Check out our listing of August events to further your career, learn about an industry, network or just get inspired!
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Sydney Design 09, 1–16 August, Powerhouse Museum, SYDNEY
Find out what design means to you through a 16-day program encompassing exhibitions and events at the Powerhouse Museum and satellite venues all over Sydney.
Energise Enterprise Festival, 1–31 August, VICTORIA
An annual festival of events targeted at small business people, held throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. Events included in the festival aim to provide small business people with a greater awareness of the programs and services offered by both the public and private sector.
Australia Pacific Aviation Outlook Summit, 3–6 August, Four Seasons, SYDNEY
Learn about consolidation, liberalisation and competition in the aviation industry – strategies, partnerships and solutions needed for survival and profitability in turbulent economic times.
Bulkex, 4–6 August, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, BRISBANE
The largest exhibition of its kind in the Asia Pacific region for products, latest technologies and services for the who's who in bulk materials handling.
Careers & Employment Expo, 7–8 August, Darwin Exhibition Centre, DARWIN
An opportunity for students, graduates, skilled and mature age workers, and those looking for a change, to meet leading organisations, government bodies, educational and training providers.
Aviation Careers Expo, 8 August, Aviation Australia Technical Centre, BRISBANE
Australia’s largest and only aviation dedicated expo targeted towards careers, training and employment for the aviation industry.
Social Media Masterclass Workshop, 8 August, The Being Centre, SYDNEY
An all-day seminar to learn about social media marketing and how to use it to transform your business.
Sun-Herald City2Surf, 9 August, SYDNEY
Whether you walk, jog or run, start training and get excited about participating in this iconic 14-km race from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach. Be one of more than 70,000 people to take part in Australia's biggest fun run.
13th Australasian Medical & Legal Conference, 9–16 August, Stables Resort, PERISHER BLUE, NSW
An interesting and challenging array of presentations on medico-legal issues.
Restaurant 09 Sydney, 10–11 August, Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion, SYDNEY
An expo involving Australia's leading independent restaurants, restaurant chains, hotel groups and caterers – everything restaurateurs and their teams need to make their restaurants more successful. Free for anyone currently working in the industry.
Power & Electricity World NSW, 10–13 August, Sydney Harbour Marriot Hotel, SYDNEY
NSW’s top energy CEOs, regulators and professionals debate, network and map out the future direction for the NSW energy sector.
Retail Expo, 11–13 August, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), MELBOURNE
All the products and services you need to create an efficient, profitable, customer-centric store – technology, shopfitting, security, signage, business services and green design.
International Youth Day, 12 August, GLOBAL
This year’s theme is Sustainability: Our challenge. Our future. Get involved in the World Programme of Action for Youth, forums, public discussions, information campaigns and barter fairs.
Data Centre Strategics & Green Technology, 14 August, Hilton Sydney, SYDNEY
Knowledge and networking opportunities for professionals who design, build, manage and operate data centres.
Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, 14–16 August, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), MELBOURNE
Seminars and opportunities to meet franchisors, business owners and franchisees.
National Science Week, 15–23 August, NATIONWIDE
Scientific displays, theatrical events, debates and science shows for children, amateurs and professionals.
Health in Transition: Researching for the Future, 16–20 August, Adelaide Convention Centre, ADELAIDE
International nursing and community health care conference to facilitate the sharing of community health research and practice experiences, and to focus on the health of individuals, their families and communities in transition.
10th International Congress of Ecology, 16–21 August, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, BRISBANE
Ecology in a Changing Climate: Two Hemispheres – One Globe. Ecologists from around the world explore how global climate change has impacted, and will further impact, ecosystems and their vital services to human communities.
Hobart Leadership Conference, 17 August, Hobart Function & Conference Centre, HOBART
A conference to focus on strategies to lead in times of change and chaos, manage yourself and others more effectively, and regain your passion for what you do.
Careers Exposed, 18 August, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, ADELAIDE
Annual one-day event featuring hundreds of employers, faculty and staff, placement agencies and management consultants.
Online Retailer Exhibition & Conference, 18–19 August, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, SYDNEY
The only event in Australasia devoted exclusively to the business of internet retailing and e-commerce.
Australasian Gaming Expo, 16–18 August, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, SYDNEY
The region's largest gaming equipment trade exhibition.
Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival, 17–22 August, Martin Place, SYDNEY
A week of fashion events for everyone to enjoy, showcasing Australia’s leading designer brands and retailers.
Business Case Essentials Seminar & Workshop, 20 August, Executive Centre, SYDNEY
A hands-on workshop with real business case examples to teach the benefits rationale, cost model and financial analysis at the heart of a professional quality business case.
Business Week 09, 20–21 August, Melbourne Convention Centre, MELBOURNE
Targeted at small and medium enterprises, BusinessWeek 09 is a source for the latest in business innovations, solutions, opportunities, ideas, trends and development strategies, providing information and advice from industry and government leaders. Strategies for dealing with the financial crisis, with a focus on marketing and sales, will be a special feature.
Australian Business & IT Expo, 21-22 August, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, MELBOURNE
The single largest gathering of business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and other users of information and communication technology actively seeking products, services and education to further business growth.
Tastes of the Gold Coast, 21 August – 6 September, GOLD COAST
The city’s chefs and food producers will host diverse events including wine tastings, celebrity chef cooking classes, lavish banquets, outdoor celebrations and much more.
Security Expo, 24–26 August, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, SYDNEY
Australia's premier security event offering a comprehensive, streamlined program providing insight into the latest experiences and innovations in the security industry.
5th Australia–New Zealand Climate Change & Business Conference, 24–26 August, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, MELBOURNE
The leading climate change conference in the region – learn about prospering in the low carbon economy, financing the transition to reduced emissions and impacts of the global financial crisis on climate change policy and markets.
Wholistic Business Network, 25 August, Neon Pictures, SYDNEY
Presentations on 'The media revolution - why Packer, Stokes and Murdoch are dead and what it means for you' and 'The power of social entrepreneurship'.
SkillsDMC Conference, 26 August, Four Seasons Hotel, SYDNEY
Resources and Infrastructure Industry Skills Council conference for the coal mining, metalliferous mining, quarrying, drilling and civil infrastructure industries.
HR Shared Services 2009, 26–27 August, The Sebel Surry Hills, SYDNEY
Conference focusing on exploring the role of HR in the current economic and IR environment, driving operational efficiency, engaging business and managing change across shared services.
Landscape Australia Expo Melbourne, 26–28 August, Melbourne Showgrounds, MELBOURNE
A trade-only event aimed at professionals involved in the design, specification, construction and maintenance of public, commercial and residential landscapes.
Business Week Expo Melbourne, 26–31 August, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), MELBOURNE
Business Week Expo will see over 100 national and international exhibitors showcase their products and services, provide insight into new business practices and inform the business community on current opportunities and trends.
Taste of Melbourne, 27–30 August, Royal Exhibition Building, MELBOURNE
Rub shoulders with award winning chefs and like-minded foodies as you explore the best food and drink that Melbourne has to offer. Visit the Taste Wine Theatre, learn gourmet tips, meet renowned chefs and sample some of the best produce in Australia.
ABC Gardening Expo Sydney, 28–30 August, Sydney Showground, SYDNEY
Information, entertainment and education on the latest garden and outdoor products and plants, including displays and demonstrations by Gardening Australia presenters.
The Flair Awards, 29 August, Taree-Wingham Race Club, TAREE, NSW
An annual fashion award event held in Taree on the mid north coast of NSW, which recognises the work achieved by talented designers throughout Australia.
Australasian Media & Broadcasting Congress, 31 August – 3 September, Swissotel, SYDNEY
Participants from the media sector come together to review fundamental trends and develop strategies and partnerships, and provide you with the latest analysis and forecasts regarding industry growth and profitability. Speakers include top executives from Endemol (USA), ninemsn, ABC and YouTube.