Canberra Business Chamber launch

Canfan 14 November 2014

Last night, a new organisation called Canberra Business Chamber launched at Hotel Realm at their Inaugural Gala Dinner. Canberra Business Chamber resulted from the coming together of Canberra Business Council and the ACT and Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The new organisation has launched with a bang, they released a new brand, a new board and a new focus on business in Canberra and the Capital Region. They released a video outlining the future of Canberra Business. The event was a sold out 500 person event, with a great line up of speakers including ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, Tony Henshaw, Chris Faulks and Dr Sam Prince.

This is the first time in the history of Canberra and the Capital Region we have one body representing all of Business.

Canberra Business Chamber has a mission to inspire, empower and represent business in Canberra and the Capital Region. They plan to deliver on this mission by focusing on their member’s needs – they represent over two thirds of businesses across Canberra.

They complete policy submissions to Government – and run taskforces on topics including: Economic and Regional Development, Innovation and Education, International Business, Small Business, Tourism, Sports and Arts, Planning and Infrastructure, Retail, Not for Profit, Sustainability and Singapore. They have been strong supporters of direct international flights, and Australia Forum.

They will deliver a range of services including a workplace relations Hotline, networking events, workshops and training. They also run a range of business focused programs including: TradeStart, ACT Digital Enterprise, Canberra BusinessPoint and the ACT Exporters’ Network. The CBR Innovation Network was advocated and initiated by the innovation, education and sustainability taskforce.
The Arboretum was an initiative from the Tourism, Sports and Arts taskforce working with the ACT Government, including lobbying the Federal Government.
They also host Trade Missions, including one to Singapore with the ACT Exporters’ Network, and the ACT Government, with successful outcomes. A delegation of 20 Canberra businesses cemented Canberra as a business destination in Singapore.

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