What is 8point8?

Did you know there are 8.8 million people living in regional and rural Australia?

We have spoken with local councils, small businesses, business chambers, startups, universities and co-working spaces in these regional areas and the primary challenges they face include:

A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AROUND INNOVATION AND ENTREPENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

and

A LACK OF WELL-PLACED FUNDING

 These days you will find startup-focused conferences and government-focused conferences, but you will be hard pressed to find an arena for the two sides to challenge approaches-

UNTIL NOW

8point8, Regional Innovation and Small Business Conference is an opportunity for the two sides - business and government - to get together and transform the conversation.

So what will 8point8 achieve?

Our 2018 theme was " The Future of Work in the Regions". We want 8point8, Regional Innovation and Small Business Conference to:

Create a national focus on the future of work in the regions
Create an opportunity for collision between support agencies and business
Accelerate regional discussion around the power of e-commerce
Showcase the Murray Riverina region as a leader in regional conferencing
Challenge the dialogue around regional Australia’s future