Business News You Can Use March 2019
  • Thursday 14 March 2019

Welcome to Business News you can use
This month we share the exciting news of the Sunshine Coast being named in the Top7 Intelligent Communities of the World. Thank you to everyone, the leadership shown across our entire community in pursuing world class initiatives and enabling us to highlight those achievements is the reason why we have reached this tremendous result. We look forward to sharing more positive news in June when the Intelligent Community of the world is selected from the Top7. For more details please read Top7 Media Release. 

The good news continues with the International Submarine Cable Landing Station construction starting in Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast set to host the first National Clean Technology Conference and Exhibition in May 2019. It's a great start to 2019, we hope you enjoy this edition of Business News you can use. To find out more watch this month's video 


National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition Registrations Open
The Sunshine Coast is set to host the National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition.More than 70 keynote and industry speakers, 50 exhibitors and 250 delegates from across Australia will descend on the Sunshine Coast next May for the National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition. Don't miss out on your opportunity to be involved. Tickets available now. 

Looking for your next team building location?
The Sunshine Coast now boasts Australia’s highest adventure course with the TreeTop Challenge Adventure Park officially unveiled at the Big Pineapple. The park features 100 challenges, set across eight acres, with sections over 25 metres high - it is both the highest and most thrilling adventure park in Australia. So if you're looking for your next team building location or just ready for some outdoor fun, take a look whats on offer - TreeTop Challenge Sunshine Coast. For bookings visit

NRL Corporate Hospitality Packages - 13 April
VIP Hospitality opportunities for businesses are available at the South Sydney Rabbitohs v NZ Warriors NRL game at the Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday, 13 April.  This exclusive ticket includes a three hour food and beverage package, entertainment including a Q & A with Rabbitohs legend Roy Asotasi, along with a premium reserved ticket seating, a shuttle bus to the stadium from venue 114. Pricing is $355pp plus GST. To book this exclusive opportunity please contact South Sydney Rabbitohs on (02) 8306 9997 or email

Demystifying Business Management Systems Workshop 
To win large-scale projects you need to demonstrate how you will competently manage your part of the supply chain. Formal Business Management Systems are a great way to demonstrate that your business presents a limited risk to the larger buyer through formal documentation of your business’ processes and procedures. Find out more at the upcoming Demystifying Business Management Systems Workshop. Register today

Ever wondered what barcodes can do for your business?
The Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) and GS1 Australia are hosting a training session that will help you understand the barcode basics. The session introduces the key concepts of Identify, Capture and Share.  It assumes no prior knowledge of this topic and quickly builds from basic knowledge to a more sophisticated application of the GS1 standards. Please note this event is not food industry specific and is applicable to other businesses that use barcodes. This ticketed event is on April 2, 2019 and is set to sell out fast. Register your interest here. 

Upcoming Business Events




15 March

Powering Business to the World

Maroochy, RSL

20 March

Health Accelerator Demo Day

Innovation Centre

2 – 3 April



3 April

Demystifying Business Management Systems Workshop

Venue 114

5 April

Mayor’s Telstra Innovation Awards
Entries Close

Sunshine Coast

5 April

The Executive Education Series


12 April

Doing Business with Council Workshop

Maroochydore Library

1 May

One Day Business Management Systems Workshop

Venue 114

29 May

National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition