Indigenous Business Sector Group
The Indigenous Sector Group is co-chaired by Laura Berry and Traci Houpapa.
Since its launch at the ANZLF 2018 meeting, the Indigenous Business Sector Group has set up three workstreams:
Indigenous Women’s Business Network comprising 41 women business leaders and a governing board.
Technology, Trade and Investment workstream, comprising Indigenous business leaders and officials from both countries. In 2020-21 there has been a strong focus on the issues facing Indigenous businesses as a result of the COVID19 pandemic.
Indigenous Tourism workstream comprising Indigenous tourism sector leaders on both sides, including consultation with the ANZLF’s Tourism Sector Group Co-chairs, to identify collaboration opportunities in the Indigenous tourism area.
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.
For the IBSG’s recommendations to the 2019 Forum, and the related IBSG work plan, click here.
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 has largely been conducted online due to the pandemic, but the Group looks forward to meeting in person once it is possible to do so.
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]