Business and pleasure Down Under — 3 top networking events

by Evan

From the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney Opera House and Uluru, Australia’s blessed with an embarrassment of natural and cultural riches. So whether you’re a born and raised Aussie or just visiting for a while, it’s a pleasant territory to travel around. But it’s also a great place for commerce and entrepreneurship, with lots of eclectic opportunities to make connections.

If you’re interested in business and pleasure Down Under, here are three top networking events.

Top 3 Net working and Social Events in Australia

  1. Electronic Music Conference, Sydney

Iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and boho neighbourhoods like The Rocks mean you don’t need an excuse to visit the state capital of New South Wales.

But if beats and basslines are your business, the Electronic Music Conference held in Sydney each November makes the city even more magnetic.

This year’s stellar line-up includes luminaries like Brit musicologist and DJ Gilles Peterson, MTV presenter and beauty Youtuber Flexmami and Leanne De Souza, executive director of the Association of Artist Managers.

So there’s plenty of opportunities to meet the movers and shakers of the Aussie EDM scene.

Top tip — A chic, comfy hotel will keep you refreshed between gigs and workshops, so check out this guide from accommodation experts Conde Nast Traveler.

  1. International Mining and Resources Conference, Melbourne

According to corporate magazine Campaign, the Melbourne Convention Bureau reported a 25 per cent increase in economic contribution from business events in 2017/18, compared to the previous year.

And if you’re into digging deep to deliver precious resources, the International Mining and Resources Conference is probably the pick of the bunch.

Held between 29th October and 1st November 2018, it features over 150 exhibitors from more than 90 nations and will be attended by over 5000 mining professionals — so the networking opportunities are endless.

Melbourne is the historical home of mining and Australia and still pioneers excellence in mining technology, so it’s an appropriate location for this year’s event.

Top tip — It’s a fab place for food and drink, as these culinary recommendations from culture vulture site Time Out confirm.

  1. Brisbane Writers Festival

Wordsmiths, editors and literary agents love the bustle of the annual Brisbane Writers Festival held in early September.

It’s internationally-renowned — so attendees this year enjoyed rubbing shoulders with top-flight figures like Scottish provocateur Irvine Welsh and US sci-fi sensation Veronica Roth.

But you can also attend practical workshops on everything from cyanotype printing and teaching historical fiction.

Top tip — if you’re traveling here from elsewhere in Australia, secure a stress-free start to your trip by leaving your car in a secure spot recommended by airport parking site

So there are three top networking events if you’re dedicated to business and pleasure Down Under — grab tickets if there’s space in your diary and you’ll meet dozens of dynamic new comrades and collaborators.

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