First Nations Business Showcase (SA) 2022

The Circle - First Nations Entrepreneur Hub, an initiative of the South Australian and Australian Governments, is proud to present the First Nations Business Showcase (SA) 2022 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Thursday 27 October 2022.

This is an exciting opportunity for buyers from industry, all levels of Government and non-Government organisations to connect face-to-face with South Australia's diverse First Nations Business Sector.

This event will provide the opportunity to learn more about the capacity and capability of this thriving sector and demonstrate how First Nations businesses can provide goods and services in supply chains and across small, medium and major projects.

Please register here to attend in one of the following categories:

  • First Nations owned businesses - Exhibitor
  • First Nations owned businesses & entrepreneurs - Attendee
  • Buyers from Industry, Government, non-Government – Attendee

In addition, The Circle's Business Development Support Partners will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions from First Nations entrepreneurs and business owners about how they can support their business journey from growing a seed concept to scaling up an already established business.

This is definitely an event not to be missed!

If you have any questions, please email The Circle Team on thecircle@sa.gov.au.

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Indigenous Business Month 2021 at The Circle

In support of the 2021 theme, Powering the Indigenous Economy, The Circle delivered a number of free events in October for our members to connect to Industry, Government and Service Providers and to build their business-to-business relationships.

Our events included Pitching to Industry Partners; Experts In Residence; Networking Events; Major Projects Supply Chain Presentations and connection to online workshops.

Thank you to those involved for making these events a success.  The Circle team looks forward to delivering more of these opportunities throughout 2022.

Pitching to Industry Partners

The Downer Group

This event brought together representatives from Keolis Downer, DM Roads, Downer Rail Infrastructure and Spotless to provide The Circle's members with information about their projects and supply chain opportunities.

The event was held on 26 October 21 at Tauondi Aboriginal College and commenced with an Acknowledgement of Country from Bill Wilson and presentations from The Downer Group.

Presentations were followed by networking where our Members had one-on-one conversations to 'pitch' their products and services and make critical connections to real opportunities with the Downer Group.

With thanks to Edoardo Crismani - Aboriginal Film Maker for capturing the event; Tauondi Aboriginal College for hosting us, providing a cultural introduction at the Tauondi Gallery and their superb catering; Bill Wilson for the Acknowledgement of Country; The Downer Group and The Circle members.

Pitching to Industry Partners from Edoardo Crismani on Vimeo.

Major Projects Supply Chain Presentation

SA Water

On 29 October 21, SA Water and their delivery partners, Lendlease, Fulton Hogan, SUEZ and McConnell Dowell provided a workshop of their forward procurement and supply chain opportunities. The presentation offered insight into supply chain opportunities and the process to become a contractor to SA Water.

We have officially launched!

The Circle Team is thrilled to say that we officially launched on 27 August 2021!

We'd like to say a big thank you to all involved in the establishment of the physical Hub here at Lot Fourteen; to our wonderful Members who provided Goods and Services for the launch; Edoardo Crismani, Aboriginal Film Maker and Colleen Raven, Nharla Photography who recorded the event; and to The Circle's Design and Delivery Team who have so generously donated their time, shared their knowledge and experience and guided the establishment of The Circle.

We are really excited to ramp up our activities and look forward to sharing more news, events and opportunities with you.

Check out our Membership Page to complete the membership application if you haven't already done so!