Peter Strong CoSBoA

COSBOA Executive Director, Peter Strong, with NAB staff before last year’s summit in Brisbane

Brisbanians generally venture to Victoria in August to experience the bracing delights of the snowfields but the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA) encourages us to get down there this August to talk about Productivity.

COSBOA president Peter Strong, reminisces about the warmth of last year’s summit here in Southbank …

It’s on again, and it seems like yesterday we were gearing up for the 2013 Summit and investigating the effect of policy and people on partnerships. We have a new year, a new government and the year’s most contemporary theme People, Policy and Productivity. at the 2014 National Small Business Summit.

I welcome all interested in the heath, wealth and wellbeing of the small business sector to become involved in the 2014 COSBOA National Small Business Summit at Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne commencing on Thursday 07 August 2014.

This will be the 12th Small Business Summit, with a line-up of speakers rarely seen in Australian summit circles.  You will not be disappointed with the depth of conversation, the networking opportunities or the passion with which all participants will approach the ultimate goal of increasing productivity.

Small business owners employ over 4.5 million people and are a major part of the economy, as well as contributing members of our local communities.  Small business people provide our society with the capability to innovate and to deal with adversity much more quickly than big business.

COSBOA is committed to providing a voice for small business. At the Summit, we look forward to discussing our policies on workplace relations; the collection of superannuation; contract law and competition policy; women in business and burdensome compliance and regulation demands on small business people.

The 2014 Summit will connect all the key stakeholders – small business, senior politicians as well as bureaucrats and big business representatives – in a three way exchange of minds in our efforts to debate policy and build productivity for the betterment of our people.

I encourage you to shape the future with us by participating in the national debate.

Visit the 12th National Small Business Summit website and click here to register now.