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Local businesses in the Moreton Bay Region will benefit from a new and improved Business Expo thanks to a partnership formed between Moreton Bay Regional Council, Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and Small Business Expos.

Small Business Expos today announced MBRIT and Council as its major sponsor for 2020, along with a new name – Moreton Bay Region Business Expo.

MBRIT CEO, Shane Newcombe said the partnership will grow the event to further support businesses in the Moreton Bay Region.

“2020 will signify the beginning of a long-lasting partnership between MBRIT and Moreton Bay Region Business Expo,” said Mr Newcombe.

“The Small Business Expos held around South-East Queensland provides a fantastic platform for local businesses to sell products and make strong connections.

“With MBRIT’s experience and resources we are in a perfect position to help grow the Moreton Bay Region Business Expo to become one of the best in Queensland.”

Acting Mayor of Moreton Bay Region, Cr Mike Charlton, said Council’s sponsorship was an investment that would support local business, and showcase the region to the wider South East Queensland area.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our regional economy, so it’s common sense for Council to do what we can to help them thrive into the future,” Cr Charlton said.

“Our economy has boomed to more than $18.5 billion and Council is committed to ensuring local businesses are strategically positioned to capitalise on the opportunities that the future will bring – especially around The Mill at Moreton Bay.

“It’s a great addition to the 2020 Business Moreton Bay Region program which already provides access to some of Australia’s leading business keynote speakers, professional development, networking opportunities and other resources which support small business success in Moreton Bay.”

Small Business Expo CEO, Paula Brand, is excited about the development and what it will mean for the future of the Moreton Bay Region Business Expo.

“We’ve worked extremely hard to deliver quality Small Business Expos that produce tangible economic benefits for local businesses over six years,” says Paula.

“Partnering with MBRIT and Moreton Bay Regional Council is a natural and exciting step in the evolution of the Moreton Bay Region Business Expo and allows us to deliver an even better expo and outcomes for local business and demonstrates a collaborative leadership culture.”

The 2020 Moreton Bay Region Business Expo will feature an expanded program with more speakers, presentations and workshops for business owners and professionals to engage with. The Moreton Bay Jobs Expo, which had its inaugural event in 2019, is also being hailed as a welcomed addition to the event along with an Innovation Hub.

The expo will be included in the and promoted as part of the 2020 Business Moreton Bay Region Program, which includes business lunches, business development workshops, networking opportunities and more.


The Expo will be held on Thursday, 9 July at Griffin State School Community Centre and surrounding buildings from 10 am to 4 pm.

Businesses interested in registering their interest can contact event organisers at or

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