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Member Events

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

STAY CONNECTED & INFORMED

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.

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Upcoming Events

MARCH

This year, we are partnering with AMDA Foundation in its inaugural year of running Airshows Downunder Shellharbour, to present the Conference as a curtain raiser to the Airshow and to profile the region’s growing defence industry. 

The event will showcase the significant developments occurring within defence industry in the region to both a local and external business executive audience. We’ll examine themes about how our region, infrastructure and people will contribute to the nation’s new defence posture and related economic growth opportunities. 

 

When: Friday 1 March 2024
Where:  Shellharbour Civic Centre 
               76 Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour City Centre NSW 
Time:  10:00am - 3:00pm (Confernece) 
              6:30pm - 9:30pm    (Dinner) 
Dress code: Business attire 

Ticket Registration: ISDIC ticket registrations 

Please email events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

MARCH

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APRIL

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MAY

Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2024 Illawarra Business Awards. 

A highlight of the Illawarra business calendar, entry into the awards program provides participants the opportunity to reflect on their business journey and bring recognition to the hard work and dedication of their team and those around them. 

When: Thursday 2 May 2024
Where:  Wollongong location to be advised 
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm
Dress code: Business attire 
Ticket Registration: Opening April 2024

Please email events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

 

 

MAY

Exclusive to Illawarra First members 

In partnership with Sydney Water and joined by Hon. Paul Scully MP, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Member for Wollongong and Member of the Legislative Assembly, this Illawarra First Executive Forum will explore Sydney Water's plan for 'Building water resilience in a growing Illawarra’. 

When: Friday 10 May 2024
Where:  Novotel Wollongong Northbeach
               2/14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2500
Time:  11:30am - 2:30pm
Dress code: Business attire 
Ticket Registration: Opening April 2024

Please email events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

 

MAY

Joined by the Hon. Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer, and Minister for Financial Services, guests  will be provided insights from the ministers senior position within the government, followed by a panel of experts who'll discuss what this budget will mean for businesses and the Illawarra region.

When: Friday 17 May 2024
Where:  Wollongong location to be advised 
Time:  11:30am - 2:30pm
Dress code: Business attire 
Ticket Registration: Opening April 2024

Please email events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. Where:  location to be confirmed 

JUNE

Exclusive to Illawarra First members 

More details to come.

Joined by The Hon. Rose Jackson MLC, Minister for Water, Minister for Housing, Minister for Homelessness, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Youth, and Minister for the North Coast, this CEO Roundtable will provide a forum to hear directly from decisionmakers on what progress is being made for affordable housing in the Illawarra and what impact it will have regionally.

When: Friday 12 June 2024
Where:  location to be confirmed 
Time:  11:30am - 2:30pm
Dress code: Business attire 
Ticket Registration: Opening May 2024

Please email events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

 

JULY

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: Tuesday 30 July 2024
Where:  location to be confirmed 
Time:  5:30pm - 7:30pm 
Dress code: Business attire 
Ticket Registration: Opening May 2024

Please email events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

AUGUST

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SEPTEMBER

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: Wollongong 
Time:  6:30pm - 11:30pm 
Dress code: Black Tie 
Ticket Registration: Opening July 2024

Please email events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

NOVEMBER

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 events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

DECEMBER

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 events@businessillawarra.com or call 02 9466 4620 for any questions related to this event. 

Become A Member

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.