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BITE Conference 2018

Event review:

THE two recent successes of Committee for Greater Frankston’s advocacy – Lathams Road duplication and Frankston to Baxter rail extension – were on display for the Greater Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula business community on Tuesday 29 May at the second BITE Conference (Business, Innovation, Technology, Efficiency). Held at Mornington Racecourse and organised by Mornington-based SMART Business Solutions, C4GF was a “community partner” sponsor this year and was among more than 40 exhibitors providing information to more than 350 attendees.

Committee chief executive Ginevra Hosking staffed the exhibit throughout the day-long event, distributing C4GF material including the current newsletter and a handout outlining the benefits of rail extension. “I may be biased but it appeared we had one of the most popular tables,” she said. “Business people from Carrum Downs wanted to know details about the state government funding the duplication of Lathams Road in Carrum Downs Industrial Estate and everyone was keen to know more about the train line project.” Ginevra said several people told her they had been hearing about the proposed rail extension“all their lives” and were keen to find out more about the federal government commitment of $225 million and the state government’s business case, now underway. (C4GF is asking the state government to match the federal funding.)

Other conference highlights included talks by former New Zealand police crisis negotiator Lance Burdett, now a business coach and consultant; Melbourne food waste researcher, writer and speaker Dianne McGrath, who has been shortlisted to go to Mars in about 2031 (a one-way trip; she was among 200,000 who applied in 2014 and is in the last 100); former police detective Pippa Hanson, C4GF member and founder of The Sports Injury Clinic in Frankston, whose topic was “The Business Detective”; and BITE co-founders and organisers Shannon Smit, founder and MD of SMART Business Solutions, and Nadia Hughes, director of SMART Business Solutions.



Mornington Peninsula and Frankston business leaders shared a fabulous day at the Bite Conference 2018 with inspiring speakers, fabulous food and plenty of innovative business ideas to share.

Event details:

The BITE Conference concept came about after SMART Business Solutions Managing Director, Shannon Smit, identified an opportunity to bring a city-style conference to the thriving Mornington Peninsula business community.  A lot of brainstorming, several phone calls & emails and a whole lotta planning later, BITECON 2017 was a fabulous, sellout success.

BITECON brings a local focus on 4 key ingredients integral to success in modern business:

  • Business
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Efficiency

BITECON 2018 promises to be even bigger and better.  Learn from leading influential keynote speakers. Network with entrepreneurs & business owners. From tech companies to service providers, BITE Conference is the business event for 2018.

The Committee for Greater Frankston will be proudly attending the conference as a community partner.  We hope you can join us to hear some truly inspiring Australian business leaders present.

A promotional booking is BITECOMMITTEE


WHERE: Mornington Racecourse

WHEN: Tuesday 29th May 2018

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Event website: BITECON 2018


May 29 2018


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Discount Tickets: $125, using promotional code: BITECOMMITTEE

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Mornington Racecourse
Racecourse Road, Mornington

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