Our mission is to connect and showcase South Australia’s business community.
We provide unique experiences, events, training and skills development, and networking opportunities to small, medium and large businesses and enterprises across regional and metropolitan South Australia.
CEO and Co-Founder of Showcase SA, Steve Testar
MEET THE MAN BEHIND SHOWCASE SA
Steve’s career started in retail when he climbed the ladder to become a manager for Harrods in London at the age of 21. 20 years ago Steve decided to make a change and booked a one way trip to Australia with nothing but a back pack and a big dream to create a life for himself in the land of opportunity. Steve chose Adelaide as his city to settle and moved from retail into property development. In 2016 he established his first business, Realis Property, managing property development and marketing for some of South Australia’s biggest residential projects.
With the defunding of Brand SA in June 2019, Steve saw the opportunity to continue their work of supporting and fostering the success of local South Australian businesses. Thus, Showcase SA was born. Steve’s passion for local business and strong network of South Australian professionals has driven Showcase SA to where it is today. In 2020, despite the hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic, Steve pursued and hosted over 50 events for 5,000 people from over 200 membership holding organisations.
Steve’s devotion to helping South Australian businesses is also displayed in his charitable work. Together with Glam Adelaide and the Glam Adelaide Foundation, he raised almost $500,000 for South Australian bushfire affected communities in 2020 at the SA4SA Bushfire Appeal Gala. On Australia Day 2021, Kelly Noble (CEO of Glam Adelaide) and Steve were awarded the City of Adelaide Citizen of the Year award for the Community event of the Year for this event.
Steve is proud to call Adelaide home with his wife, Kelly Noble and their two daughters.
Showcase SA connects South Australia’s business community through unique events, networking, skills and training and shared promotional opportunities.
These include Industry Insights, Briefings and Behind-The-Scenes events, Keynote speaker luncheons, exclusive experiences and regular member networking opportunities.
We also offer webinars and professional development and training to members.
Easy! Check out our Member Packages here to see what great value you can get from being a member.
The South Australian Government wound up Brand South Australia at the end of June 2019.
Showcase SA was established to continue Brand SA’s work for the business community, however as an independent organisation with the endorsement of Brand SA, the government and involvement from Glam Adelaide.
Showcase SA runs the I Choose SA campaign for the majority of the South Australian business community, with the exception of the food and beverage production sector, which is managed by Food South Australia.
Each member has a designated member contact from their organisation who can elect the appropriate representative/s to attend each event.
We have events tailored towards different audiences from general staff to business executives.
This will be outlined in the event invitation, which will be emailed to the designated member contact and other relevant contacts in your organisation.
This is also outlined in the Event Calendar.
As member events are popular, they often book out quickly. In this case, we strongly recommend you put your name on the waitlist so we know you are interested in attending and can offer you a ticket if it becomes available.
You can do this through the Eventbrite link for each event. If a ticket becomes available, you will be contacted by our team who will add you to the guest list.
In the week leading up to the event, you will receive an email reminder and/or call to confirm your attendance. If you can no longer attend an event, please let us know so we can offer your place to another member. To cancel, please contact us.
We build personal connections with our members. While you can join right away via our Packages page, you can also complete our enquiry form below and the Showcase SA team will call to learn more about your business, your priorities and discuss the best package for you to take full advantage of joining our business community.
Have a general enquiry, just indicate in the form and we’ll call you back!