The Trust are extremely grateful to Te Puni Kōkiri who are a major sponsor for WIBF 2018 through He Kai Kei Aku Ringa (HKKAR).
HKKAR is the Crown-Māori Economic Growth Partnership and national Māori economic development strategy. Established in 2012, it provides a vision for a productive, innovative, export oriented Māori economy driven by whānau. Literally it means ‘providing food by my own hands’. It has become a metaphor for the resilience and economic self-determination of Māori.
E RERE represents the five goals of He kai kei aku ringa:
Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry for Business innovation and employment co-lead He kai kei aku ringa. For more information about He kai kei aku ringa, please visit: https://www.erere.maori.nz/
Chair Richard Jefferies presents keynote at Strengthening and Revitalising Indigenous Language and Culture
Te Ohu Whai Ao Chair, Richard Tauehe Jefferies, was a keynote at Strengthening and Revitalising Indigenous Culture and Language National Gathering in Nova Scotia, Canada. He shared Aotearoa's journey of revitalising the Māori language with the hope that other Indigenous communities can take some learnings from our experience.
Māori business leaders are encouraged to sign up for the 9th annual World Indigenous Business Forum as Rotorua gears up to host the international event.
“WIBF 2018 is a shining opportunity for Māori to showcase our business and trade success to the Indigenous world” says Richard Jefferies, Chair of Te Ohu Whai Ao Trust, the organisation co-ordinating the forum.
“Enterprising Māori will be among the 1000 business leaders from around the globe who are coming to our door. The forum will be bustling with opportunities for partnerships, insights and experience from across the world. Let’s make the most of that.” says Mr Jefferies.
This is the first time Aotearoa has hosted the event which takes place in October 2018. The forum has a proven track record of connecting Indigenous businesses for the long term. The Aotearoa programme will feature Māori industry fieldtrips, cultural interactions and world-class Indigenous speakers.
You will see that we have posted the link to registrations for the conference. Sign up now and check back regularly to see the talent we are attracting to be part of this fantastic event. Speaker, sponsor and volunteer slots are still open so if you have ideas for who you would like to see speak at the event let us know. Lets add them to our line up of dynamic indigenous speakers making indigenous business a platform for change. Also interested in hearing about successful indigenous to indigenous business developments already happening. Lets showcase the unique and powerful stories which are our contribution to doing business with purpose.
Ngā mihi nui o Te tau hou. We started our year with the first planning hui in Rotorua where WIBF will be held. We left energised after being welcomed by Ngāti Whakaue to Te Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumatamomoe, great kōrero with our co-hosts from Canada, ILDII, and other people who are are as passionate about this kaupapa as we are. We will share more stories as we go along so keep an eye out for more details over the next few weeks. If you have any stories you wish to share please feel free to get in touch with us. Roll on WIBF Aotearea 2018.
A great article in the New Zealand Herald announcing the Forum is heading to Rotorua. Thanks to Monty Morrison and Norma Sturley for their support and advice during the Chile event and Ambassador Jacqui Caine for her guidance during our visit.
NZ HERALD ARTICLE - WIBF coming to Rotorua