Connect 2019

the power of an idea


8 and 9 May 2019

Sydney, Australia - International Convention Centre

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Knowledge Forum: 8th May
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. From 8am to 6.30pm
Indigenous Business Tradeshow: 9th May
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. From 8.30am to 3.30pm
Gala Awards Dinner: 9th May
In addition to the announcements of the 2019 Supplier Diversity Awards, this year’s Gala Awards Dinner will also celebrate Supply Nation’s tenth year – a significant milestone in Australia’s supplier diversity story. Over 1,000 guests expected from across Australia will gather to celebrate the ideas, actions and successes of outstanding individuals and organisations within the supplier diversity community. From 6.15pm to late (BLACK TIE!)

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Our valued sponsors

Connect 2018 was brought to you with the support of our sponsors

2019 Award Sponsors

Every Trade Group

Every Trade Group

Procurement Professional of the Year Award

Every Trade Group
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
Lend Lease

Lend Lease

Outstanding Impact Award

Lend Lease

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

Australian Government

Australian Government

Connect 2018 Indigenous Business Tradeshow Gold Sponsor – AusTrade – Centre for Defence Industry Capability – Department of Defence – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Indigenous Business Australia

Australian Government
Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield

Connect 2018 Entertainment Sponsor

Cushman & Wakefield
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

Maybell Group

Maybell Group

Connect 2018 Indigenous Business Tradeshow Silver Sponsor

Maybell Group
ARA Indigenous Services

ARA Indigenous Services

Connect 2018 Event App Sponsor

Inspire Travel Management

Inspire Travel Management

Connect 2018 Knowledge Forum Silver Sponsor

Inspire Travel Management
Accenture

Accenture

Connect 2018 Indigenous Business Tradeshow Silver Sponsor

Accenture
Koori Mail

Koori Mail

Connect 2018 Media Partner

Koori Mail

2018 Award Sponsors

IAG

IAG

Indigenous Businesswoman of the Year Award

IAG

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