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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
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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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Training: Business Start-up Essentials Masterclass SERIES

Wednesday 19 February 2020 – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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A must-do Masterclass series for those intending to start a new business or in the early stages of starting their business, this is an ideal opportunity to take some time to look at your business from a strategic development perspective. Delivered over 3 sessions, you will be guided through the key strategic elements of business by experienced facilitators, develop a 1-page Business Plan, learn ways to keep your customers coming back, and look at digital solutions to assist in all…

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November 2019

Mature Workers Employment Initiative Peer-to-Peer Information Session

Wednesday 27 November 2019 – 7:30 am to 8:45 am
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free

Is the shortage of skills impacting your business? Having trouble finding experienced staff? Mature skilled workers could be your solution! You’re invited to attend an information session to learn more about employing mature persons. The session will give you an opportunity to see the many positive outcomes that result from employing someone over the age of 45 years or an apprentice over the age of 25 years. You will also meet fellow Canberra Business Chamber members who are already doing…

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International Business Connect

Thursday 21 November 2019 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Instaclustr, University of Canberra, Level A, Building 23, University Drive South
Bruce, ACT 2617 Australia
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$25

Extend your international networks, meet with Canberra's successful international businesses and resident diplomatic representatives. The Canberra Business Chamber, ACT Government along with Austrade have joined together to create a series of bi-monthly themed networking events, hosted by a successful local business operating internationally. The host of this month’s event is Instaclustr, Canberra-based open source-as-a-service company, enabling the adoption of most powerful open source technologies, delivering scale, performance and reliability for large scale global enterprises. Date: Thursday, 21 November Time: 5.30pm…

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Political Roundtable: Alistair Coe MLA

Wednesday 20 November 2019 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla, ACT
Canberra, ACT 2600
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Free

We’re delighted to confirm that Alistair Coe MLA has accepted our invitation to meet with representatives of the Canberra Business Chamber Board and a limited number of Principal and Corporate Members at our next Roundtable. Regular Roundtables provide our Principal and Corporate members with access to ACT and Federal Ministers, parliamentarians and senior bureaucrats. To ensure maximum engagement with our special guest, numbers are limited to 25 with one representative from each company and will be allocated on a 'first…

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Information Seminar: Mobile Food Businesses, Trade Waste & Environmental Protection

Wednesday 13 November 2019 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Canberra Business Chamber, Level 3, 243, Northbourne Avenue, Lyneham
Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory 2602 Australia
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Free

In collaboration with ACT Health, Environment Protection Authority (Access Canberra) and Icon Water, we're hosting an information session for the food industry. This event will focus on the recently published Mobile Food Business Fit Out Guide, Trade Waste and Grey Water Disposal for Food Businesses. The topics include: mobile food business registrations, mobile food business fit-out requirements, trade waste and grey water disposal and used grease and oil disposal. We also encourage people working in the food industry to attend…

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Annual Gala Dinner 2019

Thursday 7 November 2019 – 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm
National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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$195

Join us for an evening of networking and celebration of Canberra's rich business history. This year marks more than 80 years that the Chamber has been operating, so we want to celebrate the businesses that have also been here for the long term. Featuring keynote speaker Peter FitzSimons AM, a well-known Australian Rugby Union and Wallaby great, radio and TV personality, historian, chair of the Australian Republican Movement and author of 27 best-selling books including Kokoda, Ned Kelly, Eureka and…

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October 2019

Business After Business

Thursday 31 October 2019 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Small Business Hub, ANZ Building, Level 2, 15 Moore Street
Canberra, ACT 2601
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Free

Free for Canberra Business Chamber members Come and expand your business connections at our popular Business After Business networking event. Join us to in a relaxed atmosphere to catch up with old friends and establish new networks within the Canberra business community. Drinks and nibbles provided. Hosted by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in its city-based Small Business Hub. ASBFEO assists small and family businesses in dispute and advocates for the sector. The Hub provides free…

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Inclusion in Employment Peer-to-Peer Information Session

Wednesday 23 October 2019 – 7:30 am to 7:45 am
Free

Finding and retaining the right staff is currently a major issue for many businesses in Canberra. A person with disability often has the capability but is overlooked. The Canberra Business Chamber has partnered with the ACT Inclusion Council and the ACT Government to help address the labour shortage. You're invited to attend an information session to discuss and meet members of the Canberra business community who have employed a person with disability. This session will be the last one for…

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ACT Export Awards Presentation Lunch

Wednesday 16 October 2019 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Pialligo Estate, 18 Kallaroo Road
Pialligo, Australian Capital Territory Australia
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$50

The ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are the Territory’s most prestigious business awards program. They celebrate the innovation, hard work and success of ACT businesses reaching global markets, and the contribution that exporting businesses make to the local economy through job creation and increased prosperity. At this special presentation luncheon we will announce the ACT category winners who will go on to the 57th National Export Awards and the overall winner of the ACT Exporter of the Year. Date: Wednesday,…

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