B2BEXPO Business Matters Seminar Series

Business Matters Seminar Series focus on trending topics and issues affecting SMEs including, growth opportunities and how SMEs can harness success in the digital economy and the challenging global market.

The series address key SMEs challenges and aspirations: digital disruption, access to finance, government grants, marketing, growth and profitability strategies, exporting and more

With the speed of innovation and the impact of AI and new technologies, industry experts will discuss new and critical options for business to stay ahead of the game. Other topics include the latest trends in cyber security, how to approach business funding in the changing financial landscape and insights from our partners including Dell, Yellow and Foxtel Business.   

Wednesday 13 March 10:00am – 5:00pm / Thursday 14 March 10:00am – 5:00pm      

Victory Room, Marvel Stadium, Docklands

Our Speakers in 2019

Malcolm Dawes - DTA Worldwide

Malcolm Dawes is the most sought-after authority on people performance and effectiveness for senior executives who are responsible for producing high-performing teams. For over 30 years, Malcolm has been engaged as a performance expert by companies around the world.

In Team Performance: Why Can’t We All Get Along?
Malcolm dispels 10 myths that many senior executives have about unlocking the true potential of their teams. He highlights core issues of human nature and shows how understanding behaviour is the key to team effectiveness.
www.FreeTeamPerformanceBook. com.au/B2B

Alex Lau - CEO & Head of Strategy of SeeSharp Group

“If you’re ever confused about marketing, frustrated about wasting money on ads, clueless about social media, Alex’s job is to guide you through how to build marketing that works through a framework any 10 year-old can understand.

Alex’s firm helps hundreds of companies (Solo-Entrepreneurs to Multinationals) every year to clarify their message and build digital marketing for rapid results – we’re talking doubling and quadrupling sales in months!”

Let me know if that works?

Glen Pauline - Practice Leader of LegalVision

Glen is a Practice Leader in LegalVision’s Disputes and Litigation team. He has significant experience in conducting litigation in both state and federal courts, tribunals and through alternative dispute resolution, particularly in franchising and employment matters. Glen’s objective is to advise and advocate for clients to ensure their disputes are resolved justly and appropriately.

Prior to his role at LegalVision, Glen practised as a barrister at the Victorian Bar for more than 15 years, and as a solicitor at small and medium sized firms. Since 2010, Glen has been a nationally accredited mediator.

In his spare time, Glen still plays competitive tennis, and, as the father of two boys, spends much of his spare time involved in weekend sporting pursuits (or at least driving to and from them).

Shaun Lyons - Sales Manager of Vinergy

Shaun Lyons heads up the Sales team for Vinergy across Australia & New Zealand. Shaun is passionate about leveraging technology and helping businesses embark on their digital transformation, to streamline operational processes and increase internal efficiencies. Instrumental to the success of his current role, is Shaun’s ability to understand, nurture and partner with his clients to optimise business outcomes. With over 12+ years’ experience in sales and operational roles expanding from start-up environments through to organisations with a global presence.

Leela Cosgrove - Founder of the 8 Percent

Leela Cosgrove wasn’t supposed to become the founder of a successful company. She grew up in a housing commission suburb in Brisbane, surrounded by violence, drug use, and the ongoing rhetoric that she would amount to nothing. She refused to submit to the expectations set for her, defying the odds and escaping the cycle of poverty she saw around her by starting her own business and growing it into a multi-million dollar enterprise. Her boutique consulting firm, Strategic Anarchy, was named as one of the top 250 fast-growth companies in the Asia Pacific region (amongst the top 50 of Australian companies named) for 2018 by respected financial publication, the Financial Times. Founder of The 8 Percent – a group of unique thinkers and top 8 Percent in their industry trailblazers whose end goal is to make the world better through pioneering advances in business, science, the arts and literature, Leela is a creative entrepreneur, publisher and entrepreneurial activist.

Greg Gibbins CEO at Lake Analytics

Business consultancy specialising in IT solutions utilising Machine Data and Analytics to provide real time insights to solve business problems.

Greg started Lake Analytics with the belief that IT should deliver solutions to business, not act as a cost centre.  Lake Analytics dive into your business to understand your operation, business challenges and … We use this Knowledge solve your problems utilising the world’s best IT platforms, applications, hardware and infrastructure.  Outcomes support decision making and drive efficiencies, through delivering real time access to clean, accurate and concise information. Our objective is to provide business with insights which deliver increased utilisation of resources and information, creating the opportunity for reallocation of capital and delivering increased profits.

Prior to Lake Analytics, Greg spent the last seven years in the IT industry as a Director of Icon Global Link a software development company, building an electronic compliance and reporting system for the retail and hospitality industry.  Further back in time, in a former life, Greg was General Manager of FCL Transport, Australia’s second largest rail forwarder, turning over $200m per annum and employing 550 staff across 18 sites.

Greg draws his extensive business and operations knowledge plus IT understanding to harness the power of data utilising world best software technologies to drive business efficiencies and increase profitability for his clients.