Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Social Impact 2011: indigenous business, corporations and entrepreneurship: new models, stronger communities

SOCIAL IMPACT NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2011 
Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship:
New Models, Stronger Communities


The 2011 Centre for Social Impact (UWA) Conference is on the theme Indigenous Business, Corporations and Entrepreneurship - New Models, Stronger Communities. This important conference will shape opinion and understanding, and share best practice and research on the role of Indigenous business and Indigenous corporations in expanding economic opportunities for Indigenous people and creating positive social and economic impact for Indigenous communities.

Keynote speakers include Wayne Bergmann, CEO, Kimberley Regional Economic Development Corporation, Natalie Walker, CEO, Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council, Kevin McLeish, Managing Director, Argyle Diamonds and Ian Trust, Director, Indigenous Business Foundation.

In recent years there has been a significant growth in Indigenous business in Australia, providing new opportunities for employment, income and wealth generation. Indigenous business activity represents one of the most promising strategies available to address the chronic gap between the economic, social and health outcomes of Indigenous Australians and those of non-Indigenous Australians.
 

PROGRAM THEMES

• Balancing cultural values, employment markets and sustainable social impact
• Creative engagement: pathways and partnerships in the resource economy
• Indigenous business leaders in action
 
• Leveraging Native Title Agreements for Indigenous economic and social growth
 
• The delicate art of procurement: enabling Indigenous entrepreneurs to create a vibrant and engaging Indigenous enterprise sector
 
• Social enterprises in remote Australia
 
• Growing sustainable Aboriginal Community Housing Corporations
 
• Microfinance: Small loans for big impact
 
• Closing the economic gap: exploring the role of Indigenous business and self- employment
 

REGISTRATION: $990 (inc. GST) standard; $660 (inc. GST) not-for-profit organisations, Indigenous businesses and corporations.

RSVP/ registration required - www.business.uwa.edu.au/research/conferences/forum

Registration includes full program (8.30am-5.30pm) & post-conference event (5.30-7.30pm).

Speaker(s)
Wayne Bergmann, CEO, Kimberley Regional Economic Development Corporation; Natalie Walker, CEO, Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council; Kevin McLeish, Managing Director, Argyle Diamonds and Ian Trust, Director, Indigenous Business Foundation
Location
UWA Business School
Contact
Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau <Paul.Flatau@uwa.edu.au> : + 61 8 6488 1366
URL
Start
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 08:30
End
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:30
RSVP
RSVP is required.
Submitted by
Harpreet Kaur <Harpreet.Kaur@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:43

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