SESSIONS

Day 1

10:00am - 11:00am

Digital networking

11:00am - 11:05am

Introduction

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
MAJA GARACA DJURDJEVIC

Editor of MyBusiness

What’s in store for small business: Find out directly from Minister Michaelia Cash

11:05am - 11:35am

Government support

Find out what’s ahead for small business as we near the end of 2020 – the most turbulent year in business history.

Michaelia Cash addresses the extension of the government’s stimulus measures, the changes in JobKeeper eligibility requirements, what issues the Morrison government will prioritise in the last quarter of 2020 and the government’s tax plans as we head towards the big budget reveal.

Michaelia Cash
MICHAELIA CASH

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Building resilience and bouncing back: Tips to help you get the best out of your business

11:35am - 12:05 pm

Reckon CEO, Sam Allert shares practical ways small business owners can apply resilience to pull through challenging times, as well as his top strategies to maintain business focus through periods of change. Sam also talks about leveraging technology to improve cashflow.

Sam Allert
SAM ALLERT

CEO, Reckon

Where’s the cash: How to plan for a post-stimulus future

12:05pm - 12:35pm

Cash flow | Funding

Everybody wants better cash flow. Even the most profitable businesses run short of cash at times, especially in unprecedented times such as these. Stuart Donaldson shares his method to forecasting in uncertain times, as well as essential tips to ensure your business survives and thrives beyond the stimulus period.

Stuart Donaldson
STUART DONALDSON

Banyan Co

Workplace wellbeing: Coping with COVID

12:35pm - 1:00pm

Mental health

Former sporting AFL legend and Sydney Swans star Wayne Schwass talks about
the importance of considering mental health and emotional wellbeing in a pandemic.

Mr Schwass’ holistic experience in managing wellness, both in sport and in corporate sales, gives him a unique perspective on the importance of workplace wellbeing.

Wayne Schwass
WAYNE SCHWASS

AFL Legend and Mental Health Advocate

1:05pm - 1:35pm

Sponsored session

Navigating the future: A guide for small business

1:35pm - 2:05pm

Technology | Growth

Business specialist Lielette Calleja shares her secrets to business success and suggests ways to make the most of the COVID-induced digital transformation.

Lielette Calleja
LIELETTE CALLEJA

Director, All That Counts

NSW business recovery assistance

2:05pm - 2:35pm

NSW small business minister discusses what's in store for businesses and outlines the support options available from the state government, aimed at cushioning the coronavirus blow. The focus will be on making it easier for businesses to find the help they need to apply for financial assistance and develop their recovery strategy.

Damien Tudehope
DAMIEN TUDEHOPE

New South Wales Minister for Finance and Small Business

2:35pm - 2:45pm

End of Day 1: Wrap-up and highlights for Day 2!

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
MAJA GARACA DJURDJEVIC

Editor of MyBusiness

2:45pm - 5:30pm

Digital networking

Day 2

10:00am - 11:00am

Digital networking

11:00am - 11:05am

Introduction

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
MAJA GARACA DJURDJEVIC

Editor of MyBusiness

Hear directly from the ATO: JobKeeper, tax and more

11:05am - 11:35am

Government Support | Compliance | Tax

As the coronavirus continues to impact Australian businesses, we find out how the ATO is supporting our SMEs, shining a light on JobKeeper 2.0 and the new eligibility criteria. We also hear key tax and business support updates, including key tips on how to ease the burden on small business owners.

Kirsten Fish
KIRSTEN FISH

Deputy Commissioner Small Business, ATO

11:35am - 12:05 pm

Sponsored session

Where will the jobs come from: Small business key to driving growth

12:05pm - 12:35pm

Planning | Strategy | Forecasting

The system needs to change to give small businesses the confidence they need to hire and grow. Kate Carnell presents her survival measures, inspiring businesses to thrive and hire again, returning the economy back to full health.

Kate Carnell
KATE CARNELL

ASBFEO

Looking forward: A budget fraught with uncertainty

12:35pm - 1:00pm

Government support | Forecasting

With Melbourne undergoing the harshest restrictions the country has ever seen, how accurate are the Treasury’s economic figures and how will the budget be impacted? Gain insights into the implications and what businesses can do to prepare for the next stage of the pandemic.

Andrew Conway
ANDREW CONWAY

Chief Executive Officer, IPA

1:05pm - 1:35pm

Sponsored session

FWO’s JobKeeper focus: Find out about your workplace obligations and how they’ve changed

1:35pm - 2:05pm

Government support | Compliance

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker details how the regulator is supporting small business, especially those in sectors heavily impacted by the coronavirus crisis. The FWO has a range of new tools available for small business to help navigate challenges with workplace compliance during this difficult time.

Sandra Parker
SANDRA PARKER

Fair Work Ombudsman

Managing workplace culture during a pivot

2:05pm - 2:35pm

Before you pivot your business strategy due to COVID, make sure you have the culture to execute it. What does this entail? Find out more by tuning in to this session, aimed to help you pivot successfully.

Fiona Robertson
FIONA ROBERTSON

Culture and Leadership Speaker, Facilitator, Executive Coach and Author

2:35pm - 2:45pm

End of Day 2: Wrap-up and highlights for Day 3!

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
MAJA GARACA DJURDJEVIC

Editor of MyBusiness

2:45pm - 5:30pm

Digital networking

Day 3

10:00am - 11:00am

Digital networking

11:00am - 11:05am

Introduction

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
MAJA GARACA DJURDJEVIC

Editor of MyBusiness

What you need to know: Banking and the revamped SME Guarantee Scheme

11:05am - 11:35am

Government support | Compliance

The ABA’s Aidan O'Shaughnessy details the relief options available to small and medium-sized businesses, supported by the Aussie banks. He looks into bank deferrals and how they’ll function post-September, as well as the revamped SME Guarantee Scheme and what it offers.

Aidan O'Shaughnessy
AIDAN O'SHAUGHNESSY

Executive Director, Policy, Australian Banking Association

11:35am - 12:05 pm

Sponsored session

A kinder world: Setting a roadmap out of COVID

12:05pm - 12:35pm

Growth | Planning | Forecasting

The President of the ICSB, Ayman El Tarabishy talks about the global coronavirus response and the shared experience of overcoming a once-in-a-century pandemic. Find out what’s in store for small business, from a global perspective, as well as invaluable tips to secure your post-COVID business survival.

Ayman El Tarabishy
AYMAN EL TARABISHY

ICSB President

Managing mental health issues when confronted with them

12:35pm - 1:00pm

Mental health | Strategy

Georgie Harman believes that mental health in the workplace is everyone’s business. She talks about the resources available and tips for leaders and small business owners to keep themselves mentally healthy in an environment of increasing difficulty.

Georgie Harman
GEORGIE HARMAN

Beyond Blue

1:05pm - 1:35pm

Sponsored session

Remote collaboration – how to create (and maintain) a connected company

1:35pm - 2:05pm

COVID-19 has brought with it great challenges for SMBs – supporting employees, managing disruption, pivoting business models, and for many, working remotely. What we learned at Workplace from Facebook is that remote working works – Vicky Skipp, Head of APAC, can share how to manage a dispersed workforce, communicate updates clearly and improve your culture with remote collaboration.

Vicky Skipp
VICKY SKIPP

Head of APAC, Workplace from Facebook

Managing your mindset in a contested battlespace – lessons from a fighter pilot

2:05pm - 2:35pm

Join Christian “Boo” Boucousis in conversation with Momentum Media director Phillip Tarrant as they unpack the current business environment and threats to SMEs, and how you can draw on the mindset of high-performing fighter pilots to thrive. You don’t know how habitual the attitude of success is in a fighter squadron – they win virtually all of the time. Why? Process, systems, training and flawless execution. For the first time, ever Afterburner after 25 years is providing a coaching program specifically for SMEs in Australia.

Christian “Boo” Boucousis
CHRISTIAN “BOO” BOUCOUSIS

CEO, Afterburner

Phillip Tarrant
PHILLIP TARRANT

Director, Momentum Media

2:35pm - 2:45pm

Wrap-up and event highlights

Maja Garaca Djurdjevic
MAJA GARACA DJURDJEVIC

Editor of MyBusiness

2:45pm - 5:30pm

Digital networking