, founded by multiple Wheelchair Tennis Grand Slam Champion, Paralympian, disability advocate and 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott AO, to launch Recruitable - a ground-breaking mainstream recruitment program to transform employment opportunities for people with disability.