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Tech skills & digital economy: Opportunities in Singapore

Monday 16 September 2019 from 5.30pm to 8pm

Curious about career opportunities in Singapore’s tech ecosystem?

Join General Assembly and IMDA for a networking and insightful event. Hear about the vibrant opportunities in Singapore’s tech ecosystem, with roles in product management, software engineering, data science and more.

Following the lightning presentations from our guest speakers, you’ll have the opportunity to meet hiring partners and chat about existing opportunities in Singapore.

We welcome students, working professionals and industry experts to attend to hear about what exciting career opportunities are available for you.

The event will be casual with drinks and light refreshments provided.

There are currently various opportunities in tech roles from Singapore organisations including Cap Gemini, Facebook Singapore, Leap, Singapore Airlines, Deskera, SG Innovate, Infocomm Media Development Authority and the list is growing.

Join us to find out about tech roles in artificial intelligence, cloud and infrastructure, cybersecurity, data science, e-commerce, machine learning, robotics and software architecture.


The Podium Building, 1 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000

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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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After 5 Networking with the ANZ Bank, Martin Place

Tuesday 17 September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

You are invited to join the CBD Sydney Chamber for an evening of networking while also learning a little of what may be in-store for the economy.

Our host is ANZ Corporate & Commercial Bank and this networking event is an opportunity to collaborate with other business owners, as well as learn and be inspired by how to constantly improve and grow your business.

The Ten Minute Talk
Rarely has the global and local economy been subject to so many influences. How might this impact your business decision-making? ANZ Senior Economist Felicity Emmett will give us a brief overview of what may be in-store for the economy. Felicity has has more than twenty years’ experience as an economist in financial markets and provides regular media commentary on key local economic issues.

Be part of this CBD business community. Members and Non-members are welcome.

Members and guests have the opportunity to renew acquaintances and make new connections.

Connections and learning
It’s about continuing to create a strong network that fosters learning and connection.

Networking with a difference
Focused on an interesting and worthwhile topic and will encourage comfort and relaxed interaction.

Being connected through events, training opportunities, business support services and an 24/7 digital member community platform.

CBD Sydney Chamber Members: 45.00 plus GST
Non-Members & Guests are welcome: 80.00 plus GST

20 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000

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Sydney Ideas: Public interest and toxic chemicals

Thursday 19 September 2019 from 6pm to 7.30pm

In 1982 Kerry O’Brien won the Gold Walkley – the highest honour in Australian journalism – for his TV documentary Circle of Poison, exploring the environmental effects of hazardous chemicals.

Today we’re much more aware of the effects of chemicals on our health, animals and the environment; but we’re still uncovering cancer clusters and filing class actions, such as the recent case  against a popular weedkiller.

But how do the health hazards of chemicals go undetected, and how can we as a society better prevent and protect against this?

Hear Kerry discuss these issues with Professor Tim Driscoll, an expert in work-related injury and diseases, from University of Sydney’s School of Public Health. Investigative journalist Carrie Fellner (Sydney Morning Herald), who has won awards for her reporting on illness clusters and toxic environments, will moderate this conversation.

This event is co-presented with The Walkley Foundation.

This event is free and open to all but online registrations are essential. Visit the website to book and for more information.


University of Sydney, Parramatta and City Roads, Camperdown NSW 2006

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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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Breakfast with Elle Macpherson

Friday 20 September 2019 from 8am to 10am

With a career spanning over 35 years, Elle has never stopped evolving and has forged a formidable path with her ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Elle believed there was a link between beauty and inner health, and she was right, so right that her company, WelleCo, has gone on to become a global phenomenon. Today, WelleCo is a thriving business with a foundation of plant-based powdered nutrition, aimed at making it easier to be healthy on the go, and encourages people to take responsibility for their own wellness journey.

Before WelleCo, Elle first appeared on our TV screens in 1982 for a TaB Cola commercial, and it didn’t take her long to become a global force in modeling and acting. Behind the scenes, Elle always had an interest in business. In 1990, she launched Elle Macpherson Intimates lingerie, which transformed the industry with her innovative licensing arrangement (and inspiring many to follow in her path).

With her diverse career, Elle is living proof that growth, change and evolution are always possible if you’re willing to step out of the box.

Hear Elle share not only her business know-how but her fascinating life story. Bring your girlfriends or your team for what is going to be one of the most fun events on the Business Chicks calendar this year.

Corporate: 225 - 255

International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW 2000

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First home buyers course

Saturday 13 July 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 10 August 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 21 September 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 12 October 2019 from 10am to 1pm
Saturday 9 November 2019 from 10am to 1pm

Helping first home buyers since 2003, the course is designed to give you the foundational knowledge to get started in the sometimes-overwhelming Sydney property market.

Led by Scott Durrant, an experienced real estate investor and educator, the course is designed to be straightforward, easy to digest and even a little humorous at times. Be aware, the dad jokes are plentiful. Be assured, you will learn a lot in a comfortable and entertaining environment.

Above all, it is a great opportunity to learn the essentials and ask an expert what you want to know.

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • the entire buying process and how to get started
  • how much deposit you need and financing tips
  • how to apply and qualify for the first home owner grant
  • about stamp duty and the super save scheme
  • common and costly mistakes with real-life examples.

If you’re having trouble taking your first steps, or just want some valuable advice, this course is well worth attending.

Come along and learn!

Student testimonial:
“We had an awesome time in your class. You shared details that we didn’t come across in any of our own online research. It was extremely informative, detailed, interesting and we absolutely needed that reassurance to get the ball rolling. We feel that we have a chance to one day start the process of buying a home” – Stacey and Caden.

1 seat: $66.00
2 seats: $110.00
3 seats: $155.00

Mezzanine Level, 50 Margaret St, Sydney 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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Small Business Digital 101: Modern Selling with LinkedIn

Wednesday 25 September 2019 from 6pm to 8.30pm

Produced by the City of Sydney

A digital strategy is critical to the success of any small business. Whether you are in services or retail, having an online presence is vital to growing your market and reaching your customers.

In this free series, the City of Sydney brings the experts to you.

If you are an SME, come along to the latest free event in our Small Business Digital 101 series, hear LinkedIn explain what modern selling is, how you can generate leads, build professional relationships, brand awareness and create opportunities.

The seminar will highlight why the power of who you know, and who they know (your secondary network) is important to build your pipeline of customers, partners and collaborators.

There will opportunities to network and ask presenters specific questions related to your business. Be prepared – bring your questions!

You can request Auslan interpreter services and live captioning for this seminar five days prior to the event.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

About Small Business Digital 101 Seminar Series

Designed to specifically upskill small business owners in digital strategy and social media, the seminars will take a practical and informative format. Attendees will hear first-hand from the world’s leading digital platforms who will provide practical “how to” advice and tips, followed by a Q&A with a panel of real business owners who are thriving online.


Your feedback is most appreciated as it helps the City design and deliver relevant seminars. The pre-event survey is now available. Tell us a bit about yourself and make sure to ask any specific questions we can answer on the night.

Pre-event survey:



Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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Take charge of your career and finances workshop

Thursday 26 September 2019 from 5.45pm to 8pm

This unique workshop focuses on empowering women in their finances and career. Many of us don’t devote enough attention to these topics, and this workshop gives attendees an opportunity to invest in themselves for two hours of informative content that can shape your future.

Experts in financial planning and investment advice Felicity and Candice will share with you some tips, insights, and action plans to help you better understand and take control of your wealth.

Career Coach Robin will provide essential career tips on how to have a successful career that you love. She will share with you on how to maximise your strengths in your career and life.

Marketing expert Belinda will share with you the importance of marketing and how she transformed her career.

Ticket price includes:

  • food and beverages
  • free gift bag
  • free book “The World We See”

Everyone is welcome.

General admission: $25.00

Level 8 NAB House, 255 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Hackathons Australia's 5th birthday

Thursday 26 September 2019 from 5.30pm to 9pm

Hackathons Australia exists to activate purposeful innovation in Australia. We’re celebrating our 5th birthday so come to celebration hackathon success stories, network with like minded people, have good food and drink, and be inspired to make the world a better place.


20, World Square, 680 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Business and entrepreneurial networking event

Thursday 26 September 2019 from 5.30pm to 7.30pm

You’re invited to join us for a business and entrepreneurial networking event.

Let’s get together and have something to eat while networking.

Don’t forget to bring your business cards. Please invite your friends and colleagues.

We welcome new attendees, so don’t be shy. It would be a great event to expand your business network.

Ticket price does not include food and drinks. It will be at your own expense.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tickets are going, going… almost gone! Buy yours now.

This group is about creating a community hub where individuals can connect and support each other. Whether you’re testing a business idea, have a side hustle, an established business, a freelancer, an entrepreneur, students looking for work experience – all are welcome here.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

General admission: $6.36

Level 1, 2 and 3, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000

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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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D61+ Live 2019

Wednesday 2 October 2019 from 10am to 7.30pm
Thursday 3 October 2019 from 8.30am to 5pm

D61+ Live examines cutting-edge data science and technology that shapes our industries, experiences and society.

This year, we explore through our theme Intelligence Amplified the rise of artificial intelligence. Learn how collaboration and collective intelligence across the innovation ecosystem enables large-scale impact.

Hosted by CSIRO’s Data61, the data and digital specialist arm of Australia’s national science agency. D61+ Live is a free forum and exhibition designed to educate, inspire and accelerate our data-driven future.


Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2042

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Wednesday 2 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm
Thursday 3 October 2019 from 10am to 5pm

LIGHTSHOW Australia is the national trade show and conference for commercial, architectural & decorative lighting. It brings together over 100 of the world’s best brands to showcase and demo their products and solutions to architects, designers, specifiers, engineers, facility managers and other lighting professionals from a range of sectors including workplace, retail, hospitality, education, healthcare, government, transport, and infrastructure.

If you buy, design, specify, install or supply lighting and need to be up-to-date with the latest trends in architectural, commercial, decorative and urban lighting, LIGHTSHOW Australia is for you

Who exhibits?
Discover manufacturers and suppliers showcasing and demonstrating products that will define the future of light, lighting design and integrated solutions for architectural, commercial, industrial, residential and outdoor environments.


14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000

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Breakfast With Champions

Thursday 17 October 2019 from 7.30am to 9.30pm

Little Dreamers is proud to bring ‘Breakfast With Champions’ to Sydney for the first time during Carers Week this October. ‘Breakfast with Champions’ will feature an expert panel including journalist Talitha Cummins, Business Chicks CEO Olivia Ruello, and Hireup co-founder and CEO Jordan O’Reilly.

The breakfast will explore the topic of vulnerability and resilience from multiple angles pertaining to mental health, disability, carers, youth and entrepreneurship.

Admit One: $110.00

The Freedom Hub, 283 Young Street, Waterloo NSW 2017

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WordPress training for small business

Thursday 17 October 2019 from 8.30am to 5pm

At this full-day training you will learn how to:

  • Navigate your way through WordPress
  • Build a WordPress website
  • Create posts and pages
  • Install a WordPress theme
  • Customise your WordPress theme
  • Manage widgets and menus
  • Add content and media
  • Backup and upgrade your website
  • Plus more!

There will be time to work on your own WordPress websites, addressing any queries and providing help you need so make sure to bring in all of your questions.

Early bird pricing: $350
Regular pricing: $495

Level 3/223 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Emotional Intelligence Course for Leaders

Friday 18 October 2019 from 9am to 5pm

Managers with a high level of Emotional Intelligence are better at staying calm under pressure.

They are more empathetic and build stronger relationships with their teams, peers and stakeholders. They are able to be more flexible in the face of continuous business change, resolve conflict more effectively and create highly engaged team environments.

The latest research by Gallup highlights that 70% of an employee’s engagement within an organisation is directly related to factors relating to their immediate manager.

Case studies from organisations where Emotional Intelligence was fostered amongst its leadership group showed higher levels of productivity, sales and market share increase. At PepsiCo, executives who were selected for their Emotional Intelligence competencies generated 10% more in staff productivity. At L’Oreal, sales staff with high levels of Emotional Intelligence brought in $2.5M more in sales and an Emotional Intelligence initiative at Sheraton helped increase their market share by 24%.

Our Emotional Intelligence (EQ) training courses are practical and backed up by decades of research and proven results.

If you can see yourself becoming an even more effective manager and leader then attend this full-day training session and see how you can enhance and accelerate your leadership career by increasing your Emotional Intelligence.

General: $499.00

50 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000

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Digital marketing workshop

Friday 18 October 2019 from 9.30am to 12pm

Please arrive 15 minutes earlier to get a tea or coffee and do some networking.

Learn how to promote your business using strategies such as search engine optimisation (SEO), Google ads, blogging, content marketing, social media marketing and more.


Level 3/223 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Chief Customer Officer Sydney Conference

Tuesday 22 October 2019 from 8am to 6pm
Wednesday 23 October 2019 from 8am to 6pm

Connecting You to What’s Next in CX

Customers now expect a certain level of experience as they move throughout their day: Fast, frictionless, personalised. Companies are no longer just competing with their competitors, but with the likes of Uber and Amazon, to deliver brilliant customer experiences.

Boasting Australia’s largest ever line up of C-suite customer executives, Chief Customer Officer Sydney is back for 2019 taking you through the strategic roadmap for the new age of customer experience.

The key questions for this year include:

  • How do you emotionally connect with customers in a highly digitised world?
  • How does your customer strategy fully integrate with the rest of the organisation?
  • How do you reach the next level of brand loyalty and love?

2019 Key Themes:

  • Frictionless customer centricity
  • Hyper-personalisation
  • Digital CX
  • Data and Insights
  • Employee Experience

With over 20+ C-Suite Speaker confirmed here is a sneak peek:

  • Emma Harrington, Chief Customer Officer, The NRMA
  • Bettina Pidcock, Chief Marketing Officer, QBE Insurance
  • Rachael Powell, Chief Customer, People and Marketing Officer, Xero
  • Cristina Zanchi, Chief Consumer Officer, Orange Belgium
  • Paul McCrory, Group Industry Director, Facebook
  • Jane Francis, Chief Customer Success Officer, UBank
  • Dr. Eraj Ghafoori, Behavioural Economist – Customer Experience, AustralianSuper
  • Troy Barnes, Chief Customer Officer, Pizza Hut Asia Pacific
  • Todd Stevenson, Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Colonial First State

We hope you can join Australia’s leading minds in customer experience on how to deliver happiness to tomorrow’s customer.

End-User Pricing From: $1950.00
Vendor Pricing From: $2950.00

Cockle Bay Wharf, Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000

CEBIT Australia 2019

Tuesday 29 October 2019 from 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 31 October 2019 from 8.30am to 5pm

The new CEBIT Australia has been totally reimagined to reflect the universality of tech in everything we do, every day!

Whether you work in IT, operations, marketing, sales, HR, government, health or education, you’ll be richly rewarded by attending.

CEBIT Australia showcases the dynamic merger of business with technology, where it’s going and how it can help you in your daily job.

The themes that will shape CEBIT this year:

  • Transformation and disruption
  • Driving business growth
  • Data privacy & trust
  • The future of work
  • Changing lives with technology
  • Applications of emerging technology

More info about the program can be found here:

CEBIT Australia will also welcome 300+ exhibitors split into different zones:

  • Industry 4.0 & Digital Factories
  • Cloud & Data Centres
  • Cyber Security & Financial Technology
  • Future Technology
  • SaaS & Digital Business
  • Communications & 5G

CEBIT Australia will also offer hundreds of networking opportunities with matchmaking, Braindate and the free networking event on the show floor on 30 October.

Register for your expo pass for free at or purchase a platinum pass and access the content during 3 days. This pass also includes lunch every day and access to Braindate.

Should you have any questions, please contact the CEBIT team at or at +61 2 9280 3400.

Expo Day Pass (Access to the exhibition and central stage keynote presentations only): Free
CEBIT DAY TRIPPER - Early Bird Rate (Access to all the content on your preferred day. Also including Braindates and lunch): $199+GST
CEBIT DAY TRIPPER - Standard Rate (Access to all the content on your preferred day. Also including Braindates and lunch): $250+GST
PLATINUM PASS - Early Bird Rate (Access all the content at the event across all 3 days. Also including Braindates and lunches.): $399+GST
PLATINUM PASS - Standard Rates (Access all the content at the event across all 3 days. Also including Braindates and lunches.): $499+GST

International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, 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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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

Last updated: Wednesday, 28 November 2018