The Indigenous economy is one of Australia’s fastest growing economies. The growing number of Indigenous businesses contribute to Australia’s overall economy, as well as have profound socio-economic benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their people.

However, statistically indigenous businesses are more likely to fail within their first years of operation, and without solid foundations, organisations will continue to struggle over the course.

The 6th National Indigenous Economic Development Forum will provide delegates with the tools to set strong foundations within their business to see successful organisational results. Attendees will also gain knowledge on how to identify and seize new business opportunities and build collaborative partnerships to continue the growth of Australia’s Indigenous business sector.

Attend and learn how to:

    Connect community development with employment outcomes

    Create economically sustainable and thriving communities 

    Develop collaborative partnerships 

    Support Indigenous businesses to be financially sustainable and viable

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  1. Hilton Cairns

  2. 34 Esplanade,

  3. Cairns City QLD 4870,

  4. Australia

  5. +61 7 4050 2000

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  1. +61 02 9247 6333
  1. info@akolade.co

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