Events

Business Matters: Building business success from AI and digital innovation

Join us for our Business Matters event - Building business success from AI and digital innovation on Thursday, 1 August 2024 in partnership with Australian Retirement Trust. Hear from our expert panel on the opportunities for Queensland businesses to go beyond implementation to gain significant competitive advantages from AI and advanced digital transformation. 

Event details:
Date: Thursday, 1 August
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: The Westin Brisbane
Address: 111 Mary St, Brisbane 4000

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Webinar: Stay Secure, Stay Ahead: Is your website protected?

Did you know Queensland has the highest rate of cybercrime incidents, with 85% targeting small businesses? Join Business Chamber Queensland and .au Domain Administration (auDA) for upcoming webinar "Stay secure, stay ahead: Is your website protected?”.

In this informative session you will learn simple strategies to protect your website from Domain Name System (DNS) abuse like phishing and malware, discover how auDA can help if your domain name is compromised and explore consumer research showing why over half of Australians prefer buying from .au websites.


Webinar details:
Date: Tuesday, 6 August
Time: 9:30am - 10:15am
Zoom Webinar

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PAST EVENTS

Business update with the Hon Lance McCallum MP

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s CEO Heidi Cooper for an online discussion with the Hon Lance McCallum, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development on July 1 at 3:00pm AEST.

Webinar details

Date: Monday, 1 July 2024
Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm AEST
Zoom webinar

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What employers need to know about Industrial Relations reforms

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s expert Workplace Team to unpack imminent Industrial Relations Reforms coming into effect in July and August. Understand what these reforms mean for you, your business and your workforce, and what you need to do prepare for these upcoming changes.

Webinar details:

Date: Thursday, 27 June 2024
Time: 9:00am - 9:45am
Zoom webinar

 

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2024 Sunshine Coast ecoBiz Leaders Forum

Join us at the 2024 Sunshine Coast ecoBiz Leaders Forum to celebrate Star Partnership.

Event details:
Date: Tuesday 25 June 2024
Time: 7:30 am arrival for 8:00am start – 10:00 am (Breakfast included)
Venue: The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast
Address: 15 Freshwater St, Mountain Creek QLD 4557

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Annual Wage Review Increase: What it means for your business

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar to understand what the Fair Work Commission's increase to all modern award wage rates and national minimum wage means for business operators and how you can implement this in your workplace.

Webinar details:

Date: Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Zoom webinar

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Workplace Relations Conference: Understanding the new employment landscape

Join us at our inaugural Workplace Relations Conference "Understanding the new employment landscape".

Our conference will feature business and legal experts who will discuss what the reforms mean for business and what practical steps businesses can take to be prepared.

Conference details:

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2024
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Venue: The Westin Brisbane

Post Conference Networking drinks:
Time: 
4:45pm to 7:00pm

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IR reforms workshop series

Join our IR Employment Law specialists as they assist you and your business in staying compliant with the recent IR legislation changes. The series include 6 regional workshops.

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2024 Federal Budget Address

Business Chamber Queensland is delighted to invite you to the 2024 Federal Budget Address by the Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP on 24 May, 2024 at the Royal International Convention Centre.

CEO Heidi Cooper will interview the Treasurer on the issues businesses have raised with us and what they want to see for business success in Queensland.

Date: Friday, 24 May 2024
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Royal International Convention Centre

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Safeguard your Business Workshop Series

Join us to find out more about auDA and how they support Australia’s critical digital infrastructure, and over 4.25 million domain names ending in .au.

The cyber security workshop will cover common risks to small business websites, how to protect yourself and much more.

 

Location Date
Cairns  20th May, Monday 
Port Douglas  21st May, Tuesday 
Mareeba  22nd May, Wednesday 
Townsville  24th May, Friday  

 

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Workforce Evolve Verification Workshop series

Boost your recruitment and retention with Workforce Evolve Verification
Put the foundation in place for a strong recruitment and retention strategy to future-proof your business with Workforce Evolve. 

The workshop series will be held every Thursday for 1 hour from 12 – 1pm, commencing 7 March 2024 and concluding on 11 April 2024.

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Business Connect Brisbane

Join us for our next Business Connect networking event on Wednesday, 24 April in Brisbane as we discover how excelling in sport can translate to building business success. 

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 300 Queen St, Brisbane

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Business Matters: Competitive Queensland - Global and Ambitious

We're excited to announce our first Business Matters event of the year Competitive Queensland - Global and Ambitious, delving into business enabling infrastructure and solutions to regional business growth barriers and procurement and productivity.

The Business Matters event series, supported by Australian Retirement Trust, provides an opportunity for Queensland's business leaders to come together and examine the major economic issues.

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Business Connect Sunshine Coast

Our Business Connect networking event series will help you forge important connections with other business leaders, generate new leads, and get inspired by the industry trailblazers and award winners. Your network is one of your most valuable business assets, join us and our guest speaker Nikki Greentree, from the Group People and Performance team, Sunshine Coast Airport.

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Understand IR changes for independent contractors

The definition of what constitutes ‘Sham Contracting’ has changed under recent industrial relations (IR) legislative changes, increasing the chances that businesses will be caught out.

This webinar addresses the changes and what employers need to do to ensure they remain compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009, including changes to contracts and the need to reasonably determine whether or not an individual is an employee or an independent contractor.

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Business Connect Networking Event

Leap into the leap year with Business Chamber Queensland’s networking event on February 29. Hear from Business Chamber Queensland member Adina Watches as they share the story of how the business has grown to take out Business Chamber Queensland Small Business Award 2023 and Optus Platinum Award 2023 from Lord Mayor’s Business Award categories.

Webinar: Navigating the right to disconnect

The 'right to disconnect' has been introduced into Australian legislation leaving employers wondering what that right involves and how will it affect their operations.

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar 'Navigating the Right to Disconnect' to understand what this change will mean for your business including the need to review communication practices, contracts of employment and expectations of managers and employees.

Webinar details:
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 9:30am to 10:15am
Zoom webinar

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Queensland Business - the LNP's Priorities for State's future

Business Chamber Queensland invites you to Queensland Business - the LNP's priorities for the State's future with Mr David Crisafulli MP, Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Olympics and Paralympics,  and Shadow Minister for Tourism.

Event details: 
Date
: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: Premier's and Speaker's Hall, Parliamentary Annexe
Address: Alice St, Brisbane

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Webinar: Compliance with Casual Employment Legislative Changes

With expected legislative changes being made to what constitutes casual employment, many employers run the risk that they will be caught out if an employee elects to change to permanent employment.

Join our webinar to understand these changes and what employers need to do to ensure they remain compliant with the Fair Work Act 2009, including changes to contracts, rosters and mandatory written responses.

This webinar will cover:

  • history of casual employment,
  • changes to casual employment,
  • business actions to remain compliant, and
  • penalties

Webinar details:
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Time: 9:30am to 10:30am
Zoom webinar

 

Webinar: Understanding ESG and Sustainability for your business

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar to understand the key concepts of sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) and the implications for business. 

Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Time: 10:00am to 11:00am
Zoom Webinar
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Webinar: IR Reforms: A Comprehensive Overview of What's Coming and When

Join Business Chamber Queensland's webinar to understand the IR Reforms changes that were introduced in late 2023 and the ones soon to have effect. The webinar will go through these changes from a practical perspective and what it means for employers.

The webinar will also discuss the progress of other amendments still to be debated in the Senate and what they could mean for you and your business.

Webinar details:
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Time: 9:00am to 9:45am
Zoom webinar

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Accessing Business Disaster Recovery Funding Webinar for Gold Coast, Scenic Rim and Logan

Join Business Chamber Queensland and Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on this free webinar to understand what disaster recovery support is available for your small business, how to access the funding and what to include in your application. We're here to support you to get back to business as soon as possible after the South East Queensland Severe Storms and Rainfall in December. This webinar will give you practical information and insight on business recovery funding.

Webinar details:
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Time: 11:30am
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Accessing Business Disaster Recovery Grants and Loans Webinar for Tropical Cyclone Jasper

Join Business Chamber Queensland and Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) on this free webinar to understand what disaster recovery support is available for your small business, how to access the funding and what to include in your application. We're here to support you to get back to business as soon as possible after Tropical Cyclone Jasper. This webinar will give you practical information and insight on business recovery grants and loans.

Webinar details:
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Time: 10:30am
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Business Connect | Networking event

The Business Connect Networking event series helps you build connections with other like-minded professionals. Expand your network, generate new leads and enjoy sharing experiences with fellow business owners.

Wednesday 29 November 2023

5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Foyer, 300 Queen St, Brisbane

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Understanding New Limits on Fixed Term Contracts Webinar

From 6 December 2023, new limitations will apply to fixed term contracts of employment. Join Business Chamber Queensland's Workplace Services Advisory Team to understand these changes and help your business be compliant.

Topic: Understanding New Limits on Fixed Term Contracts

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

'Understanding Gender Pay Gap Reforms' webinar

Join us for the 'Understanding Gender Pay Gap Reforms' webinar, that will provide you with information about changes to business requirements for gender pay gaps reporting. 

Topic: Understanding Gender Pay Gap Reforms

Date: Friday, 10 November

Time: 10:00am to 10:45am

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Business Matters: Queensland Beyond 2032

Our final Business Matters event for 2023 will officially launch the Chamber’s Queensland Beyond 2032 Report, which outlines the key areas needed to ensure that Queensland businesses can thrive over the next decade and beyond. The opportunities for Queensland businesses leading up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games are substantial. But what are the key areas of focus to ensure that Queensland businesses can thrive now and into the future?

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023
Time:
 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue:
 Ballroom A, Hilton Hotel

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IR Reforms Business Briefing Webinar Series

The Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023 to Parliament that is set to make sweeping changes to a number of key industrial relations laws and could have a substantial impact on business.

To help you understand these impacts, our expert Workplace Advisory team hold a series of IR Reforms business briefings throughout September and October.

 

The webinars are finished but free replays are available in your member area.

8 September - Thirty Amendments in 30 min

14 September - Casual Employment

21 September - Wage Theft

28 September - Labour Hire

5 October - The GIG Economy

12 October - Workplace Delegates

 

Replays are $80 for none-members.

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Private Business Briefing lunch

with Brent Mickelberg MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Training, Small and Family Business

Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

This is an invitation only event

Business Leaders Private Lunch

Invitation Only Event

Business Chamber Queensland Business Leaders Private Lunch with special guest Brisbane Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner.

Thursday 10 August 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Building Boardroom Diversity

At the end of November 2022, women account for around 10 per cent of all ASX 200 and 300 chair roles.
Join us for a panel event on how to build Board gender diversity. Hear from our expert panelists, moderated by Business Chamber Queensland's CEO Heidi Cooper, on how to practically build on this trend and how Boards can attract more diverse Directors.

Date: Thursday, August 03, 2023
Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: BDO Offices 

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Supporting business mental health and wellbeing event series

Business Chamber Queensland in partnership with the Queensland Mental Health Commission, would like to invite you to join a discussion on mental health and wellbeing and the impact on business.

Many Queensland businesses have faced challenges over the past three years brought about by the pandemic, worker and supply shortages, as well as natural disasters. But there are many opportunities ahead for businesses to capitalise on too. Get resources to support you and a thriving business.

 

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Business Matters - Queensland's Growth horizon

As we look toward the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032, what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for Queensland business? Join us for an interactive conversation on Queensland's Growth Horizon to 2032 and beyond at our next Business Matters lunch to be held on July 26. The event is supported by Australian Retirement Trust.

Day: Wednesday, July 26

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: Room 360, QUT Gardens Point Campus

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Annual Wage Review Increase: What it means for your business

On June 2, 2023 Fair Work Commission handed down its decision for the Annual Wage Review 2022-23.

Understand what the increase means for business operators and how you can implement this in your workplace.

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

10:00am to 10:45am AEST

Zoom Webinar

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Managing the risk of Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace

Understand the psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Join our workshop hosted at the Brisbane Business Hub which will cover what is a Psychosocial hazard, practical steps for meeting your legal obligations and more.

Date: Tuesday, June 27 2023
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Venue: Brisbane Business Hub

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Learn how Cooperative Workplace Bargaining can help your business

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar in partnership with Gilchrist Connell to understand changes in the Enterprise Bargaining process to support multi-employer bargaining and what this means for your business.

Date: Friday, June 16

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Zoom webinar

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Share your business with the world: Export opportunities to India

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s ‘Export opportunities to India’ event to understand the benefits of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (ECTA) for existing and potential Queensland goods and services exporters.

Get an update on recent negotiations with India from Australia’s Chief Negotiator, France Lisson PSM.

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Time: 3:00 PM • 120 MINUTES

Location: Brisbane Business Hub, level 2/155 Queen Street, Brisbane City

Free event

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ecoBiz Sustainability Forum Moreton Bay

You are invited to join us at the ecoBiz Sustainability Forum 2023 in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Come and learn how to measure, manage and reduce your business’ energy, water and waste costs, to reduce your carbon footprint.

We will also celebrate your local business peers who have achieved Star Partnership through the ecoBiz program. 

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Time: 8:00am for a 8:30am start
Venue: Caboolture Hub - Learning & Business Centre
Free event

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Can your business benefit from the Better Offer Overall Test

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar in partnership with Gilchrist Connell to understand how bargaining can be initiated, changes in the Better Off Overall Test (BOOT) and how employers can take advantage of these changes.

Date: Friday, May 19

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Zoom webinar

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EcoBiz is coming to your area

Business Chamber Queensland's free ecoBiz program can help businesses like yours reduce the cost of running your business and increase water, waste and energy efficiencies.

Secure your place and get a free coaching session. Your coach will provide you with practical advice along with a comprehensive report and actionable recommendations that can help you accelerate your sustainable business practices.

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Rockhampton / Gladstone April 17 to 20

Whitsundays May 8 to 12

Chinchilla / St George May 15 - 19

2023 Federal Budget Business Briefing Lunch

Business Chamber Queensland, in partnership with Australian Retirement Trust, BDO and Queensland University of Technology, invites you to the 2023 Federal Budget Business Briefing with the Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP on May 12, 2023 at the Royal International Convention Centre.

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Venue: Royal International Convention Centre (Bowen Hills)

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Want to avoid the 'zombie' scourge in your workplace?

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s webinar in partnership with Gilchrist Connell to understand your new obligations under the new the ‘Secure Jobs, Better Pay’ Act 2022 and tackle the zombie scrouge. The webinar will cover:

  • A timeline of changes (past and upcoming) due to the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Act.
  • Changes to requirements covering the termination of enterprise agreements after the nominal expiry date.
  • Sunsetting of ‘zombie’ agreements.

Date: Thursday, May 04

Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

Zoom webinar

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ecoBiz Sustainability Forum Cairns

You are invited to join us at the ecoBiz Sustainability Forum 2023 in partnership with Cairns Regional Council.

Come and learn how to measure, manage and reduce your business’ energy, water and waste costs, to reduce your carbon footprint.

We will also celebrate your local business peers who have achieved Star Partnership through the ecoBiz program. 

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Time: 8:00am for a 8:30am start
Venue: Cairns Regional Council

Free event

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Understanding psychosocial risks and hazards in the workplace

Managing psychosocial hazards and risks at work is just as important as managing physical risks. Join Business Chamber Queensland's webinar in partnership with DWF to understand Work Health and Safety (Psychosocial Risks) Amendment Regulation 2022 (Qld) and the Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work Code of Practice 2022 that came into effect in Queensland on 1 April 2023.

Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Zoom Webinar
Member price: FREE
Non-member: $75 (incl. GST)

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Business Chamber Boardroom Lunch

Invitation Only Event

Business Chamber Boardroom Lunch with special guest the Hon. Dr Steven Miles, MP, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympic and Paralympic Games Infrastructure to discuss economic opportunities for Queensland business up to, and beyond, 2032.

Wednesday 12 April 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Queensland Workforce Strategy - Lunch Box event

Business Chamber Queensland invites you to a Lunch Box event about the Queensland Government’s Good people. Good Jobs. Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022 – 2032, on March 24 featuring a keynote address from the Hon. Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development.

This will be followed by a panel discussion about the Future of Work.

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Business Matters with the Hon. Meaghan Scanlon MP, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef

Business Chamber Queensland invites you to the launch of its Business Matters event series, supported by Australian Retirement Trust, to be held on Tuesday, March 21 at The Grove.

Business Matters will provide an opportunity for Queensland’s business leaders to come together on a regular basis to examine the major economic issues that affect us all.

On Tuesday, March 21 we'll gather at an exclusive lunch event at The Grove to discuss the accelerated adoption of sustainable business practices as we launch Business Chamber Queensland's Advancing Business Sustainability, and a keynote address from the Hon. Meaghan Scanlon MP, Minster for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs.

 

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Navigating Industrial and Workplace Relations Changes in 2023

Workplace relations is full of complexities, and during 2023, a number of changes will come into effect. Employers therefore need to be across an ever changing and evolving way of managing their workforces.

Join Business Chamber Queensland's Workplace Services team to understand what you need to know about the reforms and discover how CCIQ can support you navigate the changes.

 

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Doing business in 2023: What CCIQ’s latest Pulse Report findings tells us about the year ahead

Thursday, February 23
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Brisbane Business Hub

Backed by 20 years’ worth of data, CCIQ’s Pulse Survey is Queensland’s most established, comprehensive, and trusted source of business sentiment and attitudes. The December quarter survey’s results will form the core of an interesting discussion.

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CCIQ Business Connect | Networking event

Wednesday, 22 February 2023
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hyatt Regency, Brisbane

Your network is among your most valuable business assets. Join us at CCIQ's inaugural Business Connect networking evening with guest speaker Dirk Pretorius, Managing Director – Frosty Boy Global. We'll gather on the rooftop at the Hyatt Regency for an exclusive evening of conversation, connection and canapes.

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A Conversation: Sustainability for Queensland Businesses

Thursday 16 February 2023 
9:00 am to 11:00am 
Brisbane Business Hub

Adopting sustainable business practices is an operational and strategic priority for many Queensland businesses.

At the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, we have witnessed a significant increase in the interest and uptake of sustainable business practices, not only to reduce emissions, but to save on energy and utility costs, respond to consumer demand, attract investment, and stay competitive.

Understanding your Carbon Snapshot with ecoBiz

Wednesday 8 February 2023
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Zoom Webinar

CCIQ ecoBiz is excited to announce the ecoBiz Carbon Snapshot tool which can now provide carbon emission figures based on your provided energy, water and waste data. It converts information from your bills into carbon emissions that can be then aggregated to provide a carbon snapshot. 

Register for the webinar 'Understanding your carbon snapshot with ecoBiz' to learn more.

Understanding new domestic and family violence paid leave entitlements

Monday 23 January 2023
10:00am to 11:00am
Zoom Webinar

Did you know employees are entitled to 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave from February 1?

Understand how to protect your business from risk, comply with new rules and create a safe work environment for your team with CCIQ’s free webinar.

The Future of Work Report Regional Launch events

The Future of Work Report, supported by Australian Retirement Trust, is a valuable asset in supporting Queensland businesses to strategically plan for future opportunities and trends in workforces, workplaces and work lives.  

CCIQ launch events are coming to an area near you, book your spot today.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.