The Indigenous economy is one of Australia’s fastest growing economies. There are an increasing number of Indigenous businesses opening up each year, contributing to Australia’s overall economy, as well as Aboriginal communities and their people.

However, despite this, the Indigenous employment gap is widening. It is vital for mainstream organisations to become better at attracting, recruiting and retaining Indigenous staff and leadership.

As Indigenous businesses are more likely to employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is extra important to support Indigenous businesses in order to close the employment gap.

The 5th National Indigenous Economic Development Forum will look at the opportunities available to continue and advance the growth of Indigenous entrepreneurship and the Indigenous business sector. The forum will also examine strategies to increase the current employment rate.

Attend this forum and learn how to:

Strengthen the Indigenous economy by supporting Indigenous businesses

Identify business opportunities and create employment opportunities

Collaborate across sectors to increase opportunities and support for Indigenous businesses

Attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees

Why attend:

International key note speakers

Over 100 delegates

Speakers from across the country

Practical case studies from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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  2. 32 Mitchell Street

  3. Darwin City NT 0800

  4. Australia

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