Sydney Business Chamber conducts a range of forums to discuss, debate and influence policy and projects in NSW. 

To ensure we continue this important work during COVID - 19 restrictions our forums are being conducted online.

We have curated these forums to develop specific Series each addressing current critical issues:

  • Resilience and Building Back Better Series - exploring key issues from business and social resilience, to investment and the urban environment.
  • City Building Series - explore what it takes to build a great city from local and State infrastructure, finance and funding and economic transport and mobility, reform to public spaces and arts and culture
  • Corporate Affairs Series - designed for corporate affairs professionals to hear from industry and government leaders on policy, communication, media, stakeholder engagement
  • Business Transformation - explore issues including changes to how and where we work,  labour force dynamics, skills,  education and training
  • Innovation Series - drive change and productivity through innovation precincts, start ups, entrepreneurship and collaboration, and research and development
Our forums are members only please visit us here to find out about becoming a Member or contact us on +61 2 9350 8119.

We trust our series of Online Forums stimulate your mind and inspire action as we work together to reshape our City, your business and our lives. 

Upcoming Events


City Building Series

Briefing with The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW

Thursday 3 Dec 2020 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm


The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSW 

The year 2020 has been like no other from drought, fire and flood to the health and economic impact of the pandemic. The challenges and changes have tested the State, the City, and business.

From jobs, infrastructure, investment and industry development there is much to do to get our State back on track. Join us for the annual Premier’s briefing for Sydney First members where she will share with us the path ahead and what government settings, priorities and plans are in place to ensure NSW is the number one State.

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Corporate Affairs Series

Politics, policy and the pandemic – 2020 a year in review

Tuesday 8 Dec 2020 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm


Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

Wow what a year 2020 has been. The bushfires challenged communities and State- Federal Relations, the pandemic challenged our health system and our economy, election outcomes have been challenged as have levels of media ownership and influence and where is  the line personal – professional relationship.
As the finale in our Corporate Affairs Series please join us and our special guest, Jennifer Hewitt, National Affairs Columnist, Australian Financial Review for insights and reflections of the national and state political dynamic.  and how this has shaped the response to the health and economic impacts of the Covid pandemic and what this may hold for 2021.