To showcase the vibrant and growing Indigenous business sector, Supply Nation, in partnership with the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), hosted a series of FREE Indigenous Business Trade Fairs across Australia.
These Trade Fairs were an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to showcase their products and services to government and corporate agencies. Indigenous businesses of all sizes came together to promote their capabilities to build networks, relationships and prospects in their local areas.
In the last year, Trade Fairs were held in Karratha, Dubbo, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin and Melbourne, representing over 600 opportunities for Indigenous businesses to exhibit across Australia.
The feedback from both Indigenous business and corporate and government agencies, has been outstanding.
One Indigenous business shared their experience from the Trade Fair in Adelaide: “Excellent Trade Fair, we were inundated with opportunities and enquires.”
One of our corporate members who attended the Trade Fair in Brisbane said: “It was wonderful and hope I can use the connections to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in my work area, increase cultural awareness, cultural safety, specific planning and procurement.”
We wrap up this series with a final Trade Fair in Canberra on Tuesday 11 February 2020 – and look forward to the next series beginning later in 2020.