Shaping an Inclusive Economy

Connect 2018: Think. Act. Celebrate.


22nd & 23rd May 2018

Sydney, Australia - International Convention Centre & The Star Event Centre

Knowledge Forum: 22nd May
Share supplier diversity global insights, local focus, and practical strategies at the full-day Conference. 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: 23rd May
Come to the largest showcase of Indigenous-owned businesses at the Tradeshow. 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: 23rd May
Celebrate the achievements of the individuals and organisations who demonstrate that supplier diversity is everyone's business. With over 700 attendees in 2017, Connect 2018's Gala Awards Dinner promises to be a night to remember at The Star Event Centre!

Our valued sponsors

Connect 2018 is brought to you with the support of our 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 2018.

Winc
CBA

CBA

The Commonwealth Bank,  Platinum sponsor of the 2018 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

Gold Sponsors

Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

Connect 2018 Entertainment Sponsor

Cushman & Wakefield
NAB

NAB

Connect 2018 Tradeshow Gold Sponsor

NAB
Carey Mining

Carey Mining

Connect 2018 Gala Awards Dinner Gold Sponsor

Carey Mining

2018 Award Sponsors

Evolve FM

Evolve FM

Government Member of the Year Award

Evolve FM
Every Trade Group

Every Trade Group

Procurement Professional of the Year Award

Every Trade Group
Kulbardi

Kulbardi

Corporate Member of the Year Award

Kulbardi
Telstra

Telstra

Certified Supplier of the Year Award

Telstra
Westpac

Westpac

Supplier Diversity Advocate 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
IAG

IAG

Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year Award

IAG
Lend Lease

Lend Lease

Outstanding Impact Award

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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