Business Illawarra presents the region’s leading business events program, bringing high-profile politicians, industry leaders and expert speakers to the region.


Our comprehensive events program, designed and produced exclusively for members, enables you to network with industry professionals, learn new skills and form vital connections at a range of regular networking, educational and executive-level events.

We also collaborate with other organisations to deliver joint events focused on local issues and business development opportunities throughout the year. 

2024 sponsorship and opportunities are now available, and are a great way to promote your brand to an engaged audience from across the Illawarra business community. For event and sponsorship enquiries, please contact us on 02 9466 4566.

Upcoming Events

Join us in congratulating this year’s finalists for the 2024 Illawarra Business Awards. 

With a rich tradition of honouring the outstanding achievements within our business community, we take great pride in extending our congratulations to the finalists in each category for 2024.

These businesses and their leaders showcased here truly exemplify the wide array of skills and knowledge within our midst. We commend them wholeheartedly for their remarkable accomplishments.

When: Wednesday 31 July 2024
Where:  City Beach Function Centre
Time:  5:30pm - 8:00pm 
Dress code: Business attire 
Ticket Registration:  IMB Bank Illawarra Business Award Finalist Announcement Evening

Please email or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

Check back soon for details 


An exciting night awaits at the 2024 Illawarra Business Awards! 

Bring the team along to a night of celebration as we annouce the best of the best in business at an opulent black-tie gala event to showcase the best companies and individuals the Illawarra region has to offer. 

We hope you'll join us to cheer on this year's finalists and enjoy the excitement of the region's largest and most popular business awards.

When: Friday 13 September 2024
Where: WIN Entertainment Centre 
Time:  6:30pm - 11:30pm 
Dress code: Black Tie 
Ticket Registration: Opening 1 August 2024

Please email or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

Our ‘Women in Executive Leadership’ event is held once a year to explore the strong economic reasons for businesses to recognise the achievements of women, promote female leadership and ultimately support greater workforce participation.

When: Friday 8 November 2024
Where: Wollongong 
Time:  12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dress code: Business attire 
Ticket Registration: Opening August 2024

Please email or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

Business Illawarra invite you to join us for an evening of joy and festivities to unwind, and celebrate the many achievements of 2024 with your friends in buisness! 

Festive attire is encouraged, so, dust off your Santa hats, reindeer antlers, or your most creative holiday attire, and get ready to dazzle your fellow partygoers.

Get ready to get those moves out on the dance floor with a DJ for the night and join us for an evening of laughter and delicious food.

When: Wednesday 4 December 2024
             *date subject to change
Where: Wollongong 
Time:  6:30pm - 11:30pm 
Dress code: Casual festive  
Ticket Registration: Opening November 2024

Please email or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 


Our events are designed and produced exclusively for members. To learn more about the benefits of membership and to consider the advantages it will give your business, please visit our member pages.
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