The Indigenous economy is one of Australia’s fastest growing economies. There are an increasing number of Indigenous businesses opening up each year, contributing to Australia’s overall economy, as well as Aboriginal communities and their people.
However, despite this, the Indigenous employment gap is widening. It is vital for mainstream organisations to become better at attracting, recruiting and retaining Indigenous staff and leadership.
As Indigenous businesses are more likely to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is extra important to support Indigenous businesses in order to close the employment gap.
The 5th National Indigenous Economic Development Forum will look at the opportunities available to continue and advance the growth of Indigenous entrepreneurship and the Indigenous business sector. The forum will also examine strategies to increase the current employment rate.
Strengthen the Indigenous economy by supporting Indigenous businesses
Identify business opportunities and create employment opportunities
Collaborate across sectors to increase opportunities and support for Indigenous businesses
Attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
International key note speakers
Over 100 delegates
Speakers from across the country
Practical case studies from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Download this document to view: The most up to date agenda and confirmed speakers for 2018.
“Great conference on Economic Development with good networking opportunities as well as hearing what everyone is doing around Australia.”
“I connected with a number of people and was inspired to look further into developing an indigenous business as a result of the forum”
“All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this conference. Meeting the people from around Australia and hearing about their challenges and successes was very beneficial.”
“All I can say it was a pleasure to attend this conference, and the information & presentation were of a high standard.”
Chairman, NSW Aboriginal Lands Council, Co-Chair
Prime Minister Indigenous Advisory Council and Director Indigenous Business AustraliaView
First Assistant Secretary, Community and Economic Development - Indigenous Affairs Group
Department of the Prime Minister and CabinetView
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs; Minister for Primary Industry and Resources; Minister for Arafura Games
Legislative Assembly of the Northern TerritoryView
Chairperson, Indigenous Land Corporation and Chairperson
Indigenous Business AustraliaView
Portfolio Member for Economic Development and Member for Seisia
Torres Strait Regional AuthorityView
National Coordinator, National Indigenous Critical Response Service, Project Manager
National Migrant Youth Support Service and Suicide Prevention and Welfare ResearcherView
Executive Director - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Division Arts Division
Australia Council for the ArtsView
Chief Executive Officer
North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management AllianceView
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