Political 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.

The Chamber’s Political Roundtables present a unique opportunity for our Principal and Corporate Members to network with their peers, gain an understanding of the business environment in the ACT, build relationships with ACT Government and exchange ideas on critical factors affecting businesses and economic growth in Canberra.

To encourage an open exchange of ideas, these Roundtables are conducted for 1.5 hrs under Chatham House rules, with attendance limited to approx. 25 people, with refreshments served at the conclusion of the event.

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Roundtables held in 2020

#1 Wednesday 25 March 2020, 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

With Gordon Ramsay MLA (Minister for Arts, Creative Industries & Cultural Events, Building Quality Improvement, Business & Regulatory Services and Seniors & Veterans).

#2 Wednesday 22 April 2020, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm, online via Webex

With Mick Gentleman MLA (Minister for Advanced Technology & Space Industries, Environment and Heritage, Planning and Land Management, Police and Emergency Services and Urban Renewal).

#3 Tuesday 2 June 2020, 10.00 am – 11.00 am, online via Webex

With Senator Zed Seselja (Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters).

#4 Tuesday 4 August 2020, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm, online via Webex

With Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA (Minister for Health, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Children, Youth and Families).

#5 Thursday 24 September 2020, 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm, online via Zoom

With Shane Rattenbury MLA (Minister for Climate Change & Sustainability, Mental Health, Corrections & Justice Health, Justice, Consumer Affairs & Road Safety)

Roundtables held in 2019

#1 Wednesday 27 March 2019, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

With Mick Gentleman MLA (Brindabella electorate and Minister for Planning and Land Management; Police and Emergency Services; Environment and Heritage; and Urban Renewal).

#2 Wednesday 29 May 2019, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

With Gordon Ramsay MLA (Minister for Arts, Creative Industries & Cultural Events, Building Quality Improvement, Business & Regulatory Services and Seniors & Veterans).

#3 Friday 16 August 2019, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

With Shane Rattenbury MLA (Minister for Climate Change & Sustainability, Mental Health, Corrections & Justice Health, Justice, Consumer Affairs & Road Safety).

#4 Friday 27 September 2019, 12.30pm – 2.30pm, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Andrew Barr MLA (Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Social Inclusion and Equality, Minister for Tertiary Education, Minister for Tourism and Special Events, Minister for Trade, Industry and Investment, Member for Kurrajong).

#5 Wednesday 20 November 2019, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Alistair Coe MLA (Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Economic Development and Shadow Treasurer).