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
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
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
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
Further information on
the Geelong Small Business Festival and to book tickets go to: http://www.gsbf.com.au
Boost your Brain Power
with Todd Sampson
Date: Wednesday 3 August
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Venue: The Pier Geelong
Admission: $65, includes
three-course dinner and refreshments
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.