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Small Business BIG Marketing

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Small Business BIG Marketing

When: 28 August, 8am–12.45pm
Where: Melbourne Convention Centre, Plenary 3 (Doors 9 & 10), 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf   
Cost: $50, or two tickets for $80 - save 20%
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Small Business BIG Marketing brings together the experiences and expertise of Australia's leading marketers, innovators, brand developers, designers, and researchers.

This dynamic and insightful event is a must for all small business owners and operators.

What are the benefits of attending?

  • Be inspired by this year's presenters and take home creative solutions and practical advice.
  • Explore the marketing services exhibition to discover the latest in marketing trends and find out what is available to you and your organisation. 
  • Enjoy this unique opportunity to network with marketers and other small businesses.
  • Be quick to secure your free mentoring session with the Small Business Mentoring Service.

Small Business BIG Marketing 2014 speakers

Carolyn Miller - presenter at Small Business BIG Marketing 2014Carolyn Miller (The Gruen Planet)

Carolyn is a highly regarded and well-known figure within the Australian creative industries. As a regular panellist on the ABC's The Gruen Planet, she is a recognised authority on creative persuasion and is also a writer for both Drum Media and She has been working in the advertising and marketing industry for over 15 years as a communications strategist, gaining considerable experience in both hosting symposiums and delivering exciting and engaging keynote addresses.

Ken Cato - presenter at Small Business BIG Marketing 2014Dr Ken Cato AO (Cato Brand Partners)

Ken is an Australian designer with an international reputation. He is Chairman of Cato Brand Partners, established in Melbourne in 1970 and with partner offices worldwide. As a graphic designer, his work has earned him an international reputation and encompasses all facets of corporate and brand management and design. He has won numerous international and Australian design awards, and his work is represented in museums and galleries throughout the world. Ken is also an acclaimed author and has written numerous books.

Sharon Williams - presenter at Small Business BIG Marketing 2014Sharon Williams (Taurus Marketing)

Public speaker, trainer, CEO, media commentator, international marketer, entrepreneur, editorial contributor and single mother – Sharon Williams' experience and knowledge is an unbeatable combination.

Sharon is a pioneer in the Australian agency industry. In 1995 she established Taurus Marketing, a boutique public relations, integrated marketing and creative agency after a successful career in marketing and management, working across the UK, Europe and Asia. Her professional experience includes management training with renowned UK retailer Marks and Spencer, and various marketing management roles in the IT, shipping and travel industries.

Under Sharon's leadership and entrepreneurial flair, Taurus Marketing is now recognised as one of Australia's highest profile agencies, offering service to global corporations including QBE Insurance, KAZ and Napoleon Perdis.

Ross Cameron - presenter at Small Business BIG Marketing 2014Ross Cameron (Cameron Research Group)

Cameron Research Group, founded in 1992, specialises in providing marketing research and strategy services to large businesses seeking to develop their understanding and insight into small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and their business owners.

Over the past 22+ years, the Cameron Research Group team has conducted hundreds of group discussions, thousands of in-depth interviews and over 50,000 telephone interviews with SME operators.

Ross Cameron is also a highly knowledgeable and passionate speaker who has conducted executive briefings on the SME market for a host of Australia's leading suppliers to SMEs, including Australia Post, HP, MYOB, SEEK, NAB and Telstra.

Toby Travaner - presenter at Small Business BIG Marketing 2014Toby Travanner (The Learning Company)

Toby Travanner is a professional corporate trainer, keynote presenter, master of ceremonies and consultant. His primary area of expertise is coaching individuals and teams to realise their business and personal goals, especially in the areas of sales and marketing. He is an entertaining and challenging facilitator, with a reputation for high-energy, high-contact presentations. Toby consistently achieves 'excellent' ratings from the participants of his sessions, with most of his clients rating him as the best presenter they have ever worked with.

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What attendees thought

It was the best event I have attended in many years. Great MC'ing by Toby, really relevant and credible speakers with lots to share. Thanks. I gained a heap!
Very entertaining, energetic and interactive event. Great that it was a half day!
A great event, really enjoyed the presenters who had great energy and insights.  Also the free mentoring sessions were a great idea and valuable.