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Transforming Business 2018

Posted 10th September 2018

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Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light & Adelaide Plains was pleased to host the fourth annual Transforming Business Conference, “Creating a Bloody Good Plan!”, on August 29 at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. 160 business owners and leaders from across the region attended the conference, which focused on how to design and implement good planning at all stages of business operations.

Across the day attendees heard from industry leaders on a diverse range of subjects, including Dan Levey, who talked about how to create space for collaboration within your planning, to Tony Clarke, who explained the importance of succession planning. The content was thorough and informative, with an emphasis on innovation and design thinking.

Anne Moroney, Regional Development Australia BGLAP CEO, says “Business is more challenged than ever today. If you want your business to perform better than average, you need to plan for it in many ways – not just finances, although that helps –  but people planning, succession planning, business processes design, markets and marketing. How you realize the value you have created in your business must be planned for long before you decide it’s time to exit.”

Transforming Business remains one of the most popular events on the region’s business calendar and feedback, as usual, has been resoundingly positive. Said one conference attendee: “The logistics of putting together such a conference would have taken a large amount of work done in the background by many people to ensure the day ran as smoothly as it did. I found the variety of presenters and content very relevant. I’m sure many businesses and people attending would agree, and the next step is for all of us to implement the areas of interest.”

“The high standard of this event, presented in the Barossa region, is something all at the RDA should be proud of, and I hope some other regions are looking to follow suit with this kind of conference.”

 

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