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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.

You’ll find relevant and insightful business events in Canberra, for people launching a startup, expanding globally, or at every stage in between.

There’s a wealth of business knowledge here. People are always keen to share their expertise and offer support.

Innovation and start-ups

Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN)
Offers networking, a speaker series, seminars and workshops, both on and offline. Their themed innovation challenge events stimulate creativity and collaboration.

Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre
Provides small-group workshops. They’re designed to provoke interaction, discussion and practical application in business.

Business growth and development

Canberra Business Chamber
Offers training and workshops, events with guest speakers, dinners, roundtable events and information sessions.

Regional Development Australia ACT
Brings together thought leaders for discussions, and hosts business forums and industry showcases.

Export development

Offers summits, seminars and webinars to help educate Australian businesses about trade and investment overseas. TradeStart information sessions are available in the ACT.

ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards
The Territory’s most prestigious business awards. They recognise ACT businesses’ contributions to the local economy.


Australian National University
Hosts a range of educational events, conferences, a speaker series, policy debates, public lectures, webinars, concerts, exhibitions and many other public events.

University of Canberra
Offers academic, artistic, musical, sporting and social events. It hosts art competitions, concerts, careers seminars and workshops.

University of New South Wales
Located at the Australian Defence Force Academy, it hosts conferences, panel discussions, visiting speaker events, public lectures and workshops.

Charles Sturt University — Canberra campus
Offers public events on theology, policing, customs, philosophy and ethics.

Research institutes

Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Engages with the public through its discovery centre, science bootcamp, open days and public telescope nights. Through Data 61, it offers education and outreach programs, conferences and events on science, technology and engineering, STEM, science in schools and more.

Industry sectors

Austcyber (Canberra Node)
Cyber security challenges, careers events and programs to support education providers.

Australian Industry and Defence Network
Gala dinners, briefings, guest speakers and networking events.

Energy Change Institute
Located at the Australian National University, it holds conferences, open days, lectures, seminars and information sessions.

Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Attend public telescope nights, information sessions, seminars and talks.

Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology
Holds information and networking forums, conferences and events.

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