March 18-19 brings the fifth annual B2B EXPO to Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. Hosted by market-leader Australia Business Forum (ABF), the free-to-attend event features high profile exhibitors and a carefully curated panel of keynote speakers across all industry sectors, including a strong representation from the financial, digital marketing and tech services sectors.
2020: a brave new decade of business
If small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) don’t have clear growth strategies in place for 2020 and beyond, they may be left behind. Meanwhile, innovative companies are staying on top of trends, constantly reinventing themselves, and moving into the new decade with targeted strategies for development.
Recently there’s been upheaval in the way SMEs do business. From the Haynes Royal Banking Commission to the seamless integration of advanced technologies – such as AI and fintech – into everyday business models, SMEs are having to adapt quicker than ever. It’s increasingly important for small businesses to stay on top of new regulations, trends and tech that allow them to compete in aggressive and ambitious markets; stand out from their peers; and satisfy the needs of increasingly tech-savvy customers.
Exhibitors, sponsors and speakers who support, develop and connect the small business sector
Our sponsors, speakers and exhibitors – including Bendigo Bank, News Xtend, Judo Bank, Hewlett-Packard, American Express, Airwallex and Medibank – are committed to the fundamental goals of B2B EXPO: to bring SMEs together with the products, services, tools and networks they need to grow their business, reach new markets and secure vital funding in 2020.
From advanced technology to digital marketing and financial services, our partners are equipped with the resources and knowledge to help small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups succeed in this rapidly changing business landscape.
Strategies for success from industry experts and business leaders
B2B EXPO 2020 is a one-stop-shop event that connects businesses across all industries with the best services, ideas and products available in 2020. As the market gets crowded with innovative tech, digital platforms and sophisticated competition, it’s critical for SMEs to ensure that their business is equipped with sustainable, long-term growth strategies.
From CEOs of successful businesses to young entrepreneurs just starting out, B2B EXPO 2020 delivers a wealth of opportunities for attendees to learn new skills, develop strategies for success, and create invaluable business networks. The free two-day event comprises daily seminars and panel discussions led by renowned business leaders and industry experts, networking events, and opportunities to connect with thousands of engaged visitors and hundreds of exhibitors.
Trends, tech and topics impacting SMEs now and into 2020
B2B EXPO 2020 addresses high-stakes issues that are vital to SMEs, including cybersecurity and funding options.
With rapidly increasing occurrences of hackers targeting SMEs, from data breaches to ransomware, the potential for exploitation is growing. Meanwhile, the Haynes Royal Banking Commission changed the way banks lend to small businesses, making it more difficult for SMEs to secure the funding needed to expand and enter new markets.
B2B EXPO 2020 is putting issues like these front and centre. Our exhibitors have diverse solutions for complex problems including advanced tech like artificial intelligence and cloud technologies, in addition to new solutions for acquiring funding, such as seamless international wireless transfers, neobank small business loans and sophisticated fintech.