Events listed below are either of relevance to the local business community or are delivered or sponsored by the Local Buying Program or Local Buying Foundation.

Funding Round 3 Open

Mackay, Central Queensland  |  1 Dec 2023 - 30 Jun 2024

Grant Program Round 3 is now open to support small-medium size manufacturing businesses to develop their advanced manufacturing capabilities through:

Entries for the Queensland Mining Awards

Queensland  |  15 Jan 2024 - 26 Apr 2024

Award winners will be recognised for the quality outcomes they provide to the mining industry as well as for their commitment to innovation, and the delivery of projects that are safer, smarter, faster and more efficient.

Projects delivered between April 2022 and April 2024 will be eligible to enter across a diverse range of categories.

2024 Queensland Training Award Nominations

Online  |  23 Feb 2024 - 12 Mar 2024

A range of categories are available for individuals and organisations, with most contested at regional awards before progressing the state final.

Technology in Manufacturing

Paget  |  28 Feb 2024  |  8.00am-12.00pm

ARM Hub is hosting an advanced manufacturing technology workshop and showcase to help Queensland manufacturers grow their businesses.

Learn from specialists in the fields of robotics, artificial intelligence, and additive manufacturing about how these technologies can have significant benefits when implemented in a manufacturing setting. There will be practical demonstrations of each technology.

The event is suited to companies wanting to scale-up, educators, and those interested in advanced manufacturing technology.

The event will focus on:

Your Business and Indigenous Business Australia Info Session

Online  |  28 Feb 2024  |  6.00- 8.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have an idea or who are thinking about starting a business and want to hear about the preparation that may be needed in taking the next steps. The workshop also looks at the range of IBA products and services available, their suitability for you and your options in developing your business idea along the business life cycle.

Black Coffee

clermont  |  28 Feb 2024  |  7.30 - 9.00am

A Trading Tracks Queensland event.

Indigenous business owners and professionals, along with their supporters, get together and yarn with the aim to build relationships and grow networks.

Navigating the Right to Disconnect

Online  |  28 Feb 2024  |  10.00 - 11.00am

Employees can refuse to be contactable outside of ordinary working hours, but aren’t required to. Join the webinar to learn more.

Technology in Manufacturing

Paget  |  28 Feb 2024  |  8.00am-12.00pm

This is a hands-on, practical workshop designed to help you explore the latest advanced manufacturing technologies.

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Mackay  |  29 Feb 2024 - 1 Mar 2024  |  8.30am - 4.30pm

MHFA training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to people in your community.

 

Business Planning

Paget  |  29 Feb 2024 - 11 Apr 2024  |  9.00 - 11.00am

A free seven week course of 90 minute workshops followed by 30 minutes of networking

Pyschosocial Safety Workshop

Mackay  |  1 Mar 2024  |  8.00 - 12.00pm

At its core, Psychological Safety stems from employees’ desire to feel secure expressing themselves with the assurance that their voices will be heard. Addressing psychosocial hazards and risks at work is equally crucial as managing physical risks.

While the prospect of transforming your workplace into a more psychologically safe environment may seem challenging, the reality is that the process is more manageable than you might perceive.

Company Director’s Course

Online  |  4 Mar 2024 - 8 Mar 2024

In a rapidly changing business environment, boards need to be flexible and responsive to meet current needs and prepare organisations to face future challenges.

To become a valuable contributor to the board, directors must have the knowledge and skills to effectively perform their role.

The Company Directors Course™ (CDC) has been completed by over 65,000 directors. Designed for directors that are looking to understand director roles and responsibilities in-depth, who wish to take their boardroom performance to the next level and improve their impact in today’s evolving business landscape.

Elevating Safety

Online  |  5 Mar 2024  |  2.00 - 3.00pm

This webinar will feature Austmine Members who will showcase their latest technology and innovative solutions in developing and implementing cutting-edge safety equipment, wearables, emergency response technologies, real-time monitoring systems, and predictive safety analytics that aim to minimise accidents and health risks in mining operations.

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online  |  6 Mar 2024  |  6.00- 9.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

International Women’s Day

Mackay  |  6 Mar 2024

This year in March, join an inspiring gathering dedicated to acknowledging the achievements and contributions of women across diverse fields in the METS and resources sector. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, network with accomplished professionals, and be part of a vibrant event forging women’s economic empowerment and female talent. This iconic and sell-out event aims to empower and uplift women into leadership, decision-making, business and STEM roles, fostering a supportive environment for growth and success. Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to honour and recognise the remarkable women shaping our Mackay region and the resources industries

Project Planning for Grants

Mackay  |  11 Mar 2024  |  5.00 - 7.30pm

With over $50 billion worth of grants available, don’t miss your chance for this hands-on experience to be grant-ready. Brought to you by GW3 and delivered by renowned expert Natalie Bramble, author of Win the Grant, The Grant Writing System and multi award-winning trainer and educator. This event has been heavily subsidised by funding from the Local Buying Foundation.

One Page Business Plan

Online  |  13 Mar 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a business idea and want to break down the key elements or building blocks of their idea in describing their business model.

The one-page business plan helps provides focus in outlining the proposal to the person with the business idea and others who may be interested.

Workshop participants will be assisted in developing their one-page business plans if they have attended other IBA’s Business Essentials workshops where they will have considered their business building blocks.

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  13 Mar 2024  |  6.00- 9.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

Mining Innovation Roadshow

Brisbane  |  15 Mar 2024  |  8.30am - 530pm

Transforming Our Future: Embracing Innovation and Collaboration for a Sustainable Future

Austmine’s Mining Innovation Roadshow Events provide a valuable platform for the METS and mining communities to exchange ideas, foster connections, and stay updated on the latest advancements in mining.

Indigenous Procurement Policy Program

Online  |  20 Mar 2024 - 22 Mar 2024

Are you an Indigenous business owner and want to have a say on changes to the Federal Government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)?

The definition of an Indigenous business may soon change from a minimum of 50% ownership to 51% ownership, management and control.

Black Coffee

Mackay  |  21 Mar 2024  |  7.30 - 9.00am

A Trading Tracks event.

Indigenous business owners and professionals, along with their supporters, get together and yarn with the aim to build relationships and grow networks.

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online  |  21 Mar 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

Hydrogen and Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

Online  |  2 Apr 2024 - 3 Apr 2024  |  3.00-6.00pm

Carbon capture and storage is seen by many as a necessary transition technology whilst the world builds out the renewable energy system. And this is not limited to power generation. Today more than 95% of the world’s hydrogen is made from fossil fuels (coal and natural gas), so CCS can play a significant role in reducing the CO2 emissions related to this production. And the hydrogen sector is expected to grow exponentially across the globe in the coming years.

One Page Business Plan

Online  |  4 Apr 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a business idea and want to break down the key elements or building blocks of their idea in describing their business model.

The one-page business plan helps provides focus in outlining the proposal to the person with the business idea and others who may be interested.

Workshop participants will be assisted in developing their one-page business plans if they have attended other IBA’s Business Essentials workshops where they will have considered their business building blocks.

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  4 Apr 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

Business Obligations and Finances 101

Online  |  18 Apr 2024  |  9.30am - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are thinking about starting a business or who are already in business and want to get a better understanding of the statutory and legal requirements that need to be considered when operating a business in Australia. It also introduces basic financial management concepts and tools needed to help you run a business.

One Page Business Plan

Online  |  15 May 2024  |  10.30am - 1.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have a business idea and want to break down the key elements or building blocks of their idea in describing their business model.

The one-page business plan helps provides focus in outlining the proposal to the person with the business idea and others who may be interested.

Workshop participants will be assisted in developing their one-page business plans if they have attended other IBA’s Business Essentials workshops where they will have considered their business building blocks.

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  15 May 2024  |  5.00pm - 8.00pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

Marketing Fundamentals

Online  |  6 Jun 2024  |  9.30 - 12.30pm

This workshop is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business operators and entrepreneurs who want to better understand and use marketing in supporting customers to buy their product or services.

After completing this workshop, you should be better informed about the fundamentals of marketing and how you may apply those marketing principles to increase customer awareness and potential to buy from your business.

Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition

Mackay  |  23 Jul 2024 - 25 Jul 2024

For over 30 years the Queensland Mining & Engineering Exhibition (QME) has been at the heart of the mining sector in Mackay. Returning to the Mackay Showgrounds in 2024, QME will be the ultimate showcase of supplier innovation and excellence and will illustrate the world class capabilities of Mackay and the broader Central Queensland region. Includes a free-to-attend seminar series that addresses the current needs of the industry and will provide direct benefit to many mining functions.  

Meet face to face with leading suppliers that will keep you at the forefront of the mining industry.

Connect 2024

Brisbane  |  28 Aug 2024 - 29 Aug 2024

Connect is Supply Nation’s annual flagship event that brings together Indigenous businesses, corporate organisations and government departments to foster new business opportunities and celebrate the success of the sector.

The two-day event will bring diverse voices together to ignite important conversations at the Knowledge Forum, connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses with motivated buyers at the Indigenous Business Tradeshow, and celebrate the Supplier Diversity Award 2024 finalists and winners at the Gala Awards Dinner.

Connect 2024

Brisbane Convention Centre  |  28 Aug 2024 - 29 Aug 2024  |  TBA

Connect is Supply Nation’s annual flagship event that brings together Indigenous businesses, corporate organisations and government departments to foster new business opportunities and celebrate the success of the sector.

For the first time ever, Australia’s leading event for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, will be held on the lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples in Brisbane.