Lord Mayor Sally Capp to open CommBank SmallBiz Week

Attention all small business owners and SME professionals – CommBank SmallBiz Week is just around the corner, and we have a very special guest to kick off the festivities.

We are thrilled to announce that Lord Mayor Sally Capp will be opening SmallBiz Week 2023. She will be delivering the ceremonial opening address at CommBank Young Hero Awards dinner on May 23rd, commencing the start of the three-day event.

A true champion of small businesses and startups

Lord Mayor Sally Capp is a true champion of small businesses and startups. She has a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors, having worked as a senior executive at KPMG, ANZ, and the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, amongst others. She was elected as the Lord Mayor of Melbourne in 2018, becoming the first woman to hold the role in over 30 years.

As an important figure in supporting the business community, the Lord Mayor Sally Capp has been a champion for young entrepreneurs and has played an unwavering role in supporting them.

We are excited to have her personally meet all of the finalists at the CommBank Young Hero Awards and can’t wait to connect her with the next generation of business leaders.

CommBank Young Hero Awards: 10 Categories

CommBank Young Hero Awards acknowledges and celebrates the achievement of young entrepreneurs and business leaders 35 years old and under. Hosted annually by the Australian Business Forum (ABF) and Small Business Connections Media, the awards attract innovative talent from a diverse range of businesses and industries. 

Winners are announced before the Small Business Community, VIP guests, media, friends and family at a Gala dinner event marking the opening of CommBank SmallBiz Week 2023. Join us at the awards dinner.

The finalists have been announced here.

Major support from government

But that’s not all! We also have Bruce Billson, Ombudsman, ASBFEO and Lynda McAlary-Smith, Commissioner, Victoria Small Business Commission both as major government supporters partaking in multiple functions at CommBank SmallBiz Week and judges for CommBank Young Hero Awards.

With the challenges faced by SMEs in 2023, including inflation and labour shortages, government support is needed now more than ever. So come join us for CommBank SmallBiz Week and take advantage of this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow with fellow small business owners and managers.

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