Supply Nation - Connect 2017

EVERYONE'S BUSINESS


May 3rd & 4th

ICC & The Star - Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia

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Knowledge Forum
Share supplier diversity global insights, local focus, and practical strategies at the full-day Conference at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. Local and international experts from government, corporate and small business will share strategies, actions and visions for supplier diversity success in Australia.
Indigenous Business Tradeshow
Join the largest gathering of Indigenous-owned businesses at the Tradeshow at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. Catch up with old friends and ignite new commercial relationships. Witness the diversity, vibrancy and scope of products and services from Indigenous-owned businesses in the largest exhibition of Indigenous-owned businesses in Australia.
Gala Awards Dinner
Celebrate the achievements of the individuals and organisations who demonstrate that supplier diversity is everyone's business. With over 650 attendees in 2016, Connect 2017's Gala Awards Dinner promises to be a night to remember at The Star Event Centre!

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Our valued sponsors

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Major Sponsors

Staples

Staples

At Staples, 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. Staples is proud to sponsor the Knowledge Forum, Networking Drinks and the Keynote Speaker for Connect 2017.

Staples
CBA

CBA

The Commonwealth Bank, sponsors of 2017 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 new 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
Compass Group

Compass Group

Compass Group has a longstanding commitment to creating sustainable, capacity building outcomes for Indigenous Australians.  Compass is the 2016 Supply Nation Corporate Member of the Year in recognition of our support for Indigenous business. We are also a leading employer of Indigenous Australians and have committed to create a further 1050 Indigenous job opportunities by June 2019, in line with the Federal Government’s Employment Parity Initiative.  We are proud to sponsor the Connect 2017 Indigenous Business Tradeshow.

Compass Group

Supporting Sponsors

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

Connect 2017 Entertainment

Cushman & Wakefield
NAB

NAB

Connect 2017 Tradeshow Lounge Sponsor

NAB
Carey Mining

Carey Mining

Connect 2017 Gala Awards Dinner Supporting Sponsor  

Carey Mining
Westpac

Westpac

Connect 2017 Leadership Dinner Sponsor

Westpac
Qantas

Qantas

Official airline partner of Connect 2017

Qantas
IBA

IBA

Connect 2017 Supporting Sponsor

IBA
Koori Mail

Koori Mail

Connect 2017 Media Partner

Koori Mail

2017 Award Sponsors

Kulbardi

Kulbardi

Corporate Member of the Year Award

Kulbardi
Wesfarmers

Wesfarmers

Government Member of the Year Award

Wesfarmers
Telstra

Telstra

Certified Supplier of the Year Award

Telstra
Laing O'Rourke

Laing O'Rourke

Registered Supplier of the Year Award

Laing O'Rourke
Westpac

Westpac

Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Award

Westpac
BP

BP

Procurement Professional 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
IAG

IAG

Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year Award

IAG
Lend Lease

Lend Lease

Outstanding Impact Award 2017

Lend Lease
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Share an Australian success story – start your nomination today. Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards recognise companies, government agencies and individuals who are helping create a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector.

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