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Small Business Festival Victoria 2017 


Mildura Arts Centre

Network with other like-minded women and be inspired by our speakers’ life changing experiences.
Hosted by ANZ Mildura this is a truly empowering evening as our female panel share insights, stories and key tips that have helped carry them on both their professional and personal journey. 
  • MC Emma Dearlove: Small Business Banking State Manager, Regional Vic & Tas
  • Fiona Devilee: Local Business Owner Devilee’s & Chair of Chances for Children
  • Meg Downie: ANZ employee & WAFL player for Melbourne Football Club
  • Kirsten Lloyd: Creative Director of writeimage MEDIA, Freelance Writer, Media Relations, Skills sessions facilitator and Sessional teacher
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ANZ Mildura 3 AUGUST
6P - 8PM
Customer Service Excellence
SuniTAFE Mildura

First impressions are lasting; this workshop will provide you with an understanding of:Attitude -what is it and why is it important - Who are your internal and external customers? - How can you improve your communication, questioning and listening skills This workshop will ensure your customers are provided with a memorable experience and become repeat customers
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Victorian State Government Assistance for SME's
Mildura Regional Development 129 Langtree

Find out about the programs, grants and assistance  from State Government to grow your business. Hosted by Regional Development Victoria Mildura Office
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9A -10AM
AusIndudtry Group (AIG) Briefing
Mildura Regional Development 129 Langtree

Explore your potential for exporting and an update on Free Trade Agreements with Dean Freeman Trade Adviser with TradeStart
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9:30AM - 10:30AM
Getting Food to Market: Making the most of Food Labels
Quest Mildura

Making sure you get your label right is an easy way to prevent unnecessary expense and associated brand damage. Given that incorrect labeling and undeclared allergens are among the major causes of packaged food recalls (an event that frequently costs well over $100,000 and, at worst, lives) accurate labeling makes good business sense. Includes opportunities for networking and a review of participants' labels to give you practical insights into the concepts discussed. Light refreshments will be served
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Silliker Australia Pty Ltd

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Food Safe Technology
Quest Mildura
How much would a food poisoning disaster cost your business? How would a food recall affect you?  Food poisoning is a serious issue that affects millions of people around the world. One small business was fined $42,000 for causing the worst food poisoning  outbreak in NSW – which lead to 319 people falling ill.  But how would the business survive the loss of confidence? People trust that food you serve is safe. This workshop explores the aspects of food safety, compliance and consumer confidence by using simple records and new technology.
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Food Safe Technology 21 AUGUST 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Art of Listening
Quest Mildura

It is hard to pay attention. The average person spends nearly half their time ‘mind wandering’,  doing one thing but thinking about something else. The American Advertising Association estimates that consumers receive 3,000 marketing messages per day.
Neurologists studying this phenomenon have found people are overwhelmed, easily distracted and ‘shutting down’. In this noisy and fast-paced world, the ability to listen with focus and clarity has become the must-have skill.
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9:30pm - 1:30pm
Grant/Tender Writing Skills
SuniTAFE Mildura

Eligible and worthy organisations often miss out on funding opportunities and lucrative contracts simply because their applications didn't cover the basics. This 3 hour workshop guides you through the do's and don'ts of a quality submission to put you on the right track for success.
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SuniTAFE Mildura 25 AUGUST
10Am - 1PM
Financial Planning Week: Networking Breakfast
Mildura Workingman's Club
The presentation at this breakfast will  look through the short term noise and focus on what the major global macro-economic issues are over the short to medium term. Further, what role will technology and disruption play over the coming decades, what this means for the world we live in and the investment opportunities it will bring.
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Financial Planning Association of Australia 25 August
Government Grants Briefing: Federal/State/Local
Quest Mildura 
Imagine if there was funding or assistance that could help your business grow. There might be, but you just don’t know about it. There are lots of government grants and support out there to help businesses like yours achieve its goals. But finding out what they are and whether you’re eligible takes a lot of legwork, and that’s before you even start your application. A grant can be a game changer for your business and we are making it easier for you to find out where support is available. Our Government Grants Briefings will introduce you to the financial assistance and hands-on support offered by all three tiers of government. Victorian Chamber and government representatives will be on hand to provide advice that will give your grant application the best chance of succes
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  28 AUGUST 5 .30PM - 7:30PM
Future Crunch - Main Event
Quality Hotel Mildura Grand

Dr Angus Hervey and TanĂ© Hunter are the dynamic duo better known as Future Crunch. They deliver mind blowing presentations to generate optimism and shift perceptions to create new and better ways of doing things in the 21st  century. 
Future Crunch is a collective library of innovative brains. The team combines expertise in economics, coding, politics and data analytics with design, art and music. Each Future Crunch experience is a rich fusion of customised research designed to ‘crunch’ your particular industry’s future. They provide unexpected perspectives on what the future looks like.
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See who they are here
Quality Hotel Mildura Grand 31 AUGUST
12 noon - 2:30pm