Indigenous Business Trade Show

The Queensland Government is committed to increasing its procurement from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to three per cent of spend by 2022. If your Queensland-based Indigenous business supplies General Goods or Services, register for a space at this event to have a chance to speak directly to Queensland Government buyers.

 

Date:  30th October 2019

Time: 12 pm – 3 pm

Location: The Royal on the Park, Alice Street, Brisbane

Booking: 

Suppliers: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/general-goods-and-services-indigenous-trade-show-exhibitor-tickets-72189768541

Govt buyers: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/general-goods-and-services-indigenous-trade-show-qld-govt-buyer-tickets-tickets-72025772023

Cost: Free

 

Event Contact: Sandra Mitchell, sandra.mitchell@datsip.qld.gov.au, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships


INDIGENOUS BUSINESS MONTH AWARDS

For the first time Indigenous Business Month (IBM) will introduce three Awards to recognise the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to their community and to Australian society. 

The Indigenous Business Month Awards will showcase the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and provides identifiable national and local role models to inspire all Australians.

The Indigenous Business Month Awards are: 

I2I Award
Indigenous businesses buying from and/or supplying to fellow Indigenous businesses build an interconnected and strong Indigenous business sector by supporting each other. Instances of mentoring and peer-to-peer support or development of new ventures and/or initiatives are encouraged in this category.

This award celebrates the commitment by Indigenous businesses to strengthen and grow our sector through trading and working together.  

Indigenous Digital Inventiveness Award
Indigenous digital inventiveness is maturing in Australia. Communities are more connected than ever through digital expression (emails, instant messaging and texting) and at a much larger scale through digital enterprise (business operations and technology).

This award celebrates the intersection between cultural creativity, business nous and technology.

Indigenous Ingenuity Award.
Indigenous business has a role to play in using business models to confront challenging community issues.

This award celebrates an Indigenous business who is working hard to solve challenges in partnerships with Indigenous communities.

The IBM Awards will be held on 30th October at the Melbourne Business School, where final winners will be announced. 

Michelle Evans, MURRA Program Director and Associate Professor of Leadership at the University of Melbourne says:

Indigenous Business Month is now in its 5th year and we are very excited to be able to introduce the Indigenous Business Month Awards and celebrate the Ingenuity of Indigenous businesses. It also allows us to showcase the contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders businesses make, not only to their communities but to the growing Australian economy”.

The judging panel includes; Mikaela Jade, CEO and Founder of Indigital, Natalie Walker, founder and Managing Director of Inside Policy, and Scott Young, Managing Director of Young Guns.

It is a real honour to be part of the first Indigenous Business Month Awards and go behind the scenes on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses operate, develop, connect and face challenges. The winners will be the cornerstone for future Indigenous businesses.” said Scott Young, Managing Director of Young Guns”.

Applications closes Wednesday 16 October. To enter please go to: http://www.indigenousbusinessmonth.com.au/indigenous-business-month-awards/

Indigenous Business Month runs annually from October 1 to October 31. Registrations to host and attend an event is now open.

Indigenous Business Month is an initiative driven by the alumni of Melbourne Business School’s MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class, who see business as a way of providing positive role models for young Indigenous Australians and improving the quality of life in Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous Business Month initiative is supported by 33 Creative, MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class program, Iscariot Media, PwC and CGU.

For more information on Indigenous Business Month visit:

#IndigBizMth #IndigenousIngenuity

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Interviews are available with Co-Founders Michelle Evans, Mayrah Sonter and Leesa Watego.
  • High resolution photos can be downloaded here.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Marguerite Barbara, Media and Communications Manager at 33 Creative Pty Ltd p: 02 9516 3466 |m: 0417 692 832 |e: marguerite@33creative.com.au


Black Coffee – Townsville

Black Coffee – Monthly networking with Indigenous business owners and Indigenous professionals. Join us for the whole morning, or just pop in and say hello.

 

Date: 31st October 2019

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30

Location: Born wild wholefood + Espresso Bar – City Lane, 373-383 Flinders Street, Townsville, Qld

Booking: https://www.facebook.com/events/2299612506949749/

Cost: Free

 

Event Contact: Michael Prien, michael.prien@cbdservicesqld.com.au

All events are correct at the time of publication.


Black Coffee – Brisbane

Monthly networking with Indigenous business owners and Indigenous professionals. Join us for the whole morning, or just pop in and say hello.

 

Date: 31st October 2019

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30

Location: Birrang Dining – First Nations Taste Sensations, Basement Level, 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Booking: https://www.facebook.com/events/453260035209388/

Cost: Free

 

Event Contact: Nancy Drummond, nancy@blackdrumproductions.com.au

All events are correct at the time of publication.


Black Coffee – Logan

Monthly networking with Indigenous business owners and Indigenous professionals. Join us for the whole morning, or just pop in and say hello. 

 

Date:  31st October 2019

Time: 8 am – 10 am

Location: The Glen Hotel – 24 Gaskell St, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

Booking: https://www.facebook.com/events/492687364890698/

Cost: Free

 

Event Contact: Denise Edwards and Kathryn Potter, BlackCoffee.logan@gmail.com


INDIGENOUS BUSINESS MONTH ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHP WITH CGU INSURANCE LIMITED

Indigenous Business Month is proud to announce today a new partnership with the leading commercial rural and personal lines insurer CGU Insurance limited a subsidiary of the multinational insurance company Insurance Australia Group (IAG). The partnership will provide five $5000 Wa-murayangkulang Awards (walk forward) to an Indigenous SME Indigenous owner or operators for the purpose of personal and/or professional development.

In recognition of this year’s Indigenous Business Month theme ‘Indigenous Ingenuity’, the Wa-murayangkulang Awards aim to uplift Indigenous small to medium enterprise owners or operators to grow their future capacity and capability to ensure that they thrive in an ever changing world. The Awards can be spent on further skill acquisition or professional development programs.

The chosen Wa-murayangkulang Award winners may also have an opportunity to be showcased as a preferred procurement option on IAG’s Diversity Procurement Hub, and up to two winners to be incubated and accelerated within IAG innovation division; Firemark Labs.

The Wa-murayangkulang Awards relates perfectly to our belief that the Award winners should be aspiring to walk forwards and onwards to a better future for themselves, their business and their communities. We look forward to working with the Award winners testing their business ideas, concepts and strategies within our teams. ” Said Lee Hinton, Manager of Indigenous Engagement at Insurance Australia Group.

Michelle Evans, MURRA Program Director and Associate Professor of Leadership at the University of Melbourne further adds:

Indigenous Business Month is excited to be partnering with IAG this year for the first time as we celebrate ‘Indigenous Ingenuity’. IAG has provided an opportunity that will pave the way for future Indigenous Businesses to establish themselves as experts in their field through development and innovation.”

The Wa-murayangkulang Award winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 October, 2019 at an Indigenous Business Month event in Melbourne.

For more information on how to enter the IAG Wa-murayangkulang Awards, please go here: CGU Wa-murayangkulang Award – Entries closes Wednesday 16th October, 2019.

Indigenous Business Month is an initiative driven by the alumni of Melbourne Business School’s MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class, who see business as a way of providing positive role models for young Indigenous Australians and improving the quality of life in Indigenous communities.

The Indigenous Business Month initiative is supported by 33 Creative, MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class program, Iscariot Media, PwC and IAG.

For more information on Indigenous Business Month visit:

#IndigBizMth #indigenousingenuity

NOTES TO EDITORS

  • Indigenous Business Month Co-Founder Dr Michelle Evans, is available for interviews.
  • Phil Lockyer from IAG is available for interviews.
  • High resolution image is available here.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Marguerite Barbara, Media and Communications Manager at 33 Creative Pty Ltd p: 02 9516 3466 |m: 0417 692 832 |e: Marguerite@33creative.com.au


Indigenous Governance Excellence Masterclass

The Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) will convene an Indigenous Governance Excellence Masterclass in October this year. The Masterclass will combine guest speakers, presentations and interactive workshops on areas of Indigenous Governance. It will cover themes such as cultural legitimacy, innovation, best practice and succession planning.It will cover critical areas in Indigenous Governance.

 

Date: 23rd October 2019

Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm

Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Merivale St & Glenelg Street South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/indigenous-governance-excellence-masterclass-2019-tickets-68421022119?aff=ebemoffollowpublishemail&utm_term=Indigenous+Governance+Masterclass+2019&utm_medium=em&utm_content=follow_notification&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_campaign=following_published_event

Cost: $378.28 – $539.54

 

Event Contact: Marie Dennis and Shikierra Thorne, AIGI@aigi.com.au, Indigenous Governance Excellence Masterclass

All events are correct at the time of publication.


Official Launch

The ‘Indigenous Business Precinct’ launch is the perfect opportunity to take a sneak peak at the co working spaces, individual offices, executive meeting rooms and well appointed training rooms.

 

Date: 09/10/2019

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Location: Suite 8, 107 Miles Platting Road, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-indigenous-business-precinct-tickets-72343626735

Cost: Free

 

Event Contact: Adam Williams, adam@supplyaus.com.au, Indigenous Business Precinct

All events are correct at the time of publication.


Deadly Bloggers Blog Carnival

Deadly Bloggers, the first and only directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander blogs is hosting its 5th Annual Blogging Carnival. This event provides Indigenous businesses with an opportunity to showcase their best blog posts while celebrating Indigenous Business Month. Write a deadly post, send us the link and we’ll launch on 1st of October.

 

Date: October

Location: Online

Booking: http://deadlybloggers.com/events/deadly-bloggers-blog-carnival/deadly-bloggers-blog-carnival-2019/

Cost: Free

 

Event Contact: Leesa Watego, lessa@iscariotmedia.com, Deadly Bloggers & Iscariot Media

All events are correct at the time of publication.


Procurement workshop, Sydney

WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering and environmental professional services consulting firms. We are technical experts who design comprehensive and sustainable solutions and engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. As part of our commitment through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we are keen to involve Indigenous communities in infrastructure, connecting people and stimulating growth for Indigenous businesses.

This workshop will provide: the chance to learn more about the opportunities to work together, as well as gain support in registering as a WSP preferred supplier.

 

Date: 14 October 2019

Time: 2:30pm – 5pm

Location: NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Ochre Room, Level 2 27 Cope Street, Redfern

Booking: https://www.wsp.com/en-AU/news/2019/indigenous-supplier-workshop-procurement

Cost: Free

 

Event Contact: Selga Harrington, selga.harrington@wsp.com, WSP

All events are correct at the time of publication.