SBC Business Events 2020 - 2021

SBC presents some of the best business events and training opportunities for SMEs, entrepreneurs and members of the business community. For more information, see below, and to enquire about advertising rates to list your event on this page, please enquire via our Advertise page.

Retail Leaders Forum 2020

22-23 September 2020

Firmly established as the nation’s singular Retail event, the Retail Leaders Forum is returning in August with a renewed agenda to build business resilience. As our operating environment corrects and the sector unlocks, the Forum presents an enviable opportunity for the nation’s Retail leaders to connect, combat shared challenges, and leverage opportunities emerging from the upturn economy. Together, we will interrogate the forces shaping the sector, from the en-masse consumer migration towards digital channels to new behavioural precedents and CX ambitions, all with the intent of charting a new path to progress.

Hospitality Design Fair 2020

24-25 September 2020

Hospitality Design Fair is a production of National Media – an independent, highly acknowledged leader in the Australian Exhibition and Events industry. For two decades, the company has delivered industry-defining events that drive innovation and evolution within the markets they serve. Each year, the company brings together thousands of business professionals, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, buyers, sellers, established players, hot start-ups and industry media to meet face-to-face and fuel the exchange of knowledge, ideas and commerce.

Reed Gift Fairs

9 - 12 October 2020

Reed Gift Fairs recognises that it is imperative for businesses, including ourselves and many of our customers and stakeholders, to adapt during these unprecedented circumstances. With the aim to reignite the retail industry, Reed Gift Fairs Melbourne will now take place from 9th - 12th October 2020. The pinnacle event for the entire gift industry attracts retailers through the doors to source from the largest variety of Australia’s leading wholesale suppliers for Home, Fashion, Kids & Family and Surprise & Delight.

B2B EXPO 2020

22-23 October 2020

B2BEXPO 2020 is Australia’s major business-to-business expo. Our mission to help small and medium businesses to engage, connect and grow. Recognising the many challenges that SMEs face from increased competition, the ability to adapt to rapidly changing market demand, technological change, and capacity constraints relating to knowledge, innovation, and creativity B2BEXPO 2020 serves as a platform for SMEs to showcase products and services, network, forge new business opportunities. B2BEXPO 2020 provides new and innovative ideas to manage and grow their business across all industry sectors.

Innovation & Tech Fest

26-27 October 2020

The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big L&D shift is on. L&D has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Not only is the content and mechanics of learning being transformed, but also what your people learn, when they learn and how they experience it. L&D Innovation & Tech Fest will run alongside HR Innovation & Tech Fest, the fastest growing and most vibrant HR event in Australia.

B2B Marketing Leaders Forum APAC

26-27 October 2020

Now in its fifth year, APAC’s largest gathering of B2B CMOs and marketing leaders will again be held at the Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney on the 26-27 October 2020. 450+ B2B CMOs and marketing leaders will gather to to discuss our roles as business leaders driving revenue and growth, with a firm seat at the leadership table while ensuring we personally stay relevant as modern marketers. Tickets and sponsorship are sold out every year so please secure your spot early!

TEDX Sydney

6 November 2020

TEDxSydney is Australia’s leading ideas platform and a gold standard event on the global TEDx stage. Our iconic flagship event takes place over one remarkable day and is filled with engaging talks, inventive performances, thought-provoking films and mind-expanding conversations with fellow attendees. It is a special experience, an event that gathers interesting and curious people from the community and invites them to take part in a unique day that explores new ideas with the purpose to inform, inspire and catalyse action.

Innovation & Tech Fest

26-27 October 2020

The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big L&D shift is on. L&D has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Not only is the content and mechanics of learning being transformed, but also what your people learn, when they learn and how they experience it. L&D Innovation & Tech Fest will run alongside HR Innovation & Tech Fest, the fastest growing and most vibrant HR event in Australia.

Franchising Expo

10-11 November 2020

Come to the show that brings together franchisees, franchisors, small businesses and industry players in a forum like no other. The show has been running for over 30 years and we are very proud of the integral role it has played in growing Australia’s dynamic franchising and small business industry. For exhibitors, it provides the chance to meet face to face with thousands of visitors looking to join a franchise system or jump into a small business of their own. Visitors wondering about the best way to start their own business often find the support and structure of a franchise is the key to success. You’ll be able to speak to franchisors and franchisees from hundreds of businesses, attend free seminars and meet small business advisors and experts – all under one roof.

World Business Forum Sydney

10-11 November 2020

Organised and curated by WOBI each year in cities across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of restless minds united by their passion for business.They come to learn from and be inspired by some of the world’s most renowned figures from business and beyond – a blend of content comprised of CEOs, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and sportspeople. In a world of information overload, World Business Forum focuses on the issues most relevant to today’s businesspeople, stimulating new thinking and inspiring action. It also provides a unique networking environment to connect with like-minded professionals.

Innovation & Tech Fest

26-27 October 2020

The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big L&D shift is on. L&D has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Not only is the content and mechanics of learning being transformed, but also what your people learn, when they learn and how they experience it. L&D Innovation & Tech Fest will run alongside HR Innovation & Tech Fest, the fastest growing and most vibrant HR event in Australia.

C&I EXPO 2021

24-25 March 2021

C&I Expo brings retailers and suppliers together over two big days of business. The retailer audience consists of owners and operators of convenience stores, service stations, corner stores, community stores, newsagents, mini marts and food service stores that have a convenience offer. Suppliers and wholesalers are also more than welcome. Visitors experience the latest in convenience products, services and merchandising.

SBC Young Hero Awards 2021

21 April 2021

SBC Young Hero Awards acknowledges and provides high profile recognition for the many nominees, finalists and winners of the ten award categories. The SBC Young Hero Awards are presented to both enterprise to individual awards, including SBC Young Hero Entrepreneur of the Year. The SBC Young Hero Awards acknowledge the many outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs under thirty-five. The SBC Young Hero Awards are a premium awards program supported by some of Australia’s biggest brands and produced by Australian Business Forum (ABF).

Small Business Connections - SBC Summit & Expo

22-23 April 2021

SBC Summit & Expo 2021 connects business owners, senior management and c-level executives with the latest trends and solutions in the SME sector. Backed by market-leading small business authority ABF Group, the SBC Summit & Expo comprises a series of strategic events including targeted forums and networking functions, roundtable discussions, seminars and keynote speaking sessions, and a major exhibition showcasing cutting edge tech, products, and services. With a strong focus on SME growth and development, the SBC Summit & Expo will showcase business trends, strategies and solutions; address challenges in constantly changing marketplaces; and connect entrepreneurs, thought leaders, social media influencers, government facilitators, industry experts and c-level executives from around Australia. This three-day event comprises: A major expo open to both trade and public that will showcase the latest products, services, trends and tech. A seminar series featuring government representatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders from privately held and publicly listed companies. A summit attended by high-profile delegates and keynote speakers who will address challenges and strategies across all business sectors. A series of targeted roundtable discussions led by business leaders and industry experts. Numerous networking events including a mix-at-six function, networking breakfast, and business leaders’ luncheon.