The Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand has released a thorough recap of what is going on in their communities! As one of ICSB’s invaluable affiliates we would like to congratulate SEAANZ on an incredible month filled with amazing events capped off with the 29th Annual SEAANZ conference!
From the Annual 2016 SEAANZ Conference, a wide selection of outstanding papers were also revealed to the general public. This year’s conference papers included an interesting cross-section of academic and practitioner work. The papers were delivered against six streams that focused on: i) the dollars and sense of small business; ii) differing insights into the entrepreneurial ecosystem; iii) the people side of business; iv) frameworks of small business; v) future perspectives, and vi) issues questions and perspectives.
Additionally, SEAANZ is pleased to announce the appointment of new directors at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Melbourne on 11 August. They are:
Professor John Rice, Discipline Leader, Management and Marketing, UNE Business School, University of New England. John joined the UNE Business School in 2015, having worked previously at Griffith and Adelaide Universities and at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. John lives in Armidale with his wife and three children. Having grown up in Queensland, he is a passionate Maroons supporter.
Ms Judith van Unen, founder and Director of the Justice Equality Rights Access (JERA) International . Judith founded JERA in July 2009 and is active across a wide range of groups and networks of both men and women to advance gender equality. She is a Director of the National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) and member of the ANZOG Institute for Governance, UN Association of Australia (UNAA), and UN Women Australia. She also served as Oceania Sub-Regional Co-ordinator for the Business and Professional Women International (BPW) during 2011 to 2014.
We also say farewell to outgoing Director Professor Delwyn Clark from Waikato Business School at the University of Waikato, who provided outstanding support to SEAANZ over her time. This included substantially strengthening our relationships with the New Zealand Government in the area of Small Business. Arranging for the New Zealand Small Business Minister the Hon Craig Foss MP, to come to the 2015 Conference and join his Australian counterpart, the Hon Bruce Billson MP in a breakfast panel. In addition, Delwyn served as the Editor of the Annual SEAANZ Research Book for 2016.
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