Waverley Council

05/22/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2023 17:47

Dare to reimagine your business at the Bondi Innovation Forum, Friday 26 May

The forum will be live-streamed from Bondi Pavilion Theatre from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Tickets to attend in person have now sold out but you can follow this linkThis external link will open in a new window to register to view online.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said the forum supports the local business community in their journey to success in addition to recognising and positioning Bondi and Sydney' eastern suburbs as a world class innovation precinct where we aim to retain and attract entrepreneurs, nurture their creativity and support them to flourish.

"Visionaries, entrepreneurs and creatives will share their insights about ways to attract and nurture innovation, to create the right environment so that ideas come to life and to consider ways to spread the benefits of innovation more broadly under the umbrella of this year's theme Daring to Reimagine," Mayor Masselos said.

Guest speakers include:

  • Sophie Renton from McCrindle
  • Eric Phu from Citizen Wolf
  • Alex Goring from Trustey
  • Ben Fitzpatrick from Web Profits

There will also be panel discussions with:

  • Syke Butler
  • Steven Ma
  • Veronica Mason
  • Steven Max Muller
  • Remo Guiffre
  • Rhett Sampson
  • James Stewart
  • And Christine Whitehill

"The Bondi entrepreneurial community is one of Australia's most active business communities and Waverley Council acknowledges that a lot has changed in business over the past three years, as has our role as an organisation," Mayor Masselos said.

"Our Council is committed to continuing to nurture the growth of our local businesses as they evolve and we have developed a 24-month roadmap to ensure we deliver the right type of support to our businesses, including measures delivered with the help of our partners."

Bondi Innovation founder Ross Dawson said the Forum is now an important established event on the innovation agenda, showcasing Bondi's entrepreneurial excellence on the global stage.

"The Bondi region truly has the potential to be a global centre of innovation excellence, the talent is here and wants to be here, we just need to catalyse their potential," Mr Dawson said.

Bondi & Districts Chamber of Commerce president, Emmanuel Constantinou said the forum is a platform for our entrepreneurial community to amplify and promote forward thinking ideas to help progress our community and is an important catalyst for growth and motivation.

"The Bondi Innovation Forum has become a key event on our calendar to bring together innovative minds and develop forward thinking ways of doing business. It is a day of sharing revolutionary ideas which will change and shape the way we do business and in turn promotes local economic vitality," Mr Constantinou said.


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