Wednesday 21 March 2012
AIMSC says it will continue building on its success, with its major annual networking event scheduled for early next month.
AIMSC Connect 2012 – Open for Business Conference and Business Opportunity Fair will be held on 2-3 April at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney.
The annual event brings together more than 100 Indigenous-owned businesses and showcases products and services across a wide range of industries including mining, construction, retail, technology and the arts.
This year’s event will be hosted by ABC 24 News presenter Miriam Corowa. It will culminate on Tuesday, 3 April with AIMSC’s Premier Indigenous Business Awards, which recognise companies and individuals who have contributed significantly by playing an active role in the Indigenous business sector. A total of 43 businesses are nominated for the awards.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 96 per cent of Australian businesses are small businesses. Less than one per cent of the overall sector is Indigenous.