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Actsmart Business Expo 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Every business wants to grow through ideas that don’t cost the Earth. Ideas that save time and money. Ideas that help businesses work smarter.
This is no ordinary Expo. It’s Canberra’s largest business Expo, presenting global giants on stage and showcasing the latest technologies in waste, water and energy.

FASHFEST, Canberra’s red carpet fashion event, puts on a special show of high-end designs created from items donated to Salvos. The designers—fashion students from CIT—take you on a special fashion journey. Designs will be modelled in a short fashion show.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS See this year’s Actsmart Business award winners battle it out for this prestigious title. Secure your spot at the VIP lunch including gift bag.
OZHARVEST + CELEBRITY CHEF COOK-OFF OzHarvest, the nation’s leading food rescue operation will get busy in the kitchen with some of Canberra’s leading chefs including Darren Perryman of Pialligo Estate and Michael Magill of East Hotel.
BOYANDGIRLCO Local hero boyandgirlco get active constructing a table from old timber pallets. Don’t miss your chance to win this table during a live auction with all proceeds going to OzHarvest.

Keynote speakers
INGRID TOMANOVITS Event Manager TEDxCanberra. Ingrid leads a small team to bring TED-like events to Canberra each year. She’ll delve into why the team made sustainability a core value and what this means at a practical level.
CHARMAINE HICK Manager IKEA Canberra. Sustainability is not a new concept at IKEA. Hear about IKEA’s ambitious sustainability goals and vision to create a better everyday life.
KAREN PORTER Director Solace Creations, Telstra Small Business Women Entrepreneur of the Year. Multi-award winning entrepreneur and passionate about sustainability, Karen’s background in business gives her a unique perspective which she has shared at numerous presentations around Australia.
The ACT is a world leader in renewable energy, and we’re making our solar smarter through battery storage. Find out how your business or home can get involved in one of the largest rollouts of batteries in the world in this workshop.

Register now for the following main stage events, seminars and workshops:

EXPO – general Expo attendance 10:00am-5:00pm (FREE)
VIP LUNCH – Canberra Business Chamber Champion of Champions 12.00-1.30pm ($30)
SEMINAR – TEDx Sustainable Events – Ingrid Tomanovits, TEDxCanberra 11.00-11.45am (FREE)
SEMINAR – Innovation and Business Sustainability – Karen Porter, Solace Creations 1.30-2.00pm (FREE)
WORKSHOP – Smart Solar Storage – Megan Ward, ACT Government 2.00-2.45pm (FREE)
SEMINAR – IKEA People and Planet Positive – Charmaine Hick, IKEA Canberra 3.00-3.30pm (FREE)
If you have any queries regarding ticketing, please contact actsmart@act.gov.au



Thursday 7 September 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden Phillip, ACT 2606
92-96 Corinna Street, Phillip
Canberra, ACT 2606 Australia
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Canberra Business Chamber
02 6247 4199