• Networking - business after hours
  • Setting the corporate agenda
  • Educational events
  • Business @ Breakfast + Lunch
  • Advocacy
  • Australia's innovation destination

Helping businesses in Ryde connect

Events – register now!

Register now for the following events:

Business @ Breakfast on 7 November: Small Business Breakfast with guest speaker The Hon John Barilaro MP, Member for Monaro and NSW Minister for Small Business and Minster for Regional Tourism. Register now right here.

Business Improvement Seminar 11 November: This is a free breakfast/morning event for business owners. Only 40 places in total are available. Book now - and bring a friend or colleague.

Business After Hours on 3 November hosted by Achieve Australia. Register now here.

Business @ Lunch with The Mayor 20 November. Join Cr Bill Pickering and hear about his vision for Ryde as a business-focussed city. Register now – Local Chamber members can attend for RBF member prices.

2014 Combined Chambers Christmas Party 12 December. All our local Chambers will be heading to North Ryde RSL Community Club for an end of year celebration. Join us! One price for everyone.

Go to our Events Calendar for more events.


 Kickstart your business in 2014 with RBF!

Ryde Business Forum, Ryde’s biggest Chamber of Commerce, has plenty of big events planned for the next twelve months – more opportunities for you to make new contacts, update your skillset with our workshops and grow your business.

nswbcawards2014aRBF was awarded Winner of the Local Chamber of Commerce Award at the NSW Business Chamber’s 2012 North Eastern Sydney Business Awards, and was a finalist in the North Eastern Sydney Business Awards in 2013 and 2014. This is recognition that as a local Chamber of Commerce we have the interests of our members at heart and are constantly measuring our organisation with other leading Chambers to ensure we follow best practice.


NSW Business Chamber 2014 North Eastern Sydney Business Awards and Ryde Local Business Awards

RBF was chosen as a Finalist in the Chamber of Commerce category in the NSW Business Chamber 2014 North Eastern Sydney Business Awards.

RBF is delighted to be a support sponsor of the new 2014 Ryde Local Business Awards organised by Precedent Productions. We congratulate all winners, with a big callout to our member Hunt & Hunt Lawyers who won Ryde Business of the Year. See the full list of winners here.


Free resources to help you grow your business

All businesses in Ryde Local Government Area are also eligible to list their business in the new City of Ryde Business Directory for free – click here to find out more.

Businesses in Ryde can now take advantage of the Small Biz Connect service operating out of the Ryde Planning and Business Centre. Read more here.


Get connected in Australia’s innovation destination.

Welcome!Ryde is Australia’s innovation destination; home to switched-on, growing small businesses and some of the world’s best known brands in IT, pharmaceuticals and electronics. We’re NSW’s fastest-growing city, home to more than 13,000 businesses. So how do you connect?

Through Ryde Business Forum, our services and our events. We have educational, networking and keynote speaker events targetted at both small business and large corporates. You’ll find our events and other local business events from Chambers of Commerce and the NSW Business Chamber on our Events Calendar.

We hope you can join us at some or all of these events, and get to know your fellow members better – you never know when someone’s going to give a referral for you, and they ideally need to know you before they can recommend you. The more you mix with members, the more recommendations you make!


 New members who have joined recently

Welcome to new members who have joined us recently:   EFM Health Clubs Ryde, McKinnon Direct, Condon Associates, Macquarie University, Aran Anderson Photography, M M Brown Pty Ltd, MoveLink, Regus Management, Cr Craig Chung, Insight Solutions, The North Group, Stace and Co, ECT Connect, Alldry Carpet Cleaning, Intouch Marketing, Bayview Design Group, Mark 2 Creative, Smartline, Jaday Pty Ltd, Sydney Law Group, McIntosh Electrical, RDA Ryde, Rotary Club of Epping.

More information about new members can be found on our News page and of course in our Business Directory.


 Where we do business

Ryde Business Forum helps businesses grow in Ryde, Top Ryde, North Ryde, Macquarie Park, West Ryde, East Ryde, Eastwood, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Putney, Tennyson, Gladesville, Denistone, Boronia Park, and in surrounding suburbs including Henley, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Point, Woolwich, Carlingford, Epping, Ermington, Rydalmere, Newington, Silverwater, Sydney Olympic Park, Lane Cove, and further afield to Parramatta, Chatswood, North Sydney, Sydney CBD and the Hills District. Our criteria for membership is that you have a business in the Ryde region, live in the Ryde region or do significant business in the Ryde area.

Thanks to our Support Partners: