The Central West's Favourite Community Newspaper

Backing Business Forum is Back in 2022

The countdown is on for the 2022 Backing Business Forum.  This year it is coming to Bathurst, 17 and 18 February, kicking off with a networking function on Thursday evening and the main event on Friday.

The all-day event, ‘Rediscover and Relaunch’, organised by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West, is aimed at small and medium businesses across the region and provides the business community with an opportunity to come together after navigating a challenging two years due to Covid-19, network and learn from business experts and leaders

RDA Central West CEO, Wayne Sunderland said the forum will help businesses to get reconnected for 2022 after long stints of Covid restrictions.

“By hearing from business experts and leaders in our region, many of whom have faced the same issues, we hope attendees will leave feeling informed and inspired to relaunch into what is essentially a new business age.” said Mr Sunderland.

“Events like Backing Business Forum help spark ideas, connect like-minded business owners and instill motivation for the future. Backing Business Forum will equip local businesses with new information and practical tools across a range of topics to support business growth”

“We have a fantastic line-up of speakers and the advice, insights and expertise they can offer will be incredibly valuable to business owners, managers and employees – no matter what sector they are from,” said Mr Sunderland.

“It’s a jam-packed day with three forum style sessions where the presenters will participate in a live and interactive Q&A so the audience has the chance to be involved in the discussions.”

Mr Sunderland added that the forum will cover a range of topics and include local case studies.

“The day will start with a sit down with the decision makers, followed by the experts and their experiences, and wrap up with a learn from the locals session. I’m really looking forward to hearing from some of our local business owners including Meg McKenna from The Victoria, Vanessa Pringle of Vanessa Pringle Floral Designs and Fish River Roasters Peter Harrison.

“It’s going to be a great day and I encourage anyone interested to get a ticket now!”

The 2022 Backing Business Forum wouldn’t be possible without the support of the event sponsors, including Destination NSW, Bathurst Regional Council, nbnco and Central NSW Business HQ.

Tickets are $20 for the networking event and $40 for the forum and can be purchased online through eventbrite at  COVID-19 restrictions apply and measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of all participants.

For further information visit the RDA Central West website or contact the office on (02) 6369 1600 or by emailing

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts