Todd Sampson to inspire Geelong’s small business community

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter, and businessman, Todd Sampson, will headline with the Geelong Small Business Festival in a packed event at The Pier Geelong.

During the opening event, the business, advertising and marketing guru will reveal the practical tools and techniques you can use to improve your brain and meet the challenges and stresses of modern life.

City of Greater Geelong Mayor Peter Murrihy:

We're proud to host the festival and help local businesses gain insights from one of the best business minds in the country.

Guest speakers, like Todd, can really inspire business owners and operators to try something different and take their business to the next level.

We’re thrilled to have secured Todd for this headline event, and we encourage everyone to book early because tickets are likely to sell out

Whether you’re experienced in business, a budding entrepreneur or looking to start your own business, the festival provides opportunities to hear from industry experts, up-skill, and make new business connections.

Now in its 12th year, our region’s largest dedicated business festival features an exciting program of more than 50 low-cost and free events designed to connect, inspire, grow, and support our local business community.

Economic Development Deputy Chair, Councillor Bruce Harwood:

Todd Sampson will present an information session titled Boost your Brain Power, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Along with hearing from one of Australia’s best business minds, this is a fantastic opportunity for local business operators to network and make new contacts with like-minded businesses and industry experts.

Small businesses are a huge driver of Greater Geelong’s economy, so we want to provide learning and development opportunities for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

We have more than 19,000 small businesses in Greater Geelong, making up around 97 per cent of all businesses.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, much of last year’s festival was held online, with a small number being held in person and with a reduced capacity. Despite this shift, the festival still provided an important boost to our small business community and was attended by almost 700 people.

Further information on the Geelong Small Business Festival and to book tickets go to:

Boost your Brain Power with Todd Sampson
Date: Wednesday 3 August 2022
Time:  6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: The Pier Geelong
Admission: $65, includes three-course dinner and refreshments

About Todd Sampson:
Todd Sampson is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. He was formerly the CEO and Chairman of Leo Burnett, the most awarded agency in Australia, whose clients include some of the world’s biggest names.

The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of both Fairfax and Qantas. He is also the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, one of the largest environmental movements in history reaching more than 1 billion people in 5500 cities worldwide.

Todd started his television career on the critically acclaimed ABC series GRUEN and he is now the writer, producer and host of a number of international documentaries including Discovery Channel's Redesign My Brain and Bodyhack.

Away from work, he enjoys mountaineering and has completed an unguided ascent to the summit of Mount Everest.

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