1st October, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Mittagong RSL
Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Wingecarribee Shire Council are pleased to present the Small Business Commissioner Chris Lamont, as Keynote Speaker, as we launch a significant program of local events in support of small businesses in the Southern Highlands.This year we have been exceedingly challenged by two unforeseen disasters. The impact on business, particularly small business, is profound; and is accelerating changes which had already begun. These include technological change and its consequences – good and bad – for retail and main streets, ‘working from anywhere (WFA)’, innovation, productivity and other efficiencies. The future of work is changing forever, and we are especially mindful of young people and their professional prospects.
The major theme for this year’s festival is re-booting, with a focus on up-skilling with social and digi-tech, revisiting financial foundations and business planning, future proofing your business and managing your team. The Southern Highlands event program includes elements addressing all thematic areas in a range of learning, social and entertainment environments, both face to face and online.
In addition to skill development, connecting with each other is an important part of re-booting oneself, the business and the local economy. We are looking forward to facilitating networking after a long period of time where face to face events have been restricted. Our thanks to Mittagong RSL for hosting this COVID safe event.