• Time: 8.15am to 5pm
  • Date: 21 April 2022
  • Location: Doubletree by Hilton, 116 Esplanade, Darwin City

The Belong in Business conference aims to bring together experienced industry experts, speakers and panel members from various sectors to give participants the opportunity to build their skills, expand their networks and grow their business.

Touching on the foundational aspects critical to running a successful business, the Conference will focus on sales, social media, media training, leadership, financial fitness, business success stories and much more!   Culminating in a thought-provoking panel discussion with our key speakers, the conference will leave attendees with a fire in their belly to succeed and take their business to the next level.

For more information visit the Belong Group website.

The Northern Territory Seafood Industry Awards will embrace the Territory’s tropical vibes and unique seafood scene in cocktail style.

Twelve different award categories are for grabs at this annual event which showcases the Territory’s seafood industry, its value to the economy and the passionate people committed to supplying premium seafood locally, nationally and internationally.

Categories include the Industry Ambassador Award, Primary Producer Award, Business Award, People Development Award, Environment Stewardship Award, Restaurant Award and the coveted Take-Away Fish and Chips Award. One category that will have you hooked is the Young Achiever Award which recognises an individual who has demonstrated a strong and positive impact, and has the potential to develop as a respected seafood industry leader.

Winners of these awards will be nominated as the Northern Territory entrant for the National Seafood Industry Awards, held on 11 February 2022.

For more details, go to the Northern Territory Seafood Council website.

The Northern Territory (NT) Training Awards are an official recognition of excellence and achievements in gaining the highest standards of knowledge and skills, in contributing to high standards of training, and for personal achievement in the vocational education and training sector. There are individual and organisational awards, 13 in total.

The awards offer finalists the chance to gain personal satisfaction and access opportunities in their industry, and provide the opportunity to be part of an elite group of ambassadors who represent the Territory’s best in vocational education and training.

Winners and runners-up of each category receive a share in cash prizes, and have the opportunity to represent the NT at the Australia Training Awards.

Find out more about the NT Training Awards.

October Business Month (OBM) provides Territory businesses access to a month long program of inspirational and educational events designed to inspire and grow Territory business.

Engaging with hundreds of Territorians each year, OBM continues to prove to be an integral part of the business community's calendar. The program provides Territory businesses with a high quality, content driven program focussed on delivering practical skills that meet the current critical needs of business and industry across all regions.

Held annually, the program includes keynote speakers, coupled with local Territory speakers, interactive workshops and content relevant to Territory business and industry.

Find out more on the OBM website.

It is anticipated the Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network will once again host the Aboriginal Economic Development Forum in 2022, dates are being developed and will be announced in due course.

For more information, email

The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities. The award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

Applications for the NT Rural Women’s Award 2022

  • Open on Thursday 26 August 2021
  • Close on Friday 28 January 2022

Please be aware the NT nomination deadline closes later than other states.

To read more about the awards and winners visit NT Rural Women's Award.

Live exporters and producers will head to Darwin for the 2022 LIVEXchange conference, a major event for Australia’s livestock export industry.

Held every two years, the conference is a joint venture between the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) and the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC).

This year the theme is ‘From here to there together: strengthening our foundations and creating connections’. Discussions will centre on the logistics of getting livestock from Australia around the world, the strength of our markets, and the values shared by everyone in the supply chain, from Australian producers to the families being fed with quality Australian meat overseas.

LIVEXchange 2022 will be hosted by the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters’ Association (NTLEA) at the Darwin Convention Centre on 9 and 10 November 2022, with a welcome reception, gala dinner and charity auction.

For more information, go to the LIVEXchange 22 website.

The purpose of field days is to:

  • demonstrate the latest department research
  • discuss the challenges impacting producers and growers
  • showcase technology and innovation, and
  • support knowledge sharing between government, industry and producers.

Extension encourages the uptake of research and technology on farms to improve outcomes for Northern Territory agricultural producers.

Field days reinforce the department’s support on the ground to deliver greater ‘on farm’ impact of research work.

The department invites interested pastoralists, growers, business owners, industry organisations and research bodies to attend agricultural field days.

Field day news

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AGES 2022 is scheduled for 5 to 6 April 2022, with the ice breaker planned for the evening of the 4 April 2022.

AGES is held every year in Alice Springs and is the Territory’s premier exploration focused event. AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry.

For the latest information on current and past AGES events, visit the Resourcing the Territory website.

A range of tourism industry events are held annually.

For the list of available events, go to the Tourism NT website.

These are also emailed out via regular Tourism NT Industry Updates. For more information, simply register online on the Tourism NT website.

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) is a national organisation that has been actively celebrating and promoting the standards and status of vocational training and skills excellence since 1981.

WSA not only showcases skills for the economic prosperity of Australia, it also equips young Australians with the skills to compete in the globalised economy of the future.

Through programs of competitions and international pathways, WorldSkills Australia inspires excellence in skills and instils confidence in young people to succeed. They achieve this goal through competitions held on a regional, national and international level. All three levels of competition run biennially.

Regional competitions lead into national competitions and national competition winners, if eligible, can become members of the Team Australia Skillaroos.

The next round of regional competitions will be held from September 2021 to November 2022.

Winners of the regional competitions will compete at the national competitions in August 2023.

Selected winners from the national competition will compete as Skillaroos in October 2024.

Find out more on the WorldSkills Australia website.

NT regional contact

Caitlin Temple
Events Coordinator
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Phone: 08 8999 7171

Last updated: 02 July 2021

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