Welcome and keynote address
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The opening session includes Welcome to Country, an introduction from Supply Nation's CEO, Laura Berry, and opening keynote address by Professor Anita Heiss, all hosted by our MC, Mundanara Bayles.
Workshop 1: Exporting excellence
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?
Workshop 2: Collaboration for growth
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.
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.
Workshop 4: Managing your wellbeing
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.
Workshop 5: Sharing the journey – lessons learned
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.
Workshop 7: Old economy, new ways
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.
Additional afternoon workshops: Stay tuned for details
Session details and presenters will be announced soon.
“We all have two choices in life, to walk the life of comfort or strive for the things that make us feel alive!”
An opportunity for Indigenous businesses, corporate organisations and government to network after the 2020 Connect Knowledge Forum.