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May 2020

Chamber Update with CEO, Graham Catt

Wednesday 6 May 2020 – 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Free

Canberra Business Chamber members are invited to hear from our CEO, Graham Catt for an update from the ACT business community and the latest information relevant to local business during this time. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the CEO. This week, Graham will be covering some of the frequently asked questions and issues raised by our members in recent times. Date: Wednesday, 6 May Time: 1.30-2.00pm Registration: Via Zoom (members only)

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April 2020

ACT Government Business Support Webinar #2

Wednesday 29 April 2020 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Free
ACT Gov Business Support Webinar #2

Date: Wednesday, 29 April Time: 11.00am Register: bit.ly/3eLQ7Bu Free Businesses in the Canberra region are invited to a webinar to hear from the Commonwealth, ACT Government and ACT Local Business Commissioner about what support measures are in place and how you can access them. Topics include JobKeeper, commercial tenancies, Jobs for Canberrans and payroll tax. The Chamber CEO, Graham Catt, will also be speaking about the current business environment and Chamber support initiatives.

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Business Talking Business: Doing things a different way – The challenges and opportunities of working remotely

Tuesday 28 April 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free

Date: Tuesday, 28 April Time: 12.00 - 1.00pm Cost: Free  Registration: via Zoom (members only) Hear from our member Nexus Human Services - Recruitment Specialist, about their experience of managing staff across Canberra and interstate. We have seen many business adapting to having their staff working from home, which has left employers and staff facing a lot of uncertainty and stress. This webinar will provide practical information on: How to recruit staff remotely The challenges managers face in managing a remote team…

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Business Talking Business: Q&A with Kate Carnell AO, Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Thursday 23 April 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free
Business Talking Business Kate Carnell

Date: Thursday 23 April 2020 Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm Cost: Free  Registration: via Zoom (members only) The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman’s (ASBFEO) role is to support small and family businesses to enable them to grow and thrive. This is your chance to hear from Ombudsman Kate Carnell AO about the issues for small business that her office has been managing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, government responses and what more can be done to help…

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Political Roundtable – Mick Gentleman MLA

Wednesday 22 April 2020 – 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Free

We’re hosting our next Political Roundtable – a series that provides our Principal and Corporate Members with access to ACT and Federal Ministers, parliamentarians and senior bureaucrats. We’re delighted to confirm Mick Gentleman MLA has accepted our invitation to meet with representatives of the Canberra Business Chamber Board and members in a roundtable forum. Mick Gentleman is Minister for Advanced Technology & Space Industries; Environment and Heritage; Planning and Land Management; Police and Emergency Services; and Urban Renewal. Date: 22…

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Business Talking Business: Workplace relations in the time of COVID-19

Tuesday 21 April 2020 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Free
Business Talking Business

Date: Tuesday, 21 April Time: 12.00pm-1.00pm Cost: Free  Registration: via Zoom (members only) Join the Workplace Relations teams from Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Canberra Business Chamber for a discussion about recent changes in industrial relations and other government initiatives to help keep businesses in business and the community in employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about the JobKeeper Payment, standing down staff or redundancies. 

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Webinar: Business Talking Business #1

Thursday 9 April 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

Business Talking Business Webinar Series #1: Everything you need to know about government business support initiatives and how to access them Date: Thursday, 9 April Time: 2.30 – 3.30pm Cost: Free Invitation to members only The Federal Government and ACT Government have rolled out extensive economic stimulus and support measures for business in response to the economic disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Rhys Cormick, Director – Tax and Legal at Deloitte will explain the measures introduced and announced to…

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Webinar: ACT Government COVID-19 Business Support

Monday 6 April 2020 – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Free

ACT Government COVID-19 Business Support Do you want to know what support available to businesses in the ACT as a result of COVID-19? The ACT Government will be hosting a COVID-19 Business Support Webinar to talk through the measures that are available now, and how to access them. The Commonwealth Government will be joining to talk about the economic support they have announced to date, and Canberra Business Chamber CEO Graham Catt will talk about how we are supporting local…

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Webinar: COVID-19 Series – Reducing your operating costs during uncertain times

Wednesday 1 April 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Free

Our sister chamber, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have kindly invited Chamber members to join them for this webinar on Wednesday, 1 April at 10am (Canberra time). Register here. As a result of the potential further spread of COVID-19, almost all businesses are going to have to look closely at their costs. Join Managing Director of Business DEPOT, John Knight as he walks you through practical steps you can take to manage costs right now. 1. Basic cost…

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March 2020

POSTPONED | ACT Chief Minister’s ‘State of the Territory’ Business Address

Friday 27 March 2020 – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra ACT
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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$100

We’re pleased to confirm that ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will be speaking at the National Gallery on the ACT Government’s plan for the Territory in 2020 and beyond. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from the Chief Minister first-hand and network with colleagues from the Canberra business community. Last year this event sold out so we recommend booking early! Priority ticket allocation for Chamber members. Date: Friday, 27 March 2020 Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm (includes lunch) Venue:…

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POSTPONED | Business After Business Networking Evening

Thursday 26 March 2020 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Free

Free for Canberra Business Chamber members Come and expand your business connections at our popular Business After Business networking event. Hosted by our member, Servcorp, and proudly sponsored by our friends at Hit 104.7, Mix 106.3 and Venueselect. Servcorp understands that businesses needs have changed over the years and that there was demand for shared office space rather than private offices. Coworking is about creating a better place to work and a better way to work. Sharing space with other…

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POSTPONED | Political Roundtable: Gordon Ramsay MLA

Wednesday 25 March 2020 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hyatt Hotel Canberra, The Assembly Room, 120 Commonwealth Avenue
Yarralumla, ACT 2600 Australia
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Gordon Ramsay MLA Roundtable

Canberra Business Chamber is hosting its next Political Roundtable - a series that provides  Principal and Corporate Members access to ACT and Federal Ministers, parliamentarians and senior bureaucrats. We’re delighted to confirm that Gordon Ramsay MLA (Minister for Business & Regulatory Services, Building & Quality Improvement, Seniors & Veterans and Arts and Cultural Events) has accepted our invitation to meet with representatives of the Chamber Board and a limited number of Principal and Corporate Members. To ensure maximum engagement with…

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POSTPONED | International Business Connect

Tuesday 24 March 2020 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
ANU College of Business & Economics, Fred Gruen Economics Seminar Room Level 1, HW Arndt Building, 25a Kingsley Street
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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$25

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone this event until further notice. We believe this decision reflects the views of our members that it is in the best interest of attendees and the broader population to avoid in-person gatherings. Contact us on 02 6247 4199 or info@canberrabusiness.com for further information.  Expand your international networks; meet Canberra’s successful international businesses. The Canberra Business Chamber, ACT Government and Austrade (TradeStart) have joined together to create a series of bi-monthly…

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POSTPONED | Maximising Your Workers’ Compensation

Tuesday 24 March 2020 – 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to postpone this event until further notice. We believe this decision reflects the views of our members that it is in the best interest of attendees and the broader population to avoid in-person gatherings. Contact us on 02 6247 4199 or info@canberrabusiness.com for further information.  The ACT is one of the safest places to work, yet according to SafeWork Australia, Canberra businesses pay the most for workers compensation! Join National Workers Compensation…

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Training: Digital Fitness, Online Marketing & Social Media

Wednesday 18 March 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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$25
digital - social media

Remember when mobile phones were the size of a brick and marketing meant printing a cool brochure? The evolution of technology is changing the way we run and market our businesses and keeping up isn’t always easy! In this 3-hour workshop we will help you get your business on track and understand how to stay on track. You will learn: How to identify key problems for your business in the digital space To understand the relationship between tradition and digital…

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Global e-Commerce Seminar

Tuesday 17 March 2020 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free

Global retail e-commerce sales reached USD 3.5 trillion in 2019, representing 13.7% of total retail sales. It is estimated that retail e-commerce sales will make up 20% of total retail sales in 2023. This presents a great opportunity for Australian exporters to consider exporting through online channels. Canberra Business Chamber, ACT Government and Austrade (TradeStart) and have partnered to deliver a cross border e-commerce workshop, with Austrade's Jack Lu, Senior Adviser, e-Commerce, as a presenter. The workshop will cover: Global…

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Training: How to Start Your Own Business

Wednesday 11 March 2020 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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$25

Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you got a killer idea or an existing business opportunity you want to explore, but don’t know what to do next? Experienced business advisors explain the fundamentals of starting a new business. You will work through a Business Start-Up Checklist, identify where you are up to and discover what else you need to do before successfully starting your new venture. You can then develop your action plan to make it all happen.…

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Training: Customer Experience – The Key To Your Successful Business

Wednesday 4 March 2020 – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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$25

In order for your business to not only survive, but thrive, you need customers. Creating a positive customer experience will build loyalty and significantly increase your revenue at little or no expense to you. So, what are the key attributes you need to succeed? In this hands-on workshop you will discover what you can do to successfully build your loyal customer base and keep them coming back for more. You will learn: The difference between 'customer service' and 'customer experience'…

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February 2020

Mature Workers Business Information Session

Wednesday 26 February 2020 – 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free
Older man working in cafe - event header image

Having trouble finding and retaining staff? The skills-shortage is currently a major issue for many businesses in Canberra. A mature worker (aged 45+ or apprentice aged 25+) can have a wealth of transferable skills and life experience, but is often overlooked. The Canberra Business Chamber has partnered with CIT and the ACT Government in the Mature Workers Employment Initiative to help address the labour shortage in ACT.  Are you an HR Manager, internal recruiter, hiring manager or employer, and want…

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Business After Business Networking Evening

Tuesday 25 February 2020 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Embassy of Panama, 99 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory Australia
Free
People networking - Business After Business

SOLD OUT! Our monthly networking event is super popular! Come and expand your business connections at our popular Business After Business networking event. Join us in a relaxed atmosphere to catch up with old friends and establish new networks within the Canberra business community. Refreshments provided. Hosted by the Ambassador of Panama, HE Marcelino Avilés V, we invite you to experience the taste of famous Panama rum and the finest and most expensive coffee in the world! Experience warm Central…

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