Brisbane, Australia – April 8,2024

The Queensland AI Hub has teamed up with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to advance the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across regional Queensland. The partnership will empower small businesses across the state by delivering a suite of AI education events in regional locations during Small Business Month in May.

With a shared vision to harness the transformative potential of AI, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and Queensland AI Hub Regional Chapters have curated the events to educate, inspire, and equip small business leaders with the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in the digital age.

CEO of Queensland AI Hub, Ms. Toni Peggrem, expressed her enthusiasm about the partnership, stating:

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to drive AI adoption across our Regional Chapters in Queensland. This partnership underscores our commitment to upskilling all Queenslanders with AI education and empowering businesses across all industry sectors to leverage this transformative technology for growth and innovation.”

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals will have the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge AI applications, including data analytics, machine learning, and automation, during the events hosted by Queensland AI Hub Chapter Directors throughout the month of May.

Queensland AI Hub Chapter Directors play a key role in the Queensland AI Hub’s strategy, ensuring that there is a diverse array of educational events and opportunities provided across the state. These events  will cover a wide spectrum of AI-related topics tailored to meet the needs and interests of small business owners and entrepreneurs within that specific region.

Find Your Closest Event:

Location: Bundaberg
Topic: Unlocking AI for Small Businesses
Date: May 16 @ 9AM

Location: Mackay
Topic: Tech and AI Innovation Networking Event
Date: May 16 @ 3PM

Location: Townsville
Topic: Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
Date: May 16 @ 5PM

Location: Toowoomba
Topic: Tech and AI Innovation Networking Event
Date: May 22 @ 4:30PM

Location: Cairns
Topic: Gen AI and the Future Workforce
Date: May 23 @ 4:30PM

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For information, resources and more events celebrating Queensland Small Business Month, visit



About Queensland AI Hub:

The Queensland Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hub is a $5 million investment under the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative. The AI Hub supports Queensland’s innovation sector, businesses and startups through education, programs and bringing world-leaders in AI to Queensland as experts-in-residence.

The AI Hub is managed by the AI Consortium and located at the Queensland Government’s innovation and investment hub known as The Precinct in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

For more information about Queensland AI Hub and its transformative initiatives, visit