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

Meet with Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie  |  4 Mar 2024  |  1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

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 After Hours

Port Hedland  |  6 Mar 2024  |  5.30 - 7.00pm

Join us at the newly renovate Hedland Property Shop located at 1/6 Wedge Street Port Hedland. Hear from licencee and owner Leah Taylor, on the newly rebranded business. Meet the friendly local team and learn about their services and what sets them apart from their local competitors.

Light refreshments will be served, come along, make some new connections and meet the PHCCI business community

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.

Elsa Mitchell Marketing Workshop

Port Hedland  |  7 Mar 2024  |  9.30am - 2.00pm

Elsa Mitchell is back at the Web Hub to get you organise for 2024, join this workshop to learn about the following.

Women in Business Luncheon

Port Hedland  |  8 Mar 2024  |  12.00 - 2.00pm

International Women’s Day

West Perth  |  8 Mar 2024  |  4.30 - 7.00pm

Join Christine Ross Consulting and Reconciliation WA on International Women’s Day 2024 for a Sundowner to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

“Count Her In: Invest in Women”

Understanding Business Financials

Karratha  |  12 Mar 2024  |  10.00am - 12.30pm

Running a business means having confidence when it comes to making important financial decisions. This straight forward workshop will help you understand key financial information so you can gauge how your business is performing, make financial decisions and spot problems before they get out of hand.
This is an entry level workshop for people with little or no understanding of business financials. It will also be useful for business owners who want to be better equipped to spot financial problems or areas of concern.

AOG Energy Week

Perth Convention Centre  |  13 Mar 2024 - 15 Mar 2024

Meet the decision-makers who attend AOG Energy every year to source the latest innovations, and establish connections with engineers, manufacturers, design, contractors, logistics specialists, procurement and transportation service providers over three days of dedicated networking events and across the show floor.

AOG Energy exhibition and conference is free to attend across the three-day showcase. Energise your experience by adding additional tickets to our highly sought-after networking events.

Social Media Security

Port Hedland  |  13 Mar 2024  |  9.00am - 3.00pm

Are you running a business on Facebook or Instagram ?

In today’s digital age, your online presence is crucial for business success. Learn how to fortify your Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn profiles against cyber threats and privacy breaches with our workshop.

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.

Heavy Haul Rail Conference

Perth  |  13 Mar 2024 - 14 Mar 2024

The Australian heavy haul rail industry, boasting some the heaviest and longest trains, continues to lead the world in operations and innovation.
Bringing together key decision makers, the agenda will showcase the best in local and international project expertise, giving attendees an understanding of the strategic directions of major players together with critical industry and market updates to ensure efficient, safe and reliable operations.

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.

Touch of Gold Toastmasters Meeting

Kalgoorlie  |  13 Mar 2024  |  6.00- 9.00pm

The idea of Toastmasters is overcoming fear of public speaking or improving by having a go in a supportive environment. We use the Toastmasters Pathways education program to give you help in the direction you want to go. The 11 Pathways are curtailed to help with the thing you may want to improve on, such as networking, leadership, humour, or presentations. There’s something there for everybody and there’s other members always at hand to help you along too.

Indigenous Procurement and Engagement

Perth  |  14 Mar 2024  |  4.00 - 6.00 pm

During this event, we will unravel the complexities of Indigenous contracting and shed light on the strategies to connect with Indigenous businesses. Our expert speakers will share valuable insights on navigating the procedures around Indigenous Procurement and Engagement.

Cultural Competency Training

Kalgoorlie  |  14 Mar 2024  |  8.30am - 4.00pm

This training course provides participants with an introduction to traditional Aboriginal culture, history and world view. It also covers contemporary life, social matters and theories and frameworks for working effectively in a culturally competent way. The final section of the course looks at the skills, attitudes and knowledge that a culturally competent person and organisation would exhibit. The course is very full with discussion, games and films.

Tradie Hub

Wedgefield  |  15 Mar 2024  |  from 7.00am

Come along to the Tradie Hub open day and have a look at what we have to offer businesses.
Our renovated Hub has a wide variety of workspaces and storage solutions for your business. With access to WIFI and printing, meeting room hire and much more!
Come and meet the PHCCI team and grab a coffee from “Scoops & Slips” Coffee Van and a BBQ snag in bread for breaky. Care for Hedland will be running the BBQ and receiving all funds so bring your cash!

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Kalgoorlie  |  15 Mar 2024  |  9.00am - 4.00pm

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training will teach you practical skills to support someone with a mental health problem. Make a real difference to people in your community.

National Reconciliation Week Community Briefing

Online  |  18 Mar 2024 - 20 Mar 2024  |  12.30 - 1.15pm

Join Reconciliation WA for a briefing on how you and your family, workplace, and community can get involved this NRW.
Our National Reconciliation Week (NRW) 2024 event program will feature many events to inspire a new year of focus on your reconciliation commitment. With regional opportunities and a digitised program, everyone is invited to participate no matter where they live and work.

Customer Service Training Workshop

Newman  |  18 Mar 2024  |  10.30am - 12.30pm

This is a beginner-level customer service training program that aims to encourage all businesses to provide excellent customer service. The program covers the fundamentals of delivering quality customer service through face-to-face interactions, telephone conversations, email, and social media. The objective is to ensure that customers have a memorable experience when visiting our stunning region. This training is suitable for those who are new to the industry, as well as those who are already working in tourism and need a refresher.

Marketing your Tourism Business Workshop

Newman  |  18 Mar 2024  |  8.00 - 9.30am

The travel industry can seem to be a complex beast with many moving parts! This workshop is aimed at giving you an understanding of how the different parts of the industry work and how to use this knowledge to build your marketing and sales. It will provide practical advice and be tailored to help with any questions you may have about how the industry operates.

24th Annual Mineral Sands and Rare Earths Conference

Perth  |  19 Mar 2024 - 20 Mar 2024

Co-located with the Global Iron Ore and Steel Forecast event, the Mineral Sands Conference will provide the perfect opportunity for the region’s industry executives, project directors, analysts, fund manager, engineering firms, industry suppliers and many more to come together to reconnect and engage for two days of presentations, discussions, networking functions and private meetings.

Global Iron and Steel Forecast Conference

Perth  |  19 Mar 2024 - 20 Mar 2024

This event looks set to continue its role as the premier event for the global iron ore and steel industry.  In 2024, we will focus on the iron ore and steel market dynamics and outlook, industry growth and developments, sustainability and the future of green steel alongside the key issues facing the iron ore industry.

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.

Indigenous Business Networking

Karratha  |  20 Mar 2024  |  10.00am - 1.00pm

Coffee & Catch Up

Port Hedland  |  20 Mar 2024  |  10.00am - 11.30pm

Join the PHCCI and WEB team for Coffee & cath Up with the BHP Community Team. This is the perfect opportunity to meet the BHP team and find out what programs and Initiatives are happing in 2024. Find out directly about the big projects and the latest community updates. Bring along your questions for the Team

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.

Microsoft Excel Workshop

Port Hedland  |  27 Mar 2024  |  12.00 - 2.00pm

Create formulae and functions, charts, number formatting techniques and data consolidation

Touch of Gold Toastmasters Meeting

Kalgoorlie  |  27 Mar 2024  |  6.00- 9.00pm

The idea of Toastmasters is overcoming fear of public speaking or improving by having a go in a supportive environment. We use the Toastmasters Pathways education program to give you help in the direction you want to go. The 11 Pathways are curtailed to help with the thing you may want to improve on, such as networking, leadership, humour, or presentations. There’s something there for everybody and there’s other members always at hand to help you along too.

Meet your Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie  |  1 Apr 2024  |  1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

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.

Designated Area Migration Agreement

Newman  |  3 Apr 2024  |  5.30 - 7.00pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Designated Area Migration Agreement? Join us for an informative event at Mia Mia Hotel Restaurant. This in-person gathering will cover all you need to know about DAMA and how it can benefit you. Whether you’re a student, professional, or simply curious, this event is open to all. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with others interested in migration agreements. See you there!

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.

3rd Digital Mines

Pan Pacific Perth  |  17 Apr 2024 - 19 Apr 2024

Attendees will discover how digitalisation and automation are transforming mining operations, improving efficiency, enhancing safety, and reducing environmental impact.

Through keynote speeches, panel discussions, and case study presentations, participants will explore the latest innovations in AI-driven exploration, collaborative robotics in mineral processing, automated heavy machinery from pit to port, drone for mining surveillance, wearable devices, and more. There will be dedicated tracks covering surface mining, underground mining, mineral processing, tailings management, mine rehabilitation, and the role of renewable energy and battery storage.

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.

Men in Business Luncheon

Port Hedland  |  3 May 2024  |  12.00 - 2.00pm

Meet your Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie  |  6 May 2024  |  1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

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.

The Electric Mine Conference

Perth  |  21 May 2024 - 23 May 2024

The Electric Mine conference series was created because the industry is at one of the most significant crossroads in its history. One that requires new thinking, collaboration and an openness to technology adoption that has historically been missing. It is the essential platform for all companies involved in the mine electrification transition to showcase futureproofed solutions that will enable mining companies to achieve their interim and final emission targets to 2050.

Meet your Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie  |  3 Jun 2024  |  1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

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.

Perth Tradie Expo

Ascot Racecourse  |  14 Jun 2024 - 16 Jun 2024

Work! Drive! Play! Save! The Perth Tradie Expo has you covered from Tools, Machinery Commercial Vehicles, Trucks and Workwear, all ON SALE!!! If you are either an experienced Tradie or DIY pro, this is the Expo for you! Making it all possible is the overwhelming support from the local and national exhibitors who will be on-hand.

Meet your Local Content Advisor Jude Daley

Kalgoorlie  |  1 Jul 2024  |  1.00 - 3.00pm

Drop in to Goldfields Aboriginal Business Chamber to have a chat and find out more about

Effective People Management

Kalgoorlie  |  8 Jul 2024 - 9 Jul 2024  |  9.00am - 4.30pm

Learning how to manage people effectively is crucial in optimising your performance as a professional. This people management skills training course will give you the tools to manage staff efficiently and effectively and nurture your growth to become a better leader and manager in your field.

Having Difficult Conversations

Kalgoorlie  |  8 Jul 2024  |  9.00am - 4.30pm

Tough discussions with a direct report, peer, boss, supplier or customer can arise in a variety of situations. This course will show you how to prepare for these challenges and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome for everyone involved.

Effective Communication

Kalgoorlie  |  10 Jul 2024 - 11 Jul 2024  |  9.00am - 4.30pm

Learning how to communicate effectively in the workplace is crucial in optimising your performance. Good business communicators are highly valued by their organisations, however not everyone is a natural communicator. Fortunately, the keys to communicating effectively can be learned.

Diamonds in the Desert

Port Hedland  |  20 Jul 2024  |  5.30 - 11.30pm

PHCCI presents the 2024 Business Excellence Awards – Diamonds in the Desert.

GABC’s Member Only Luncheon

Kalgoorlie  |  8 Aug 2024  |  11.00am - 2.00pm

Have a delicious sit down lunch and listen to Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor! This is an exclusive event for GABC Members.

As a special bonus, every attendee will receive a signed copy of Scott Pape’s book as part of their ticket.

This unique event is an exceptional opportunity to fortify your connections within the GABC community and gain valuable financial insights. Secure your spot now for an enriching experience that combines professional networking with the expertise of a renowned financial figure. We look forward to hosting you at this exclusive luncheon.