In Summary

As part of the 2015 Small Business Festival Victoria, Swinburne University of Technology will host three free events throughout August.

Central European business forum

Hosted by Swinburne and the Hungarian Consulate in Melbourne, the Central European Business Forum will see speakers discuss business opportunities and their experiences working in Central and Eastern Europe.

Facilitated by Professor Bruce Wilson, Director, European Union Centre at RMIT University, the panel includes:

  • Mr Vojtech Helikar, Executive Director, Czech Trade, Sydney
  • Ms Anna Petrasova, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Canberra
  • Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Hungary, Canberra
  • Mr Marek Kijewski, Counsellor (Economic Affairs), Embassy of Poland, Canberra
  • Mr Dan Barbulescu, Advisor to the Romanian Ambassador, CEO and entrepreneur
  • Mr Kevin Magee, Assistant Secretary, Northern Southern and Eastern Europe Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Time: 5.00pm to 8.30pm
Venue: The Sir Redmond Barry Room, ANZ Tower Level 46 55 Collins Street, Melbourne

Learning from entrepreneurs

Australian coffee pioneer, Salvatore Malatesta, and internationally renowned creative force behind the St ALi Family, will present on St ALi: the tale of a Melbourne coffee entrepreneur.

Date: Friday 21 August 2015
Time: 5.15pm Networking drinks, 6.00pm seminar commences
Venue: Hawthorn Campus

What if? Ten questions for brand health

Led by three of Swinburne's branding experts, this lecture will focus on the ten questions start-ups and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) should be asking about the health of their brand.

Date: Tuesday 25 August 2015
Time: 7:00PM to 8:30PM
Venue: Hawthorn Community Precinct, 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

‘What if? Unique ideas from university to community’ is a series of lectures presented by Swinburne and hosted by the City of Boroondara Library Service.