Harnessing effective strategies from government, industry and Indigenous organisations to drive economic development in Indigenous communities

Conference: 15-16 May 2019 (Darwin)       View Program
Post-Conference Workshop: 17 May 2019 (Darwin)       View Workshop
The Indigenous business sector contributes over $6.6 billion annually to GDP and is an important component for increasing Indigenous participation in the workforce.  
The Indigenous Economic Development Summit brings together 30 of the most influential leaders from government, businesses, land councils and the wider Indigenous community to discuss the most innovative solutions and effective strategies to drive employment and enhance Indigenous economic participation. 
The event will look at how sustainable policies in planning, partnerships, land development, employment, entrepreneurship and procurement can promote the development of Indigenous businesses and improve the economic outcomes of Indigenous communities. 
Don't miss the Remote Workshop - Advancing Indigenous Economic Development in Rural Communities run by Dianne Borella, Cultural and Leadership Development Expert, Dianne Borella Consultancy. 
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Indigenous Economic Development Speakers

Hon. Selena Uibo MLA

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs; Minister for Education; Minister for Workforce Training

NT Government

Eddie Fry


Indigenous Business Australia; Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation

Laura Berry


Supply Nation

Debbie Barwick


NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

Samuel Bush-Blanasi


Northern Land Council

Tyronne Garstone

Deputy CEO

Kimberley Land Council

Brian Stevens


Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation

Napau Pedro Stephen


Torres Strait Regional Authority

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Indigenous Economic Development Partners

Media Partner

Endorsing Partner

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Why Attend the Indigenous Economic Development Summit

  • Get an update on the Government’s plans to boost funding and business support to close the gap and deliver better outcomes for Indigenous communities 
  • Hear how Indigenous Business Australia intends to expand the Indigenous business sector  
  • Understand the impact of the Indigenous Procurement Policy and steps taken to address issues with disingenuous arrangements 
  • Discover how Government departments are engaging Indigenous businesses in procurement practices  
  • Learn how to foster strong partnerships between corporations, government and aboriginal organisations  
  • Understand how reforms to the native title system broaden commercial land development opportunities and increase economic activity 
  • Discover how Indigenous entrepreneurs from different industries overcame challenges and successfully build an Indigenous business 
  • Measure the success of employment programs and develop effective Indigenous workforce strategies

Who Should Attend the Indigenous Economic Development Summit

Government, Industry bodies and associations, Indigenous business networks, Land and local councils, Community service providers, Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Corporations who work in:  
  • Indigenous affairs 
  • Indigenous engagement 
  • Procurement 
  • Partnerships 
  • Economic development 
  • Aboriginal participation 
  • Community development 
  • Indigenous business 
  • Employment


Team Discounts




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Indigenous Economic Development Venue

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin 

Address: 116 The Esplanade, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800
Meeting Room:  Grand Ballroom
* Please be aware that there are two DoubleTree by Hilton branded hotels adjacent to each other on the Esplanade: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Esplanade Darwin (our venue) and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Darwin (122 Esplanade, Darwin). 
Parking: Parking at DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin costs $9.00 per exit, per day for the delegates. Delegates can collect the parking tokens from reception while departing for the day. Parking is offered complimentary to guests staying in-house at the hotel.
Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade is offering discounted accommodation rates for attendees. Please click here:
http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/D/DRWEDDI-GAVEA-20190514/index.jhtml to book your room. For assistance, please email bhargavi.shah@Aventedge.com