Our mission is to connect and showcase South Australia’s business community.
At Showcase SA, we are catalysts for growth, igniting SA’s business landscape. Our manifesto is built on three pillars: Inspire, Connect, Thrive. We inspire entrepreneurs and professionals through exceptional experiences, valuable resources, and premium training. We connect businesses, breaking down barriers and forging powerful relationships. Together, we thrive, shaping a vibrant and prosperous future for SA business.
Steve Testar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Showcase SA. With an unwavering passion for everything South Australian and an uncanny ability to think outside the box, Steve is a formidable force in the business world.
Starting his career in retail, Steve quickly ascended the ranks, becoming Manager at Harrods in London when he was just 21. In 2000, Steve made a life-changing decision. Armed with nothing but a backpack and a dream, Steve booked a one-way ticket to Australia, with the hope of forging a new path in the land of opportunity. Choosing Adelaide as his home, he transitioned from retail to property development and in 2016 established his first business, Realis Property.
Yet, Steve’s story doesn’t end there. When Brand SA faced defunding in June 2019, Steve saw an opening to continue their crucial work of supporting and fostering 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.
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.