Lord Mayor's Small Business Forum speakers

The Lord Mayor's Small Business Forums are a series of free forums held across Brisbane for businesses. Learn from local business leaders as they share their own experiences and insights and connect with like-minded people.

Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer, Brisbane

Cat Matson is the Chief Digital Officer for Brisbane, overseeing the Digital Brisbane Strategy. She is also the co-host of the Social Media for Small Business podcast and the panel chair for Brisbane's Networx Events for Marketers. Through these roles she regularly connects with some of the best minds and ideas in the marketing, interactive and online spaces.

Named in the Sydney Morning Herald as a rising female star in the technology sector, Cat is considered an industry leader when it comes to digital media, with a savvy business mind and a broad understanding of the wider business context.

Cat will present on a variety of digital marketing and social media topics at the Lord Mayor's Small Business Forums.

Next forums

Wednesday 9 May - Indooroopilly

Bernadette Eriksen, CEO & Founder, Flavour Creations
Topic: Believe in yourself

Multi-award winning entrepreneur Bernadette Eriksen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flavour Creations, a Brisbane-based multi-million dollar food manufacturing company that researches and develops innovative dysphagia and nutrition products intended to support a healthy lifestyle and improve the lives of thousands living with dysphagia. Flavour Creations supplies to hospitals, residential aged care facilities and directly to consumers living in the community, here and internationally.

From humble beginnings on her kitchen bench, Bernadette’s idea has become a global success, providing innovative food and drink solutions that taste great and offer maximum nutrition. Flavour Creations is recognised as a worldwide leader for innovation in the industry, restoring dignity and independence to thousands of people all over the world.  Flavour Creations was awarded the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Product Innovation Award 2017 for the design and production of the patented Dysphagia Cup.

Matt Cooper, Founder and Managing Director, Alpha Digital
Topic: Getting found online

Matt started Alpha Digital seven years ago with the aim of building an ethical, results-focused digital agency that fosters long term client relationships. He has experience in website development and marketing dating back to 2002 and was also the General Manager of a successful UK eCommerce company.  With an entrepreneurial thirst for knowledge he loves nothing more than learning about his clients’ unique business models and helping them grow.

Wednesday 23 May - Chermside

Caroline McCulloch, Director, Designer, Podiatrist, Physiotherapist, FRANKiE4 Footwear
Topic: Work smarter, not harder

A qualified podiatrist and physiotherapist turned footwear designer, Caroline now applies her bio-mechanical knowledge and sense of style to her true passion - designing footwear women can feel comfortable and confident in. Under her leadership FRANKiE4 is successfully changing the way women shop for shoes. 

Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer, Brisbane
Topic: Digital tools to help run your business more efficiently

About Cat Matson.

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19 April 2018