Networking & Events

Adelaide has a great, vibrant business community.

Many successful entrepreneurs have started their businesses alongside well-established ones, thanks to networking and mentoring experiences.

There are many business groups around Adelaide city where you can widen your network, gain valuable knowledge and support and attend their events.

In addition to local precinct groups, the following groups hold regular meetings and events. Please contact them directly for details. Membership may be required.

Behind Closed Doors is a leading national network of businesswomen supporting and encouraging each other to attain greater levels of success through opening doors to new opportunities and markets. Different levels of membership are offered, depending on your situation and events are generally held in Adelaide on a quarterly basis.

Business Chicks believe that great stuff happens when women come together to uplift and inspire each other. When we stop competing and start lending a hand. While based in Sydney, they do hold occasional events in Adelaide, and members can access online masterclasses as well as access their closed Facebook group which enables networking.

When you join Business SA you become an active member of the South Australian business community. Business SA offers new business contacts in a fun environment.

BNI Adelaide CBD & South offers its members a collaborative community that presents the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and, most importantly, business referrals. There are nine networking events every week.

BNI provides its members with a professional structure and an ongoing training system which enables members to network in a deliberate manner as well as constantly update their referral marketing skills. They have a chapter right here in Adelaide.

BPW offers fantastic opportunities for women working and living in Adelaide and the surrounding suburbs. Meeting the first Monday evening of every month, this progressive professional group of women who meet to discuss issues that affect women locally, nationally and internationally.

Chooks was formed to connect women across the generations; learn from one another and build a community where support not competition is the priority; celebrate successes (however small) and commit to each other to take the next step we need to for our idea to take off.

CEDA is a national, independent, member-based organisation providing thought leadership and policy perspectives on the economic and social issues affecting Australia. CEDA events engage high profile speakers on the policy challenges facing local, regional and national development.

A-political, non-sector specific and for purpose, Committee for Adelaide is a membership-based organisation made up of high quality and diverse businesses and community groups that are passionate about South Australia but want to see positive changes.

Meet up is a site hosting numerous types of groups and events. Among these is a group for Careers and business groups in Adelaide. Search results for a wide variety of events and meetings you can attend about an equally diverse range of business topics.

Metro Networking Incorporated has been running for over 15 years and holds weekly breakfasts on a Thursday morning. The prime aim of the MNI group is to assist members to grow their business through networking and identifying business leads. MNI members are involved in small businesses throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area and experience the power of networking with other professionals.

RiAus sets out to raise scientific awareness and the level of debate on critical issues around science and technology. RiAus strives to highlight the importance of science in everyday life through various events.

SACOME is a not for profit, non-government organisation which aims to promote the long term sustainability of the resources industry in South Australia. SACOME hosts a diverse corporate events calendar incorporating lunch and breakfast events, as well as a range of seminars & workshops.

SKAL is an international organisation, the Adelaide club number 225 was founded in 1962. We have a membership base of over 60 travel, tourism and hospitality managers from SA and meet monthly for networking and have a different guest speaker with informative topics.

If you are looking to grow your business, attract investment, manage succession, or explore an entry or exit strategy, then you’re ready to join 100’s of other companies who have made Leaders their partner of choice.

Leaders is focused on inspiring leading companies. It does this through the provision of knowledge, networks and capital.

Showcase SA is South Australia’s premier business-to-business connection and networking group for all South Australian owned and operated organisations. With a three-tiered membership structure offering businesses access to a platinum leadership series, industry series and masterclass professional development training and workshops on a year-round calendar.

The Leaders Institute of South Australia develops wiser leaders for our state, through unmatched, unconventional and unforgettable leadership development programs, events and networks designed to help shape and contribute to being a key catalyst for change and prosperity in South Australia.

RESA contributes to the development of the resources and related sectors’ capability and workforces. Aiming to improve business, social and economic outcomes for South Australia. Work with us to develop your workforce, gain industry insight, further your networks and share knowledge.

The Property Council runs a series of events ranging from lunches, forums, workshops and site visits to educational courses, national conferences and professional development courses.

The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies is a self-funding, joint research unit of the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Australia. The Centre holds various events throughout the year.

An initiative of the University of Adelaide, Research Tuesday are lectures held on Tuesdays, where university researchers discuss a wide range of topics. Register to receive email notification of events, as they book out quickly.

Formed in 1962, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) is the leading representative body for the urban development industry. Members include major public corporations, financial institutions, small companies, professional practices and private individuals directly involved in the production, financing and marketing of urban property developments.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, known as the Hawke Centre, is a community-focused centre devoted to generating ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies. Local and international communities are engaged through public learning activities including lectures, seminars, alliances and research projects.

Women in Innovation and Technology SA (WIT SA) is the preferred networking and professional development organisation for women in technology and related industries in South Australia. Members are provided with personal and professional networking opportunities, accessible and affordable knowledge and skills development and links to relevant external events and resources.

In addition to the organisations above, there are frequently business events being held in Adelaide. Check websites such as Eventbrite and MeetUp for details.

The Adelaide Economic Development Agency (AEDA) hosts business events such as the 2023 AEDA Business Summit, as well as other smaller corporate events during the year. Check out some of the key insights and data shared in these events below. 

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Adelaide boasts a variety of business networking groups catering to different industries and interests, including local precinct groups and specialized associations that hold regular meetings and events.

Membership may be required for some business groups in Adelaide, but there are also many events open to non-members. It's best to contact the groups directly for details.

Absolutely, Adelaide's business community is diverse, and many groups organize industry-specific networking events to cater to niche business sectors.

Networking events in Adelaide can range from weekly to monthly meetings, with larger conferences and workshops occurring less frequently.

Costs can vary; some events are free, while others may require a fee, especially if they are part of a membership package or a larger conference.

Adelaide offers outstanding facilities, new hotels, award-winning restaurants, and affordability, making it ideal for successful business events. Its well-designed infrastructure minimises travel time between venues, and with an international airport, smooth arrivals for global attendees. Beyond business, attendees can easily spend 2 - 3 days exploring the city and nearby regions, enhancing the overall appeal as a top-tier business event destination.