Business Events

Join the City in partnership with the Melville-Cockburn Chamber of Commerce, and attend the popular Business Forum and Breakfast Series events, all focused on small to medium businesses.

A business event will be held every quarter in 2017. 


The annual Your Business Our Future Business Forum is the highlight event in the second quarter.

A Business Breakfast Series has also been designed to provide small to medium businesses with practical skills, tips and tools that participants can take away and implement in their own business.


Upcoming events - 2017


Your Business Our Future Business Forum

**Register now**

2nd Quarter - Wednesday 30 May 2017

  • 4.00pm to 8.00pm
  • City of Melville Civic Centre Conference Room

To register your early interest email


Business Breakfast Series

3rd Quarter – Save the date! Thursday 27 July 2017

  • 7.30am to 9.00am
  • City of Melville Civic Centre Conference Room

4th Quarter – Save the date! Thursday 26 October 2017

  • 7.30am to 9.00am
  • City of Melville Civic Centre Conference Room

Previous 2017 events


1st Quarter – 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.

  • Use the four personality styles to assess your own leadership style
  • Understand the characteristics of excellent teams
  • Problem solving and solutions assessments
  • Seven steps to solve problems
  • Coach yourself, coach your team
  • Eight strategic questions managers must ask
  • Practical take home workbook

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