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This event is a unique opportunity for local business owners to come together. Gain exposure for your business, network with other professionals, and showcase your brand to a highly engaged audience.

Starting at 8:30am for a continental breakfast, with conference to follow from 10am. Our Master of Ceremonies, Veronica Lees-Amato, will set the tone for the day, introducing five fantastic, inspirational speakers.


VERONICA LEES-AMATO – Veronica Lees-Amato has been a popular Australian Singer and MC for over 35 years, most recently adding funeral and wedding celebrancy to her offering in the last decade. Veronica describes herself as a human potentialist, who is in love with people. Veronica is well known for her audience engagement skills, networking skills, and her ability to connect people.

BOBBY BAJRAM – After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 13 even walking can be tough for Bobby Bajram. He is determined to prove his doctor’s wrong, and has already climbed 4 of the world’s tallest mountains – putting his life at risk to show disability sufferers that anything is possible. Get ready to feel inspired!

JOHN SHORE OAM – John’s story is filled with ups & downs. He went from running his own Ray White franchise to CEO of Ray White/Tas in 1997, growing the brand from 29 to 100+ offices in 10 years. He now coaches businesses and has a very popular breakfast show on RPPFM 2 days a week.

SIMON WALLER – will show you how futurists are trained to recognise trends, uncover risks and identify opportunities by thinking about the future differently. Join Simon Waller to learn how to think like a futurist and overcome the inertia of uncertainty. Find out how the power of the collective can help us see the future more clearly. Discover how in person events (just like this one) will become more important to our businesses than ever before.

DANIELLE JACOBS – Psychologist, Co-Founder The Wellbeing Lab, Co-Creator of The PERMAH Wellbeing Survey. Assoc. MAPS, Affiliate member of APS College of Organisational Psychologists with extensive combined leadership, executive and senior executive experience, working in a variety of fields (medium to large businesses/not for profits, private and government organisations), on high profile and innovative projects. Danielle is also an experienced speaker and workshop facilitator.

JAMES ELING – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from cyber security expert, James Eling, and discover if your business is safe from cyber threat.


Following the conference will be the Expo with many local businesses taking advantage of the opportunity to share their offerings with attendees. There will also be a Panel Discussion during the Expo section of the day.


Engage with Industry Leaders at the A.C.E. Event Panel Discussion on the topic: Market Trends & Innovative Finance Solutions for your Business

Get ready for an enlightening discussion that brings together the best minds in the business world.

We have selected an illustrious panel from the finance and commercial property market sector to give you an unbiased perspective and funding options to help your business overcome the obstacles in increasing operational costs. Joining the conversation are representatives from renowned companies, including FIFO, Judo Bank, NAB, and GA Industrial & Commercial.

Hear about the latest business finance and commercial property market trends, the impact of the hike in interest rate on business and what financiers are doing to assist businesses. 


Rounding up this marvellous day will be a cocktail presentation from 5pm to announce the winners of the very first FBC Business Excellence Awards. Mingle, connect, network and spend quality time with fellow business owners from our booming local community.


FBC Members: $59.00 per person for the day includes Conference, Expo and Awards cocktail presentations with refreshments during the day.

Non-members: $79.00 per person for the day includes Conference, Expo and Awards cocktail presentations with refreshments during the day.

FBC Business Excellence Award finalists : 2 free tickets and half-price tickets for your Team members [finalists notified by mid September]


Thanks to our generous sponsors we can offer tickets at $49 per person for all FBC Members and Guests

Please take advantage of this special offer and we do look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a terrific day to gain new insights and meet new people in our business community.