2015 National Conference

Dates: 9th – 10th October 2015


Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
2807 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217







Conference Details

Registrations are now open for the 2nd Annual SMBiT Professionals National Conference. With 2 full days of networking, presentations and workshops, this year will be bigger and better than last year. Last year’s conference was a huge success and was sold out, so don’t delay – register today.

The SMBiT Professionals National Conference has been created to give you the knowledge, the tools and the relationships you need to build your business.

$179 member price, $499 non-member price

Networking Dinners will include:

  • Fujitsu sponsored dinner on Friday night at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
  • MAXfocus sponsored dinner on Saturday night on Level 78 at Skypoint Q1

Both dinners are designed to allow you to network with peers and Vendors in a relaxed atmosphere

Coffee cart sponsored by Datto

  • Datto: Keeping You Up & Running


Friday 9th October

08:30 – 09:30 Registration (Vendor Hall)
Norfolk Room  
09:30 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker – Karl Palachuk
SOPs: The Ultimate Branding for Managed Services
10:30 – 11:30 Vendor Shootout
Each of our Vendors will present you with their best idea, strategy, product or tactic to increase revenue in 2016.  Being an early adopter of new technology helps to retain customers, helps to gain customers and helps to increase your bottom line.  Which Vendor will have THE best solution for your business next year?  Which one will you make the most money out of?
11.30 – 12.00 Morning Tea (Vendor Hall)
12.00 – 13.00 Vendor Shootout continued
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Vendor Hall)
14:00 – 15:30 The 3 Musketeers – Boon Tee, Wayne Small, Robert Crane
What technologies and tools are most likely to impact you professionally, your business and your customers in the future? In this session, three SMB technology thought leaders will share what they foresee as the things you must take advantage of in the future to remain competitive. Whether you focus on premises, hybrid, the cloud or any combination, your take away from this session will a deeper insight into what’s coming down the pipe and the most effective way you can exploit these for business and professional development. Learn about tomorrow so you can implement and profit today
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon tea (Vendor Hall)
Norfolk Room Kauri/Cypress Room
16:00 – 17:00 Robert Crane James Eling
Is Windows 10 the last version resellers will ever install? 7 marketing tactics you should implement today to find more customers.
17:00 – 17:30 Fujitsu presentation
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap up and Photo. Dinner poolside at Crown Plaza sponsored by Fujitsu


Saturday 10th October

08:30 – 09:00 Registration (Vendor Hall)
Norfolk Room  
09:00 – 09:30 National CEO Address
09:30 – 10:30 Karl Palachuk  
TCP/IP is Going to Take Over Everything – and You Can Too!
Norfolk Room Kauri/Cypress Room
10:30 – 11:30 Neil Chen & Chris Rowley (Webroot) Greg Lipschitz
Malware and Trojans – The current threat environment How to protect Unicorns and Ferraris
A practical discussion on the Personal Property Securities Register
11:30 – 12:00 Morning Tea (Vendor Hall)
12:00 – 13:00 Wayne Small James Eling
Server 2016 – What’s hot and what’s not! Culture, Leadership, Lifestyle and Profits.  How to build a bigger team, make more money, stress less and have more fun!
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Vendor Hall)
14:00 – 15:00 Boon Tee Greg Lipschitz
SMB Tasting Plate
Join Boon for a sampling of the future in IT for small business as we sample the new SMB features in Windows Sever 2016 and Office 2016, have a nibble at the changing security landscape and  business continuity for SMBs, and sip some new and affordable hybrid storage strategies.
Shut up and take my money!Selling Telco services as MMR and stopping Telstra poaching your customers
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon tea (Vendor Hall)
15:30 – 16:30 Robert Crane Karl Palachuk
Unleashing the power of Azure to make on premise irrelevant Designing and Implementing a Killer Cloud Offering for Small Businesses
16:30 – 17:30 Locknote – James Eling (Go to Nofolk Room)
17:30 – 18.00 MAXfocus presentation
18:00 – 18:15 Dean Calvert wrap up and move to dinner at Level 78 Skypoint Q1 Sponsored by MAXfocus



Conf Sponsors


We have arranged a special accommodation rate at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise for SMBiT Professionals Conference Delegates.

Main Tower – Superior Twin or Double Room – $190 per night (Including Breakfast for one guest in Relish Restaurant)

  • Rates are inclusive of the GST unless otherwise stated and are based on single or double occupancy.
  • An additional charge applies for a 3rd person, and the maximum occupancy for any of this room type is 3 people.
  • Please note that these rates may be extended pre and post the dates above at the discretion of the hotel and subject to availability only.

Robert Franklin is our contact at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise and will be available to assist with all accommodation requirements. In order to get this rate, please advise him you are part of the SMBiT Professionals event.

Robert can be contacted directly on:
Telephone: 07 5592 9956
Email: [email protected]

Please contact Robert if you require a family room, etc.


Register using the link below:

Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Price (excl GST) $2,000 $6,000 $12,000 $25,000
Max number 20 10 5 1
Company logo Mono Mono Colour Colour
Free online adverts in Community Hub 1 per quarter 1 bi-monthly 1 per month 2 per month
Free chapter meeting presentations (20 mins) Nil 1 per chapter per annum 2 per chapter per annum 2 per chapter per annum
SMBiT Professionals website presence (not included) 1 page 1 page 1 page
Online communication with members via dedicated forum Yes, unlimited Yes, unlimited Yes, unlimited Yes, unlimited
Logo on Chapter Meeting Presentations Yes Yes Yes Yes
Selected Co-branding Nil Nil Nil Yes
Dedicated Partner Relationship Manager Nil Nil Yes Yes
Brochure/ Flyer Distribution at Meetings Nil Only when presenting Only when presenting Any
Conference Sponsorship Nil Nil Nil Included