Business Events

Join the City and the Melville-Cockburn Chamber of Commerce for a number of business events throughout the year.


In 2017 a business event will be held every quarter, providing small to medium businesses with the opportunity to access practical skills, tips and tools you can take away and implement in your business.

The annual and popular Your Business Our Future Business Forum is the highlight event, and was held on 31 May 2017 with a special focus on 'Small Business Essentials."

The Business Breakfast Series will continue in the the 2nd and 3rd quarter. See details below.

Business Breakfast Series

Maximising Your Social Media Marketing

Date: Thursday, 26 October 2017

7.00am Registration, Breakfast & Networking

7.35am Welcome & Open

7.45am Maximising Your Social Media Workshop

9.00am Close

Location: City of Melville Civic Centre Conference Room

Cost: Chamber of Commerce members $29/person and non-members $34/person

Click here to see the program and register online.

Social media is a level playing field.  It costs you nothing to get started so big and small businesses can get the same exposure.  If you are sitting on the sidelines, there is more to know than just creating a page and hoping it takes off. Find out how to 'join the conversation' and market without marketing in less time than you think, building relationships with your customers and brand loyalty for your business.

  • How the digital presence has changed the way we do business
  • Australian online user statistics to get you thinking about consumer habits
  • The digital marketing landscape today
  • An overview of the 8 most popular social media sites
  • A “take home” workbook for participants

A partnership event between the City or Melville, Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce and Business Foundations.


Previous 2017 Events

Your Business Our Future Business Forum - "Small Business Essentials" - Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The forum include presentations, an EXPO showcasing an array of business related services and a networking session to close the evening.

Key note speakers included:

  • Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA
  • Small Business Commissioner, Small Business Development Corporation

Management and leadership skills workshop - Thursday 30 March 2017

Today’s leaders and managers require emotional intelligence (EQ) as much as I.Q. to understand, learn and relate across all areas of their business. Streamlining operational processes and systems can transform enterprises through: ensuring safe workplaces, effectively managing budgets and finances, sustaining continuous improvement, refining recruitment, engaging performance management and planning that values human resources

Previous 2016 Events

Your Business Our Future Business Forum -  1 June 2016

My Future Melville Speaker Series

  • Melville District Activity Centre - 25 August 2016
  • Murdoch Activity Centre - 15 September 2016
  • Canning Bridge Activity Centre - 22 September 2016
  • Willagee Structure Plan - 13 October 2016
  • Melville City Centre and Riseley Centre - 20 October 2016