Events

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.

Date: Thursday, February 29
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.

Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: The Westin Brisbane

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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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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 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!

Date: Tuesday 19 March
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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Business Connect Brisbane

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!

Date: Thursday 18 April
Venue: 300 Queen St Brisbane

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Business Connect Rockhampton

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!

Date: Friday 3 May
Time and Venue: TBA

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Business Connect Townsville

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!

Date: Friday 24 May
Time and Venue: TBA

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June Business Matters

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

Date: Friday 14 June
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: TBA

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PAST EVENTS

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
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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
Register and submit your questions.

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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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Pulse Check: Our Latest Business Sentiment Data

Join Business Chamber Queensland’s expert policy and research team to understand what the latest business sentiment data means for businesses in Brisbane – now and in the future.

Date: Thursday 25 May 2023

Time: 12:00 PM • 120 MINUTES

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

Free event

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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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CCIQ Webinar: Understanding new sexual harassment legislation changes

Monday 27 February 2023

10:00am to 11:00am

Zoom Webinar

Everyone has a right to feel safe at their workplace. It is a legal obligation for business owners to take 'reasonable and proportionate' measures to stop discriminatory conduct and ensure a positive and secure workplace.

Hear from CCIQ's Workplace Relations team on positive duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

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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.

Australian Industrial Relations Reforms: What you need to know

Monday 12 December

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Zoom Webinar 

Join CCIQ's free webinar to hear details on Industrial Relations reforms and what you need to know for your business and workforce from CCIQ’s Workplace Services team. Discover how CCIQ can support you and your businesses in navigating these changes.

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.

CCIQ Women in Business Event

Wednesday, 16 November
5:30pm to 7:30pm
BDO Offices
Level 10, 12 Creek St, Brisbane 4000

Join us for a keynote address from the Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence followed by a panel discussion with Rebecca Frizelle and Paul Scurrah to examine the opportunities and challenges for Queensland’s businesswomen.

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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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Queensland workforce shortage | Trends, support and how to minimise HR and IR risks

Tuesday 25 October
12:30pm - 2:00pm

Close to 80% of Queensland businesses say a lack of suitable applicants is impacting their ability to recruit and retain staff.

Hear from experts and industry partners to understand and navigate Queensland’s current workforce shortage.

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Share your business with the world | Export opportunities to India

Thursday 13 October

5:30pm onwards

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland in partnership with Trade and Investment Queensland invites you to our event 'Export opportunities to India' at the Treasury Brisbane.

Get an update on the recent negotiations and an overview of benefits of Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-CECA) to existing and potential Queensland goods and services exporters. 

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The Future of Work Report Launch

Join us on 6 October as we launch The Future of Work Report: a deep dive into the workplace, workforce and work life trends set to influence and drive the Queensland businesses of the future.

CCIQ has surveyed hundreds of enterprises across the state to develop the report, supported by Australian Retirement Trust.

 

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.