A 50-year vision for Reshaping the Culture of Business.

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Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their future. We provide financial products and services, and we go further: we invest in people, places and ideas that are ready. We help make them real. We’re deeply invested in the financial success and economic independence of Indigenous Australians. 
Its why we exist.

 

IBA has a strong focus on the future and investing in our future generations and business leaders. Following a national consultation to engage with young leaders within the business sector, IBA hosted the inaugural Futures Forum event that connected 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18-30 from across Australia to discuss the future of Indigenous business.

 

The event incorporated the notion to 'think different' about business and future business models, with a key element of design being used on 'how culture can inform the future'. The 40 young business leaders embraced the experience and designed several high-quality business models with a focus on outcomes for a 50-year vision for Indigenous business that is considerate of both commercial realities and cultural obligations.

 

"The Futures Forum project is the right step forward for IBA in investing in our future business and I can say first-hand the future of the Business Sector is in very safe and capable hands." 
- Rajiv Viswanathan, CEO 

 

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ABOUT

The Futures Forum was held at Murrook Cultural Center on Worimi Country, Port Stephens between March 25-29, 2019. The week began with a warming Welcome to Country by the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council. A yarning circle bought forward relational patterns to springboard from throughout the week. Uncle Bruce Pascoe got everyone thinking, and Geoff Martin helped participants explore responsible business practice. 

"The mapping and design process that Relative Creative led everyone though got us to look at

ideas and concepts with a whole new angle"

- Futures Forum participant 


The Futures Forum was one of the best weeks of my life, I strongly recommend doing it"

- Futures Forum participant 

 

 

 
 

PRESENTERS

Futures Forum presenters included Tristan Schultz, Mundanara Bayles, Bruce Pascoe, Geoff Martin, Terri Janke and Liam Ridgeway 

 

SCHEDULE

 

 

The schedule for Futures Forum was put together to encourage creativity and collaboration in a culturally safe space. You can download a copy of the schedule below to get a greater understanding of what participants did during Futures Forum.

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LISTEN

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YARN

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TRACK

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STORY

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MAKE

 
 

APPLY

 

 

If you are interested in attending a Futures Forum event please contact futuresforum@iba.gov.au or contact 1800 107 107.

 

CONTACT US

If you have questions about the Futures Forum, please get in touch.

IBA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, to the Elders past, present, and emerging.

 

To view the Futures Forum Terms and Conditions please click here.

THE FUTURES FORUM HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY:

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