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.

Commissioner for International Engagement

Friday 15 July 2016

Mr Brendan Smyth MLA will be appointed as Canberra's first Commissioner for International Engagement. The role has been created to support the rapidly growing international engagement efforts of the ACT Government, and will work to provide a more coordinated approach to the ACT's international relations to better support local businesses and attract foreign investment. Read the media release 'Brendan Smyth to be CBR's first commissioner for international engagement' External Link - opens in new window.

Film produced in CBR to premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival

Thursday 7 July 2016

Joe Cinque's Consolation will premiere at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival. The feature film adapted from a notorious Australian murder case is billed as a major drawcard at this year's festival. Produced in Canberra, the film was supported by ScreenACT External Link - opens in new window and the ACT Screen Production Fund. Read more about the film on the Melbourne International Film Festival web page External Link - opens in new window.

Canberra and Wellington sister city agreement

Thursday 7 July 2016

In Wellington on Wednesday 6 July 2016, a formal sister city relationship agreement between Canberra and Wellington was signed. The agreement included programs that aim to facilitate enhanced business partnerships, tourism promotion education and cultural exchange, research and knowledge sharing. ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr is in Wellington leading a 3-day delegation promoting the economic, cultural and social relationship between the two capital cities. Read the full media release 'Canberra and Wellington strengthen ties in time for direct international flights' External Link - opens in new window.

Congratulations to Alliance FM

Monday 4 July 2016

Congratulations to 2016 NAIDOC ACT Indigenous Business of the Year, Alliance FM! The Award was accepted by Justin Harris, CEO Alliance FM at the Canberra and District 2016 NAIDOC Awards Ball on 2 July. Read more about the ACT NAIDOC Business of the Year 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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