The Council of Small Business Australia’s (COSBOA) announced today that Gerardine Kearney, rx President, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and Chris Jordan, Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Commissioner will deliver key plenariesat the National Small Business Summit (NSBS) to be held in Melbourne on 7 – 8 August 2014.
Peter Strong, Executive Director of COSBOA says the calibre and number of keynote speakers and attendees at this year’s NSBS reinforces the importance and impact of small businesses on the Australian economy and culture.
“We’re pleased to see so many quality speakers and attendees already confirmed for this year’s event, ensuring that small business issues remain at thetop of the public and political agenda,” Mr Strong said.
The annual two-day summit will also feature presentations from industry leaders including: Mark Brennan, Australian Small Business Commissioner;Geoff Browne, Victorian Small Business Commissioner; Natalie James, Fair Work Ombudsman; Dr Michael Schaper, Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Warren Day, Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), plus many others.
Industrial relations, workplace relations, productivity for Gen-Y and Baby Boomers,and women in business are just some of the hot topics that will be discussed and debated as part of this year’s event, bringing togetherthe country’s most influential small and big business delegates, senior politicians and bureaucrats.
Visit: www.nationalsmallbusinesssummit.com.au to see the program and register for the 2014 National Small Business Summit.