Business Events


Monash Council supports and hosts a variety of events designed to provide training or networking opportunities. Training ranges from starting your own business to how to carry out a marketing campaign. Council’s networking events are fun, interactive and feature inspiring keynote speakers.

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The Monash City Council hosts a variety of business events for the benefit of the local business community.

These include Small Business Victoria Workshops for business education and advice, the Small Business Bus visits, Networking events, Business Awards, and specialist tours of relevant business or research/collaboration sites. 

We also partner with neighbouring Councils, the Eastern Innovation Business Centre (EIBC), the South East Melbourne Manufacturer’s Alliance (SEMMA) and the Monash Business Awards, promoting the business events that they host, which may be of relevance and interest to our own business community.


Business Events
Date Event
until October 2019

ASBAS Digital Solutions Program

A low-cost, high-quality digital advisory services to small businesses across Victoria

3-6 September 2019

Global Table – Victorian Government Food Trade event

If you’re an Australian food business looking for new markets, or part of the supply chain changing the way food is provided to consumers, make sure you’re part of the trade or innovation zones at Global Table.

You can meet committed international buyers and investors with a specific interest in quality food products made in Australia. You’ll also hear the latest market information and insights through a program of workshops and presentations tailored to exporters.

Register your interest in exhibiting in the Trade Zone and register for updates about ticket sales, speakers, programming and more.

4 September 2019  

Small Business Victoria Workshop series - Finance Fundamentals: How to keep the cash flowing

Learn to identify what’s driving your own cash flow and what you can do to keep cash pumping into the parts of your business that need it most.

Get on top of the fundamentals, including the difference between profit and cash, the role of marketing and how the working capital cycle can impact your business.

21 October 2019

Women’s Business Network - What Glass Ceiling? Lunch with World Vision CEO Claire Rogers

World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers is a social innovator. She has been a driving force behind change initiatives, helping organisations adapt to the tech-disrupted economy and aligning physical and digital execution to maximise opportunities. She is inspired by World Vision’s pursuit of a just and peaceful world, where every child can experience life in all its fullness.

Join us for this key business lunch, hear from Claire, and network with your peers. These events are open to attendees of all genders.

22 October 2019

Victorian Manufacturing Showcase 2019 – Victorian Government

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Showcase (VMS) is being held locally in Wantirna South on Tuesday 22 October. VMS2019 is being held in partnership with the Eastern region of Councils, including the City of Monash. VMS is the key annual event for manufacturers in Victoria and provides an opportunity to connect in with leaders in the sector and access key contacts at all levels of government.

These events sell out fast so don't miss out, get in early for your free tickets. There are also opportunities for event sponsorship or low cost exhibition spaces. If you would like to exhibit your business, or attend this event, please register above.

23 October 2019

ATO Workshop - Employer Essentials

Understand your tax and super obligations as an employer. FREE introductory workshop run by ATO staff.

More events and workshops

Eastern Innovation Business Centre - upcoming events

For further information please contact the Economic Development Unit on 9518 3577 or

First for Business e-newsletter

This email newsletter promotes business and networking activity. It features business events, training opportunities and local information relevant to the business community.

Latest issues 2019

Upskill your business in July: Monash Home Based Business Network event, Save the date for following events: Monash Business Awards: Gala Evening, Bucher Municipal Industry Site Tour and Women’s Business Network Lunch with World Vision CEO Claire Rogers.

Gain valuable skills for your business in June:  Launch Event for Exciting New Business Program – Online and Business Growth skills, Monash Business Awards Lunch: The Finance Guru, Monash Home Based Business Speed Networking and Help from Business Students

View previous editions: First for Business e-news


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Last updated: 07 August 2019