Business Networking Events


Since 2014, Council has been committed to bringing the business community together through a variety of Business Networking Events. These events are designed to inspire guests to network, build relationships and exchange ideas while enjoying a delicious hot meal.

We encourage local businesses to attend Council’s Business Networking Events to benefit from the education and support on offer, and to share ideas for improving the local economy.

Business Networking LuncheonBusiness Luncheon Speakers

Friday 27 October, 2023

How to Navigate Change
10.30am – 2.30pm
Footscray Community Arts
45 Moreland Street, Footscray

Nestled on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, the Footscray Community Arts will be the perfect backdrop to mingle and network with others, whilst you hear fascinating and inspiring stories from local esteemed business owners from within our wonderful community about how they’ve navigated change in their careers, business and personal lives.

Each panelist brings an insightful perspective about how they’ve started, changed and grown their business.

Our panel of speakers include:

Ticket Price:
$30 +GST
10 tickets for $250 +GST

Learn more and book your tickets online.

2023 Business Networking Breakfast

2023 Business Networking Breakfast

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On Friday 31st of March 2023, Maribyrnong City Council held another successful Business Networking Breakfast at the stunning White Night Receptions in Maidstone. 

It was fantastic to see the local business community come together for a morning of networking, idea sharing and inspiration with our special guest keynote speaker Amanda Stevens: The Consumer Futurist.

Amanda Stevens is an author, thought leader and highly sought after public speaker who has dedicated two decades to understanding WHY PEOPLE BUY and how organisations can grow through changing times by better understanding their customers and how to build customer advocacy.

This event was proudly sponsored by Waterman Business Centre



Business Breakfast 2023 Video



2021 Business Networking Breakfast

In April 2021, after getting out of our first series of Covid-19 lockdowns, the business community was able to come together for a memorable business breakfast hosted at 'The Line' in Footscray.  

Guest speaker Chris Helder filled the room with energy, and left us with some great takeaways about 'Useful Beliefs'.

Below is a video from the April 2021 Business Networking Breakfast.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities exist to support our Business Networking Breakfasts. To discuss sponsorship opportunities contact Council's Economic Development and Smart Cities team.