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.
Connect community development with employment outcomes
Investing in Indigenous youth employment
Create economically sustainable and thriving communities
Develop collaborative partnerships
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“The event was well put together. Is hosted a good cross section of professionals both national and International. It is a good opportunity to gather information on Indigenous planning and future projects.”
“As this was my first attendance to Akolade IEDF I had reservations about what would be discussed and how the event would run. Wow! Exceeded my expectations and was very beneficial. I look forward to the next years.”
“These conference on Indigenous Economic Development are skill building forums that allow the networking opportunities between Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples from all over the country to share and exchange ideas from different business opportunities from a diverse range of communities. They install skills, expertise and confidence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities that allow opportunities to flow through and impact people and families on the ground in grass roots communities.”
Senior Manager - Indigenous Policy
Department of Primary Industries and Resources - NTView
Executive Branch Manager
Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs – ACTView
MEEDAC-(Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation)View
NSW Aboriginal Lands Council
Prime Minister Indigenous Advisory Council
Indigenous Business AustraliaView
Karen Milward Consultancy Services
Kinaway Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce VictoriaView
National Critical Response Trauma Recovery Project and National Migrant Youth Support Service and Suicide Prevention and Welfare ResearcherView
Deputy Director General
Tourism and Major Events
Department of Innovation
Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games – QLDView
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