February 2017

22nd Tenderwriting Essentials Ourimbah All Limited Nos.

March 2017

15th Introduction to Export Mingara All Limited Nos.

March 2017

17th Central Coast Logistics Network Forum TrendPac All

March 2017

22nd Private Label readiness Ourimbah Food and related

April 2017

7th Economic Breakfast Mingara All

May 2017

16th Virtual and Augmented Reality Newcastle All

June 2017

8th Innovation Summit Mingara All

June 2017

TryASkill day Ourimbah Campus All

June 2017

21st Tenderwriting Essentials Ourimbah All Limited numbers

July 2017

12th IP and Brand Protection Ourimbah Food and selective

July 2017

16th foodpro exhibition delegation visit ICC Sydney Food and Associated Industry

July 2017

20th Energy Forum Ourimbah Campus All

July 2017

21st Logistics Forum TBA All

August 2017

12th UON & TAFE Open Day Ourimbah All

August 2017

16th Market Diversification Ourimbah Food

August 2017

26th Central Coast Business Awards TBA All

September 2017

5th Government Funding Event TBA All

September 2017

19th - 21st World Chamber Congress Darling Harbour All

October 2017

27th Economic Breakfast TBA All

November 2017

29th EOY event CCIC TBA All

December 2017

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Please note that events and times are subject to change at any time.


Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) for Business Applications Events 16th May

About the event

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies have developed rapidly in the past few years. The latest technology is now practical, reliable and affordable. It offers new ways of remotely interacting with people, equipment and environments that is being used in applications from hospital and aged-care experiences, to training environments, through to virtual tours of sites.
This event has been developed with CSIRO and the University of Newcastle to present the latest VR and AR technologies through presentations and hands-on demonstrations of current and potential industry applications.The event will be a 3.5 hour program including presentations andhands-on demonstrations of the technology.



FTA Masterclass

China, Japan and Korea:

Turning Potential into Profits Lets stop talking and start doing

Following the recent FTA presentations on China, Japan, and Korea we are now running an interactive doing business in Asia€ masterclass. We are witnessing some outstanding results in Asia from the Hunter & Central Coast regions. This will be a chance for an interactive session to draw out the best of the best€. In reality it time to stop talking Asia and to start doing.

Date: Thursday 18th May

Location: HunterNet Office755 Hunter street Newcastle 2300

Time: 9.30am-1.30pm

Members: Free

Non-Members: $80

Click here to register



Central Coast Innovation Summit 8th June


There i€™s no denying that running a good business has become increasingly complex and uncertain. Globalisation, economic uncertainty, political volatility and the impact of major technological advancements on our region'€™s workforce are just some of the changes that can make a good business suddenly become unviable. Despite all this ambiguity, local companies are faced with significant new opportunities if they can skilfully navigate uncertainty and take advantage of what i€™s emerging in the world.



You are invited to an exclusive one-day workshop:
Tendering Essentials - Effective Ways to Win More Business

Ourimbah June 22nd

Due to the popularity of our last Tender writing workshop Central Coast Industry Connect, with support from the Federal Government Entrepreneurs' Programme, invite you to take part in this special learning event.

Working with peers and an expert facilitator you will learn new skills and techniques to improve your capability and effectiveness in writing business proposals and responding to tenders or RFPs. This interactive full-day workshop will help you make better decisions about which RFPs and tenders to respond to and how to go beyond the typical sales mentality of competing on price, to selling on value.
This event aims to help local small and medium businesses win more work by:
  • Improving your ability to write compelling business proposals and tender responses
  • Exploring why government and large organisations use RFPs and tenders
  • Understanding how tenders are evaluated and knowing why this matters
  • Driving customer thinking toward your solution
  • Maintaining profit margins by using various pricing strategies
  • Better managing stress through planning and better time allocation
  • Ensuring your bid reaches the shortlist by highlighting compliance with requirements
This workshop is designed to assist people who are either already experienced or relatively new to writing business proposals, RFP and tender submissions. On completion you will have a better understanding of how to write with greater impact, empathy, and a higher chance of winning.
Workshop attendees will be provided with a copy of Shipleys award winning Proposal Guide including best practice techniques built over the past 42 years, soft copy templates to assist you in implementing the learnings from the workshop and a subscription to the weekly Shipley-tips email service which provides reminders on the material covered in the workshop.

Event Details
June 21stCentral Coast (8:30 to 5:00)
RDA Boardroom, Business Incubator Building, UoN Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah

Click here to register

Please note places are limited to 15 attendees.
The cost of attendance is typically up to $1,000 per head, however this workshop is being provided free of charge through funding support from the Entrepreneurs Programme.




foodpro 2017 celebrates 50 years supporting Australia's food industry- 16th - 19th July

The iconic event for the food and beverage manufacturing industry returns to Sydney in July 2017 to showcase the latest technology and innovations in food processing,packaging, science and technology.

foodpro only comes around every three years. Don€™t miss this opportunity to improve your products and increase efficiencies. We plan to organise a delegation to attend the event. More information to come closer to the time.

Link to foodpro event