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Economic Conference 2005
   
 

“GROWING ABORIGINAL BUSINESSES”
WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY

November 24th and 25th, 2005

Northern Lights Ball Room - Renaissance Toronto Hotel (formerly Sky Dome)
Toronto, Ontario

• For more info on this year's Economic Conference, or to fill out the Application form, please click here to download brochure (PDF)

• Click here to view agenda

Speakers Include :

Chief Clarence Louie
Osoyoos Indian Band – B.C.
Honourable Eric Robinson (Invited)
Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Province of Manitoba
Julie Hill and Stephanie Williams
Business Administration Students
Six Nations of the Grand River
Representative
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Heather Garlow
Aboriginal Business Canada
Angus Toulouse
Ontario Regional Chief
Chiefs of Ontario
Ken Hill and Jerry Montour
Grand River Enterprises
Six Nations of the Grand River
Representative
Canadian Executive Services
Organization (CESO)
Lewis Staats
Staats and Associates
Six Nations of the Grand River
Chief Sophie Pierre
St. Eugene Resort
St. Mary’s First Nation – B.C.
Linda Commandant
Iroquois Cranberry Growers
Wahta Mohawks
Mayor Lawrence Martin
Town of Cochrane
Ontario
Rosi Niedermayer
International Trade Canada
 

These speakers will ensure that the Conference provides delegates with presentations and knowledge in the Who, What, When, Where and Why of Growing Aboriginal Businesses. The delegates will get perspectives from private entrepreneurs, politicians, women and youth. Delegates will leave the Conference with a wealth of knowledge that will hopefully benefit them in their own initiatives.

Space is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis - So register early!

 


Agenda

Co-Chairs: Wellington Staats and Ava Hill

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2005

Time Speaker
9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Youth Panel – Business Administration Students
Julie Hill and Stephanie Williams
Six Nations of the Grand River
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Tom Morrison
Ontario Regional Manager
Aboriginal Banking
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Heather Garlow-Saul
Development Officer
Aboriginal Business Canada
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Dan Brant
Chief Executive Officer
National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association
Youth Entrepreneur Symposium
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon Question and Answer Session
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH – Keynote Speaker
Chief Clarence Louie
Osoyoos Indian Band – B.C.
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Ken Hill and Jerry Montour
Grand River Enterprises
Six Nations of the Grand River
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Lewis Staats – Staats and Associates
Six Nations of the Grand River
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. COFFEE BREAK
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Chief Sophie Pierre
St. Mary’s Indian Band
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th, 2005

Time Speaker
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Linda Commandant
Director of Marketing
Iroquois Cranberry Growers
Wahta Mohawks
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Jerry Smith
Ontario Regional Manager
CESO
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. COFFEE BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Rosi Niedermayer
Aboriginal International Business Development
International Trade Canada
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Lawrence Martin
Mayor of Cochrane, Ontario
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon Question and Answer Session
12:00 noon - 12:15 p.m. Youth Panel – Business Administration Students
Julie Hill and Stephanie Williams
Six Nations of the Grand River
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
12:30 noon - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH – Keynote Speaker
Honourable Eric Robinson
Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Province of Manitoba

Closing Prayer

 



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