Business Leaders Roundtables

Canberra Business Chamber facilitates access to key political decision-makers, such as the ACT Chief Minister, Opposition Leader, MLAs, Federal Politicians and senior bureaucrats.

Business Leaders Roundtables are a unique opportunity for our Principal and Corporate Members to engage and build relationships with ACT and Commonwealth government leaders, and exchange ideas on the issues affecting businesses and economic growth in Canberra.

To view upcoming Business Leaders Roundtable events, head to our events page.

2024 Roundtables

Attorney-General for the ACT

  • Topic – TBC

Leader of the Opposition in the ACT

  • Topic – TBC

Senator for the ACT

  • TBC

ACT Chief Minister & Treasurer

  • TBC

2023 Roundtables

Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Shadow Minister for Economic Development, Tourism and Major Projects

  • What is the Canberra Liberal vision for the National Capital and what policies will they be developing to make it happen?

Independent Senator for the ACT

  • The Senator is joining local business, tourism, hospitality and events organisations in driving the development of a Canberra Region City Partnership to help achieve a more ambitious vision for Canberra’s future.  

Minister for Women, Minister for Finance, Minister for the Public Service, Manager of Government Business in the Senate, Vice-President of the Executive Council

Discussion points: 

  • TBC 

Chief Minister and Treasurer, Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Economic Development, Minister for Tourism

Discussion points: 

  • TBC

Leader of the ACT Greens, Attorney-General, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reductions, Minister for Gaming

Discussion points: 

  • TBC

2022 Roundtables

Attorney-General, Minister for Water, Energy & Emissions Reduction, Gaming, Consumer Affairs

  • What will a net zero emissions economy look like – the economy-wide vision and implications, impacts and opportunities for business? 
  • What is your vision for Canberra, and how as an independent you would make this a reality if elected?
  • How your policies will help the 31,000 businesses – the vast majority small and micro businesses – that
    now provide 64% of Canberra’s jobs?

Senator for ACT, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

  • Election priorities for small business
  • Issues affecting business now and into the future.
  • Infrastructure priorities for Canberra

Minister for the Arts, Business & Better Regulation, Human Rights and Multicultural Affairs, and Assistant Minister for Economic Development 

  • Plans for small business support programs as ACT Budget approaches.
  • Potential ACT lockdown and business support measures if one eventuates.  

Senator for ACT, Shadow Minister for Finance and Shadow Minister for the Public Service 

  • How have the current payments during lockdown have been received? 
  • What are business’ views about what is required in a post-COVID (lockdown) world that the federal government could assist with.