Business Network Meetings

Our role as a business association is to encourage networking and a shared community between the businesses in our precinct. Regular communication takes place to all our members including dispensation of information from policies to promotions. 

Each month, the Parnell Business Association hosts a Business to Business Networking Event and extends an invitation to all our members via email. The event is organised and promoted by the Parnell Business Association while the host company covers the venue and catering costs.

This member benefit facilitates the ‘meet and greet’ within our business district. It provides an opportunity for the local business community to connect in a relaxed environment, whilst also learning more about a specific business or member benefit and more.

Currently, we conduct monthly ‘Business Showcases’ to facilitate networking amongst our members. Please read the below information about how you and your business can be a part of these events.

We are also currently assessing the demand for ‘special interest’ events such as Mini Seminars and Business Breakfasts and as such will review introducing these in due course. To provide feedback on this matter please email us [email protected]

If you are interested in hosting a B2B function on your premises please contact us: [email protected]


Hosting a Business Showcase on your premises provides an opportunity for local businesses to ‘showcase’ their business to other members, whilst also networking and making relevant business connections. You may be a new business in the area, have new premises or a product or service you would like to showcase. 

To host a Business Showcase the host business is required to:

  • Host the network event at their premises, which should be able to hold at least 30 people comfortably (standing).
  • Provide a speaker to present their business. A speech need not be more than 10 minutes, maximum.
  • Cater for drinks and canapés
  • We have found that an unusual incentive (attraction, prize or interesting speaker) enhances attendance.

General information:

  • The business association will send invitations out to members and will coordinate the RSVP list.
  • We give the host company the right to decline attendance of sensitive competitors.
  • Business Showcases are held mid-week and mid-month from 5:30pm – 7pm.

To register your interest in hosting a Business Showcase, please email our team at [email protected] or phone +64 (09) 379 0606