NAB ANNOUNCED AS MAJOR SPONSOR FOR SBAA INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

NAB ANNOUNCED AS MAJOR SPONSOR FOR SBAA INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT

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NAB announced as major sponsor for SBAA International Small Business Summit 2021

Key points

  • NAB is the primary sponsor of the SBAA International Small Business Summit 2021
  • The Summit will be held on the Gold Coast on Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 June 2021 and will include in-person and virtual delegates.
  • The 2-day summit will include a gala dinner on Thursday 10 June 2021
  • The Summit is expected to attract policymakers, academics, governments, international representatives, small and large businesses, and business organisations

Small Business Association of Australia (SBAA) today announced that Australia’s largest business bank, NAB will sponsor the 2021 International Small Business Summit on the Gold Coast on Thursday, 10 and Friday, 11 June 2021. 

The Summit will be held at Sea World Resort and Conference Centre, Main Beach, Gold Coast. It will bring together small business owners with academia, crucial global government, regulatory and peak industry bodies plus major multinational companies such as NAB.

SBAA CEO & Founder, Anne Nalder said the Summit is a two-day high-level event for policymakers, academics, governments, international representatives, small and large businesses, and business peak bodies. Delegates can attend the Summit in person or virtually due to global border closures.

“To a bank so passionate about Australian business, such as NAB, partnering with the Summit is significant for our association but is also momentous for Australian small business when we’re at a major crossroad in our economic history.”

The Summit will concentrate on industrial relations, taxation, education and training, finance, technology, and trade against the backdrop of one of the most challenging periods for small business in many decades.

“The coronavirus demonstrated that our supply chains need addressing, that many small businesses are just hanging on by a thread and policy reform is seriously overdue,” said Ms Nalder.

Post coronavirus will require the rebuilding of economies, including small business, and it will not be business as usual.

“Big, bold, new ideas are required to take us into the next decade and beyond. Australian small businesses need user friendly policies that will enable them to build and grow sustainable good businesses and compete in the global market.”

Ana Marinkovic NAB Executive for Small Business said small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy and that the bank was delighted to be supporting the 2021 International Small Business Summit.

“Every day we are seeing more and more green shoots of activity emerge from small businesses across Australia. So many businesses have not only proved to be resilient, but have displayed good old-fashioned ingenuity, with customers adjusting their business-models to find new and better ways to grow.

“It is this spirit of entrepreneurialism that will drive Australia’s economy forward and ultimately it is small business that will invest, create new jobs and power our nation’s recovery.”

The Summit will address a broad range of topics including finance, industrial relations, education & training, taxation and manufacturing wit presentations from academia, government, and business.

On the second day of the conference, topics will include international trade for small business and a session devoted to Women in Business.

Tickets to the Summit and Gala Dinner will be available for purchase from February 2021 and to join the conversation at SBAA International Small Business Summit, please go to https://smallbusinessassociation.com.au/events/international-small-business-summit-2021/

Media enquiry or for more information please contact:
Belinda Wilson | SBAA | 0411 855 747| 
[email protected]

Anthony O’Brien | Corpwrite Australia | 0411 578 818 | [email protected]