The Roy Hill Indigenous Emerging Business Forum was held at Perth's Crown Casino on Friday September 24th 2021 and the Woollahra team was delighted to be invited as an Indigenous Exhibitor at the Event.
Roy Hill IEBF 2021 was a huge success, with over 700+ people in attendance, 90+ businesses on showcase.
Among the many highlights were Dorinda Cox giving a wonderful speech, the celebration of Indigenous women in business, an epic performance by the Koolangkas Kreate (particularly the you fella who absolutely stole the show), we had Anthony Mundine live from Sydney, The Indigenous Emerging Business Forum Aboriginal Corporation launched the IEBF Alliance to create employment opportunities and launched Aboriginal Funeral Foundation.
Other highlights from the morning included Ernie Dingo dropping by to say hello as well as Phil Walleystack preforming brilliantly & Kevin Kropinyeri delivering a classic stand up routine during the lunch interval. There was a live auction of memorabilia with proceeds back to IEBF Aboriginal Corporation IEBF 2021 Awards & 100% Indigenous owned business panel discussion from Uncle Barry McGuire, Liza McGuire from Safespear & Jarrad Oakley Nicholls from Oaks Civil Construction.
The afternoon was all about celebrating the thriving and emerging Aboriginal Businesses that were exhibiting at the event. Woollahra was so proud to showcase our business to existing and potential customers including high profile companies such as Roy Hill, Telstra, Rio Tinto, BHP, FMG, & ISS to name a few.
It was so awesome to see so many great Aboriginal Businesses in attendance and the quality of the displays reflected the care, passion and energy of the WA Indigenous Business Community.
We loved the opportunity to discuss our business with so many amazing people and were genuinely thrilled by the level of engagement, interest and support we got for our products and our business model.
We have to take this opportunity to thank Ben Casado and the team at Simple Support for all the effort they went to in assisting us put together an amazing exhibition booth. To the team at Sista Girl Sign & Print, thank you for the amazing shelf stickers, they were a real talking point with everyone that visited Booth 73 and to Tim & the team at Coastal Crunch for supplying the Raspberry Brownies that had the whole conference talking!
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank John O'Driscoll and the team at Indigenous Emerging Business Forum Aboriginal Corporation as well as Roy Hill and the other major sponsors for organising such an entertaining, engaging and successful event and we genuinely can't wait to attend again next year!