Friday, July 2nd, 2021 - 17th designedge Innovation FESTIVAL

The 17th designedge innovation FESTIVAL 2021 commences July 6th and runs through to September 30th with events, forums, workshops, webinars, and networking ‘ask an expert’ sundowners being staged in Belmont, Perth Western Australia, nationally and globally ONLINE.

Over 100 events will be held during the FESTIVAL bringing together cyber security experts, global business entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, creatives, industry associations and trade councils.

The 17th designedge Innovation FESTIVAL 2021 is supported by MY Business Incubator™ CYBER SECURITY Training & Mentoring Project, Belmont BEC, TCFWA, Fortix, Delance Swiss Watches, BPW WA, BPW Business Incubator, RES-Q, Emerge Internet, TCF Global, BEC Global, TCF Australia, Consulate General of India (Celebrating [email protected]), Apparel Export Promotion Council India, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers.

The FESTIVAL themes are cyber security, technology, sustainability, creativity, and small business improvement topics. Some of the events will coincide with the MY Business Incubator™ CYBER SECURITY Training & Mentoring Project which is increasing access to reliable cyber security advice to over 1,250 sole traders, micro, small and medium businesses across Australia.  This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources through the Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Program.

“Often small businesses and management do not often have access to cyber security expertise until they have a specific problem and often seek solutions to problems reactively; a position which is disruptive and expensive. The Cyber Security events that are forming part of the 17th designedge Innovation FESTIVAL will run between July and September in Perth, Margaret River and in QLD,” Ms Hanlon said.

Carol Hanlon, CEO of Belmont Business Enterprise Centre Inc., TCFWA Inc. and Founder of designedge Innovation Festival said, “We are thrilled that our FESTIVAL has attracted global speakers and are pleased to present such a  broad range of topics”.

View the extensive range of over 100 events 

Some of the Festival highlights this year include:

Cyber Security - Multi-Factor Authentication - Webinar

Online, Available 24/7, Free

Practice security access using two or more proofs of identity to grant access to

your devices.

Write your story, it is a great tool to be invited as a speaker - Webinar

Online, Available 24/7, Free 

The reasons to write your story, yourself, family legacy or sharing business experiences. Presenter: Giselle Rufer, Switzerland

Cyber Security: Essential 8 - Strategies to Protect your System - Webinar

Online, Available 24/7, Free

Essential 8 - Implement 8 essential strategies to better protect your system.

Apparel Sourcing from India - Webinar - Online, Available 24/7, Free

How to source and locate quality suppliers in India. Apparel Export Promotion

Council, India

1001 Business Tips from 101 Cyber IT Experts, Case Studies, Q & A’s - LIVE

Online Forum – July 21, 12noon - 1pm, Free

Cyber IT Experts share Tips, Case Studies, Q & A.

Establishing Your Label in the USA* - Webinar - Online, Available 24/7, $30

Establish your apparel business goals in the USA. Presenter: Frances Harder, USA

Could African SME’S teach the world how to operate in uncertain times - Webinar - Online, Available 24/7, Free 

Lockdown has made developed economies appreciate the everyday uncertainly/ challenges SME’S in Africa face.  Presenter Teni Majekodunmi, Nigeria

What is a realistic valuation for my business? Webinar

Online, Available 24/7, Free

Understanding how a business is valued for sale. Presenter: David Bay

Free Webinar Vouchers are available during the festival with the support of our generous sponsors (valued $30 each).  Small businesses can view the range of online topics at  and email [email protected] for their voucher code.   All booking and payment facilities are available online

General FESTIVAL Enquiries: Phone +61 8  9479 3777

Email [email protected]     

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17th designedge Innovation FESTIVAL

Belmont BEC | BEC Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1994, providing training and mentoring support services to over 27,000+ individuals in Australia to start or improve their small business and is a specialist in virtual business incubation.   Belmont BEC has originated a large range of well-known projects and programs for the benefit of its small business clients that have included the annual Belmont & Western Australian Small Business Awards, Designedge Innovation Festival, MY Business Incubator Training & Mentoring Projects, TCF Resource Centre WA, Multicultural Business Support Services, WA Racing Industry Project, Belmont Clothes Library and the BPW Business Incubator Online Projects.    


TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global is a non-profit community organisation established in 1998, assisting over 6,500+ designers and fashion industry small businesses with fashion business skill development, linkages in the global supply chain, International trade, and industry networks.  




Carol Hanlon
P: 94793777


Belmont BEC | BEC Global | TCFWA | TCF Australia | TCF Global



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