Remember you can be sure that when you attend an IWIB event you will be surrounded by women & men who mean business!

Our events bring business women together in a forum where they can leverage off one another's expertise and experience.


IWIB attracts an impressive line up of sponsors who contribute to the success of the IWIB Business Networking Lunch event and other IWIB events. In return sponsors enjoy a range of benefits! For more details on Sponsoring an IWIB Business Networking Lunch Event or IWIB Coffee Club or other events – email

Upcoming Events

IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day - 5 September 2014

Guest Speaker: Yolanda Vega - Peter Irvine - Isha Knill - Dr Rie Natalenko
When: Friday 05/09/2014 - 10:30am to 2:30pm
Where: The Chifley Hotel
60 - 62 Harbour Street, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: $65
Non-Subscribers Cost: $80
IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day - 5 September 2014

IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day 2014 - a day of cinnecting with other Business people - 4 informative Speakers - Exciting Trade / Display tables - Excellent opportunities!  Networking at it's BEST!

Speakers: -   Yolanda Vega - Peter Irvine - Isha Knill - Dr Rie Natalenko

Trade / Expo Tables available to IWIB Subscribers/Members AND Non-Subscribers/Non Members of IWIB

Supporting Mind Blank

ANZ Bank  Gold Sponsors

GJ Gardner Homes Illawarra   Skin Correctives  Silver Sponsors

Diamond Offices    Chifley Hotel  Bronze Sponsors

Relativity  Production Sponsors  WINTV    Illawarra Mercury    i98  Media Sponsors

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Book an Expo / Trade Table at the IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day!

Guest Speaker: Bookings for EXPO / TRADE TABLES at this event!
When: Friday 05/09/2014 - 10:30am
Where: Chifley Hotel
Harbour Street, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: $55
Non-Subscribers Cost: $121
Book an Expo / Trade Table at the IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day! Book an Expo / Trade Table at the IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day!

At our IWIB Business Networking Lunch events there is no charge for our subscribers to set up a trade/display table.

However as the IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day is raising funds for the Mind Blank – we are charging a moderate fee for Expo Trade/Display tables at this event.

The Expo Trade/Display table includes a tressle sized table – approx 1.8mtrs in length 
It will be necessary for you to bring a covering for your table (table cloth etc) & Your signage (e.g one floor banner to be placed in front or on top of your table)
Prize for the best “dressed” Trade/Expo Table! Trade/Expo Tables will be judged by Illawarra interior design stylist Penny Magro from Style by Penelope!
The tables will need to be set up and ready to display from 10:30am (when the event opens)…..and ready to dismantle and pack up by 2:15pm.  The Conference part of our day starts at 11:30am – giving you an hour before to display your goods and talk with attendees browsing your table before we move into the conference room for our first speaker….an excellent networking opportunity at your own Trade/Expo Table! 
We will break after the second speaker at about 12:45pm for an opportunity to further browse the trade tables before our 3rd speaker commences.
Booking an Expo Table is also a great opportunity to expose your business with your floor banner being on display next to your table!
The Expo tables at the 2013 IWIB Conference Day created a real buzz at the event! 
If you require Power for your Expo table – please type POWER in the dietry requirements box!
Book your Trade/Expo table by COB Wednesday 27th August.  First in/best dressed i.e location of tables will be placed in order of bookings.
PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you book online to attend the IWIB Long Lunch & Expo Day - CLICK HERE to book to attend this event!
If you need any further information please email:

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IWIB Coffee Club - 26 September 2014 @ City Diggers

Guest Speaker: No formalities - just networking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere!
When: Friday 26/09/2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Where: City Diggers
Cnr Church & Burelli Streets, Wollongong
Subscribers Cost: Free
Non-Subscribers Cost: Free
IWIB Coffee Club - 26 September 2014 @ City Diggers IWIB Coffee Club - 26 September 2014 @ City Diggers

  IWIB Coffee Club is a fabulous networking opportunity - a chance to meet new contacts or to catch up with familiar faces and build on your business relationships.

It is networking in a relaxed and informal environment - no formalities - just networking over a coffee!  

This IWIB Coffee Club is proudly sponsored by City Diggers  

IWIB Coffee Club is open to  subscribers/members and non members of IWIB.

No prepayment is required when booking however we do need you to register online for catering purposes. 

It is a condition when attending IWIB Coffee Club that you must purchase a Coffee, Tea or other Beveridge.  We look forward to seeing you at City Diggers - upstairs in the New "Jordan Room" for the NEXT IWIB Coffee Club

Event Enquiries: 

Don't forget to bring a good supply of  business cards! 

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Full Calender

  • 17/10/2014 IWIB Business Networking Lunch 17 October 2014 @ Bella Portofino 12noon
  • 07/11/2014 IWIB Coffee Club - 7 November 2014 @ TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute 10:00am to 11:00am
  • 28/11/2014 IWIB Business Networking Lunch 28 November 2014 @ The Lagoon 12noon
  • 11/12/2014 IWIB Coffee Club - 11 December 2014 at City Beach Function Centre 10:00am - 11:00am
  • 06/02/2015 6/2/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event - guest speaker Turia Pitt @ Bella Portofino 12noon
  • 27/02/2015 27/2/15 - IWIB Coffee Club 10.00am
  • 20/03/2015 20/3/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event @ City Beach Function Centre 12 noon
  • 10/04/2015 10/4/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 01/05/2015 1/5/2015 IWIB Awards Day 2015 @ Bella Portofino
  • 22/05/2015 22/5/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 12/06/2015 12/6/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch 12 noon
  • 03/07/2015 3/7/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 24/07/2015 24/7/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 14/08/2015 14/8/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 04/09/2015 4/9/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch 12 noon
  • 25/09/2015 25/9/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 16/10/2015 16/10/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 06/11/2015 6/11/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am
  • 27/11/2015 27/11/2015 IWIB Business @ Lunch Event 12 noon
  • 11/12/2015 11/12/2015 IWIB Coffee Club 10 am

Lunch Information

Illawarra Women in Business meet for lunch on a Friday, every 6 weeks. The informal lunches are a great opportunity to meet and interact with other like-minded business women and listen to an impressive line up of speakers, with the opportunity for subscribers to promote their products and services - all over an enjoyable and relaxed lunch.

Meeting start time

Please note our IWIB Business Networking Lunch event arrival time is 12noon. We need everyone to arrive at 12noon in order to hand out name badges and receipts. ALSO arriving at 12noon not only gives you more time for open networking - it also allows us to start the event on time and to help you get back to work on time after the event.

No Advertising or promotional materials on tables at meetings thanks

One of the benefits of being a subsciber of IWIB is to be able to place your business cards, brochures, flyers, advertising and promotional products (pens etc) in the "Mercury bag" left on the chairs at IWIB events. NO advertising materials or promotional products are to be left on the tables at IWIB events - they must be placed in the MERCURY BAGS before the start of the event. Please arrive early in order to do this.

Open Networking from 12 noon to 12.30

When you arrive at the IWIB Business Networking Lunch event - after you collect your name badge - if you are a subscriber you can go into the event room and set up your display banner and put any promotional items etc inside the Mercury Bags on each chair in the event room.

Once you have done that - we ask you to leave the  room and make your way to the open networking area to join the OPEN NETWORKING. This is the part of the event where you should be introducing yourself to people you dont know and would like to get to know better! It is a great idea at this time to make arrangements to sit with one of your new acquaintences at the table for the duration of the event!!

Payment Methods


Pay Using VISA or Mastercard! Payment is secured using Paypal's payment system. You DO NOT need a Paypal account to use this method of payment. Instructions for payment by Credit Card/PayPal appear at the end of registration for each event.


Banking Details: IMB
Account Name: Illawarra Women in Business
BSB: 641 800 ACC: 200551344
REFERENCE: Your SURNAME or BUSINESS NAME as on event registration

OVER THE COUNTER AT ANY IMB BRANCH: Please advise the teller of your SURNAME as it will need to appear on our bank records.
CHEQUE: Please make cheques payable to: Illawarra Women in Business and post to IWIB PO Box 216 WOONONA 2517

If you wish to cancel once you have registered to attend an event you will need to notify COB 3 working days before the event (as we need to notify the venue of numbers attending by that day).