Procurement has the power to build stability while creating business certainty. It is an important driver of economic reconciliation and development for Aboriginal communities. Procurement generates revenue for Aboriginal businesses and forms the relationships with corporations and Government by establishing procurement agreements.
The focus on Aboriginal procurement has grown significantly in recent times. This increase has resulted in a demand for procurement outcomes, particularly from Aboriginal businesses, with Canadian corporations and Governments also seeking opportunities to enhance their outcomes in the supply chain. The unique needs of Aboriginal businesses face when looking to engage in supply chains require innovative solutions.
The focus of the Aboriginal Economic Development Conference will concentrate on the important topic discussions around Aboriginal procurement with engaging keynote presentations and panel discussions relating to challenges, opportunities and best practices for the future. There is a strong rationale for Aboriginal procurement in Canada and some companies are setting a positive example, however no formal process or policy exists to date. The recognition and expansion of a procurement scorecard at all levels of engagement could be the answer to ensuring a better functioning, more inclusive, and more sustainable Aboriginal economy in Canada.
Join like-minded individuals and organizations to help further the discussion on Aboriginal procurement.
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Time – Activity
8:00am – Registration, Breakfast, Networking
8:45am – Opening Remarks and Introductions
9:15am – Morning keynote presentation
10:00am – Morning panel discussion
11:00am – Networking break
11:15am – Morning Breakout session #1 and #2
12:15pm – Networking break
12:30pm – Lunch
1:25pm – Opening Remarks and Introductions
1:35pm – Afternoon keynote presentation
2:15pm – Afternoon panel discussion
3:15pm – Networking break
3:30pm – Afternoon Breakout session #1 and #2
4:30pm – Conference concludes
The Westin Calgary
320 4th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6
|Ticket Level||Reg. Fee||Tax||Total Cost|
|CCAB Aboriginal Business Members**:||$395.00||$19.75||$414.75|
|CCAB Business Members:||$495.00||$24.75||$519.75|
*Must provide valid valid Student ID
**Available only to CCAB Aboriginal Business Members – defined as Aboriginal Business owned and operated by 51% or more Aboriginal person(s). If you are unsure whether your company is registered as a member or not, please visit the CCAB Membership Directory for more information.
Events are one of the main sources of revenue for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Sponsorship of events contribute to CCAB’s day-to-day operations. Sponsorship enables CCAB to continue to deliver quality programs, and provide platforms for discussion, knowledge sharing, understanding and potential business opportunities between Canadian businesses and Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities.
Why Sponsor CCAB Events
- CCAB provides your company exposure to events that attract 100 – 400+ delegates per event;
- CCAB events create networking opportunities with Aboriginal peoples and businesses across Canada; and
- Support CCAB work that builds prosperity in Aboriginal communities.