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Queensland Small Business Month – May 2021 celebrates the small businesses that make a vital contribution to our state's economy and play an important role in each region and community across Queensland.

The Australian Industry Group will be hosting two events in May to support this initiative and to assist businesses navigate the many grants and support products that are available to them.

There is an increasingly diverse range of Local, State and Federal Government assistance available for business - supporting business growth, innovation, employment, international trade and much more. Navigating the government assistance available can be challenging. Many businesses consider applying for a government grant or service at some stage but don’t know where to start or what is required.

This event will bring together representatives from all levels of government to provide information to businesses on the assistance that is available and how best to access it.

If you need any support during the registration process, please contact Vickie Rapkins on 07 3244 1756 or vickie.rapkins@aigroup.com.au.

Register HERE.

Related upcoming events

  • 27/05/2021 All day

    A one day Cutting Edge Science Symposium on Responsible AgTech Innovation

    About this Event

    In May this year, CSIRO's Digiscape Future Science Platform and Responsible Innovation Future Science Platform will be hosting a one day Cutting Edge Science symposium on Responsible AgTech Innovation.

    This full day event will bring together key stakeholders to explore how the combination of science, agriculture and responsible innovation can strengthen Australian farming and land management.

    Event Format

    The symposium will run as a hybrid event, with attendees joining us both In-Person and Online.

    The In-Person event element will run at Customs House, in the Brisbane CBD.

    The Online experience will run via our virtual hub. Content will be streamed live and sessions will be interactive. You will also have networking tools allowing you to connect virtually with the other symposium attendees.

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    In person attendance is strictly limited and primarily by invitation only, however, we have set aside an allocation of in person tickets available for general industry attendees.

    Applications for these tickets can be made via Eventbrite. If you are successful we will notify you by early-May.

    Symposium Program

    • 8.30 Registration + Arrival tea & coffee
    • 9.00 Welcome to the AgTech Symposium
    • 9.20 The global quest for responsible digital agricultural innovation
    • 10.40 Morning tea
    • 11.10 Combining the world of IoT, analytics and machine learning in agriculture and beyond
    • 11.40 Panel discussion: What does responsible innovation mean to the agricultural community?
    • 12.20 Lunch
    • 13.10 Rapid Fire: Overcoming data trust issues in AgTech
    • 13.40 Panel discussion: What does Responsible Innovation mean in the world of AgTech?
    • 14.10 Afternoon tea
    • 14.40 Fostering a Responsible AgTech ecosystem
    • 15.10 Beyond 2041. What will the farm of the future look like?
    • 15.50 Close
    • 16.10 Networking drinks

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    The full program including session descriptions and speakers can be found via this link.

    Speakers

    • Kate Andrews, Executive Officer, NRM Regions Australia
    • Kelly Bronson, Canada Research Chair (II) in Science and Society, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Roger Butler, Group Leader, Domain Engineering Group, CSIRO
    • Callum Eastwood, Senior Scientist, Dairy NZ, New Zealand
    • John Fargher, Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer, AgriWebb
    • Denise Higgins, Senior Manager Strategic Planning & Evaluation, Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology, Australian National University
    • Emma Jakku, Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia
    • Marie-Agnès Jouanjean, Agricultural Economist, The World Bank, Paris
    • Laurens Klerkx, Professor, Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    • Justine Lacey, Director, Responsible Innovation, Future Science Platform CSIRO
    • Martijn Mooij, Senior UX Designer, CSIRO’s Data61
    • Andrew Moore, Leader, Digiscape Future Science Platform, CSIRO
    • David Rose, Elizabeth Creak Associate Professor of Agricultural Innovation and Extension, University of Reading, UK
    • Cara Stitzlein, Cognitive Engineer, User Experience Researcher, CSIRO’s Data61
    • Alan Thomson, Business Development Manager, AgriTech, Hitachi
    • Gerry Turpin, Senior Ethnobotanist, Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre
    • Tim Wark, Digital Innovation Director, AECOM
    • Torres Webb, CSIRO, Office of Chief Scientist
    • Viveka Weiley, Future Digital Worlds Lead, CSIRO’s Data61
    • Leanne Wiseman, Professor in Law, Griffith University

    Staying Covid-safe

    A few Covid-Safe notes for those attending the event in person:

    • We ask that you stay at home if you are unwell, have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, or have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case.
    • At the venue there will be plenty of space. We ask you not to crowd up unnecessarily. It's up to all of us to help keep a sensible distance between one another.
    • It goes without saying that you should always do what feels right for you. Feel better wearing a mask, do that. Want to maintain a bit of extra distance whilst chatting, that's okay too. We are all in this together and encourage you to embrace the awkward.

    Register HERE!

  • 24/06/2021 All day

    The one stop shop for business networking, selling, buying products and services, business workshops – the biggest local business event for the Gold Coast and surrounding areas.

    New to business?

    Mature business wanting more local customers?

    Wanting to start a business?

    Looking to connect for jobs or training?

    It is all here, under one roof – for every type of business.

    This is a sales focused business networking day – to connect and see if and how you can do business together.

    If there is one small business event you go to this year, go to the 2021 Gold Coast Business and Jobs Expo – now in our 7th Year.

    Entry is a Gold Coin Donation

    You must register to attend.

    Our expo format has been audited and approved by Queensland Health

    Book tickets HERE.

  • 19/10/2021 - 21/10/2021 All day

    Building on the success of the 2020 festival, Something Digital 2021 will again run as a multi-day, multi-venue, hybrid festival.

    Whether we need our organisations to be more efficient, increase ROI, create better customer experiences or design new products and services, an understanding of how to leverage digital innovation and emerging technology is paramount.

    Oct 19-20 >> Curated Program

    In 2021, the curated program will run over two days, giving us the opportunity to dive deep into those the most important areas of digital innovation.

    The In-Person activations will run in multiple venues across Brisbane, enabling our digital community to meet, engage and collaborate.

    In-person attendees will again be able to benefit from masterclasses, networking drinks, SD crossover events and other goodness we have yet to imagine.

    The Online experience will run via our virtual hub with content from the main stage streamed live.

    Oct 21 >> Open Studios

    On the final day of the festival, local Brisbane businesses have the opportunity to throw open their doors to the wider community, showcasing their projects, services and digital aptitude.

    Run as short, sharp and punchy sessions ... we call these events 'Open Studios'.

    Open Studios are free to attend and do not require a Something Digital ticket. In 2021 we expect our Open Studios to again be a mix of online and in person events.

    Oct 21 >> The Something School

    The future of work is changing faster now than ever before. With the latest reports finding that Gen Z are likely to change careers every seven years, it is essential that we prepare them with the 21st century skills necessary to thrive in the workforce of the future.

    As creators of the digital economy it is our responsibility to nurture the young people who will shape tomorrow's digital ecosystem.

    Run in partnership with BOP Industries, the Something School will gives high school students from across Brisbane the opportunity to join us for an immersive and inspirational day focused on all things digital and innovation.

    Visit somethingdigital.com.au for more information

  • 09/11/2021 - 11/11/2021 All day

    Energy Networks 2021 is the sectors' pre-eminent energy conference and exhibition.

    The energy conference and exhibition is run every two years, bringing together the best in our industry to share expertise on how we navigate the energy transformation.

    The program for 2021 is being refreshed and will be available shortly.

    This event is a chance for our members, key stakeholders and industry partners to discuss the transformation of our 20th century grid so it can deliver energy and provide services and value the way consumers of the 21st century demand.

    Hosted by Energy Networks Australia, the event is designed to connect people from across the industry, providing opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and create new ones.

    This is the only conference and exhibition on the energy network event calendar run by the industry, for the industry.

    This event provides unparalleled opportunities to create strong and enduring business relationships, do deals, collaborate, share ideas, be inspired and learn from one another.

    Find out more HERE

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