2016 Edmonton Aboriginal Business Luncheon

Canada’s Global Competitiveness
and the role of Aboriginal peoples in business

To register, click here.

If you have any issues, please contact Gloria Truong.

At the height of the various commodity prices, a skilled and trained workforce was difficult to find while the associated costs were considered high due to competitiveness between companies. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in 2015 had identified a growing workforce as one of Canada’s top barriers to global competitiveness. A lack of clarity regarding duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples was identified.

The Indigenous populations is the fastest, strongest and youngest demographic in Canada, capable of meeting the needs of a skilled and trained workforce provided steps are taken to empower this demographic.

Representing one of the largest growing market segments, Indigenous businesses continue to grow in most sectors across the country and are net contributors to Canada’s bottom line. Investing in this segment just makes sense.

Our speakers include Perrin Beatty the President & CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Marie Delorme, CEO of The Imagination Group of Companies, specializing in guiding organizations to operate more efficiently and profitably by focusing on the spectrum of challenges that business leaders and governments face – from long range planning to critical day-to-day business issues and Dr. Herb Belcourt an entrepreneur dedicated to helping the lives of Aboriginal people in Alberta. Carman McNary is the Managing Partner of Dentons Edmonton office and concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of taxation and corporate law, with emphasis on compliance and dispute resolution with government agencies.

Perrin Beatty

President & CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce


Dr. Marie Delorme

CEO, The Imagination Group of Companies


Dr. Herb Belcourt



Carman McNary, Q.C.

Managing Partner -Edmonton, Dentons Canada LLP


Delegates will hear from these four extraordinary panelists who will share their experiences and insight into building a stronger Canada. Collaboration and partnerships will be part of that future. We live in a world that is dominated by interconnectedness and instant communications.  Join us as we discuss the changing role of Aboriginal business our challenges and successes.  From the fur trade to international trade the conversation promises to be exciting and filled with potential.


11:30am Registration
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Panel Discussion
2:00 pm Event to conclude

Registration information

Individual Tickets:
Cost + Tax  Total Cost
CCAB Aboriginal Business Members*:  $73.50 + $3.67 = $77.17
CCAB Members:
$84.00 + $4.20 = $88.20
$94.50 + $4.70 = $99.22
Student**: $50.00 + $2.50 = $52.50

* 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.

**Must provide copy of valid student ID

Sponsorship information

Get noticed, sponsor a CCAB event! Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Sponsorship of events is a main source of revenue for the CCAB which contributes to our day-to-day operations, enables us to continue to deliver quality programs, and provide platforms for discussion, knowledge sharing, understanding, and potential business opportunities between Canadian businesses and Aboriginal entrepreneur’s & communities.

JOIN US in our mission to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and Canadian business.

Please contact Lynda Keith to learn more about sponsoring this event.

Accommodation Information

The CCAB has reserved a number of rooms for guests attending the Luncheon. Our group rate will be available until August 30, 2016, book your room today to avoid disappointment!

The Westin Edmonton

10135 100th Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7

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