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This event will feature key industry leaders' insights and discussions on Social Procurement. It will provide you with information to take a strategic approach, leverage purchasing power, and generate positive social and environmental outcomes.

This educational business forum will take place on May 29th, 2024, in Melbourne, offering a unique opportunity for engagement and learning. In the spirit of collaboration, this event is hosted at Kinaway's new office located in South Melbourne, which serves as a hub for member businesses and partners.

This in-person event has limited capacity, with up to 20 members from the Finland-Australia Chamber of Commerce, alongside esteemed members and corporate partners of the Kinaway Indigenous Chamber of Commerce. Please note that due to space constraints, attendance is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Event Details:

Date: May 29th, 2024

Time: Evening, 6 pm – 8 pm

Location: Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Hub | Level 5, 163 Eastern Rd, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Format: In-person event & Online streaming

Attire: Business casual/flexible

Price: FACC Members at no cost, $65 for guests and non-members

Online Participation: FACC Members at no cost, $25 for guests and non-members, $12 for FABC members

Light refreshments will be provided. Event Sponsorship is available; see tickets.


  • Gary Sinclair, Social Procurement Manager at Victoria State Government.
  • Karen Milward, Karen Milward Consulting and Chair of Kinaway's Board.
  • Travis Lovett, Commissioner from Yoorrook Justice Commission
  • Anssi Paatero, Executive Committee Member & Vice President at FACC.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Introduction to Social Procurement: Understanding its significance and impact
  • Case Studies and Success Stories: Real-world examples of effective Social Procurement initiatives
  • Panel Discussion: Engage with industry experts and thought leaders on best practices and opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow members, stakeholders, and representatives from Kinaway Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and FACC

As advocates for fostering meaningful connections and sustainable practices, the FACC is proud to partner with the Kinaway Chamber of Commerce to explore how Social Procurement can drive impactful change within our respective communities.

This collaboration facilitates cross-cultural exchange as our two Chambers walk hand in hand towards economic empowerment for the Finnish-Australian, Victorian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, and Australian business communities. In joining forces, we can harness the power of Social Procurement to create a positive impact that resonates far beyond our individual organisations.

Please RSVP by May 28th, 2024 to confirm your attendance and secure your place at this insightful event.

Further details regarding event logistics and online streaming link will be provided closer to the event.

We look forward to your participation in this meaningful dialogue and the opportunity to explore avenues for collaboration and growth collectively. We believe that this collaboration between the two Chambers presents a unique opportunity to foster cross-cultural exchange, promote economic empowerment of both Finnish and Indigenous businesses in Australia, and drive desired sustainable development outcomes. By joining forces, we can harness the power of Social Procurement to create a positive impact that resonates far beyond our individual organisations.

With best regards,

Anssi Paatero,

Vice President, Finland Australia Chamber of Commerce Inc.


Donald Betts,

Acting CEO, Kinaway Chamber of Commerce


Kinaway Chamber of Commerce Hub
Level 5, Eastern Road 163
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Public Transport, Taxi and Rideshare recommended, parking in area is limited.

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