Business After 5 – Industry Shapes Education

University of Southern Queensland 11 Salisbury Road, Ipswich, QLD, Australia

The University of Southern Queensland is at the forefront of addressing the skills demands of the future. By listening to the needs of industry partners, UniSQ has developed agile short courses and study hubs to upskill or reskill the existing workforce and prepare the future workforce. Our classrooms are interactive spaces where students immerse themselves […]

AUD25 – AUD40

Attracting & Retaining Talent – Expo Networking Event

Ipswich Showgrounds Event Centre 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Join us for a networking event alongside the 2024 Ipswich Region Business, Careers & Jobs Expo. You will connect with local businesses and industry, education and training providers, employment services, business support services. This is a chance to expand your professional networks, discover new opportunities and learn more about 'attracting and retaining talent' from TAFE Queensland. Price: Chamber Members - […]

AUD30 – AUD50

Ipswich Region Business, Careers & Jobs Expo

Ipswich Showgrounds Event Centre 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Discover some of Ipswich's amazing local businesses or find a new job or the career you have been searching for! Featuring exhibits from over 70 local businesses from various industries, the Ipswich Region Business, Careers & Jobs Expo gives you the chance to explore different career paths and learn about industries you might not have considered before. Join […]


Business AFTER 5

First launched in 2008, Business After 5 is now a mainstay of the Ipswich Chamber’s many networking opportunities.

As the No. 1 Networking organisation in the Ipswich Region, our Business After 5 events provide our members with the opportunity to network with like-minded business people in an informal setting. These monthly events also give our members the regular opportunities to promote their business and form stronger relationships with their current customers, meet potential new customers and suppliers, and be part of a supportive network for members to create and maintain a dynamic business connections.

Featured Speakers

The Chamber offers a range of breakfast and luncheon events throughout the year featuring entertaining and informative guest speakers from the wider business community. Previous speakers include:

  • Ita Buttrose AO, OBE
  • Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
  • Duncan Armstrong AO
  • Tom Piotrowski – Commonwealth Securities
  • Paul de Gelder – Ex Navy Diver – Shark Attack Survivor
  • Ross Greenwood – Channel 9
  • Peter Irvine – Gloria Jean’s Coffees
  • Her Excellency Penelope Wensley AO
  • Governor of Queensland
  • Mayor Teresa Harding
  • Lucy Bloom – Award-winning Speaker & Author
  • Hon. Dianne Farmer MP – Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
  • Hon. David Crisafulli MP – Queenslander Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Tourism Minister
  • Senator Jane Hume – Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, Minister for Women’s Economic Security
  • Giaan Rooney – Former Olympic Swimmer
  • Robin Bailey – Brisbane Radio personality

The Chamber’s breakfast and luncheon speaking events are very popular and often sold out well before the RSVP date. All are welcome with Chamber members receiving the added benefit of a discounted ticket price.