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AEMEE Conference 2017

Survival, Revival, Success - Making the most of the upturn in the resource sector

The 2017 AEMEE annual conference was held in Cairns, QLD on the 11th and 12th October 2017, at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort.

Day 1 - "Measuring performance and delivering results"
Day 2 - “Out of the black and into the red, recipes for success"

AEMEE Conference 2016

Sustainable Indigenous Businesses and Communities – Lead the Way to Closing the Gap

The 2016 AEMEE annual conference was held in Canberra, ACT on the 24th and 25th August 2016, at the QT Canberra.

Day 1 - “Resilience through Innovation” 
Day 2 - “Inclusion and Collaboration the Key to Closing the Gap”

AEMEE Conference 2015

The Tender Trap - The Pearls and Perils of Procurements

The 2015 AEMEE annual conference was held in Glenelg, South Australia on the 27th and 28th October 2015, at the Oaks Plaza Pier.

Day 1 – “Equity of Opportunity” 

Day 2 –“Time to Diversify” 

AEMEE Conference 2014

The Lifelines for Business Success

The 2014 AEMEE annual conference was held in Darwin, Northern Territory on the 14th and 15th October 2014, at the Hilton Double Tree Esplanade.

Day 1 – “Learn from Success" 

Day 2 - “Adapt and Thrive” 


AEMEE Conference 2013

Getting Down to Business - Changing the game

The 2013 AEMEE annual conference was held in Surfers Paradise in Queensland on the 19th and 20th September 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.

Day 1 - “Working Together” 

Day 2 - “The Key to Winning Work"

AEMEE Conference 2012 

The Great Balancing Act

The 2012 AEMEE annual conference was held in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory on the 25th and 26th October 2012, at the Crowne Plaza.

Day 1 -  "Think Big" 

Day 2 - "The Devil is in the Detail" 

AEMEE Conference 2011

Keeping Black Business in the Black

The 2011 AEMEE annual conference was held in Mackay in Queensland on the 27th and 28th October 2011, at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre and again followed after the Mineral Council of Australia’s Sustainable Development Conference.

Day 1 - "Financing and Business Models"

Day 2 -  "Exploring Different Business Opportunities around Mining, Energy and Exploration Activities"

AEMEE Conference 2010

Cracking the Code on Contracting

The 2010 annual Conference was held on Thursday 14 through to Friday 15 October at the Novotel Langley Perth, WA.

Day 1 - “What Companies want from Aboriginal Contractors and Suppliers”

Day 2  -  “What Aboriginal Contractors and Suppliers need to be Successful”

AEMEE Conference 2009

Out of the Shadows - Aboriginal Business in the Spotlight

The 2009 annual Conference was held on 29 - 30 October 2009 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia.

The Conference program featured sessions on:

  • Business ideas and support

  • Getting it right

  • Building successful businesses

  • Q&A with ABC's Tony Jones and a panel of experts

AEMEE Conference 2008

Community Wealth Creation

The 2008 AEMEE Conference was held from Thursday 18 - Friday 19 September 2008 at the Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory. We explored a range of topics including building Indigenous capacity and economic opportunities to communities and individual businesses.


AEMEE Conference 2007

The 3rd annual AEMEE Conference was held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of November at the Cairns Convention Centre. The MCA secretariat worked closely with the steering committee for the conference ensuring that strong linkages were made through presentations, and themes.

Professional development workshops were held to help grow Indigenous enterprises engaged in the mining and minerals processing supply chain on Friday 2 November.

The conferences overlapped on Thursday 1 November, and included a joint casual dinner event to welcome delegates to the Aboriginal Enterprises in Mining and Exploration Conference and close the SD conference.