Connect 2019

the power of an idea


8 and 9 May 2019

Sydney, Australia - International Convention Centre

Countdown to Connect 2019!

Knowledge Forum
Supply Nation’s tenth birthday Knowledge Forum will attract around 400 delegates to explore the power of an idea. From sparking new ideas to rethinking existing practices; we will examine the conception and development of the supplier diversity movement across Australia and the globe with a focus on ideas and how they impact our businesses and communities.
Indigenous Business Tradeshow
Ten years ago, the first Indigenous Business Tradeshow had 13 exhibitors. The 2019 Tradeshow is expected to showcase close to 200 businesses! From agile sole-traders to multi-million dollar operations, the Tradeshow floor is a hub where passionate entrepreneurs and buyers connect to share ideas and talk business.
Gala Awards Dinner
Over 1,000 guests from across Australia will gather to celebrate the ideas and achievements of outstanding individuals and organisations at the 2019 Supplier Diversity Awards. In addition, we will celebrate Supply Nation’s tenth year – a significant milestone in Australia’s supplier diversity story. This event consistently sells out – it’s the hottest ticket in town!

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2019 keynote speakers

Be inspired by powerful ideas

Connect 2019 tickets

Early bird pricing available until 15 February 2019

Members and suppliers check your portal for your discount code and remember to enter it on the second screen at the top right!

Connect 2019 sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Winc

Winc

At Winc, we are committed to making supplier diversity a priority. As a founding member of Supply Nation we believe that the success of our organisation and the wider community depends on our ability to work with diverse suppliers. By having strong partnerships with these businesses we are able to help them and their communities grow and prosper. Winc is proud to be the platinum sponsor of the Knowledge Forum at Connect 2019.

Winc
CBA

CBA

The Commonwealth Bank,  Platinum sponsor of the 2019 Gala Awards Dinner, is a proud founding member of Supply Nation. Our corporate responsibility plan, Opportunity Initiatives, focuses on driving positive change through education, innovation and good business practice. We support our diverse suppliers through responsible procurement in many ways, including supporting Indigenous suppliers. Our partnership with Supply Nation will support us with connecting Indigenous businesses with skilled volunteers from Supply Nation members to access timely advice, specialist knowledge and support.

CBA

Gold Sponsors

NAB

NAB

Connect 2019 Indigenous Business Tradeshow Gold Sponsor

NAB
Carey Mining

Carey Mining

Connect 2019 Gala Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor

Carey Mining
Qantas

Qantas

Official airline of Connect 2019 and Gold Sponsor of the Gala Awards Dinner

Qantas

Silver Sponsors

Inspire Travel Management

Inspire Travel Management

Connect 2019 Knowledge Forum Silver Sponsor

Inspire Travel Management
Koori Mail

Koori Mail

Connect 2019 Media Partner

Koori Mail

2019 Award Sponsors

Every Trade Recruitment

Every Trade Recruitment

Procurement Professional of the Year Award

Every Trade Recruitment
Evolve FM

Evolve FM

Government Member of the Year Award

Evolve FM
Kulbardi

Kulbardi

Corporate Member of the Year Award

Kulbardi
Telstra

Telstra

Certified Supplier of the Year Award

Telstra
Laing O'Rourke

Laing O'Rourke

Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year

Laing O'Rourke
Westpac

Westpac

Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year Award

Westpac
BP

BP

Registered Supplier of the Year Award

BP
ANZ

ANZ

Supplier Diversity Partnership of the Year Award

ANZ
EY

EY

Young Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year Award

EY
Lendlease

Lendlease

Outstanding Impact Award

Lendlease