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Peter C. Newman lunch keynote announced!

Aboriginal Opportunities Forum 2013: Partnering for Prosperity


Speaker(s)
Hon. Ida Chong, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Province of British Columbia
David Negrin , President, Aquilini Development and Construction Inc.
Peter C. Newman, CC, CD, Canadian Journalist and Author
With panellists: Stewart Anderson, George Hemeon, Keith Henry, Rod Louie, Dr. Mark Selman and Akemi Siu
Moderators Dave Tuccaro, Bob Davidson

Wed Apr 10, 2013 05:30 PM - Thu Apr 11, 2013 02:00 PM
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REGISTER NOW >> Full Forum (Includes Welcome Reception, April 10)

REGISTER NOW >> Lunch Only (April 11)

Hon. Ida Chong Lunch Keynote:
Peter C. Newman
Breakfast Keynote:
David Negrin

The Vancouver Board of Trade's Aboriginal Opportunities Committee is pleased to present its third annual Aboriginal Opportunities Forum on April 10 and 11.

Aboriginal communities are crucial to the growth of the Canadian economy. As the youngest and fastest growing cohort in the country, Aboriginal peoples have a key role to play in meeting Canada’s labour market needs, either as members of the workforce or as business owners and partners in economic development.

For Aboriginal people to fully participate in the economy there needs to be a serious effort to build capacity in areas such as governance, education and social services.

This year's forum will highlight how cooperative partnerships between industry, government and First Nations can lead to mutually beneficial economic opportunities.

The third annual Aboriginal Opportunities Forum will include a pre-forum Welcome Reception on April 10 followed by the forum from 7:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 11. 

 

Partner Sponsors:

Aquilini Development and Construction Inc. BC Hydro FortisBC

 

Supporting Sponsors:

 

Shell Canada SFU - Beedie School of Business Vancity

 

REGISTER NOW >> Full Forum (Includes Welcome Reception, April 10)

REGISTER NOW >> Lunch Only (April 11)

WELCOME RECEPTION
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel — Cypress Suite
999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.

With remarks by: the Honourable Ida Chong, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation

ABORIGINAL OPPORTUNITIES FORUM 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013 • 7:15am - 2:00pm

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel — Crystal Pavilion
999 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.

Registration: 7:15 a.m.

Breakfast and Keynote: 7:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.
David Negrin, President, Aquilini Development and Construction Inc. Networking Break: 9 – 9:15 a.m.

Panel 1: Partnerships and Progressive Aboriginal Relations: 9:15-10:30 a.m.

Learn from companies who are committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities. Find out how to create partnerships with Canada’s fastest growing workforce, Aboriginal people, and become an employer-of-choice for Aboriginal talent.
Moderated by: Dave Tuccaro, President, Tuccaro Inc. Group of Companies
Rod Louie, Director of Operations, St’át’imc Chiefs Council
Akemi Siu, Relations Manager, BC Hydro
Dr. Mark Selman, Director, Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership, SFU


Networking break: 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Panel 2: Procurement and Financing of New Business Ventures with Aboriginal Partners: 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Expert panellists share best practices for connecting with, developing, and maintaining productive and respectful business ventures with Aboriginal partners. Learn about business development resources and how to access capital to finance and successfully grow new projects in conjunction with First Nations.
Moderated by: Bob Davidson, Board of Directors, Industry Council for Aboriginal Business
Keith Henry, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC
Stewart Anderson, Manager, Aboriginal Banking, Community Investment Division, Vancity
George Hemeon, Senior Aboriginal Advisor, TransCanada

Lunch & Keynote: 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Peter C. Newman, CC, CD, Canadian Journalist and Author

 

Tickets:

Members

 

 

Individuals:

$179 + GST Full Forum

$79 + GST Lunch Only

  Table of 8:

$1600 + GST Full Forum

$758 + GST Lunch Only

  Non-members

 


Individuals:

$358 + GST Full Forum

$158 + GST Lunch Only

  Table of 8:

$2240 + GST Full Forum

$1516 + GST Lunch Only

 

No Cancellations after Friday, April 5, 2013