AIE Perth and NAIDOC Week – Power our country by empowering our Country

Thu Jul 07 2022 at 05:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Parmelia Hilton Perth - On Whadjuk Noongar Booja | PERTH

Australian Institute of Energy - Perth
Publisher/HostAustralian Institute of Energy - Perth
AIE Perth and NAIDOC Week \u2013 Power our country by empowering our Country
Come and be inspired as WA’s energy industry moves to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and embrace our growing Indigenous energy sector
About this Event

The last five years has seen significant growth in the number of Indigenous services industries in WA, influenced by the introduction of the Aboriginal Procurement Policy in 2018 and growth of Indigenous industry support organisations like the Wirra Hub and the Noongar Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

With significant transformation underway across the energy sector, now is the perfect time for the sector to reflect on its next steps and opportunities to commit to this transformation in partnership with Indigenous companies and expertise.

Come along, be inspired and be ready to be part of the journey as WA’s energy industry moves to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! and embrace WA’s growing Indigenous energy sector and knowledge.

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year, to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. AIE Perth is proud to be hosting its first NAIDOC week event, with the support of its esteemed Indigenous speakers. As a special NAIDOC event, AIE Perth is subsidising this event to support the NAIDOC celebration.

Canape and drinks will be served after the presentation.

Speakers Information:

Roanna Edwards, Manager Aboriginal Strategy & Engagement - Horizon Power

Roanna is an experienced community engagement manager with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry and across Aboriginal Affairs.

Roanna is currently also Chairperson for the WA Aboriginal Lands Trust, has previously served as a board member on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Indigenous Advisory Panel and currently co-hosts the ABC Radio show Roots and Shoots.

Ro is a proud Noongar woman.

Leslie Delaforce, Head of Indigenous Entrepreneurship – Minderoo Foundation

Les is the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Director at Minderoo Foundation, Board Director of StartupWA and member of the Premier of Western Australia's Jobs Taskforce.

Les built DreamSpark and Covocate, the first Indigenous startup to raise venture capital and subsequently raised capital for two ventures, with teams in Israel, Canada and Australia.

Les is a proud Gumbaynggirr man.

Koen Matera, Co-Founder & Director - Boodjara Energy

Following his years of experience in the oil and gas sector, Koen recognised that there was a shortfall within the power generation sector for high quality service and delivery, and noticed minimal Indigenous engagement within the renewable technology space.

Putting the two together, Boodjara Energy engaged the local community by introducing Indigenous Australians to the fast growing and technical-based renewable power generation sector.

Koen is a proud Noongar man.


Ticket sales will close at 12 pm on Wednesday 6 July 2022, unless sold out prior. Any special dietary requirements and attendees’ names are required by this deadline.

This event will include refreshments (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) on arrival, and canape cocktail post panel session



How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Via email or via phone 0434 875 017 / 0411 420 151

How can I confirm whether or not I am an AIE member?

Just send us an email to [email protected] with your name, organisation and number.

Not currently an AIE member and would like to join / learn about it?

Just click on this link and it will take you to AIE's website, where you will be able to find the application forms, as well as learn about the different grades of membership and subscriptions.

Any changes to your ticket booking, including table bookings and special dietary requirements?

Just send us an email to [email protected] with your name, organisation and what changes you need made. Any changes to specifications to special dietary requirements and attendees’ names for table bookings must be made by 5pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022

What is AIE Perth's Cancellation policy ?

The AIE Perth understands that we are living in uncertain times, which may affect:1. your ability to attend an event you registered for; or 2. our ability to host a scheduled event. Where changes need to be made to an event we will use our best endeavours to give you as much notice as possible. We ask that you do the same where you have registered for an event, but are subsequently unable to attend.

What if I am unable to attend an event I registered for?

If you can’t attend an event you registered for you have two options: 1. Refund: If you tell us you can’t attend by midday at least two business days before the event, we can arrange a full refund. This means that if the event is on Friday, you would need to let us know no later than midday Wednesday. 2. Gift or sell your ticket: Just because you registered doesn’t mean it has to be you that attends! You can always gift or sell your ticket to a friend or colleague.

What if an event has to be cancelled, rescheduled or have its capacity reduced as a result of COVID-19 restrictions?

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, it is possible we may need to cancel, reschedule or reduce attendance at an event. Where we have to make such changes to an event we will use our best endeavour to give you as much notice a possible. 1. If an event cannot be held as planned on the scheduled day, we may at our discretion:* cancel the event and issue a refund to all attendees;* reschedule the event for a time at which the event can be held as planned, or at a time the AIE considers attendance can be maximised.

2. Where an event is rescheduled, registered attendees will be given the option to: * use their existing registration for the newly scheduled event; * receive a refund; or * donate their ticket price to assist the AIE Perth meet its objects.

3. If we reduce attendance at an event we will contact registered attendees, seeking volunteers to cancel their registration for a refund. If registrations exceed capacity following this contact we cancel registrations and issue refunds commencing with the last person to register for the event, and continuing to cancel registrations in reverse chronological order (based on the date and time of registration), until registered attendance and capacity align.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Parmelia Hilton Perth - On Whadjuk Noongar Booja, 14 Mill Street, PERTH, Australia


AUD 25.00 to AUD 45.00

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