Creative Business Summit Wrap-Up 2023

Pete Cromer, Shuh Lee, Esther Sandler and Dr Marion Piper speaking on a panel at the Creative Business Summit.

There’s nothing like being in a space full of like-minded creative people, and that’s what it felt like at the 2023 Creative Business Summit. We wanted to cultivate an event that would spark inspiring conversations and foster creative connections, and we succeeded! The event was held at The Edge, Fed Square, on March 17th, and it was an unforgettable day.

Anna, Carmen and Marion at the Creative Business summit 2023.

We were lucky enough to have the team from On Jackson Street join us for part of the day to capture the creative energy, and you can check out the photo album here. Plus, check out some snaps by the FK team here. If you missed the Summit in person, you can watch it online for only $69! Grab a Digital Ticket here.

Drinks by Sobah at the Creative Business Summit 2023.

Being our second Summit event, we couldn’t have done it without the help of our creative community, supporters, and partners. We want to extend a massive thank you to everyone who helped our small business make this big event happen. Cheers, and thank you!

Kaylene Langford speaking at the Creative Business Summit 2023.

We’re kicking off our thank yous with the Summit MC Kaylene Langford. Your passion for empowering and motivating small business owners was genuinely infectious. We could feel your love and dedication to helping small businesses succeed. Thank you for being such an incredible host!

Colin Birney, Becca Stern, Cat Bloxsom and Morgan Collins speaking with Fiona Killackey at the Creative Business Summit 2023.

The amazing Summit speakers: Matt & Lentil Purbrick, Catherine Bloxsom & Morgan Collins, Fiona Killackey, Bobbi Lockyer, Laura Thompson, Lauren Baxter, Pete Cromer, Shuh Lee, Esther Sandler, Becca Stern, Jasmine Mayhead, Colin Birney and Dr Marion Piper. We were inspired by your openness, vulnerability, and willingness to share the real and actionable things you do as small business champions. Your contributions made the Summit an unforgettable and empowering experience. Meet the speakers here.

Bobbi Lockyer speaking at the Creative Business Summit 2023.

To our presenting partner, Square, who has been such an integral part of our events, we are so grateful for your support.

To our street media sponsor Plakkit who supported our marketing and poster campaign.

The creative team at Mabu Mabu for our delicious lunch and afternoon tea.

Attendees at the Creative Business Summit 2023.

Peppermint Magazine for helping us celebrate the Summit in print and online in the lead-up and hosting the afterparty with Allpress.

Allpress Espresso for keeping our coffee cups full all day at the Summit and again at the afterparty with Peppermint!

Tatanja and Oliver from On Jackson Street for capturing the day so beautifully. Check out the photo album here.

Vista Print for printing our summit goodie bag totes and programs, the perfect summit keepsakes!

To our friends who contributed to our Summit goodie bags, Emma Kate Co. with your beautiful planners, Suki Mcmaster with your illustrated reusable cups and Lush for the sweetest body wash addition for some post-summit self-care.

Our mates at DANN Event Hire for brightening up the space with your fabulous furniture pieces!

Sobah for providing your thirst-quenching non-alcoholic beers enjoyed by all at networking drinks.

Minimum Wines for providing the deliciously crisp hand-bottled 2022 Pét Nat blend & our favourite, the late-harvested 2021 San Selvaggio, for network drinks.

The crew, cleaners and security at Fed Square for helping us pull off this special day!

Jessamy and Alice from Imposter Syndrome Podcast, for facilitating epic conversations with our speakers and helping us share the day through your lens!

Maggie and Josh from Think Thornbury for joining us with their mini store, bringing the market magic on a small scale with your collection of inspiring books, tasty treats and locally made goodies.

Studio Muse Muse for designing our gorgeous event graphics, artwork and event program.

Leana, Roxanna, Ashleigh, Emma, Sarah, Brooke, Lindsay and Daisy from The Finders Keepers at the Creative Business Summit 2023.

The team at AUS Stage for managing the production on the day and capturing each minute to re-live the day online. Watch the Summit online here!

Our ticketing partners at Humanitix for making the process so seamless. Save the date and grab tickets to our market events coming up here.

To our friends at The Digital Picnic for helping us spread the word and all things digital advertising!

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