Tue 02 Jun
The annual October Business Month (OBM) is back again and Darwin is humming with over 160 exciting business-inspired events highlighting Darwin and the Northern Territory’s industries and innovations.
For over 20 years, October Business Month has been recognised as the Northern Territory’s premier business event. It’s one of the biggest events on Darwin’s business calendar, bringing in thousands of people from all over Darwin and the Northern Territory to Darwin city looking to network, share ideas and connect with others who are passionate about supporting and growing business in the Top End.
From world-class seminars, to innovation workshops, to professional development courses and even some business speed dating! This month-long event is sure to inspire.
This year’s OBM is packed with over 160 events focussing on innovation, leadership, motivation, inspiration, and social media marketing. With guest speakers from all over Australia sharing their stories and expertise, it’s a great opportunity to connect with people from across the country.
This year’s programme will also feature fascinating and inspiring talks from Darwin’s own business leaders and innovators. Hear all about their ideas and how they plan to grow Darwin’s business community.
With all the events being free or lowcost, the aim of OBM is to inspire business growth in the Northern Territory and support the wider business community.
Biz Month quick tips!
Check out all the events here!
This year’s OBM brings a talented group of keynote speakers from across Australia, sharing their unique stories and insights. Darwin will be hosting four special keynote events throughout the month.
What can you expect from this year’s speakers?
When Turia suffered from a tragic fire accident, she was determined not to let that stop her. As a two-time
Ironman, she’s always been one to embrace a challenge. Since her accident, Turia has become a bestselling
author and toured the country sharing her story.
“Turia Pitt’s story is perhaps the ultimate example of triumph over adversity”
- OBM website
In her talk ‘Unmask Your Potential’, Turia gives a candid insight into how she rebuilt her life and went on to achieve her greatest goals.
This year’s OBM has a range of inspiring and innovative talks. From a media CEO making waves in the industry, to learning how to be a smartphone pro, to discovering your own “personal brand”.
Here are a few of our picks…
Find out why so many business are now using Facebook’s family of apps to connect with their customers, and learn how you can use mobile to bring your marketing to the future.
Be sure not to miss one of Biz Month’s mostpopular events: ‘New Age Business Speed Dating!’
Polish up your networking skills in this fun and fastpaced networking event. It’s a unique chance to meet and talk with people from Darwin and across the Northern Territory.
This fills up fast, so make sure you book early!
Find out what’s in store for Darwin’s future at ‘The City Awakens The Future of Darwin’
In this special presentation by the City of Darwin, you’ll learn all about their plan for a digitally-focussed Darwin. Hear a panel of local speakers discuss what they see for Darwin’s future, from smart technology to environmental innovation.
Once again, Darwin Airport hotels are getting involved with this year’s OBM by playing host to another exciting Biz Month event.
This year, we’re excited to welcome the Australia Institute of Office Professionals, hosting their event at our Mercure Darwin Airport Resort conference centre on October 19. Presented by Darwin’s own business leader, Annette Gillanders, the event focuses on balancing and achieving your professional and personal goals in the modern world.
We’re excited to support OBM for its 23rd year and support the growth of the Northern Territory’s business community.
With comfortable and spacious rooms, a full range of amenities, and large, modern conference facilities , Darwin Airport hotels are a great base for you this October Business Month.
Both the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort and Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel are just a short distance from Darwin Airport and less than 15 minutes from the Darwin Innovation Hub, one of the main centres for OBM.
When you’re finished with the seminars and workshops, you can head back to Darwin Airport Hotels and share your business ideas over a drink at the bar. And when you want to take a break from the business networking, put your feet up and relax by our resortstyle pool.
Whether you’re coming to OBM wanting to grow your own business, develop your professional skills, or simply be inspired by the Top End’s growing business community, come back, relax and connect at Darwin Airport Hotels,
Don’t miss out, book in your accommodation now for OBM!
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