Media advisory – Aboriginal-Industry Business Partnerships Conference

by NationTalk on September 23, 2009610 Views

TORONTO – Sept. 22 – The Canadian Institute’s Aboriginal-Industry Business Partnerships conference is a must-attend event for any business in the midst of or considering a joint venture relationship. Whether it’s natural resource development, the service sector, a power project or resort or entertainment development – a joint venture partnership could be the way to move your business forward.Topics include:

– Identifying the characteristics of successful partnerships – what
does it take?
– Exploring what communities need to understand and what industry
needs to understand to work together and enter into this type of
business relationship
– Realizing the strategic advantages of Aboriginal businesses
– Approaches and resources for capacity building and training for
Aboriginal communities
– A status report on the New Relationship in BC and update on how
Ontario is encouraging partnerships

Conference Title: Aboriginal-Industry Business Partnerships
Date: December 7-8, 2009
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, ON
Keynote Speake The Honourable George Abbott, BC Minister of Aboriginal Relations
Special Guest Speaker: Calvin Helin, President of the Native Investment and Trade Association, and Author of Dances with Dependency

Media passes are issued at the discretion of The Canadian Institute and must be arranged in advance. Passes require two business days to process. For media accreditation contact: Cheryl Robertson, 416-927-0718 Ext. 202 or c.robertson[at]

About The Canadian Institute

For over 20 years, The Canadian Institute’s conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world. The Canadian Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, in the law, and in public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in Toronto, The Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, visit

For further information: Cheryl Robertson, The Canadian Institute, 1329 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2C4, (416) 927-0718 Ext. 202, c.robertson[at]

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