2016 Finalists for the ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards announced

Thursday 15 September 2016

Congratulations to all finalists in this year's ACT Chief Minister's Export Awards External Link - opens in new window, which were announced yesterday. Winners will be presented awards at a Gala dinner on 20 October 2016, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our leading exporters. Tickets to the Awards dinner are now on sale External Link - opens in new window.

Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy

Monday 12 September 2016

From 1 January 2017, the Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy will require ACT Government to consider every opportunity for competitive local businesses, including Small and Medium Enterprises, when awarding contracts. Over the coming months further information to help industry and government understand the policy will be introduced. To read the policy, visit Procurement and Capital Works - Canberra Region Local Industry Participation Policy page External Link - opens in new window.

Strategy to support Canberra's largest export

Friday 2 September 2016

The ACT International Education Strategy – Canberra: Australia's Education Capital was launched on Friday 2 September 2016. The Strategy is designed to support the ACT's largest export sector as well as the business, trade and investment links that international students bring to Canberra. Read more on the International Education Strategy page.

ACT Business Survey

Thursday 1 September 2016

The ACT Government has commissioned Lonergan Research to carry out a survey among ACT businesses to obtain a better understanding of their characteristics, needs and development plans, so that the Government can provide programs that best promote growth opportunities for the businesses, nationally and internationally.

2016 ACT Scientist of the Year named

Tuesday 16 August 2016

Dr Ceridwen Fraser has been named 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year. Dr Fraser's internationally renowned research looks at how plants and animals respond to past climate change, which has important implications for how we manage biodiversity and ecosystems now and into the future. Read more about Dr Fraser on the ACT Scientist of the Year page External Link - opens in new window.

Industry-led trade mission to South Korea and Japan

Wednesday 3 August 2016

Canberra Business Chamber is offering an exciting trade opportunity for Canberra region exporters to explore two key export markets in a supportive and collaborative environment.  On this industry-led trade mission taking place in early September, mission participants will have access to facilitated opportunities in South Korea and Japan. For more information including proposed itinerary, costs and contact information, visit the Canberra Business Chamber South Korea and Japan Trade Mission page External Link - opens in new window.

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2016 Actsmart Business Sustainability Expo

Thursday 1 September 2016

Organiser: Actsmart Business

This year's Actsmart Business Sustainability Expo will be even bigger than previous years, with a new venue, great exhibitors, informative workshops, interactive displays, on stage presentations and a networking event that will have Canberra talking! Featuring guest speaker Barry Du Bois from Ten Network's The Living Room! If you work in a business, own a business, support business or have an interest in sustainability initiatives then this FREE expo is not to be missed.

Opportunities in China

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Organiser: ACT Chinese Business Council

Learn from Chinese entrepreneurs Jin Dang, Tencent Incubator Manager and Shuai Zhang, Founder of "qingchujia" the secrets of becoming a successful startup and how to sell $4m worth of products in an hour in China.

Indigenous Business Workshop - Marketing

Wednesday 18 May 2016

Organiser: Canberra Innovation Network Indigenous Business Development Team

This free workshop will help you to market your business online using a website and social media.

Bidding to win business workshop: Light Rail Business Link

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Organiser: Light Rail Business Link Program, Canberra Business Chamber

During this free workshop you will gain knowledge in understanding major project scope and program delivery and find out where the opportunities are and how to capture them.

Finance and legal structures workshop: Light Rail Business Link

Thursday 26 May 2016

Organiser: Light Rail Business Link Program, Canberra Business Chamber

Further your knowledge in structuring your business for the most effective returns, social ventures and brokerage models, partnerships and JV's and Finance and due diligence at this free workshop.

Contract Management and Managing Risks Workshop: Light Rail Business Link

Monday 23 May 2016

Organiser: Light Rail Business Link Program, Canberra Business Chamber

In this workshop you will gain insight into meeting contractual requirements including insurances, policies and standards, understanding public / private sector contractual documents and requirements, contract management, dealing with clients & customers and managing risk.

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