Events2018-08-06T15:40:32+00:00

Events

The Tasmanian Small Business Council hosts a number of events each year.

Our flagship events are quarterly dinners at which we host prominent guests relevant to the small business sector.

Current and forthcoming events are listed on the menu to the left and further information and booking facilities are attached.

I hope you take the time to attend some of our events, mingle with like minded Tasmanian small business operators and seek answers to some of those small businesses issues which dog the life of a small business entrepreneur.

A complete list of past and forthcoming functions can be seen below.

Functions held in 2016 have been:
June 20th, Hon. Matthew Groom MP

Dinner with the Premier

Functions held in 2014 have been:
February 12th, Mark Brennan, The Australian Small Business Commissioner

February 7th, Hon. Bruce Billson MP, Small Business Minister

Functions held in 2013 have been:
November 2013, Hon David O’Byrne MP, Minister for Economic Development

August, Hon Will Hodgman MP, Leader of the Opposition and Member for Franklin with Adam Brooks MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business and Member for Braddon.

May, Hon Lara Giddings MP, Premier of Tasmania

January 2013, Hon. Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Small Business.

Functions held in 2012 have been:

November 2012, Hon David O’Byrne MP, Minister for Economic Development.

June 2012, Hon Bruce Billson MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business

March 2012, Hon Nick McKim MP, Leader of the Tasmanian Greens Minister for Education and Skills, Minister for Corrections and Consumer Protection, Minister for Sustainable Transport

Functions held in 2011 have been:

October 2011, Hon David O’Byrne MP, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Workplace Relations, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology

May 2011, Hon Will Hodgman MP, Leader of the Opposition

February 2011, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry, Senator for Tasmania, Minister for Small Business, Minister Assisting on Deregulation, Minister Assisting the Minister for Tourism

Functions held in 2010 have been:

May 2010, Rebecca White MP Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business

Functions held in 2009
November 2009, Hon Craig Emerson MP, Minster for Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy, Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs and Minister Assisting the Finance Minister on Deregulation

August 2009, Mark Kelleher, Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania on 24th August

May 2009, David Bartlett, Premier of Tasmania at Parliament House

February 2009, Nick Mckim, Leader of the Tasmanian Greens held at Parliament House 16th Feb

Functions held in 2008

December 2008, Mr Rhys Edwards, Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet held at Hadleys Hotel on the 2nd December 2008.

August 2008 Guest Speaker Will Hodgman MHA, Leader of the Opposition and the entire Liberal Opposition attended a dinner at the Launceston Golf Club.

April 2008 Guest Speaker Will Hodgman MHA, Leader of the Opposition. The Dinner was held at Parliament House, Hobart 17th April 2008

Functions held in 2007

October 2007 Guest was Norm McIlfatrick the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development in Tasmania. The Dinner was held at the Rtiz Restaurant at Hadleys Hotel on the 15th October 2007

Functions held in 2006

April 2006 Guest Senator Eric Abetz Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation held at Hadley’s Hotel. Sponsor – Gunns Limited

August 2006 Guest The Premier of Tasmania Paul Lennon Minister for Local Government and Community Development, Minister for Economic Development and Resources and Minister for Sport and Recreation held at Hadley’s Hotel. Sponsor – Aurora Energy.

Functions held in 2005

April 2005. Guest was Federal Minister Fran Bailey. This meeting took the form of a round table forum, lat afternoon. It was held and Association Offices Pty Ltd 123 Bathurst Street, Hobart.
July 2005. Guest was Will Hodgman MHA, at Hadley’s Hotel. Sponsor The Area Consultative Committee, Tasmania (Formally TEAC).

August 2005. Guest was the Hon. Bryan Green MHA, the Minister for Infrastructure Energy and Resources.

Functions held in 2004 were:

February 2004, Guest speaker was Hon. Michael Aird MLC Leader for the Government in the Upper House of the Tasmanian Parliament, the Legislative Council held at Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart. Sponsor was Telstra.

June 2004. The guest was Rene Hidding MHA. The dinner was held at Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart. Sponsor Aurora.

October 2004. The guest was Lara Giddings held at Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart. Sponsor Aurora.