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It is anticipated the Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network will once again host the Aboriginal Economic Development Forum in 2022.

Dates are being developed and will be announced in due course.

For more information, email

The Northern Territory Government is committed to improving employment, business and economic outcomes for all Territorians by creating more transparency in the way government tender for, assesses and awards its contracts.

Businesses interested in applying for Northern Territory Government contracts and tenders, are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the Aboriginal Economic Participation Framework and Aboriginal Procurement Policy.

You’ll find out about the Aboriginal Economic Participation Framework, which is designed to both encourage and promote increased Aboriginal participation in the Territory economy as well as support enhanced social inclusion for all Territorians.

You’ll also find out more about the Northern Territory Government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy which commences 1 July 2022, providing a step change in the advancement of Aboriginal employment and business opportunities through government contracting activities.

You must register for the information sessions.

Choose the regional session you would like to attend and register your attendance via Eventbrite.

  • Alice Springs - 10am on 7 June at Central Australia Development Office
  • Tennant Creek - 9am on 8 June at Barkly House Conference Room
  • Katherine - 11am on 15 June at Knotts Crossing Resort
  • Nhulunbuy - 10am on 21 June at Walkabout Lodge
  • Darwin - 5pm on 9 June and 3:30pm on 16 June at Development House

To view the Aboriginal procurement policy, go to the NT Government website.

For more information, contact the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade on 8999 1410 or email

The purpose of field days is to:

  • demonstrate the latest department research
  • discuss the challenges impacting producers and growers
  • showcase technology and innovation, and
  • support knowledge sharing between government, industry and producers.

Extension encourages the uptake of research and technology on farms to improve outcomes for Northern Territory agricultural producers.

Field days reinforce the department’s support on the ground to deliver greater ‘on farm’ impact of research work.

The department invites interested pastoralists, growers, business owners, industry organisations and research bodies to attend agricultural field days.

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The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award is Australia’s leading award acknowledging and supporting the essential role women play in rural industries, businesses and communities.

The award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities.

For 2022, an award winner for the Northern Territory (NT) has been announced. They will go on to represent the NT in the National AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Awards in September 2022.

Nominations for 2023

Applications will open on Wednesday 7 September 2022 and close on Friday 27 January 2023.

Read more about the NT Rural Women's Award.

The 2023 Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) is scheduled for 18 to 19 April.

It is held every year in Alice Springs and is the Territory’s premier exploration focused event.

The AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the NTGS, its research partners and the exploration industry.

For the latest information on current and past AGES events, go to the Resourcing the Territory website.

The Northern Territory will further strengthen its connection with Indonesia when it hosts the 2022 Australian Indonesian Business Council National Conference in Darwin from Wednesday 2 to Friday 4 November 2022.

This is first time the Northern Territory has hosted the Australian Indonesian Business Council Conference, which will see more than 250 Indonesian and Australian business executives and government leaders meet to discuss new and ongoing opportunities between the two countries.

This year conference’s theme is ‘Partnering in Recovery – Stronger, Together’ emphasising both countries resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighting the unique place the Northern Territory has in Australia’s relationship with Indonesia.

The Brolga Awards are the official tourism awards program for the Northern Territory (NT).

They recognise and encourage tourism businesses that strive for excellence in every area of their operation.

The 2022 awards will be held in Alice Springs on Saturday 12 November.

Winners of the business categories (categories 1 to 25) will represent the NT at the Australian Tourism Awards.

For more information, go to the Tourism NT website.

The annual bull sale will be held on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 with approximately 100 bulls on offer.

The annual cow sale will be held on Wednesday, 20 July 2022 with approximately 150 cows on offer.

Cattle offered for sale have estimated breeding values (EBVs) and the bulls have passed a breeding soundness evaluation.

The sales are conducted online through AuctionsPlus and a full catalogue is provided by Elders.

Industry can make an appointment to inspect the cattle from May.

Read more about the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade’s annual cattle sales.

The Developing Northern Australia Conference attracts a range of stakeholders all working towards achieving better economic, social, policy and environmental outcomes for the north and its people.

Held annually in July, the conference is an opportunity to come together to celebrate progress and to refine strategic efforts in areas such as investment, health, defence, workforce and industry development and natural resource management. It is an event that enables strong Indigenous and other important voices from across the north to come together to share stories and build partnerships for business, research, investment and problem solving.

Darwin has been selected as the host location in 2023 because of its strategic links with Asia and the Territory’s key role in developing and progressing the Northern Australia agenda. The annual conference is expected to attract approximately 400 delegates and brings together leaders, decision makers, industry representatives and community providing insight to investment opportunities and new projects. Find out more about the conference, go to

Live exporters and producers will head to Darwin for the 2022 LIVEXchange conference, a major event for Australia’s livestock export industry.

Held every two years, the conference is a joint venture between the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) and the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC).

This year the theme is ‘From here to there together: strengthening our foundations and creating connections’. Discussions will centre on the logistics of getting livestock from Australia around the world, the strength of our markets, and the values shared by everyone in the supply chain, from Australian producers to the families being fed with quality Australian meat overseas.

LIVEXchange 2022 will be hosted by the Northern Territory Livestock Exporters’ Association (NTLEA) at the Darwin Convention Centre on 9 and 10 November 2022, with a welcome reception, gala dinner and charity auction.

For more information, go to the LIVEXchange 22 website.

The Northern Territory (NT) Seafood Industry Awards will embrace the Territory’s tropical vibes and unique seafood scene in cocktail style.

Twelve different award categories are for grabs at this annual event which showcases the Territory’s seafood industry, its value to the economy and the passionate people committed to supplying premium seafood locally, nationally and internationally.

Categories include the:

  • Industry Ambassador Award
  • Primary Producer Award
  • Business Award
  • People Development Award
  • Environment Stewardship Award
  • Restaurant Award
  • Take-Away Fish and Chips Award
  • Young Achiever Award which recognises an individual who has:
    • demonstrated a strong and positive impact
    • the potential to develop as a respected seafood industry leader.

Winners of these awards will represent the NT at the National Seafood Industry Awards on 15 September 2022 in Brisbane.

For more details, go to the Northern Territory Seafood Council website.

The Northern Territory (NT) Training Awards are an official recognition of excellence and achievements in gaining the highest standards of knowledge and skills, in contributing to high standards of training, and for personal achievement in the vocational education and training sector. There are individual and business awards, 12 in total.

The awards offer finalists the chance to gain personal satisfaction and access opportunities in their industry, and provide the opportunity to be part of an elite group of ambassadors who represent the Territory’s best in vocational education and training.

Winners and runners-up of each category receive a share in cash prizes and have the opportunity to represent the NT at the Australia Training Awards.

Find out more about the NT Training Awards.

Territory exporters are invited to nominate for the 29th Chief Ministers NT Export Awards 2022 to celebrate their export successes, innovation and business resilience.

The awards recognise the outstanding achievements and success stories of Territory exporters. Winners progress as finalists to the Australian Export Awards to compete against their peers and receive national recognition.

The Chief Minister’s NT Export Awards are coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce NT, with support from Austrade and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

Important dates

Nominations are now open until Friday 10 June 2022.

The awards gala dinner will be held on Friday 7 October 2022.

More information

For more information go to the Australian Export Awards website or email

October Business Month (OBM) provides Territory businesses access to a month long program of inspirational and educational events designed to inspire and grow Territory business.

Engaging with hundreds of Territorians each year, OBM continues to prove to be an integral part of the business community's calendar. The program provides Territory businesses with a high quality, content driven program focussed on delivering practical skills that meet the current critical needs of business and industry across all regions.

Held annually, the program includes keynote speakers, coupled with local Territory speakers, interactive workshops and content relevant to Territory business and industry.

For more information, go to the OBM website.

Alice Springs Show

Friday 1 July

Pop in to see guest speakers

11.30 am Growing Opportunities in NT
Paul Burke, CEO, NT Farmers
11.45 am Biosecurity NT update
Dr Peter Saville, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, NT Government
12.00 am Will US markets kick start higher global beef prices?
Angus Gidley-Baird, Senior Animal
Proteins Analyst, RaboResearch
12.15 am Panel Discussion
12.40 am Cows for Schools Presentation

Tennant Creek Show

Friday 8 July

  • Pop in and visit us

Katherine Show

Friday 15 July

11.00amBiosecurity NT update Q & A 
Luke Bowen, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Department of Industry, Tourism & Trade
11.20amSustainable Cotton 
Rob Crothers, Cotton Australia
11.25pmGlobal Cotton Markets 
Dr Cheryl Kalisch Gordon, Senior Commodity Analyst, RaboResearch
11.50pmPanel Discussion
12.15pmCows for Schools Presentation 

Darwin Show

Friday 22 July

  • Pop in to see George the Farmer!
  • Performances at 10 am
    and activities at 2pm.

A range of tourism industry events are held annually.

For the list of events, go to the Tourism NT website.

These are also emailed out via regular Tourism NT industry updates. To get these updates, register online on the Tourism NT website.

WorldSkills Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation that provides young Australians aged 23 and under the opportunity to gain new skills, compete against their peers in their chosen trade and fast track their skills and career development.

Regional, national and international competitions are held over a two-year cycle.

To be involved with WorldSkills, contact the NT regional contact below:

Amelia Nuku
Industry Skills Advisory Council NT
Phone: 08 7913 7502

Last updated: 26 May 2022

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