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Business and community encouraged to take part and help in Latrobe City Small Business Festival from 16-19 August 2022

Business owners and community members are encouraged to be part of the festival, which will feature four separate events held across the City.

By news@gippsland - 13th July 2022 - Back to News

Four Pillars Gin Co-Founder and Brand Director Matt Jones, author Jamila Rizvi and global futurist and commentator Dr Keith Suter will headline the Latrobe City Small Business Festival from 16-19 August. Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O'Callaghan said the festival is a week-long celebration of the important role that small businesses play in our local economy and our broader community.

Take part and help the 'Latrobe City Small Business Festival' from 16 to 19 August 2022 a success (picture from the launch of the festival in 2018)

Take part and help the 'Latrobe City Small Business Festival' from 16 to 19 August 2022 a success (picture from the launch of the festival in 2018)

Learning and developing

Cr O'Callaghan said, "The festival will offer a range of events across the week, with the opportunity to hear from thought leaders, learn new skills and establish connections. Each event is open to everyone in our community and is a chance for knowledge sharing, celebration and cultivating our City's innovation culture.

"Whether you've got a business, would like to start a business or would simply like an opportunity to network and learn, these events will be a great opportunity to gain inspiration and make connections," said the Mayor.

Program schedules

A visual merchandising workshop with retailing specialist CC will kick off the festival on Tuesday 16 August from 6pm - 8pm at Moe Library. Aimed at retailers, the hands-on session will cover brand identity, shopfront presentation, signage, window displays, in-store merchandising and creating captivating shopping experiences.

Matt Jones

Matt Jones will share his insights into what businesses and leaders of all types can learn from the world of craft gin at a networking evening on Wednesday 17 August from 6pm - 8pm at the Morwell Innovation Centre.

Jamila Rivzi

Best-selling author, speaker, podcast presenter and gender equality advocate Jamila Rizvi will take to the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre stage on Thursday 18 August from 6pm - 8pm. Following on from her previous visits to Latrobe City, Jamila will reflect on the essential role that women hold in leading businesses and growing communities.

Keith Suter

The festival will be capped off with a free networking breakfast with guest speaker Keith Suter on Friday 19 August from 7.30am - 9am at the Morwell Innovation Centre. The event will also celebrate the launch of the Latrobe City Business Chamber, bringing together businesses from across Latrobe City in a collaborative effort to grow and develop the region.

For more information about the Business Festival and to book visit Latrobe City Small Business Festival website.

Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.


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