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Monday 11th November 2024

business TRADE SHOW

The Summit Trade Show is a significant event for buyers and suppliers to connect, discuss and progress business opportunities. This annual event continues to grow each year with a growing reputation for facilitating realistic and sustainable procurement outcomes. All Industries will be represented this year including Government, Infrastructure, Construction, Mining, Renewables and Resources. Procurement teams and buyers will be hard pressed to find a better event to launch, improve or maximise their Aboriginal participation journey through increased contracting of Indigenous businesses and employment of Indigenous people. The tradeshow is fully catered throughout the day with access to a business lounge area to meet your meeting needs.

8:00 AM      Exhibitor registration opens

9:15 AM      Tender Masterclass


10:30 AM    Delegate registration opens​


11:00 AM    Official tradeshow opening and welcome


1:00 PM      Networking lunch     


4:50 PM      Closing remarks and wrap up

networking Event

As day 1 draws to a close, all delegates are invited to a fully catered afternoon and evening of entertainment and networking on the terrace. This casual event offers the perfect environment to unwind from the tradeshow and to further engage and make new trade connections. For those who like a challenge, please don’t miss out on the ‘You’re in a League of your Own’ competition for the chance to win some deadly prizes and the trophy!

5:00 PM      Event opens

5:30 PM      'You're in a league of your own' challenge commences

                    Hosted by NRL legend Dean Widders and exclusively sponsored by 10Telco

6:00 PM      Networking Dinner and Drinks

8:00 PM      Event closes


Tuesday 12th November 2024

Knowledge Forum

Join us at the Summit Knowledge Forum, where the future of Indigenous engagement and industry innovation come together. This premier event will feature cutting-edge presentations from key industry leaders and government change makers, offering invaluable insights into the evolving landscapes of infrastructure, construction, civil, renewables, manufacturing and mining. Discover how these sectors are driving economic growth and how Indigenous businesses and communities can play a pivotal role in this transformation. The forum will also showcase successful Indigenous enterprises, providing a platform for entrepreneurs to share their stories and highlight their growing contributions to the NSW economy and community.

Delegates at the Forum will have the unique opportunity to engage with expert panelists in dynamic discussions. These sessions will delve into local and global best practices for Indigenous engagement, exploring innovative strategies that can be applied within your own organisation. Learn about the importance of inclusive supply chains, sustainable change, and the economic impact of robust Indigenous engagement. With NSW positioned for unprecedented growth in industry opportunities, this forum is the perfect place to gain actionable insights and forge meaningful connections that will drive your business forward.

Fully catered and equipped with a business lounge for networking throughout the day, The Summit Knowledge Forum promises a comprehensive and enriching experience. Whether you are looking to understand emerging trends in AI and automation, strategic planning for future industry developments, or how to position your business for success in key sectors this forum has something for everyone. Don't miss this chance to be part of a transformative event that bridges the gap between Indigenous engagement and industry excellence.

8:00 AM       Delegate registration opens

9:00 AM       Official forum opening and welcome

9:15 AM       Cultural performances

9:45 AM       Ministerial addresses

9:50 AM       Keynote address

10:10 AM     Morning tea

10:40 AM     Indigenous business showcase 1

                     Indigenous entrepreneurs will present their NSW businesses to the forum. 

11:15 AM     Panel Session 1: ‘Best Practice is more than a Target’

An insightful panel discussion where our leading sector experts share their strategies for accelerating and sustaining inclusive supply chains and diverse workforces through the valuable contributions of Indigenous businesses and professionals.

This session promises to provide valuable insights for anyone committed to advancing Indigenous participation in their supply chains and beyond. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the experts and take away actionable ideas.

11:55 AM     Panel Session 2: ‘ The 5th Industrial Revolution: Control the Impact’

Businesses that innovate are more likely to experience growth and longevity. This session will equip our audience with the knowledge to navigate current and future changes, ensuring they are well-prepared and strategically planned for what's to come. Topics covered will include:

  • AI and Automation: Discover how artificial intelligence and robotics are transforming industries and creating new opportunities for innovation.

  • Future Trends: Stay ahead of the curve with insights into emerging trends that will shape the business landscape.

  • Strategic Planning: Learn how to develop and implement plans that embrace innovation and technology to drive growth and competitiveness.

  • Adaptation and Resilience: Explore strategies for adapting to rapid technological advancements and ensuring your business remains resilient in the face of change.

Join us for this forward-thinking session and gain the tools and insights needed to position your business for success in an increasingly digital and automated world.​

12:35 PM    Networking lunch

1:35 PM      Indigenous business showcase 2

Indigenous entrepreneurs will present their NSW businesses to the forum.

2:15 PM      Panel Session 3: ‘Industry Opportunity Roadmap’

An exclusive chance to hear top procurement leaders discuss upcoming project and supply opportunities across NSW and how Indigenous businesses can prepare to seize them. This session will cover key sectors such as infrastructure and construction, mining and renewables, and government projects.

Gain insights into:

- Emerging opportunities in major industries

- Strategies for positioning your business for success

- Key trends and future developments in procurement

Don't miss this must-attend session designed to equip Indigenous suppliers with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in these dynamic sectors.​

2:50 PM       Special guest wraps up the Forum


3:00 PM       Formal Program Closes

3:10 PM       Feedback Focus Group Sessions

NSWICC is excited to host two intimate roundtable sessions designed to gather valuable feedback and foster improved engagement.

Group 1: Led by CEO Deb Barwick, this session aims to enhance engagement through government and industry contracting. Join us to share your experiences and insights directly with our leadership.

Group 2: Exclusively for NSWICC Assured Members, this session provides a platform to share feedback directly with key NSWICC staff, ensuring your voices are heard and valued.

These sessions offer a unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful improvements and strengthen our collective efforts. Don't miss out on this chance to make your voice heard!

3:40 PM       Close

The Summit Awards & Gala Dinner

Step into a night of glamour and celebration at The Summit Annual Awards and Gala Dinner, an enchanting formal black-tie event that brings together the best of industry and government procurement professionals, key sector leaders, and outstanding Indigenous businesses. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the NSW Hunter Valley region, this prestigious evening promises an unforgettable experience as we honour excellence and innovation in Indigenous business. Join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of high-performing employees and passionate advocates who are driving meaningful change and fostering robust economic growth.


Delegates will be treated to an exquisite night of exceptional cuisine and top-tier entertainment, creating the perfect atmosphere for networking and forging valuable connections. This mesmerising event is not just a celebration but a testament to the collaborative spirit and shared commitment to industry excellence and Indigenous engagement. As you enjoy the finest offerings of the Hunter Valley, immerse yourself in the inspiring stories and accomplishments of those who are leading the way in their fields. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an evening that celebrates success, builds relationships, and sets the stage for future opportunities.

6:30 PM      Delegate arrival

7:00 PM      Official opening and welcome           

7:05 PM      Ministerial Address

7:10 PM      Cultural performances

7:20 PM      The Summit award presentations commence

9:20 PM      Closing remarks


9:30 PM      Live entertainment

12:00 AM    Event closes

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