Enjoy an informative Online Education breakfast seminar at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and walk away with a plan you can put into action.
Embracing business online can be a polarising experience with a multitude of choices that often cause businesses to grind to a halt on a simple decision - what do I do next? MeMedia are among many who believe that online business must be embraced whether you’re a C2C, B2C or B2B startup or an existing business.
In today’s ‘Information Age’ or ‘Age of Opportunity’, education coupled with innovation is key to staying on top.
MeMedia believe it’s time to present actionable information in a breakfast event to share the ‘Digital Doers’ IP on setting up and innovating online business. We want to break it down into digestible topics so participants leave feeling equipped, rather than overloaded, with information. They will have knowledge and an action plan that can be applied immediately.
MeMedia believe that the Gold Coast is on the cusp of becoming a hub for high-tech businesses. DealsDirect cofounder and National Online Retailers Association CEO Paul Greenberg agrees.
“The Gold Coast is showing signs of becoming the next Silicon Valley, similar to that of California,” Paul says.
October 17 2013 from 7am to 9.30am for the convenience of busy peeps not wanting to miss a complete working day.
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) The GCCEC is centrally located on the Gold Coast and has just been voted the best venue in Australia for meeting and events by MEA.
Tickets are $55 and include a hot banquet breakfast. $5 from every ticket will be donated to Bravehearts charity.
Events Host and Speaker
Chris Hogan : MeMedia
Chris has played part in the many different facets of the online industry for over a decade and has met a great deal more entrepreneurs who have embraced this “Age of Opportunity” and made it their own.
From creative designer, eCommerce programmer, software tester come digital marketer, Chris now finds himself fulfilling a more strat egic role, assisting startups and enterprise companies with conceptualising their digital opportunities and in many cases, developing these concepts into working applications with his team at MeMedia.
Speaking and mentoring are two of Chris’s biggest passions. While he may secretly wish to be busting a move or trying his voice at karaoke on stage, sharing knowledge and helping communities grow is by far his biggest passion. Creating events where knowledge can be shared is the most logical way to build our community in a convenient manner.
“I hope that you can make each of our events. They will be jam packed full of information that we’re sure you will find helpful for you and your business, no matter what stage you’re at. If you cannot make it please don’t hesitate to contact me for a chat over a cuppa. The most important thing is that you know your digital options and embrace them. I look forward to meeting you there.”
ECOMMERCE for Startups and Innovators
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING and Community Building
ONLINE ADVERTISING and Driving Traffic
Ready to implement eCommerce solutions for your business in order to grow or just to start your online business? Stop being polarised by the multitude of choices and start putting into action small changes which can equal big results.
Learn how to use social media to amplify your content and drive traffic to your website. Grow your audience within a community that draws on your target market psychographics and in-turn build your database.
There are many forms of online advertising with more options currently in Beta stages. Google Adwords are developing and evolving with Product Listings. Understanding each channel can help you be a part of the early-adoption phase and reap the early rewards of reduced costs.
JARRAD BELL: One Hundred Words
One Hundred Words (OHW) Boutique is a premium Women's Boutique in Big B Arcade, James Street on the Gold Coast. Housing a range of Australian and International designer labels, which have been carefully hand selected. OHW started up early in 2013 as a bricks and mortar retailer and very soon after an online retailer. Q&A with Jarrad will help breakdown the barriers for those retailers looking to launch into the online space quickly and without too much fuss.
MELINDA BLACKLEY: Scody
Melinda is the National Sales Manager for Scody. Scody is a team clothing manufacturer based in Burleigh Heads, QLD with core markets made up of Cycling, Triathlon, Netball, Running, Swimming and Leisure Wear. Melinda will let us in on some of the challenges behind running a successful manufacturing business and how online has either helped or hindered sales.
LISA WEEKS: Maries Pizza
Maries Pizza is a wholly Australian owned and operated franchise born on the Gold Coast and famous for creating piled high pizzas with generous toppings of the finest quality ingredients. Maries have followed the online ordering trends and we look forward to hearing from Lisa, who’ll share some valuable lessons learnt when evolving their business from traditional ordering methods to online.
JENNI MADISON: Coconut Magic
In 2011, Jenni Madison’s brain child was born; working from a wooden floor, computer and a sprawl of paper in her ex-boyfriend’s spare room. Ten thousand dollars in debt for product and a website, Jenni’s late nights with overseas web developers, was the start of something great but it didn’t come easy. Coconut Magic is now in many stores Australia wide and sold online. Hearing Jenni’s story is so inspiring we can’t wait to share.
Who should attend:
- CEO’s, Directors, Marketing Managers and Entrepreneurs
- All service- and product-based businesses who wish to understand their online opportunities to innovate.
- Bricks and mortar retailers looking to go online
- B2B and B2C
- Budding entrepreneurs
- Startup eCommerce merchants (B2C, B2B, C2C)
- Existing eCommerce merchants looking to innovate and grow
- eBay merchants looking to branch out and develop their own eCommerce shop
- 7.00am Registration Opens
- 7.15am People are Seated
- 7.30am Table Introductions and food served
- 8.15am Intermission
- 8.30am Q&A Panel
- 9.15am Questions
- 9.30am -10am Opportunity for Networking (Optional)
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre : 2684 Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach QLD 4218.
The Centre’s car park entrance is at the northern end of the building, accessible from traffic lights off the Gold Coast Highway and the main driveway off TE Peters Drive. Undercover car spaces are available for short-term parking. A $10 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for car parking at the centre.
For all sponsorship interest, please phone Christine on 1300 MeMedia (6363 342).