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Get Better Visibility into Business Spend: Breakfast event

Wednesday 13 November 2019 from 8am to 10.30am

Are you dealing with piles of paper and looking to simplify your invoice management process to get better clarity into when and where your business spends?

It doesn’t matter if you have 10 or 1000 employees; automating your Accounts Payable (AP) department can streamline the invoicing process, stop you spending hours chasing invoices, and give you much greater visibility into cash flow.

Join us for a complimentary breakfast 8am-10:30am Wednesday November 13th at Sydney’s Establishment Hotel.

Hosted by SAP Concur.

This event has been created to help Finance and Accounts Payable leaders from small to mid size organisations who need better insight into spend and cash flow to help them move forward and grow.


252 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Leading through chaos

Wednesday 13 November 2019 from 9am to 12pm

Chaordic Global consulting have been working with leaders around the globe and will be sharing the strategies, tools and successful habits that have helped leaders to excel in times of high-stress and disruption.


  • Mindset mastery: core mindsets & mind-shifting techniques
  • Emotional Intelligence: in-the-moment tools to stay in control of your emotions in times of high-stress and disruption
  • Relationship Intelligence skills: develop trust-based client relationships
  • Self Leadership tools for better focus and clarity
  • Learn the valuable skills to create psychological safety in your teams, to lead others through times of chaos.

Early Bird Price: $199.00
Full price: $225.00

The York Conference and Function Centre, 95-99 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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Breakfast with Ita Buttrose

Thursday 14 November 2019 from 7am to 9am

Starting in the journalism industry at the young age of 15, Ita has risen through the ranks to become a media trailblazer with a career spanning over 60 years. Holding a variety of titles ranging from copygirl to women’s editor to editor-in-chief, Ita has worked across acclaimed publications like The Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Consolidated Press Women’s Division and The Daily Telegraph. As the founding editor of Cleo and the first woman to edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia, Ita solidified her spot as one of the most successful women in media.

Beyond the avid businesswoman and best-selling author’s rich career in journalism, Ita has continued to be a committed community and welfare contributor over the years. Leveraging her media profile, Ita has sparked many conversations around important health issues like breast cancer, prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. She was 2013 Australian of the Year, and an honorary doctorate of medicine from the University of NSW in 2018.

Most recently, Ita was featured in the 2019 Queens’s Birthday Honours list for her service to the community through leadership in the media, the arts and the health sector and as a role model. She was given Australia’s highest honour and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).

The honourable Ita Buttrose AC, OBE will speak about her journey from copygirl to where she is today, and how she combined it all with her philanthropic ventures along the way. Get ready because this is sure to be one of the most insightful talks you’ll hear this year!

Corporate: 135 - 175

The Westin Sydney, 1 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

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Modern Slavery Act workshop

Thursday 14 November 2019 from 3pm to 5pm

This workshop is for you if you want:

  • your business or office to be recognised as taking a stand against slavery and exploitation of people
  • to sell products or services to large corporates who now must look for an ethical supply chain legally!
  • to be on the National Public register that lists ethical businesses who have submitted a modern slavery statement.

General admission: $199.00

The Freedom Hub, 283 Young Street, Waterloo NSW 2017

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Business Women's Book Club

3rd and 4th Monday and Thursday of each month, 6pm to 8.30pm

Thursday 15 August 2019 to Monday 27 July 2020

Each month we choose an iconic, or new business book and then meet up and discuss it.

Instead of forgetting all those cool tips and insights you read, now come and discuss how you think they apply (or don’t).

Books like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, Gail Kelly’s Live, Love, Learn, Simon Sinek, The Power of Why?

We talk business books and TED Talks.

Join us.

Even if you haven’t read the book come and get the synopsis!

Regular Price: $50.00

International Tower One, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000

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The future of connectivity and cybersecurity

Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm

We’re fast approaching the 4th industrial revolution with the convergence of big data, artificial intelligence and connected networks (5G).

The full economic and social benefits of this digital transformation will only be achieved if Australia can ensure widespread deployment and take-up of very high capacity and resilient networks, in rural as well as urban areas and across all of society.

Since the telecoms sector today is an enabler for the entire digital economy and society, Australia needs to act quickly to achieve a trusted digital marketplace and secure its future global competitiveness and prosperity.

Hear from several accomplished, accredited and forward-thinking experts to explore the future of connectivity and cyber security.


1 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

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WOBI on Family Business

Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 9am to 5.30pm

WOBI on Family Business will inspire founders, executives, shareholders and successors of family businesses in the search for solutions for growth, vision of the future and sustainable leadership. A real immersion focused on concepts, trends, case-studies and promoting a stimulating exchange of experiences among participants with the same challenges.

Flying in from the United States to exclusively lead the conference, John Davis is a pioneer and authority in family enterprise, family wealth and family office. Since the 1970s he has been a leading researcher, author, consultant and speaker in the field of family businesses and is the creator of the most impressive conceptual frameworks in the area.

Professor Davis currently leads the family enterprise programs at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is the founder and chairman of Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, a global advisory, education, and research organisation for family enterprises.

If you are looking to develop your family business, begin the family business journey or learn to overcome their uniques hurdles, this event is a must!

1 individual ticket: $1350.00
3 corporate tickets: $1250.00
5 corporate tickets: $1150.00

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, 199 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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What's the future for women in business?

Tuesday 19 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 8pm

On 19 November, it’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. We think that’s a great day to really ask, What’s the future for women in business?

And we know that more can be done. That’s why we’re talking about the future for women in business with our world-class roundtable of experts, investors, female founders.

Come along and contribute to the conversation over food and drinks.

Tickets: $10.00

level 2/11 York St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Social media spotlight

Wednesday 20 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Social media is constantly changing and how businesses and marketers leverage these platforms will continue to evolve.

We’ll shine the spotlight on social media and dissect the latest changes to this channel and what they mean to marketers.

At this event, our speakers will discuss what innovative social media techniques they use to launch brands, increase reach and engagement and drive sales.

Our speakers will cover:

  • all the latest B2B and B2C social content trends – including strategy, distribution and measurements
  • best practice methods to get your social creative to cut through the noise
  • influencer marketing regulations and opportunities for growth.

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This is our yearly evening event for Sydney! Join us afterwards for rooftop networking drinks
The audience will sit (theatre style) to listen to the panel and Q&A
Three speakers each presenting for 15-20 minutes each
Audience Q&A will be held at the end
All attendees will automatically enter our business card draw on the day to have a chance to win great prizes!

Simon Jackson, Senior Social Creative, Coca-Cola South Pacific
Katherine Chalhoub, Head of Social, Web Profits
Sammy Major, AU Sales Director, TRIBE

Early bird: $65.00
General: $75.00

The Podium Building, 1 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Sydney Startup Founders Panel and Manual Launch

Wednesday 20 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 7pm

Are you a founder looking to grow and scale your startup?

Are you interested in learning more about raising capital, hiring talent and protecting your intellectual property?

LegalVision is hosting a panel discussion featuring leading VC investors and founders to answer your startup questions and launch the second edition of our popular Startup Manual.

The panel will cover a range of startup topics including:

  • The best business structure for a startup
  • Capital raising considerations
  • Strategies to attract and retain top talent
  • Intellectual property protection tips

All attendees will also receive a free copy of the updated Startup Manual.

The publication is one of Australia’s key startup publications and thousands of founders have downloaded the first edition. Steve Baxter, investor and one of the ‘sharks’ on Shark Tank, described the Startup Manual as a “must-read for Australian entrepreneurs”.

The second edition includes new chapters on equity crowdfunding, later stage funding, insurance considerations and overseas VC financing.

5:30pm – 5:45pm: Food and drinks
5:45pm – 6:30pm: Panel discussion
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Q&A
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Food and drinks

Panellist details will be published here once finalised.

Proceeds from ticket sales (less GST and fees) will be donated to OzHarvest.

Early Bird: $10.00

100 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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Managing yourself and others during change

Thursday 21 November 2019 from 12pm to 2pm

A new series of workshops created specifically for women in business.

The CBD Women in Business Network focuses on harnessing our knowledge, skills and experience to create a supportive network that fosters learning and connection.

This Improving Your Business Series of workshops focuses on professional, business and personal improvement.

Workshop 1: Managing yourself and others in times of change

Improve how you manage: Managing yourself and others in times of challenge and change. A confronting issue for many. This workshop takes us through some key tools and techniques to help us understand why change is so hard for many. Support yourself and others in the workplace in times of change and challenge.

Topics will include:

  • responses to change
  • understanding change as transition
  • the impact of fear and threat
  • using empathy to manage change
  • managing challenging emotions
  • appreciation and praise.

Who should be involved?

Everyone is welcome. These workshops are designed to appeal to business women who may be owners, managers, hold or aspire to hold senior positions. If what we’re doing sounds interesting, please join us. CBD Sydney Chamber Members, non-members/guests are welcome.


12pm Kick off with light lunch and networking
12.30pm – 1.45 pm Welcome, workshop and discussion
1.45pm – 2pm Close and networking

CBD Sydney Chamber Members: 30.00 plus GST
Non members and guests are welcome: 45.00 plus GST

1 Bligh Street, Level 1/1 Bligh St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Helping you and your family age well

Thursday 21 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Fact: Aging well has never been more important to Australians. ABS figures tell us there are more Australians over 65 than under 15.

Question: How will you re-imagine your future, especially those of older family members? How are they going to deal with their personal affairs living for far longer than ever before?

Why and who should attend?
It’s a fact: Over 70% of small and medium-sized businesses were created or are run as family businesses.

Join us if you are a business-owner, decision-maker, controller or influencer of a business and have concerns about the health and wellness of your family. Advisers, consultants and professionals are also welcome.

Learn and interact with knowledgeable leaders
Accompanied by beverages and canapes, the content focuses on three, 10 minute core presentations, and discussion in a relaxed, stand-up environment.

Topic area 1. Health: Moving from medicine to overall health
Lead by Osana Care (Kevin Cheng, Stephanie Teoh, Katrina Sangha)

Topic area 2. Wealth: Caring for more than just your money
Lead by Nexus Law Group (Michael Perkins) & Chapman Eastway (Anthony Ryan)

Topic area 3. Wellness: Caring for how your live – ageing well in place.
Lead by Nursewatch (Kate Spurway), Fit Minds Australia (Shannon Chin) and Sofi Hub (Ian Aitken)

Network. Learn. Interact.

CBD Sydney Chamber Members: 45.00 plus GST
Non members and guests are welcome: 80.00 plus GST

Level 21/133 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Fruits in Suits

3rd Thursday of each month, 6pm to 9pm

Thursday 18 July to Thursday 21 November 2019

‘Fruits’, as it’s fondly known, has been running since 1996 and is the original of many so-named events in the Asia-Pacific. It is a monthly social networking event.

Fruits in Suits is well attended by LGBTIQ+ members of the community. Wearing a suit is not required. The venue’s dress code is business / smart casual (no shorts / thongs).

This is a great opportunity to increase your business network in a social setting or to meet friends or colleagues after work. Promote your business, win a prize from the business card draw. Sponsor an event, or donate a prize to promote your business beyond.

The SGLBA is a membership-based organisation, founded in 1981. Non-member guests are always welcome at any of our events.

Non-member at the door: $20.00
Non-member online: $16.91

55-65 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Extend Reality with Amy Peck, CEO & Founder of EndeavorVR

Monday 25 November 2019 from 6pm to 7pm

Produced by the City of Sydney

Amy Peck, founder of EndeavorVR and current Senior Director of Enterprise Content at HTC Vive Studios, will discuss the intricacies of AR, VR and XR (Extended Reality) and how it has changed lives and is continuing to shift our futures.

Peck’s forte is distilling complex technologies into meaningful solutions across multiple verticals and business lines.

Her passion for XR technology will be evident as she chats about her own personal mission of seeing XR become available and accessible to all, and discusses how XR can fundamentally improve every aspect of our lives and change the way we work, learn, communicate and play.

This event is part of the Visiting Entrepreneur Program, produced by the City of Sydney with StartCon and The Studio.


Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

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Corporate Connections: Business Women's Breakfast

Tuesday 20 August 2019 from 7.30am to 9am
Tuesday 24 September 2019 from 7.30am to 9am
Tuesday 22 October 2019 from 7.30am to 9am
Tuesday 26 November 2019 from 7.30am to 9am

A networking event just for women in the corporate environment.

No selling or elevator pitches.

Just breakfast with sassy corporate women, like you.

Come and network with professionals from the corporate space who strive for success with the same daily struggles as you deal with: Stand-ups, Steerco’s, project packs and politics.

Visit – we also have informal drinks nights and a business book club

Full a la carte breakfast: $28.00

5 Bridge Ln, Sydney NSW 2000

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Grow Your Business with Facebook Ads

Wednesday 27 November 2019 from 5.45pm to 6.45pm

Produced by the City of Sydney

You’ve got the basics right? Now you want to grow!

In this intermediate workshop, you will learn the tools on how to reach different audiences on Facebook, including the difference between paid and organic activity, and the basics of setting up a campaign in Ads Manager.
  • 5:30 pm – Doors open and networking
  • 5:45 pm – Event begins, presentation from Yvette Adams
  • 6:30 pm – Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 6:45 pm – Event concludes, networking

This is a launch event for the brand new Darling Square Library Ideas Lab, Sydney’s newest makerspace and innovation hub. The Ideas Lab connects the best and brightest with Sydney’s most curious minds.

About Yvette Adams:

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman, including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010. In 2018 she was honoured in the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the Pearcey Awards which recognises individuals who have made very significant lifetime contributions to Australia’s ICT industry. In 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government and in 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame.

About Darling Square Library: 

Darling Square Library, The City of Sydney’s new hub for learning, innovation and creativity, in the vibrant new neighbourhood next to Haymarket and Darling Harbour. The library is spread over 2 floors of The Exchange, a stunning building designed by designed by Japanese Architects Kengo Kuma & Associates.


Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

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After 5 Networking

Thursday 28 November 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

It’s almost Christmas, so this is the last opportunity of the year to connect business owners and decision makers at an outstanding location.

Enjoy delicious finger food over a glass of Julian Todd’s Backvintage label’s wines from the Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and Watervale regions.

Ten minute talk: James Stevens, CEO – Mr Roses.

James has worked with flowers all his life. At the age of 5, he would visit the markets with his father, buying stock for the family floristry business run from the Town Hall station.

It was in the early 90s that James saw an opportunity in the new world of ecommerce for a business focused on roses. His concept of a brand known for its quality – the Tiffany of flowers – led to the creation of Roses Only. Now, the global company employs around 100 people and serves customers from the US, the UK, Singapore and more.

CBD Sydney Chamber Members: 45.00 plus GST
Non members and guests are welcome: 80.00 plus GST

23/45 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Indigenous fine art auction

Thursday 28 November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
Friday 29 November 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Saturday 30 November 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1 December 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Monday 2 December 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 7pm to 9pm

Gala preview: 28 November 2019, 6pm – 8pm
Viewing: 29 November to 3rd December 2019, 10am – 5pm
Auction: 3 December 2019, 7pm – 9pm


326 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Corporate Connections: Cocktails

1st Tuesday of each month, 6pm to 8pm

Tuesday 6 August 2019 to Tuesday 7 July 2020

A networking event just for women in the corporate environment.

No selling or elevator pitches.

Just a couple of drinks with sassy corporate women, like you.

Come and network with professionals from the corporate space who strive for success with the same daily struggles as you deal with: Stand-ups, Steerco’s, project packs and politics.

Includes a premium cocktail or wine: $20.00

61 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Cultivating your career workshop

Wednesday 4 December 2019 from 10am to 5pm

“I don’t feel satisfied by the work that I do.”
“I have the potential to do more than what I’m doing.”
“I feel like my skills get overlooked.”
“I want things to change, but I’m not sure how.”
“I know what I want, but I don’t know how to get it.”

Do any of these statements ring true for you? If so, now is the time to take a step back and take stock of your career. Expert career coach Anthony Price will guide you through the process of reviewing where you are, where you want to go, and how you plan to get there.

Through practical advice, discussion and structured exercises, Anthony will help you to deepen your understanding of your strengths, interests, values and preferences. You’ll walk away with a renewed sense of ambition, and a plan for how to put your new-found professional sense to work.

Working in a small group setting, this workshop will help you to:

  • assess previous and current work, and what made them positive or negative experiences
  • analyse your strengths, interests, values and professional preferences
  • aspire to move towards a newly-developed career plan
  • act on the lessons learned as you move into the future.

Registration fee includes take home materials.

General admission: $295.00

Darling Square Library, Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 November 2018