Family Business and SME Roundtable: People, Practices and Prosperity
Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Business is pleased to facilitate a roundtable discussion entitled Family Business and SME Roundtable: People, Practices and Prosperity. Small businesses, many of which are family businesses, make a huge contribution to national prosperity.
Currently there are more than 2.1 million actively trading small businesses in Australia who employ 45% of Australia’s workforce and contribute to a third of Australia’s GDP. However, small businesses have a survival rate of only 62%. Opportunities to network and share information and knowledge has shown to increase business success and survival rates.
Tuesday 17 April 2018 10am Welcome and Roundtable (Panel) concluding with a drinks network event beginning 5pm
Australian Catholic University Tenison Wood House Level 18 Peter Cosgrove Centre 8-20 Napier Street North Sydney
Dr Jaime Alonso Gómez is the Dean of the Business School and Professor of Management at the University of San Diego. Nominated as one of the best business professors of the year by the UK magazine The Economist, he was ranked 14th in the world.
Dr Denise Dimon
Dr Denise Dimon is the Associate Provost for International Affairs, Professor of Economics at the University of San Diego. She has consulted for private companies across four continents in a variety of industries including telecommunications, health care, tourism and manufacturing.
Sean Ashby is the Managing Director of Apparel Eleven. Sean created a start-up a company using his life savings of $20,000. Today he manages an iconic Australian brand that has been twice awarded Australian Export Awards and an eCommerce Award.
Pippa Hallas is the CEO of Ella Baché, a third generation family business and leading skincare company in Australia, distributing to branded franchise salons, stockists, David Jones and online. The company researches and manufactures locally and has a certified education facility. Pippa is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations.
Dr Hormoz Ahmadi
Dr Hormoz Ahmadi is a Senior Lecturer in innovation and entrepreneurship at Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University. His research focuses on entrepreneurial marketing, product and brand innovation and customer-firm relationships.
Joe Murphy, Managing Director, National Workplace, Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors has specialised in employment and industrial matters for both private and public sector clients since 2001. Joe provides clients with strategic advice on discrimination, unfair dismissal, bullying, general protections (including adverse action), harassment and contractual issues.
Joseph heads the City Strategy division of North Sydney Council, with a diverse portfolio of forward planning and regulatory functions. His primary experience is the area of strategic planning. He has overseen a significant range of policy, urban renewal and public domain projects across the LGA, most notably in the North Sydney CBD and St Leonards/Crows Nest.
The day features an interactive program designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and stimulate thinking and ideas on the challenges and opportunities facing small and family enterprises. Experts will traverse the themes of People, Practices and Prosperity and practitioner sessions (business owners) will also share their people and business practices and experiences that enhance success and survival. Networking opportunities will be a significant aspect of the roundtable experience.
It will also be a great chance to network with fellow business owners.