With 2,066,523 small businesses in Australia (as of 28 July, 2016), the need for connecting with medium to large size businesses has never been stronger. With 680 000 businesses based in NSW alone, small businesses in Western Sydney need a B2B platform that can assist with connecting owners and directors to the right companies.
WSSBE aims to be at the forefront of the Western Sydney business community by stimulating business relationships, informing the community via strong and practical content, creating tangible results by building relationships with medium to large size businesses. Western Sydney Small Business Expo is a one-day event that aims to bridge the gap between small and medium to large size businesses and create opportunities for both organisations.
Come join us this year as a we start our journey in empowering Western Sydney and creating opportunities that will not only connect businesses on a financial and educational level, but also create a community based on building relationships.
With a BA in Design Media, Tony’s career began in advertising with West Australian Newspapers and as promotions co-ordinator for Myer. He has built and sold two successful agencies, designed, developed and built a unique ‘design online’ business marketing platform, securing $500K in venture capital funding and created an interactive TV drama series that featured at MipTV in Cannes.
In 2009 BrandManager won the Sydney Hills Business In Excellence Award for Innovation, in 2010 became the Marketing Support Partner for the Sydney Hills Business Chamber and were finalists in 2012 for the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence. Tony currently works with SME’s, fast growing family businesses and corporate brands from Australia and New Zealand, China, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Ireland and the UK – helping them achieve their market potential through effective brand marketing. As an accomplished TV and radio presenter he is currently featured on Kochie’s Business Builders national business TV series, producing a TV series for SKY Business called ‘Behind The Brand’, developing a business reality show called ‘The Suits’ and about to release his first book, ‘How to start a business in two weeks’.
As an MC, keynote presenter and facilitator, Tony is a member of National Speakers of Australia and regularly hosts corporate events from 70 to 7000 attendees.
Mark Eggers – Co-founder & Head of Sales, YarnoMark is an entrepreneur having previously started businesses in hospitality, social media and web design/development.His most recent venture, Yarno, is a startup specifically focusing on the edutech space. Together with his business partner Lachy, they’ve created a mobile training tool that makes workplace learning fun as well as improving training return on investment.
Usman Iftikhar – COO, CatalysrUsman is a global systems thinker and a strong believer in the power of entrepreneurship for social change. He is passionate about disruptive and systemic solutions to global refugee crisis, global warming and the democratisation of outer-space.He is currently the COO of Catalysr - A business accelerator in Parramatta, breaking down barriers to employment for skilled refugees and migrants in Australia through entrepreneurship.
Laura Dang - Founder, UploadOnceAfter a successful and rewarding career devising multicultural and international community engagement programs for NSW Justice and Western Union and helping blue chip organisations like QBE and Westpac go digital, Laura founded UploadOnce.UploadOnce combines Laura's insights into the challenges in delivering services to Australia's diverse community with her change implementation expertise, to prepare organisations (and experts) to do business in tomorrow's digital economy. This platform elevates experts from being a service provider to becoming an advocate for their customers and business partners.
Jacob Muller - CEO, CatalysrJacob is a 'retired' Accountant and global citizen who believes business can be used as a force for good. He is passionate about helping solve wicked problems such as the global refugee crisis, access to quality education and mental health.He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Catalysr, a business accelerator based in Parramatta. Here he is focusing on helping migrants and refugees to become socially and economically integrated in Australia by starting their own business and creating their own job.
He has acted in disputes involving all aspects of corporate law, partnerships, trade practices, building and construction law, employment law, professional negligence, local government planning and environment, product liability, guarantees, trusts and estates, defamation and contract disputes.
He also provides strategic advice to boards and management teams on all aspects of the Corporations Act, including: constitutions, board and committee roles and processes, director duties, employee incentive schemes, conflicts and disclosure.
He has conducted matters in the High Court, Supreme Court, Federal, District and Local Courts together with a variety of Tribunals.
Geoff has always been an active member in the Western Sydney community having been President of the Law Society of NSW, Parramatta Rotary Club, Parramatta City Chamber of Commerce and Artswest. He was an elected member of the Parramatta City Council for 4 ½ years (1999-2003).
He is a former Deputy Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney and is still very actively involved in a number of University activities.
He was the founding Chairman of the University’s major commercial entity, UWS Connect. He also was founding Chairman of Television Sydney.
- Includes access to the exhibition space. Meet our exhibitors and find out how they can assist your business. Receive a free WSSBE bag with offers and merchandise exclusive to the expo.
- Includes access to the exhibition space and Impact networking event. Receive a free WSSBE bag with offers and merchandise exclusive to the expo.
Includes access to the exhibition space, concurrent Success Workshops, Innovate Plenary Sessions and Jumpstart and Impact. Receive a free WSSBE bag. Includes lunch.