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Annual AEMEE Conference

Since 2005 AEMEE has addressed key current issues by delivering informative and collaborative conferences. These events include distinguished keynote speakers, creative networking sessions and captivating entertainment.

17th Annual AEMEE Conference, Fremantle WA.

From Sparks to Flames: Indigenous Business Fuelling the Future

Fremantle, Western Australia will host the 17th Annual AEMEE Conference and is set to welcome a lineup of experienced speakers in various fields, with a diverse range of topics set to be discussed.

"From Sparks to Flames: Indigenous Business Fuelling the Future”. The theme encapsulates the diversity and growth of Indigenous Businesses in the resources and energy sector, with a specific focus on sustainability.

“We are excited to showcase the stories of Indigenous Businesses in the sector, think about our greater purpose, where we started and capture those diverse stories to where we are now. We will hear from both sector leaders and stakeholders and Indigenous Businesses to grapple with the challenges and opportunities we collectively face to fulfill AEMEE’s vision of gaining true market share for Indigenous Businesses. The transition to net zero presents an exciting opportunity for Indigenous Businesses to be leading the way, as we explore strategies in how the sector accelerates the journey to net-zero, reducing the carbon footprint for our future generations.” Derek Flucker, AEMEE Chairperson

  • Grounded Leadership - Finding Purpose, Juggling Wealth and Influence: This session will set the scene for the Conference, grounding us all in the greater purpose, getting clarity on our why, cementing our legacy for the future.

 

  • Tracking the Journey from Inception to Now: Showcasing the diverse stories and journey’s of Indigenous Businesses. 

 

  • Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for First Nation Businesses in the Resource Sector from an Industry Perspective: An honest and transparent conversation discussing the key emerging challenges in the sector from the eyes of the industry?

 

  • Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for First Nation Businesses in the Resource Sector from an Indigenous Business Perspective: An honest and transparent conversation discussing the key emerging challenges in the sector from the eyes of Indigenous Businesses?

 

       Q&A - Bringing it all together (moving forward as a collective)

 

  • Next-Gen Sparks - Youth Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Mentorship, and the Future: We will hear from the next generation on what the future of the sector looks like?

 

  • Connecting the Dots - Who's Who in the Indigenous Business Chambers and Networks: A session navigating the complex Indigenous Business ecosystem.

 

  • Fuelling Tomorrow - Project Net Zero: A showcase of valuable insights and case studies as we collectively advance the industries net zero agenda for a sustainable future. 

 

  • Mine Closure - Opportunities in Restoration of Country: Exploring the opportunities for Indigenous businesses to provide solutions and services for the industry’s mine closure challenges.

 

  • Innovative Technology: Exploring the use of emerging technologies to innovate for a sustainable future.

 

  • Taking Control - Accessing Capital, and Managing Risk: Answering the call to action from last year’s conference - moving beyond subcontracting and scaling through partnership and collaboration for Indigenous Businesses to own and operate our own large scale projects. This session will also explore the age old question of how to access capital for start-up and growth. 

     

 

In true AEMEE fashion, the conference will offer opportunities for networking and collaboration to reconnect with the AEMEE family and introduce new members to the family. The gala awards night will be a key feature of the event, highlighting and celebrating the success of Indigenous businesses and collaborations that service and support the supply chains of the energy and resource sector in Australia.

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Conference Session Snapshot 

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