Indigenous Business Sector Group

The Indigenous Sector Group is co-chaired by Traci Houpapa MNZM and Michelle Deshong. 

Since its launch at the ANZLF 2018 meeting, collaboration opportunities have been explored through several IBSG workstreams: including an Indigenous Women’s Business Network, Technology, Trade and Investment workstream and an Indigenous Tourism workstream.

The Group thanks former Australian Co-Chairs Susan Murphy, Chief Executive of Winun Ngari Aboriginal Corporation, and Dr Donna Odegaard AM, Founder and Chairperson, First Nations Broadcasting Australia, for their part in developing the IBSG’s agenda.

Connecting Indigenous businesses across the Tasman

The IBSG is a platform for connecting Indigenous businesses in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.  In 2020 and 2021 this was conducted online due to the pandemic. The IBSG met in person at the ANZLF 2022 meeting in Sydney and meets again at the July 2023 Forum in Pōneke Wellington. 

The IBSG hosted a Virtual Indigenous Trade and Connections Event in February and March 2021.  Forty Indigenous businesses from both countries exhibited at that event. You can find them all here.

The IBSG is also keen to facilitate connections with other Indigenous businesses and support organisations in both countries, so we have started the following directory of links.  If you would like to add your company or organisation, please contact [email protected]

Indigenous Businesses


Support for Indigenous Business