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

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.

CHAA Roadshow                                                  

In 2016, the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) & the Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC) established the Central Highlands Accelerate Agribusiness (CHAA) initiative to grow, promote and realise the value and opportunities for all businesses producing agricultural and food products, processing and providing other value-adding services in the Central Highlands.
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Economic Futures Forum                                     

On Monday 19 March CHDC’s 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. Ask questions, make connections and create opportunities at our Beer and Business networking session.
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Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards

On Saturday 28 October 2017, more than 200 representatives from across the Central Highlands gathered to celebrate the successes of local industry and showcase the best in business. Read More »


Australia’s best minds in innovation, technology and agriculture met in Emerald the biennial AgTeCH17. Read More »

Investing In Our Future Conference

The Central Highlands ‘Investing in our Future’ Conference series brought together speakers and stakeholders to discuss current and future initiatives; development and investment opportunities; and projects, products and services that will support the region’s continued growth. Read More »

Events + Workshops

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

Central Highlands Events Calendar

Full list of regional events »