Check out our listing of September events to further your career, learn about an industry, network or just get inspired!
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Small Business September 09 Launch - Small Business Marketing Makeover, 1 September, Greater Union Cinemas, SYDNEY
Two of Sydney's most talented marketing agencies present marketing tips and suggestions on how to take a different look at your business and think creatively on a small budget.
Hunter Business Collaborations Forum, 1 September, Newcastle City Hall, NEWCASTLE, NSW
This forum is an opportunity to have business leaders share and interact with business owners, to challenge local authorities to create the infrastructure required for the future growth of the region, to solidify new business contacts, build valuable relationships and create partnerships.
Mining NSW, 1–2 September, The Orange Ex-Services Club, Orange, NSW
Mining NSW brings together mine operators, contractors, explorers and suppliers to network and discuss the latest developments in NSW’s growing mining industry.
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, 1–6 September, MELBOURNE
Celebrate Australian fashion with over 100 free and ticketed public events to herald the arrival of the spring/summer 09/10 fashion season, featuring all the hottest designers, labels, styles and retailers in and around Melbourne.
Australian Hedge Fund Forum 2009, 2 September, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, SYDNEY
A comprehensive review of the hedge fund industry in Australia, designed to provide institutional and retail investors with a detailed and insightful update on the major issues that are affecting the industry as well as educate them on the latest managers, investment strategies, risks management practices, portfolio construction and due diligence processes.
2nd International Urban Design Conference, 2–4 September, Conrad Jupiters Hotel, GOLD COAST, QLD
The conference will identify and address ways to implement best practice sustainable actions and showcase exemplary projects for leaders, designers and communities to understand the complex issues involved and how to meet individual urban design challenges.
Natural Health Conference and Expo, 2–4 September, AJC Convention Centre, Sydney
Australia’s foremost trade event for complementary healthcare professionals, naturopaths, business and clinic services, beauty therapists, pharmacists, health food retailers, magazines and publishers, industry associations and training providers.
Raising Capital and Accelerating Growth in a Declining Economy,
3 September, CSIRO, SYDNEY
The workshops will focus on how to prepare your company to raise capital and accelerate your growth.
2009 International Young ICT Professionals Conference,
3–4 September, Dockside Convention Centre, SYDNEY
A trade show to provide young professionals, recent graduates and university students with the techniques, skills and confidence to advance their career in information communications technology (ICT). Speakers include Fiona Balfour, former CIO of Qantas and Telstra, and Graeme Wood, founder of Wotif.
10th International CINet Conference, 6–8 September, Queensland University of Technology, BRISBANE
A conference to bring together researchers and industrialists working in the field of continuous innovation.
Import Export Show on the Road, 7 September, NSW Trade & Investment Centre, SYDNEY
A seminar program with accompanying mini-exhibition of up to 20 government and private sector exhibitors to showcase services and support available to assist importers and exporters with their international business engagement and development.
Hotel Australia, 7–10 September, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, SYDNEY
The definitive event for the restaurant, hotel and motel industry, featuring over 200 exhibitors with the latest food service and hospitality ideas, equipment, technology and services.
2009 MBA & Postgrad Expo, 8 September, Overseas Passenger Terminal, SYDNEY
Australia's only national exhibition dedicated to prospective students seeking postgraduate study programs.
7th Annual Green Building and Design Conference 2009 – Green Materials, 9–10 September, Melbourne Convention Centre, MELBOURNE
A cross-disciplinary forum to bring together researchers, owners, AECO and industry professionals and to showcase the latest developments, research, innovations and projects related to green building materials.
Marketing Higher Education Symposium, 9–10 September, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, SYDNEY
This two-day symposium will bring together senior-level education marketing professionals from Australia’s leading universities to present the latest strategies, methods, tools, techniques and technologies being used by the higher education sector to drive student recruitment, balance achievement and equity in higher education, export education to overseas students, and successfully market research.
15th annual SEAAOC: South East Asia Australia Offshore Conference, 9–11 September, Darwin Convention Centre, DARWIN
Northern Australia's largest and longest established petroleum conference provides you with a significant opportunity to discuss key gas and LNG developments with Australia’s and South East Asia’s leading resource professionals.
National Leadership and Learning in Nursing and Midwifery Conference, 10–11 September, Mercure Hotel Brisbane, BRISBANE
A conference to address how to engage the part-time workforce, changes to the federal healthcare landscape, empowering the voice of nursing and midwifery, and leading and learning with passion.
BIZ Edge - Young Entrepreneurs Day, 11 September, Sydney Mechanic School of Arts, SYDNEY
Spend the day hearing from highly successful entrepreneurs, networking with other young entrepreneurs and learning key skills that will give you the edge over your competition in the market today.
Small Footprint Initiative, 11–13 September, Pacific Palms, MID-NORTH COAST, NSW
Annual weekend event showcasing simple solutions for a sustainable and healthy lifestyle, including activities, information and practical demonstrations of responsible building design, construction, land use management, permaculture and complementary therapies.
Magazines Go Live, 11–13 September, Royal Hall of Industries, SYDNEY
A three-day festival of fashion, beauty, music and celebrity.
Floriade, 12 September – 11 October, Canberra Commonwealth Park, CANBERRA
Magnificent garden bed displays as well as entertainment, regional food and wine, workshops and educational demonstrations, with the theme Mind, Body and Soul.
Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, 12–13 September, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, BRISBANE
The premier national exhibition for the Australian franchising industry.
Perth Leadership Conference, 14 September, Burswood Entertainment Centre, PERTH
Strategies on how to lead in times of change, especially when things are tough, ways to manage self and others more effectively, and practical ideas to assist in your leadership journey.
Coal Tech 2009, 15–16 September, Brisbane Marriott Hotel, BRISBANE
This event brings together major coal producers, power generators, petroleum firms, engineers, and state and federal government representatives into an unrivalled networking and learning forum.
AELERT 6th Annual Conference, 15–17 September, HOBART, TASMANIA
Annual conference of the Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators Network (AELERT) to bring together environmental regulators from across Australia and overseas.
Flying Solo Live! 16 September, Australian Technology Park, SYDNEY
From marketing to money, websites to working smarter, get tips, tools, knowledge, contacts, networking opportunities and inspiration from expert panel sessions, special interest groups and exhibition stands with Australia’s top small business experts and solo/micro business owners.
Executive Assistant & Personal Assistant Interactive, 16–18 September, Intercontinental Melbourne, MELBOURNE
Master the essential technical, business and communication skills for your role, and network with successful EAs/PAs from Australia's top businesses, including Telstra, Caltex, Hilton, Myer and Tennis Australia.
Policy Officers’ Intensive 2009, 16–19 September, Cliftons Training Centre, PERTH
A comprehensive program consisting of three distinct modules covering key aspects of the policy development and implementation process.
Managing Through Turbulent Times Series 2 - Opportunity Upturn in an Economic Downturn, 18 September, North Ryde RSL, SYDNEY
Learn how to find new business opportunities within the current economic climate, reassess your customers, and increase productivity without losing staff or investing in new resources.
Adelaide Spring Home Expo, 18–20 September, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, ADELAIDE
Leading trade fair for everyone interested in design, renovation, garden design, home improvement and outdoor living.
Business Analyst World Canberra, 21–22 September, Hotel Realm, CANBERRA
Work Smarter. Plan Harder: Program to help empower BA leaders to increase project success.
JobsFest, 22 September, Adelaide Showground, ADELAIDE
A leading trade fair related to jobs, education and careers to give you the tools for job search success.
The National Public Sector Media Officers’ Intensive 2009,
22–23 September, Crowne Plaza, CANBERRA
This event will provide practical value through case studies from leading media managers drawing on their career experiences, together with interactive sessions facilitated by industry experts, which will delve into the more developmental aspects of the Media Officer role.
e-Security For Government 2009, 22–23 September, Novotel on Collins, MELBOURNE
Learn how to create a secure and trusted electronic environment to prevent cyber attacks on the public service.
Shared Services for Government 2009, 22–23 September, Sydney Harbour Marriott, SYDNEY
This conference will look specifically at strategies to reduce cost and gain efficiencies while enhancing change management and company buy- in. There will be a specific focus on getting the maximum ROI on your shared service initiative.
Mining & Energy New South Wales Exhibition, 22–24 September, Muswellbrook Showground, MUSWELLBROOK, NSW
International exhibition showcasing a large range of equipment and services for the mining, energy and engineering industries.
Melbourne Fringe Festival, 23 September – 11 October, MELBOURNE
The largest annual celebration of independent arts in Victoria.
Together! 2009, 24–27 September, Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, PERTH
The theme of this conference is ‘Cultural connections for quality care at the end of life’ and will provide an opportunity for palliative care workers to come together to address the issues and challenges involved in providing quality care at the end of life.
GO ACTIVE EXPO, 26–27 September, Rosehill Gardens Event Centre, Sydney
The largest event in Australia exhibiting the latest products and services related to physical and mental fitness, for the entire health care and fitness sector in Australia. The Expo will also exhibit eco-friendly products and services as part of the Eco Expo.
19th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems, 27–30 September, University of Adelaide, ADELAIDE
The theme of this year's conference is ‘Sustainable energy technologies and systems’. The conference will provide a forum for university and industry researchers and experts in power engineering to discuss and exchange knowledge and ideas, present research activities and describe future projects, especially in regards to sustainable energy technologies and systems.
Information Architecture, 29–30 September, Rydges World Square, SYDNEY
This one-day connected forum and post-forum workshop will explore how organisations can develop and optimise their information architecture for improved usability and to provide a platform for future growth of their online systems.
Human Factors in Contractor Safety Alignment Intensive 2009,
29–30 September, Harbours Edge, SYDNEY
This event offers practical ideas for achieving alignment and integration of safety processes conveyed through case studies from a variety of organisations and contractors.
Solar 09, the 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES), 29 September – 2 October, Jupiters Hotel, TOWNSVILLE, QLD
Gathering of professionals from all energy-related sectors, from Australia and overseas, to meet and exchange new ideas, and discuss the latest developments in the area of clean energy technologies.
Integrated Primary Health Care 2009, 30 September – 1 October, Novotel on Collins, MELBOURNE
This conference will look at how a primary health care strategy can achieve a patient-centric system that is accessible and beneficial for all, and examine existing successful models to understand how equitable community-based care can be established nationally.
Family Medicine Conference, 30 September – 4 October, Sea World Resort, GOLD COAST, QLD
Conference to update general medical practitioners on cutting edge principles of assessment and management of family medicine.
44th APS (Australian Psychological Society) Annual Conference,
30 September – 4 October, Darwin Convention Centre, DARWIN
Insight into the work of psychologists working in the ‘top end' of Australia, as well as the important role that psychology holds at the cutting edge of research and practice.