Business Events Calendar

  • Resources and Innovation Forum

    Resources and Innovation Forum

    23rd Aug - Aug 2022

    CHDC’s Resources and Innovation Forum will shine a spotlight on game-changing opportunities for sustainable economic growth in the Central Highlands.

    – Hear from high-level keynote speakers on how your business can capitalise on the changing economic landscape
    – Connect with business leaders, peak industry body representatives, and key investors and influencers
    – Learn about CHDC’s latest initiatives and meet their new Business Facilitator Ashleigh Kavanagh.

    Tickets $68.60. Register –

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  • Time management and business growth masterclass

    23rd Aug - Aug 2022

    Join a 3 hour masterclass covering Business Growth as well as Time management / productivity.

    The Masterclass is open to all business owners in the Livingstone Shire Council and Rockhampton Regional Council LGAs (including surrounding areas). Businesses do not have to be participants of the Business Growth Program to attend the Masterclass.

    The Masterclass is FREE to attend and participants only need to complete this short form to register their attendance. Click here for more details.

  • Prepare to Network Workshop - Wednesday 24 August 2022

    Prepare to Network Workshop - Wednesday 24 August 2022

    24th Aug - Aug 2022

    The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is working with tier 1 contractors to maximise local procurement opportunities for your business. To make the most of this opportunity register for the ‘Prepare to network’ event and develop a powerful 3 minute promotional pitch for your business.

    Cost: $50

    Register by 3.00pm Tuesday 23 August 2022 at

    DSDILP host a number of events where you will have the opportunity to put your pitch into practice. Invitations for the following events will be coming out shortly so make sure you save these dates:

    • 18 September 2022 – Networking with Tier 1 contractors
    • 20 October 2022 – Meet Indigenous Businesses

    Further details can be located in the flyer, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Nikky Sluiter on 07 4924 2906 or via email to

  • Business Workshop: Understanding the Tender Process

    Business Workshop: Understanding the Tender Process

    1st Sep - Sep 2022

    Find out how to get a competitive advantage and access new opportunities at CHDC’s latest workshop for local businesses.

    Bringing together Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC) Procurement and Contracts Manager Martin Dunn and C-Res Business Development Advisor Emma McCullagh, this workshop will walk participants through the tender process, including:

    * Building your business capability, such as staff development and growth
    * Getting on supplier lists
    * Benefits of being a preferred supplier
    * Completing tender applications that set you apart from the rest

    Local author and small business mentor Bronwyn Reid will share her experience of the tender process, including lessons learned, overcoming challenges, and her success stories.

    The event reflects CHDC, CHRC and C-Res’ shared priority to support local businesses to win tender contracts, which positively impacts the Central Highlands’ community and economy.

    For more information, contact CHDC Business Facilitator Ashleigh Kavanagh or (07) 4982 4386.

    Thank you to CHDC partners Local Buying Foundation, Central Highlands Regional Council, and 4t Consultants.

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  • Blackwater Business Networking Event

    Blackwater Business Networking Event

    9th Sep - Sep 2022

    You’re invited to join the Board and staff of Central Highlands Development Corporation for a networking event where businesses can meet to connect and share highlights, challenges and plans for the future.

    Finger food and drinks are provided.

    Free to attend but RSVP is essential by Thursday 1 September

    PM us your details to register or phone CHDC Business Facilitator Ashleigh Kavanagh (07) 4982 4386

    Read more and register –

  • Major Industry Forum

    Major Industry Forum

    13th Oct - Oct 2022

    The Capricorn Region’s Premier Industry Event

    The Major Industry Forum 2022 is the meeting place for key industry insights and developments in our region. Hear from leaders across a spectrum of industries on future trends and opportunities.

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    Register –

    Networking to follow. Cancellation policy