The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated opening of registrations for the 2024 National Small Business Summit. Scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3 April and Thursday 4 April 2024, at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, the Summit holds immense significance in the ever-evolving landscape of small businesses.
Promising a diverse and dynamic agenda, the Summit will examine strategies to foster competition and drive innovation; it will prioritise the digital economy and cybersecurity, given the increasing reliance on technology in business operations, and will also examine Industrial Relations (IR) Reform.
Hosting his first Summit as COSBOA’s CEO, Luke Achterstraat encourages people from all levels of engagement with small business to attend and make a difference.
“In a time when small businesses are navigating a volatile and changing environment, the Summit provides a vital platform where leaders can actively influence legislation, engage in crucial discussions about challenges and opportunities, and take an important role in shaping the future of small businesses in Australia.
“With 2.3 million small businesses depending on a thriving ecosystem, we ask every member, policy maker and Association leader to attend, because every voice matters - now more than ever,” says Achterstraat.
Here's why you should mark your calendar for #COSBOA24 and secure your spot:
1. Influence Policy: At the Summit, you'll have the unique opportunity to engage with stakeholders and directly contribute to shaping policies that impact small businesses. Share your insights, experiences, and perspectives to help create policies that genuinely support and nurture small enterprises.
2. Gain Knowledge and Insights: Packed with panel discussions, presentations, and workshops, the Summit offers valuable information and insights into the current state of small businesses and the regulatory landscape. You'll leave with the knowledge that can transform your small business community.
3. Network with Influential Figures: This event attracts leaders, policymakers, and experts in the small business field. Attending allows you to connect with influential individuals who can become invaluable contacts for collaboration, mentorship, or future business opportunities.
Invited guests include the Australian Regulators, State and Federal Ministers, Small Business Commissioners, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO), Australian Association Leaders and Industry Suppliers.
Don't miss the chance to be at the forefront of shaping policies, building productivity, and championing the betterment of Australia's small businesses. Be among the first to secure your place for #COSBOA24.
Book now to ensure your spot at this pivotal event.
We look forward to welcoming you in person as we engage in constructive policy debates and work together to enhance the lives of small business owners in Australia.
The COSBOA Team