Central Highlands Development Corporation hosts a diverse range of exciting educational, innovation and investment attraction events throughout the region.

Held across the calendar year, these events build our community by:

  • providing networking opportunities for local business, community and industry
  • assisting in building innovation and capacity among all sectors
  • enhancing skills and knowledge
  • highlighting important information surrounding topical local issues, and
  • celebrating significant occasions

We offer a range of opportunities for all who wish to partner with our organisation’s projects and events. View our Partnership Prospectus for 2018/19  here.

The Annual Partnership Prospectus Acceptance Form is also available here.

Got a great idea for an event that would benefit our community? CHDC actively welcomes partnership on events and is happy to promote relevant business event opportunities to our local audience through a range of channels.  Contact us to discuss further.

Find out more about current and future events hosted by CHDC by clicking on the headings below.  You can find a full event calendar for the region on the Central Highlands Tourism webpage, or by clicking here.

Economic Futures Forum

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Shifts and developments across key industries over the past few years are rapidly changing the way that the Central Highlands does business. From now and into the future, our region must be prepared to tackle emerging disruptors in digital technology, export markets and changing population demographics in order to capitalise on the green shoots of opportunity.

The Economic Futures forum will touch on regional industry growth, industry and businesses growing together and building business readiness.  Presenters range from local businesses who have met the challenges, to government and industry bodies who are setting the course for the future.  Read more here.

2019 CHBEA Business Workshops

CHDC Welcomes you to our Business workshop series.

From March to June you can take advantage of or business education workshops.

The workshops, funded by the Local Buying Foundation, are:

• Xero to Hero Bookkeeping – For Beginners
• Xero to Hero Bookkeeping – For Advanced
• Storytelling on Social Media
• Communication Strategies & Customer Service
• MYOB Bookkeeping & Interactive Webinar
• Quickbooks Bookkeeping & Interactive Webinar

Export Ready: International Trade Program

Delivered in partnership with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), the Export Ready: International Trade Program for Central Queensland Agribusiness is an innovative program presented by leading international trade specialists and supported by CHDC. Read more.

Events + Workshops

CHDC regularly organise a range of shorter seminars, events, and workshops throughout the year. Read more.

Past Events

Been to one of our events recently?  Click here to find one of our past events.