SAP runs first growth forum for SMEs in Australia

SAP Growth Forum for Emerging Companies supports current Australian business transformation trends

The first of its kind in Australia, the SAP Growth Forum for Emerging Companies supports local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with business transformation plans to boost innovation, strengthen customer relationships, improve agility, and expand their businesses.

A recent report by Oxford Economics on behalf of SAP, SMEs: Equipped to Compete, found that 65% of Australian SMEs have either completed, are in the process of, or are about to begin a significant business transformation. The report also found that 62% of SMEs in Australia will invest in technology when there is a clear return on investment.

With a focus on four key areas, growth, mobile, big data & analytics and cloud, the forum will explore how technology can be used to transform and grow business for SMEs in Australia. The forum offers business leaders within SMEs the very latest expert opinion, trends and strategies to drive and sustain growth in the current economic climate.

Held in Melbourne on 15 October and in Sydney on 24 October, the SAP Growth Forum will provide practical strategies to improve performance today, as well as potential opportunities for future growth across the organisation.

Business transformation case studies will be interspersed between four main presentations from experienced, industry leaders:

  • Fast tracking business growth:
    Matt Rockman – Co-Founder of www.seek.com.au
  • Cloud, data and the barrier-free business:
    Brad Howarth – co-author of "A Faster Future: The future of Broadband & what it means for business, society and you"
  • Australia’s position in the global economy and finding opportunities for growth:

  • Jonathan Pain – Director JP Consulting & Finance and Economic Futurist
  • Equipped to Compete – how to be more competitive in a global market place
For more information and to register your participation, visit the Melbourne and Sydney event pages.

About SAP
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For more information, press only:

Perry Manross
Director of Communications, SAP Australia & New Zealand
479 303 232
perry.manross@sap.com

Danielle Zhu
Howorth Communication for SAP
8437 5342
Danielle@howorth.com.au

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