Anigunya - Welcome
The Infrastructure & Construction Forum (ICF) is the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce's premier annual event, hosted on beautiful Wonnarua Country in the Hunter Valley. Over the two days, 400+ delegates from Indigenous businesses, government, corporate and industry buying organisations, come together to connect, learn, and unlock best practice within Indigenous procurement, job creation and sector growth.
Ernie's Back in 2023!
Ernie Dingo AM is one of Australia's most loved media personalities, and will be returning to the NSWICC ICF stage as our 2023 Master of Ceremonies. His laid back style and earthy honesty have made him welcome into our TV homes on such programs as The World Around Us and his extremely popular hosting role on The Great Outdoors.
Ernie has had an extensive career in film and television, particularly significant for the way he has broken new ground in the presentation of cultural difference. He has worked consistently to broaden expectations of what Aboriginality can include and to introduce and popularise an understanding of Aboriginal perspectives on Australian life.
A Yamatji man, Ernie grew up around the small Western Australian town of Mullewa. He first moved into acting in Perth when a basketball team to which he belonged, formed a dance and cultural performance group Middar.
What's the motive?
Despite a growing pipeline of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned businesses with the capacity to serve diverse industries in NSW and the introduction of targeted procurement policies and RAPs by governments and the wider business sector, spend with these suppliers is less than it could be and should be. The reason for this is both sides of the supply chain are lacking in their capacity and/or capability to fully engage with each other.
As the State's peak body and voice for Indigenous business, the NSWICC has responded with an innovative partnership and service model that addresses the capacity needs of government and industry buying organisations to address barriers and maximise opportunities to supply, employ and invest in local capacity. The NSWICC ICF event adds significant value to this important work each year providing the platform for networking and trade opportunities, shared learnings, leadership and successful cases studies.
Join us for ICF 2023 and be part of a united legacy for change!