Coffs Coast Business Expo Programme

Wednesday, September 18th 2019

Entry is FREE so come along and check it out – register here Today!


9:30am – 10:30am

All presentations will be held in the Blue Room

Soft vs Hard Skills – ‘Why Successful Australian Businesses Need Both’

Dr Geethani Nair – Head of SkillsPoint, Technology & Business Services for TAFE NSW in Sydney.

  • Incorporated will be the importance of Customer Service Skills / Product Knowledge / Interpersonal Skills to be successful in business.

11:00am – 12:00 noon

Technology & Jobs of Tomorrow (panel discussion)

This will be a facilitated panel discussion, content that will be touched on:

  • the future of work
  • is the future of work a race between education and technology
  • the impact of new technology on jobs
  • what skills will we need in the future
  • the rise of the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • AI and the role it will play

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Youth – Unemployment / Retention / Engagement (panel discussion)

A panel discussion regarding Youth.

  • Youth unemployment is currently 23.4%, why and what does it take to fix it
  • Does generational influence play a role in employment
  • The regional lack of jobs
  • Skills Shortages – a huge issue regionally
  • Training and development
  • What is the future of work for our Youth?
  • Are businesses adapting and engaging for millennials?
  • How to crack the Gen Z code?

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Environmental – Sustainability

This will be and individual presentation by a representative from Affirmations Australia who were the winners of the Excellence in Sustainability Award and Business of the Year Award at the recent Coffs Coast Business Awards.



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