Supercharging the Indigenous economy through culture, community, entrepreneurship and industry collaborations

Indigenous Economic Development | Sydney

 
Summit: 25-26 November 2020 
 
In 1991, only 4,000 Indigenous workers were self-employed or working in business. Before COVID-19 hit, that number had reached 20,000, with further growth expected. It was widely hoped that 2020 would be the year that a concerted effort was made to help Indigenous entrepreneurs take the next step towards building capacity.  
 
As it turns out, 2020 has presented more obstacles for Indigenous business than anyone could have predicted. One element of the recent Black Lives Matter protests has been recognising the systemic nature of racism, which threatens to become more pronounced during these times of economic hardship. But thankfully, leaders within Indigenous industry are responding to ensure that Indigenous business continues to strengthen culture, support community, and build capacity. The 2nd annual Indigenous Economic Development Summit (25-26 November, Sydney) has been built in collaboration with these leaders to ensure delegates walk away with practical takeaways that they can use to protect and grow their own businesses and communities.  
 
If you’re an established or aspiring Indigenous businessperson, or if you work in Indigenous business engagement, then please join us in Sydney to hear from some of Australia’s most successful First Nations entrepreneurs, develop a plan to guarantee commercial resilience, network with prospective business partners, and start yourself on a path towards sustained economic and cultural prosperity.  
 
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Part of the Aventedge Indigenous Community Program Series:
    
 
**Aventedge would like acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging** 

Indigenous Economic Development Speakers

Debbie Barwick

Chairperson

First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI)

Eddie Fry

Chair

Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation & Indigenous Business Australia

Herb Smith

Founder and CEO

Dreamtime Tuka

Katina Law

Chair/Director

Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils (First Australian Winner of The UN Equator Prize)

Mavis Mullins

Director

Paewai Mullins Shearing (Member of the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame)

Cameron Costello

CEO

Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation

Gillian Mailman

CEO

MJB Solutions (Australia’s first Aboriginal female qualified electrician)

Linc Walker

Co-Founder

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours

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WHY ATTEND

  • Develop business strategy to counter the economic impacts of COVID-19 
  • Access government and third-party support to help you through economic recession 
  • Diversify your business to account for changes in the market and to your client base 
  • Identify emerging and sustainable Indigenous economies
  • Empower and drive Indigenous entrepreneurship 
  • Inspire business innovation while maintaining connection to Indigenous culture 
  • Build successful partnership and collaborations between Indigenous corporations, non-Indigenous corporations, and government  
  • Discover how to protect intellectual property and uphold provenance  
  • Build skills to strengthen Indigenous procurement prospects 
  • Acquire the knowledge to grow Indigenous businesses into successful enterprises

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

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Indigenous Economic Development Venue

The Indigenous Economic Development event will be taking place from 24-26 November 2020 at:
 
PARKROYAL Parramatta 
30 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Meeting Room: Marsden
T:  +61 2 9689 3333
 
A bustling city in the heart of Sydney’s metropolitan area, Parramatta is the second oldest European settlement on the Australian mainland.
Steeped in history, this eclectic district boasts a multicultural community with a wealth of sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences in Parramatta for enriching travel experiences and stays.   
 
How to get there: A 7-minute walk from the Parramatta Ferry Wharf and a 9-minute walk from Parramatta train station, this stylish riverside hotel is 2.3 km from Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. For more ways to reach to PARKROYAL Parramatta please click here.
 
Parking: Secure car parking is located underneath the hotel. The rate is $20.00 per car, per 24 hours, subject to availability. Overnight car parking is $25.00.