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IPA Deakin SME Conference: Can productivity growth save us?

The Institute of Public Accountants and Deakin Business School present a vital two day conference featuring international and local presenters on unlocking SME productivity for economic growth.

Re-igniting the Australian economy

Economic growth is now at its lowest rate since the Global Financial Crisis and the economic storm clouds are gathering. Will Australia be able to ride out the storm?  Can productivity growth save us?

The IPA Deakin SME Research Centre conference brings together in depth research, international and Australian thought leaders and policy makers to re-ignite economic growth.

Proudly supported by the International Council for Small Business (ICSB).

Keynote Speakers

  • The Hon Michael Sukkar MP, Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer
  • Ms Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman

International Speakers Include

  • Mr Eugene Cornelius Jnr, Senior Adviser to the Office of International Trade, Small Business Administration, USA
  • Dr Winslow Sargeant, ICSB President Elect, Managing Director of S&T and former Chief Counsel for Advocacy appointed by and reporting direct to President Obama, USA
  • Prof Charles Matthews, University of Cincinnati; 2017-18 Fulbright US Scholar, USA
  • Ms Diah Yusuf, Entrepreneur, business consultant, Vice President ICSB, Indonesia