Business Events Calendar

  • Facebook Community Boost Program Powered by The Training Collective

    Facebook Community Boost Program Powered by The Training Collective

    27th May - May 2019

    Facebook Australia has partnered with The Training Collective as part of Queensland Small Business Week to bring the Community Boost program to your region. The Community Boost program is focused on supporting small business in regional Australia by providing workshops for people starting and running a business on Facebook and Instagram.

    You will learn directly from Facebook’s Community Trainers and will walk away with the most up-to-date tools, best practices and resources that can help you grow your business.

    It’s free to attend, just register below to secure your spot for one, two or all three modules we are delivering in your town.


    Read more and register

  • Retirement Living Options - free community information session

    Retirement Living Options - free community information session

    28th May - May 2019

    Thinking of buying into a manufactured home park or retirement village?

    Know what you’re buying into and how it varies from conventional unit or house purchasing?

    Know the questions to ask?

    Learn about:

    • The characteristics of retirement villages and manufactured home parks
    • Factors to consider when making your decision
    • Recent changes to the law that provide better consumer protections
    • Where to go for more information, advice and support

    Space is limited – registration essential (07 3233 9141) Rockhampton registration or search other locations at 

    This event is being hosted by the Capricornia branch of National Seniors Australia. A meeting of the branch will follow the presentation and guests are welcome to stay for that.


  • Women in Manufacturing

    Women in Manufacturing

    4th Jun - Jun 2019

    Recognising the role of women in the future of Queensland manufacturing

    The manufacturing sector is vital to growing and diversifying Queensland’s economy and creating the jobs of the future. Attracting highly skilled women into the sector will be increasingly important to its success. Gender diversity in the workforce drives innovation and idea generation.

    The AI Group invites you to the second year of Women in Manufacturing celebrations, discussing Queensland manufacturers’ ability to innovate and the importance for women to become a part of the new highly skilled occupations that are required for the future, and how to encourage and support new entrants into this evolving sector.

    Please email to register for the Rockhampton Event with your name, company, position, phone and dietary requirements. RSVP Tuesday 28th May 2019

  • Viability Valuation

    Viability Valuation

    4th Jun - Jun 2019

    Develop the critical skills to translate ideas to outcomes

    Turning ideas into profitable ventures — entrepreneurship and commercialisation — is not just about start-ups and digital technologies. Thousands of Australian small businesses are thriving because they’ve adopted innovation as a growth strategy driver.

    But having a clever idea isn’t enough. You need the right business model and a clear value proposition to lift it from the drawing board and launch it onto the market.

    If you’ve got fresh ideas that might translate into competitive-edge, value-adding innovation, this free half-day workshop will help you determine if they’re likely to become viable ventures.

    Read the flyer for more information or Register now

  • Networking Lunch for Regional Growth Opportunities

    4th Jun - Jun 2019

    Queensland’s regional centres are key drivers of economic activity in the State and important hubs for innovation and forging new industries. In June, Australian Industry Group is partnering with Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) and the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games for a special showcase to highlight regional opportunities.

    The showcase will provide a snapshot of the state of the economy and industry in Rockhampton and Gladstone and the emerging opportunities for the area. Brisbane Airport Corporation will outline how Brisbane’s new runway (due for completion next year) will unlock a world of new potential and connection for regional Queensland and the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games will present the emerging vision for regional tourism

    The free forum will be a great opportunity to tap into information, network with other businesses and be part of a positive conversation about ensuring regional Queensland has a strong voice in the state and national conversation.

    Email to Register



  • Quad chart workshop

    Quad chart workshop

    5th Jun - Jun 2019

    Quad Charts have been used by the international defence industry for many years to succinctly and effectively communicate a proposal or capability. These same techniques are now being used by companies as a way to market themselves better to defence and other prime contractors.

    If you are wanting to better position your firm for potential defence contracts or indeed any others, then this workshop is a ‘must’ for you.

    Read more or register

  • Buy Queensland session for Queensland Government suppliers

    Buy Queensland session for Queensland Government suppliers

    6th Jun - Jun 2019

    By the office of the Chief Advisor-Procurement.

    This two-hour session provides:

    • an update on the Queensland Government’s Buy Queensland procurement approach and
    • provides practical information, tools and tips to help local businesses supply to the Queensland Government

    Read more and register

    Eventbrite password – HPW (in capitals).

  • Rockhampton State High School Communication to Careers (C2C)

    Rockhampton State High School Communication to Careers (C2C)

    10th Jun - Jun 2019

    The upcoming C2C Event is fast approaching. It will be held on the 10th June at the Rockhampton State High School, this event is on a Monday.

    Rockhampton Innovative Networking Group (RING) invites you to participate in the next Communication to Careers (C2C) event which links Year 12 students with business representatives to help build the students’ confidence and communication skills.  This is helpful for when they gain an interview with a potential employer.

    Help students: improve their interview skills, expand their professional network, create a path to their future! Read more and register

  • Rockhampton Nurses' Conference

    Rockhampton Nurses' Conference

    27th Jun - 28th Jun 2019

    Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Rockhampton region have access to effective and engaging CPD on an annual basis. They look forward to receiving your support to ensure that this Local Nurses’ Conference is brought to Rockhampton every June. Book your place at this year’s event and:

    • Gain new knowledge for contemporary practice
    • Network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded colleagues
    • Help meet your CPD requirements
    • Enrich your professional practice and personal growth
    • Improve health outcomes specific to your local community and much, much more…

    Read more and Register

  • Inclusion Ready Workshop: New Information, Linkages, Capacity Building (ILC) Grants Workshops

    12th Jul - Jul 2019

    NDIS Provides Greater Opportunities for Business through Inclusion

    The new Information, Linkages, Capacity Building (ILC) grants are expected to bring transformational change for business across all Industries. Don’t miss this opportunity to make inclusion part of your strategy.

    Why should you attend a workshop?

    The NDIS and ILC Grants will be, potentially, the biggest drivers of social and economic change for people with disability and Australian businesses. ILC is a key component of the NDIS’s whole of life insurance-based model and will contribute to the sustainability of the NDIS by building the capacity of the community, people with disability, their families and carers.

    Read more or register