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Upcoming 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.

Join us at our monthly networking series Business before Hours and Business after Hours to connect with local businesspeople in a relaxed and social setting.

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

Business after Hours networking event

Member Events

IBA 2020 Gala Tile

Excitement is reaching a crescendo in the final lead up to our region’s "Olympic moment"; September’s Wollongong 2022 UCI Road World Championships.

Members of Illawarra First are invited to an exclusive, lunchtime curtain-raiser on ‘The Business of Major Events’, held in partnership with Wollongong 2022 just under one month out from the first race.

Discussion will cover the enormous opportunity our region will realise from its emerging role as a hub for world-standard events and hear the significant legacy that Wollongong 2022 will leave the Illawarra.

When:
Friday, 19 August 2022

Registration:
This Illawarra First event is by invitation only 

IBA 2020 Gala Tile

Save the date! Event details to come. 

Where:
To be confirmed

When:
Tuesday, 11 October 2022

Registration:
Via Eventbrite 

IBA 2020 Gala Tile

Members of Illawarra First are invited to an exclusive Federal Budget Executive Luncheon  following the handing down of the Federal Budget on October 25 . 

It is expected that by October, inflation, interest rates, energy and a raft of other business costs will have risen higher than recent increases and skills and labour shortages will have remained challenging. Despite these challenges, the Illawarra is well placed to capitalise on the opportunities the new labor Government has committed to concerning the transition to net zero, additional health, aged care and social services spending and boosting Australia's defence capabilities. 

When:
Friday, 4 November 2022

Registration:
This Illawarra First event is by invitation only 

IBA 2020 Gala Tile

Save the date! Event details to come. 

Where:
To be confirmed

When:
Wednesday, 31 August 2022

Registration:
Via Eventbrite 

IBA 2020 Gala Tile

The IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards recognise the achievements of businesses and business leaders across the region. Held annually for over 25 years, the program is known for celebrating the success of our most inspiring organisations and individuals.

This year’s program theme embraces La Dolce Vita, bringing the essence of 'the sweet life' and a taste of the sun, salt air and terraced gardens of Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast to the 2022 awards season.

A highlight of the Illawarra calendar, our black-tie gala ceremony is the region's largest and most prestigious business event and brings the entire community together for a night of celebration at the WIN Entertainment Centre. 

Where:
WIN Entertainment Centre

When:
Friday, 14 October 2022

Tickets
On sale September 2022

IBA 2020 Gala Tile

Save the date! Event details to come. 

Where:
To be confirmed

When:
Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Registration:
Via Eventbrite 

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.