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Hunter First membership is an exclusive invitation only group with the Hunter Business Chamber, which helps foster the level of engagement for organisations with a significant presence, interest or stake in the Hunter Region. The Hunter Business Chamber holds invite only events for this group of members.

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Upcoming Hunter First Events

Thursday 17 December 2020
HF CEO Connect , NBN Co

Recent Hunter First Events

Tuesday 8 December 2020
HF CEO Connect, University of Newcastle

Wednesday 14 October 2020
HF CEO Connect, The Port of Newcastle 

Wednesday 17 September 2020
HF CEO Connect, The City of Newcastle Building

Wednesday 21 August 2019
Newcastle Permanent Chair Jeff Eather, who will introduce Newcastle Permanent CEO Bernadette Inglis.

Thursday 4 July 2019
Southern Cross Austereo

Wednesday 10 April 2019
CEO Connect Glencore Mine Tour

Thursday 29 November 2018
CEO Forum with Hudson, Seek and Newcastle Permanent Building Society

Friday 16 November 2018
Exclusive behind the scenes look at the Newcastle Light Rail

Wednesday 7 November 2018
CEO Forum with Ampcontrol CEO Rod Henderson

Wednesday 25 July 2018
Exclusive Tour of the Westfield Kotara Development Site with  Project Manager Matt Fisk.

Wednesday 4 July 2018
Tour of the Res & CEO Forum wuth Jim Bentley,  Hunter Water

Wednesday 23 May 2018
CEO Forum with University of Newcastle’s Professor Caroline McMillen

Monday 30 April 2018
Port Waratah Coal Services Kooragang Coal Terminal tour and CEO Forum featuring Hennie Du Plooy

Tuesday 28 November 2017
Executive Assistant (EA) Christmas Party was held at Parry Street Garage, Newcaslte West

Wednesday 8 November 2017
Meet the CEO of ARTC

Tuesday 31 October 2017
Meet the US ChargĂ© d’Affaires James Carouso (Acting Ambassador)

Thursday 5 October 2017
Hunter First tour of RAAF Base Williamtown

Tuesday 1 August 2017
Hunter First event featuring NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer Mary O'Kane

Thursday 13 July 2017
Exclusive Tour of NeW Space

Thursday 30 March 2017
Roundtable with Craig Chittick OAM, Ambassador to Vietnam, and Paul Wilson, Australia’s Consul-General in Noumea
Friday 17 March 2017
Meet the Chamber’s new CEO and President, and tour HVCCC

Thursday 8 December 2016
Hunter First Christmas Party, held at Coal & Cedar, Newcastle

Tuesday 29 November 2016
Executive Assistant (EA) Christmas Party, held at the Blind Monk, Hamilton

Friday 7 October 2016
Hunter First members were invited to meet the new ownership of the Newcastle Jets, held at Hunter Stadium

Monday 4 July 2016
NSW Budget Briefing with the Treasurer, Gladys Berejiklian MP, held at Sparke Helmore
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Celebrating 130 Years special dinner, held at Parliament House in Sydney. The Hon Mike Baird MP, Member for Manly, Premier and Minister for Western Sydney, was the speaker of the evening, and the event was proudly sponsored by Pacific National.

Thursday 3 December 2015
Round Table Forum with U.S. Consul General Hugo Llorens, held at Scratchleys on the Wharf
Thursday 3 December 2015
Executive Assistant (EA) Christmas Party, held at the Basement on Market Street.
Monday 23 November 2015
Port Investment Tour and End of Year Celebration, hosted by Mr Geoff Crowe, CEO of the Port of Newcastle, held on Nova Cruises.
Thursday 5 November 2015
Informal Hunter First lunch with guest speaker Senator The Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Cabinet Secretary and Liberal Senator for New South Wales, co-hosted by Sparke Helmore.
Friday 23 October 2015
NSW EPA Briefing presented on by Mr Barry Buffier, Chair and CEO, NSW Environment Protection Authority, held at City Hall.
Thursday 2 July 2015
NSW Budget Briefing, featuring guest speaker The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, held at Sparke Helmore.
Tuesday 17 February 2015
Official Office Opening, with The Hon Mike Baird MP, Premier of New South Wales, held at the Hamilton TAFE Campus
Thursday 11 December 2014
Executive Assistant (EA) Christmas Party, held at the Depot on Beaumont Street.
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Hunter First Christmas Party, held at Longworth House.
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Hunter First Networking Lunch, with guest speaker Indian Consul General, Mr Sunjay Sudhir, held at the Newcastle Club.
Thursday 14 November 2014
Hunter First Networking Dinner, featuring guest speaker Martin Ferguson AM, Group Executive of Natural Resources, Seven Group Holdings, held at the Newcastle Club.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) site visit and tour of the Newcastle Gas Storage Facility Project at Tomago.
Friday 15 August 2014
Doing Business with the U.S. lunch, with special guests U.S. Congress Representatives and the U.S. Consul General, held at Longworth House
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