agenda

This is the 2017 Agenda - 2018 is currently being organised - stay tuned!
07:00 Doors open for exhibitors
08:00 Registration and Networking (& coffee!)
08:45 Exhibition formally opens - Welcome from the Mayor of the Mornington Peninsula Shire, the event Host, Smart Business Solutions and the Master of Ceremonies
09:00 Let's supercharge your Business:  Andrew Morello, Winner of the Apprentice & Business Development manager for YBR and MC for this event
09:15 Innovation in Marketing: Andy Lark, One of Australia's leading marketing experts
10:00 It's about the Journey: Alec Potts, 2016 Olympic Bronze Medallist
10:30 Break - Opportunity to visit exhibition stands, network & enjoy delicious morning tea
11:00 Purpose driven Business: Omar de Silva, The Plato Project
11:45 Technology creating opportunity for Small Business: Trent Innes, Xero Australia Managing Director
12:30Lunch - A wonderful lunch will be served with the opportunity to visit exhibition stands & network
13:30 KeepCup - Making an innovative idea a profitable business: Abigail Forsyth, Founder of KeepCup
14:15 Your thinking levels determines your income level: Nikk Hughes and Yolande Hughes, Inspire Tribe
14:45 Social Proof is the new word of Mouth: Wayne Schmidt, Karbon Inc
15:00 Break - Opportunity to visit exhibition stands, network& enjoy afternoon tea
15:30 The Impact of last night's Federal budget on small business: Shannon Smit & Nadia Hughes
15:45 Break-out session: Make your choice - 2 to select from
- Break Out Session One: Future proof your business: Learn more about the retail tech trends that will have major impacts on the retail industry 2017 and beyond.
- Break Out Session Two: Your digital footprint - practical tips for making it happen regularly
16:30 Efficiencies that changed our business: Panel of leading local businesses
 * Pippa Hanson - Sports Injury Clinic
 * Matt Bebe - Mornington Peninsula Brewery
 * Nadia Hughes - SMART Business Solutions
 * Hollie Black - Select Scoota
17:25 Wrap up from Smart Business Solutions
17:30 Networking with drinks & nibbles

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Breakout sessions

Break Out Session The retail industry POS

 Breakout Session 1: The retail industry and technology in Point of Sale, Inventory and serving your customer

- -The retail sector is no stranger to change and transformation, but the impact of technology may be the greatest game-changer of all. Many small businesses have struggled with unrecorded sales and inaccurate inventory. Your staff ends up spending more time trying to track down these mistakes than helping customers and closing new sales, and that inhibits business growth and profit.  How can you embrace technology in this changing environment. How and what can you do with improved information? This session is relevant to all businesses in retail or other customer service businesses  
(NB: this is not a software sales pitch but an informative session regardless of your desired software)

Break Out Session - Your digital footprint

Breakout Session 2: Your digital footprint - practical tips for making it happen regularly  

Your website is a living, breathing entity on the internet.  Every update you make to your website once it is “live” on the internet plays a part in its interaction with visitors, customers, and the powerful search engines.  However, a static website without updates of any kind may be viewed by search engines as a “dead” entity – with no life and nothing new to offer.

Thankfully, your frequently updated website offers search engines a haven for fresh content and sources of new information for their search requests.  Simply put, if you update your website often with high quality content, search engines will love you for it. Easier said than done right? How much time is it going to take you to do that? We are going to show you how to streamline this process. We will even provide some templates so you can get started straight away!

(NB: This is not a software selling session and it not focused on one software or platform, it is informative to all attendees no matter what website, CRM or other platform you use)