We are proud to say our events make business happen. Our priority is providing thoughtful and important information to our members, as well as ensuring you make the connections you want.
New member mixer
Our new members will be invited to attend a morning tea with the Chamber team, where they get an opportunity to
- Network with other new members
- Introduce their business, and
- Learn more about membership benefits and our services.
BA5’s, BB8’s – Expos
Business After Five (BA5) – Breakfast Before Eight (BB8)
These events are generally hosted by a member and allows the opportunity for the host business to promote themselves, their services or products.
Events have been held in all sorts of locations from factories, offices, museums, workshops, warehouses – even on ships at Bluff Port. BA5, BB8 and Expo events are usually free for members to attend.
The Glass Elevator professional women’s networking group was created to encourage women in business to excel and support others towards success.
Events are held across breakfast, lunch, afternoon or evening sessions.
In 2019, we launched the inaugural Women Inspiring Women Conference not Conference. Held in November each year, this event is not to be missed!
The Chamber provides opportunities for members to attend Business Briefings for all the latest information including new legislation, economic, local and central Government updates.
Business Excellence Awards
The highlight on the calendar is the biennial Business Excellence Awards.
The Awards Dinner showcases the region’s business talent and capability. It also acts as a platform for paying tribute to local businesses helping to build our economy and community. As well as accolades for the winners the awards aim to highlight our outstanding local organisations and their achievements.
One of the other highlights is the biennial Export Southland Gala Dinner.
This dinner has become a prestigious and popular event. It features a variety of quality local export food, an evening of entertainment and presentations.
The occasion offers the exporting industry a chance to acknowledge exporters who best characterise the values of the exporting industry.
Members will be invited to a variety of other events throughout the year. This includes Golf Tournaments, Off the Clock Networking Happy Hour, Panel Discussions, and events hosted in partnership with COIN South, Great South, Invercargill Young Professionals (IYP) and other local businesses.
Pictures above. Fortrose Cliffs – Southland – Credit Great South
Westpac Southland 2019 Business Excellence Awards – Credit Market South
HSBC 2020 Export Southland Awards – Credit Dom Riddell Photography