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Creative Industries Networking: DOING BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENT

You are invited to our Creative Industries Networking session at St Paul’s Creative Centre on Thursday 11 March 2021 from 5:45 for a 6:00pm start, until 7.30pm.

With a huge range of opportunities for local businesses to tender for government work, knowing how to tap into state government procurement processes can help accelerate your business. In response to your feedback, we’re pleased to host our second Creative Industries Networking session, DOING BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENT.

Minister for Innovation and Skills David Pisoni MP will open this session, and you will have the opportunity to hear firsthand from the Office of the Industry Advocate about recent and proposed changes to procurement, and how these are relevant to the creative industries.

The Go2Gov team from the Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS) will also discuss how creative start-ups can find opportunities and expand capabilities with government contracts.


Phillip Dowsett, General Manager, Industry Participation - the Office of the Industry Advocate, Department of Treasury and Finance

Phillip's role is to advocate for an increase the number and diversity of South Australian businesses winning State Government contracts, and to monitor participation compliance.

Paxton Cook, Program Manager, Go2Gov, the Department for Innovation and Skills

Paxton is an experienced business adviser specialising in innovation consulting, government grants/incentives, and high growth ventures. Paxton has extensive experience consulting to startups, SMEs and large multi-nationals across all industry sectors, and has helped numerous SA businesses secure government funding.

Enjoy nibbles and a complimentary drink on arrival, ask questions of the speakers during the formal session and then meet and network with fellow business owners from across the spectrum of the creative industries.

Please note this event is on Level 1, accessible by stairs only. For questions on access, please contact the Creative Industries team on 08 7320 3337 or

We hope to see you there. Tickets are free but limited. If you live regionally, view the event livestream from 6pm on the night at

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