Our biennial business conference Transforming Business was held on the 19th of October at the Barossa Valley Novotel resort. The Hon. David Pisoni opened the event with a speech on the state’s economic recovery from COVID-19. A brief re-cap of the day:
Professor Ingrid Burkett of Griffith University talked about innovative business models and more environmentally and socially sustainable structures
Dr Guy Turnbull of CASA spoke on social enterprise and co-operative streams
Rebecca Wessels of Ochre Dawn discussed cultural diversity, representation and creativity
Andrew Heard of Heard, Philip and Liberenz presented a workshop on common reasons why start-ups fail
Hayden Zammit of Tourism Accelerator ran a simultaneous workshop on perfecting your tourism digital strategy
Dr John Flackett of AiLab spoke about artificial intelligence, it’s current usage and potential future uses
Dr Judy Halliday from the Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur spoke about the effect of COVID-19 on business models
Leila Henderson of Southern Angels gave a speech on how to engage angel investors in your project.
Rebecca Wessels, Dr Guy Turnbull, Leila Henderson and Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains (RDA BGLAP) board member Rachel Brdanovic formed a panel to discuss how to create a more sustainable future. RDA BGLAP Chairman Rolf Binder closed the event with a recap of the day and opened up the networking event.
The highlight quote of the day came from Dr Guy Turnbull’s presentation: “We all want somewhere to live, someone to love and something to do”.
A big thanks to our sponsors below: