The Geelong Small Business Festival is back in August with more than 40 events, workshops and masterclasses across Geelong, Queenscliff and Torquay to support local businesses.
Internationally acclaimed entrepreneur, author and chef, Guy Grossi will launch the festival on Thursday 1 August (6.00pm–8.30pm) at The Pier, on Geelong’s Waterfront.
Grossi, regarded as a socially conscious entrepreneur, has focused on building sustainable business practices into his growing Grossi Group brand, which includes some of Melbourne’s most renowned restaurants like Florentino, Merchant and Ombra.
He will share his experiences in business and how he has continued to be successful in a fiercely competitive restaurant industry.
A television favourite, Grossi is well known to audiences from appearances on My Kitchen Rules, Italian Food Safari and Australia’s Iron Chef.
The 2019 Geelong Small Business Festival will also feature keynote presentations from:
– Westpac’s chief economist, Bill Evans (Friday 2 August at GMHBA Stadium)
– ABC’s financial reporter, Alan Kohler (Monday 19 August at Rydges, Geelong)
– Emma & Tom’s co-founder, Emma Welsh (Friday 2 August at O Space, Queenscliff)
More than 40 festival events will cover:
• Business development and sales
• Marketing and social media
• Entrepreneurs and start-ups
• Employing and leading people.
The 2019 Geelong Small Business Festival is supported by the City of Greater Geelong, Cleantech Innovations Geelong and the Victorian Government.
Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood:
We’re thrilled to be hosting the Geelong Small Business Festival again in 2019.
We have an outstanding line-up of speakers and events, which will provide expert insight and a lot of valuable support for local businesses.
With about 18,000 small businesses in Geelong, they are the backbone of our city, providing more than half of all local employment and ensuring we maintain a strong and diverse economy.