2021 sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 2021 October Business Month program.

Platinum sponsors

National Australia Bank


National Australia Bank is a financial services organisation with a long and proud heritage, serving the Australian community for over 160 years. Today, we have more than 30,000 people serving nine million customers at more than 900 locations in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

The majority of our financial service businesses operate in Australia and New Zealand, with international branches located in Asia, the UK and the US. Our brands share a commitment to provide customers with quality products and services with fair fees and charges. Our relationships are based on the principles of help, guidance and advice to achieve better financial outcomes for our customers.

Australian Banking offers a range of banking products and services to retail and business customers, ranging from small and medium enterprises through to Australia's largest institutions.

Our personal banking products can be accessed through various channels including NAB, nab Broker, nabtrade and UBank.

Our business banking products cater to customers' needs with specialist expertise in agribusiness, property, health, government, education and community. Australian Banking also comprises Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC), Specialised Finance, Debt Markets, Asset Servicing and Treasury.



TIO was established in 1979 to provide insurance options for those living in the Northern Territory. Our focus has not changed. Headquartered in Darwin, our strength lies in our solid understanding of the conditions faced within the Territory year after year. Whether that be flood, cyclone or whatever else Mother Nature can throw our way.

We provide a comprehensive range of insurance products across both personal and business portfolios. This includes home, motor, marine, business and workers compensation.

TIO has the only contact centre, claims team and assessors based in the Territory so we're here when you need us most.

Darwin Innovation Hub

Darwin Innovation Hub

The Darwin Innovation Hub (DIH) is the meeting point for commercialising business in Northern Australia. We support domestic and global start-ups and high growth businesses looking to do business in the Northern Territory. We assist companies to find applications and funding for their ventures and technologies, scale into new markets and commercialise their research, all while staying abreast of and informing industry on new developments.

The DIH employs a number of highly skilled growth facilitators that cover all facets of business development and growth including: process and project management, marketing, finance, digital transformation and partnerships, research connections, product development and manufacturing, corporate advisory and supply chain facilitation, across a broad range of industries, specifically selected to attend to the growing and emerging industries of the Northern Territory.

Our key services include start-up business development, start-up mentorship, industry problem workshops, venture capital investment readiness, international market development, executive training workshops and pitch events.

Gold sponsor

Charles Darwin University Australia

Silver sponsors

Darwin Corporate ParkTrue North Strategic Communications

Keynote sponsors

McArthur River Mine is located in the Northern Territory approximately 720km southeast of Darwin and 60km southwest of Borroloola. McArthur River mines one of the world’s largest zinc and lead deposits. The mine provides direct employment for around 1,200 people, including contractors. In 2020, it contributed more than $500 million to the local, Territory and national economies through wages, goods and services. Around 1 in 5 of the mine’s employees are Indigenous and around 20% are female and the mine is committed to providing sustainable employment opportunities for Territorians.

Check out their website and Facebook for more information.

Media sponsors

9 News DarwinImparjaMix 104.9Hot 100.1Territory Q business magazineNT NewsTerritory FM 104.1Sun969

In-kind sponsors

DoubleTree by Hilton Alice SpringsDoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin

B2B Expo sponsor

TreeTi Business Consulting