Across Australia, Indigenous business is booming.
Recent changes to federal Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) have created multi-million dollar opportunities for Indigenous businesses. In addition, there is a growing demand for Indigenous workers as procurement policy requires major contracts to meet Indigenous employment quotas. There has never been a more exciting time for Indigenous businesses, and the opportunities are larger than ever.
Despite the successes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, Indigenous communities still face staggering unemployment rates. By investing in training, business development and grassroots empowerment, both Indigenous and mainstream businesses can ensure that they are utilising the wisdom and culture of their local communities.
The 7th National Indigenous Economic Development Forum will address upcoming procurement opportunities for Indigenous people in both business and employment. Let’s work together to grow business, encourage entrepreneurship and facilitate sustainable employment for Indigenous communities.
By attending this forum, you will learn how to:
Empower business growth and employment by learning how to secure Indigenous procurement opportunities.
Engage with cross-sector businesses to gain knowledge and mentorship, and pursue ethical Joint Ventures while reducing the risk of such projects.
Discover ways to gain a sustainable Indigenous workforce through culturally-sensitive recruitment processes and workplaces.
Overcome various social barriers to create sustainable employment and strong Indigenous communities.
Achieve government and private funding by studying case studies and learning from funding body representatives.
Utilise government policy to your best advantage by hearing from federal and state representatives.
A wide array of local and national speakers
Practical case studies from across industries
Download this document to view: The most up to date agenda and confirmed speakers for 2020.
“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.”
“Meeting the drivers of economic progress in Indigenous Australia. Seeing the success stories and sharing ideas on how to leverage experience across Australia.”
“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”
“I thought the event was well structured, ran smoothly, the variety of speakers and information given was informative, the location and venue were great, and I had to opportunity to engage with other participates for further conversation.”
Senator for Western Australia
Parliament of Australia
Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeoplesView
Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council
Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC)
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA)View
Waanyi Downer Joint Venture
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)
Nyungga Black Group Pty LtdView
Federation of Māori Authorities (FoMA)
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Australian NZ Leaders Forum Indigenous Business GroupView
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