Your Business Our Future Forum 2019

5 June 2019

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Calling all small business owners! Come along and discover some of the ways your business can be future ready. International speakers will cover a range of topics.

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Future Proof your Business!

In a world that is rapidly changing every day, future proofing your business through innovation, market expansion and better management of your human resources is now critical.

Come along and discover some of the ways your business can be future ready. Our international speakers will cover a range of future ready topics. 

Hear also about the development of major activity centres and the commercial opportunities they will bring, wander around our expo to find about products and services that support your business and finish the evening with some relaxed networking and catering.

Event Schedule

4.00pm - Registration and Business Expo
4.30pm to 6.00pm - Presentations and Q&A Panel
6.00pm to 7.00pm - Business Expo
7.00pm to 8.00pm - Networking

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Navigating the Challenges of Overseas Expansion

For small businesses that would like to break barriers and go international.

In today's dynamic market, expanding abroad is one of the best ways to grow your business and stay ahead of competition. However, despite the economic benefit, more than 50 per cent of firms fail in their export endeavour (World Bank 2016).

In this session Dr Sandy Chong of Verity Consuting will highlight the challenges that SMEs face in foreign markets and outline practical ways to navigate around them. In addition to sharing ideas that would help SMEs infuse global mindsets into business strategies, the session will also highlight the preparations required for businesses to win in the international arena.

Looking forward to the Future in Melville

In the business landscape of today, things change fast and keeping up with the future is an increasing challenge when you are busy working your business.

Steve Cope, Melville's Director of Urban Planning will take you on a journey across the City and tell you everything you need to know about our 20 year vision.

Find out how our major activity centres are being developed, how they will bring more commercial, retail and residential choices, provide more jobs and more job diversity, and how the City will support this with better transport connections and corridor,  encouraging Growth and Prosperity for our local economy.

Being a Responsible Corporate Citizen

Being involved in the local community has long been a hallmark of small to medium businesses, and it still pays dividends in 2019. 

Brand recognition is accompanied by development of goodwill, which is known as an important currency both in day to day operations, and in the future value of your business.

Dr Megan Paull, a senior lecturer at Murdoch Business SChool and  Co-Director Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability will tell you how to get involved in local community activities to yield the best outcome, in a way that is planned , strategic  and genuine.

Setting a High-Performance Culture

More than ever businesses need to gain efficiencies – doing more with less – in softer economic and market conditions, so getting the most out of your employees is crucial. Investing in your employee’s development is a core method for creating a long-lasting employee relationship and developing a sustainable high-performance culture.

Join Lisa Kazalac from Professional Vogue and find out how to create a high-performance culture. Learn how to create targeted professional development programs that focus on aligning your businesses’ vision, values and strategic direction, how to develop your employee’s interpersonal skills (soft skills) and increase your management team’s effectiveness.

Event Information

Hosted by

City of Melville in partnership with Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce

Time4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce Members $64 incl. GST / $74 non-members (full catering included)

Contact Details

Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce contact: Monique Williams,  0427 022 509

City of Melville contact: Joanna Arbel,  9364 0425


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City of Melville Civic Centre, Level 2 Conference Room and Balcony10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon, WA 6154 Get Directions

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