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Do you want to talk to Council about business issues? Do you have suggestions, ideas or any questions?
To start a conversation with us contact Will Adames on 9424 0757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in Ku-ring-gai Business Forums
Bi-annual events set up in response to Council’s business engagement commitments as a new member of The State Government's Small Business Friendly Council’s Program. The business forums will take place in March and October at locations within the Ku-ring-gai Council area.
The forums bring together industry experts to present their ideas, latest thinking and related information followed by a round table session to enable participants to discuss the topics and provide feedback and ideas to other businesses and to Council. The Forums further aim to:
- Improve communications between the business community and Council
- Bring business and government together to focus on topical issues
- Provide opportunities to collaboratively tackle economic challenges
- Increase understanding of governance and business challenges to build trust and collaboration
Outputs of the events will be reported to:
- Ku-ring-gai Council to inform decision making
- The office of the small business commissioner to be shared with other members of the Small Business Friendly Council’s Program
Recent forum: The Wealth of Ideas - turning concepts into cash
On 18 May 2017 nearly 140 local business people attended our latest forum called the Wealth of Ideas – Turning Concepts into Cash. This half-day event , delivered in partnership with CSIRO Lindfield, included presentations from:
- James Chin Moody – CEO Sendle,
- Brian Dorricott – MD of Meteorical
- Alli Baker – CEO Workible,
- Anna Grocholsky – Director Innovation and Commercialisation at Macquarie University.
Post presentation exhibition exhibitors included: Better Business Partnership ,CSIRO, Macquarie University/Macquarie Park Innovation District, NSW Department of Industry, NSW Business Chamber, Data 61, NSW Business Connect (Realise Business).
Outputs from the session, along with feedback provided from all of Council's business engagement events will be reported to Council in September with recommendations for continued support of local businesses in the future.
The next business forum will be held in late spring 2017.
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