Connect 2017: Knowledge Forum and Tradeshow

Connect is an annual event run by Supply Nation. This event is Australia’s largest supplier diversity Knowledge Forum, Indigenous Business Tradeshow and Gala Awards Dinner.

Connect 2017 took place at the ICC Sydney from 3rd – 4th May.

Day one saw delegates participating in the Knowledge Forum. The Forum is all about sharing supplier diversity global insights, local focus, as well as sharing practical strategies.

Local and international experts from government, corporate and small business shared strategies, actions and visions for supplier diversity success in Australia. A highlight of the day was Stan Grant’s keynote address.

Day two was dedicated to the Indigenous Business Tradeshow – the largest gathering of Indigenous-owned businesses in Australia.

The diversity, vibrancy as well as scope of products and services from Indigenous-owned businesses was clear. The exhibition hall was a hive of activity due to delegates building new relationships.

The two-day event wrapped up with the Gala Awards Dinner, a celebration of the achievements of the individuals and organisations who demonstrated that “supplier diversity is everyone’s business”.

This fantastic event is a must for anyone looking to connect as well as engage with Indigenous businesses across an array of services.