Shaping the future of the Gold Coast

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Aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds will come together next week to share ideas and help shape the economic future of the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast Business Week, held from May 14 to 18, is a first of its kind event for the city, aiming to ensure it does not suffer from any post-Commonwealth Games economic hangover.

The event offers business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs and students the opportunity to network and find out about emerging trends in their industries.

Presented by City of Gold Coast, Mayor Tom Tate said the way forward for the Gold Coast was to continue doing what it does best, but with a difference.

“Business leaders, large and small, are our future, so we need to ensure they have the support needed to continue to drive the city economy,” he said.

The main event on Tuesday May 15 sees City of Gold Coast collaborating with Myriad, Australia’s leading innovation festival, to bring some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs and tech experts to the Gold Coast.

Seven globally influential entrepreneurs and tech experts will speak at the event, including world champion skier and entrepreneur Jeremy Bloom, venture capitalist Jacqueline Garavente, Google Maps product manager Clementine Jacoby, and Moon Express founder and CEO Naveen Jain.

Prior to the main event, Study Gold Coast will host a How to Attract Talented Staff event at the Gold Coast Student Hub in Southport on Monday 14 May from 8.30am to 10.30am.

The event is free and you can register Here.

During this event, participants will hear from employability experts on how to effectively engage with the Gold Coast’s existing talent pool by collaborating with the education and training sector.

Study Gold Coast CEO Shannon WIlloughby says the Gold Coast has a pipeline of talented students looking for career opportunities in our city.

“This is the perfect opportunity to find out about the initiatives that have been designed to assist businesses with engaging our existing talent pool and the most effective pathways and programs designed to help you develop the talent you need.”

“Through support from local businesses we will continue to grow engagement and support opportunities for our student cohort.”

Guest speakers at this event include Queensland Airports General Manager Mr Beau Tydd, Bond University Career Development Centre director Ms Kirsty Mitchell, and Workforce Planning consultant Ms Julie-Ann Deville.

For more information on how you can be involved in Gold Coast Business Week, more information can be found at goldcoastwayahead.com.au/businessweek.