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.
The COSBOA Summit scheduling on cue
Alexi Boyd, CEO of COSBOA, said the Summit couldn’t be happening at a more important time for small business. “The Federal election is right around the corner, and over the past two years small businesses in Australia have faced fire, floods and the pandemic.”
“So, the question the industry wants answered is: what about SMBs now? What does the future look like? How do we recover? Who is going to support us? We aim to address these questions at the Summit and have invited key players in government and policy makers.”
“This is a chance for association leaders, governing bodies, board directors and chairs to hear what’s next, meet with peers and get the information to best support their members.”
“COSBOA will also launch the Small Business Perspective Report 2022 at the Summit providing key insights into the state of the industry now,” said Ms Boyd.
The Summit has will be attended by; Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Small and Family Business; Hon Richard Marles MP; Hon Matt Kean MP, NSW Treasurer; Hon Bruce Billson GAICD, The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman; Sally McManus, Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions; and agents of all the regulators.
The COSBOA Summit to cover a range of topics
Hot topics being covered at the summit include:
- Australian regulation and policy
- Innovation – real stories from small business
- Digitalisation and cybersecurity
- Pandemic problems: insurance and landlords
- Workplace wellness
- Economic trends and the future
- Industrial relations
“The Summit looks to the future and what we need to implement now for the industry. It’s the best opportunity for SMB leaders, industry associations, regulators and politicians to discuss how we can support the growth of small business in Australia,” said Ms Boyd.
The COSBOA National Small Business Summit, takes place Tuesday 5 April & Wednesday 6 April 2022 at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour. If you need to see the full program please visit: www.cosboansbs.com.au/