Australian Chamber Business Leaders Summit
Members of the Australian Chamber were invited to a day of ideas and insights from leading figures in Australian business, politics and media on Monday 17 August 2015.
The inaugural Business Leaders Summit in Canberra attracted ministers Joe Hockey, Julie Bishop and Bruce Billson, assistant minister Josh Frydenberg, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to join with members and supporters of the Australian Chamber to discuss our key economic challenges.
The landmark event for the Chamber, sponsored by Google Australia and New Zealand and Isentia, attracted extensive media attention and gave participants an opportunity to engage in discussion on ideas as diverse as economic reform, workplace relations, technology for small business, productivity and political communications.
At the event Google release new PwC research into the additional economic output that could be achieved by small businesses making better use of the internet and mobile technologies.
Key findings included that there is an additional $49.2 billion of untapped economic potential (over 10 years) and that 53% of this benefit could be realised outside metropolitan areas, including in rural and regional Australia. Using PwC Geo-spatial Economic Model, the results are also presented geographically by state and territory and federal electorate. The research has since been widely reported in national and local media. You can access the research below and here.
Photos from the event can be viewed above. The full range of photos can be accessed here.