Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 - Newsmaker

Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship will see10 prominent figures in the Adelaide business community take to the stage in five welcoming bars and pubs in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (NPSP) on October 1.

The highly successful program is held in major cities around the world including Sydney, San Francisco, Hong Kong, New York and London. NPSP was chosen to host Raising the Bar in Adelaide after its successful hosting of last year's event. 

Mayor of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, Robert Bria, said: “The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is the perfect location for Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship. The wide variety of industries spread across our City creates a healthy ecosystem for business. This combined with our City’s diverse culture and strong sense of community provides exciting opportunities for start ups and enables businesses to grow and flourish.”

Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship talks are free to attend and will present leading-edge ideas and share stories of business success and failure.

“Learning can often be costly,” said Mayor Bria. “The Raising the Bar events remove the cost and formality and open it up to everyone. The settings are friendly and relaxed and audiences have the opportunity to hear from leading experts and ask questions.”

The talks cover myriad topics to educate and inspire. Amongst others, Doug Adamson will talk about ways to attract funding from a number of different sources; Dr Andrew MacDonald will explain how a creative mindset can be leveraged to drive innovation; Tom Rayner will take you through the exciting changes that have defined the new space age; and Leila Henderson will explain the importance of reputation and the power of media communication in her talk ‘Where Business Funding Meets Spin’.

Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship takes place on Tuesday 1 October and is free to attend. Talks will be held at 6.30pm and 8.30pm at: The Alma, The Colonist, Little Bang Brewery, The Maid and The Republic.

The events are free, however bookings are required. For more information and to book a free place, visit


Media enquiries: Please contact Robert Bria on 0431 754 077 or rbria at

For further information, please contact Lucy Summerfield in the communications unit on (08) 8366 4528 or (0*) lsummerfield at

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The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters (NPSP) has been chosen to host the Raising the Bar Entrepreneurship event in South Australia.



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