In this free seminar, the City of Sydney brings the experts from online marketing to you.

Hear from the founders of Manettas Seafood Market and Doodad+Fandango, about how they are successfully leveraging social and digital platforms to sell their products and services online and better engage with current and new customers.

A digital strategy is critical to the success of any small business. Whether you are in services or retail, having an online presence is vital to growing your business and reaching new customers. At this seminar you will also hear from Claire O'Connell, Community Boost Trainer, who will teach you tips and tricks for growing your business with Instagram and Jeff McBride, Client Solutions Manager, Facebook who will discuss what you can do now, next, later.

This week City of Sydney announced the next Visiting Entrepreneur Program, which will host international experts Robert Hsiung (MD Udacity China), Nina Xiang (Founder China Money Network) and Lon Wong (Founder ProximaX) in Sydney from 8 – 12 April 2019 for a series of free talks, workshops and networking events with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and China. 

Launch Event: The headline event, ‘CityTalks Sydney: Our future with AI and its rise in China’ is already at 75% capacity! Book your free tickets soon if you’d like to come.
Full Program: The full calendar of VEP events is listed on WhatsOn and in the PDF Calendar.

Pier One Sydney Harbour has thousands of guests come through our doors every month.

With the spirit of “Live Like A Sydneysider” in everything that we do, we would like to give our guests access to experiences that only the locals enjoy.

Skip the usual “tourist” attractions and experience what it is like to live in Walsh Bay. The new Pier One Key program is an exclusive benefits program for guests that unlocks special experiences at local businesses around Walsh Bay. Guests simply show their Pier One room key and receive a unique offer, benefit, or experience.

This is selected by the business and can be anything from an off-menu item, a customizable offer, an exclusive discount, etc. The creativity lies with the business!

Please reach out to Kim Mahaffy and Catherine Mclaughlin if you are interested in participating in this program.

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A reminder that applications for Vivid Light and Vivid Ideas 2018 are closing on 7th November.

See the links below for more information.

Vivid Light Expressions of Interest.

Vivid Ideas Expressions of Interest

Earlier this year, planning approval for the proposed Walsh Bay Arts Precinct $210 million redevelopment was found invalid in the Court of Appeals on the grounds that the state did not adequately consider the impact on nearby businesses of Walsh Bay during the construction phase. You can read more about the case here.

The decision came at a time where the Walsh Bay Precinct Association (PMA) began asking their own questions about not only the impact of the construction stage but also that of the operational phase, on residents and businesses in Walsh Bay and surrounding areas. Whilst the PMA were in favour of an improved Arts Precinct, of key concern were the potential affects of noise, traffic, and people management - all issues which the Precinct Association felt were not adequately addressed in the Stage 2 application which has now been reviewed by Create NSW and Infrastructure NSW. 

Yesterday, a new State Significant Development Application for the project went on exhibition. You can find all available information relating to this exhibition below.

Walk a 28km course around Sydney Harbour in support of Cancer Council NSW.

Sunday 29 October 2017 from 7.30am to 4.30pm

The Council of the City of Sydney was established in 1842. This major exhibition presents the civic and social histories, events, people and places of the inner city from 1842 to 2017. It demonstrates the impact of Council as the administrator of the city over 175 years.

The Commission, in conjunction with Transport for NSW's Future Transport, will be holding a series of three-hour workshops.

In these ‘What We Heard’ workshops you will hear from the Greater Sydney Commission about their work and the feedback they have been receiving from community members and other stakeholders.

You can RSVP to the events below.

The Langham, Sydney specialises in sophisticated, small to medium meetings and events with a focus on elegant room design, bespoke planning, gastronomical menus and intuitive service. The Drawing Room encapsulates all this and more. We are delighted to offer you three gorgeous tailored package options for you to enjoy this year.


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The business support grant program fosters strong and sustainable local economies by supporting proposals that stimulate business and economic activity.

It provides matched support for businesses, property owners and not-for-profit organisations to increase business offerings and programming at night. The program also aims to increase the quantity and quality of live music and performance venues and programming.

Business support info session
The info session will be held at Customs House on Wednesday 27 September at 5.30pm

registrations can be made online  
We encourage potential applicants to have a conversation with staff before applying.
More info:
The website and factsheets are now live
NOTE: the closing date is Monday 13 November.  

The Bathurst Winter Festival is an innovative newcomer on the NSW festival calendar. Run by Bathurst Regional Council the event aims to attract visitors from across the state to bolster local business by creating a carnival atmosphere embracing the town’s iconic buildings, cooler climate, food and wine.

Established in 2015 as part of Bathurst's bicentenary celebrations, the Festival runs from July 1-16 this year. The event has evolved over the last two years into one of the region's most popular attractions with some 20,000 visitors participating during major weekend activations.

Hylton Mowday is the Creative Director and Head Composer at We Love Jam Studios - a dynamic WBAC member and a successful Walsh Bay arts company. Here he shares some personal inspirations, what a ‘typical’ working day looks like and what’s new in 2017.

“I grew up in a very musical family. Music was around for as long as I can remember. I am extremely privileged to go to work everyday and not only make music, but get paid to do so. I’m inspired by all sorts of things; listening to people’s stories, going to concerts, checking out gigs its all part of the bucket from which you draw inspiration. The challenge is of course to convert inspiration into creation. Sometimes it happens successfully, sometimes sadly not!