Welcome and keynote address

Welcome to Country and opening session

8:30 am - 10:35 am  |  Plenary
  • Indigenous businesses
  • Members

Morning sessions

Workshop 1: Exporting excellence

11:10 am - 12:40 pm  |  ICC Sydney

Are you looking to expand globally?

Establishing new relationships with potential customers in the international markets can be a challenge and you may face questions as; how you identify the right customers, what are the opportunities in the market, what support can I access as an Australian business looking to expand?

  • Indigenous businesses

Workshop 2: Collaboration for growth

11:10 am - 12:40 am  |  ICC Sydney

Supply Nation’s Leadership Roundtable and Indigenous Business Advisory Groups joined forces in 2019 to collaborate on an initiative to support Indigenous business growth. The initiative was the ‘How to guide' for suppliers. In addition, Supply Nation engaged Inside Policy to co-develop with its Leadership Roundtable members a position paper on second tier procurement.

  • Members

Workshop 3: What does it mean to be a Millennial business owner?

11:10 am - 12:40 am  |  ICC Sydney

Data shows that Indigenous people generally entering in to business ownership later in life, after pursuing a full career and raising a family. However, that is a trend that these young business owners have bypassed.

  • Indigenous businesses
  • Members

Workshop 4: Managing your wellbeing

11:10 am - 12:40 am  |  ICC Sydney

Running a business is no easy task. On top of the business, many people have family and community responsibilities. Often, we are guilty of putting our own personal needs aside when trying to juggle work hours, maintain cash flow and personal relationships.

  • Indigenous businesses

Afternoon sessions

Workshop 5: Sharing the journey – lessons learned

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm  |  ICC Sydney

As we strive for sustainability in the sector through an increased capacity to support Indigenous businesses and organisational and cultural change, there are many challenges and lessons learned to be had along the way.

  • Members

Workshop 7: Old economy, new ways  

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm  |  ICC Sydney

It has long been believed that the First Nations people of this country lead a 'hunter-gatherer' nomadic life. This concept was challenged with the compelling arguments presented with the release of Bruce Pascoe’s ‘Dark Emu’ in 2014.

  • Indigenous businesses
  • Members

Additional afternoon workshops: Stay tuned for details

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm  |  ICC Sydney

Session details and presenters will be announced soon.

Closing session

Reflection and closing session

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm  |  Plenary
  • Indigenous businesses
  • Members

Networking drinks

Networking Drinks

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  |  ICC Sydney

An opportunity for Indigenous businesses, corporate organisations and government to network after the 2020 Connect Knowledge Forum.

  • Indigenous businesses
  • Members