2017 Thunder Bay Hot Topic Series


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CCAB is happy to announce a partnership with Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce presenting our Hot Topic Series: Leveraging Business Strengths & the Aboriginal Partnership Exchange Exhibition together on October 12, 2017 at the Valhalla Inn Hotel. 

This CCAB Hot Topic series will focus on partnerships between Canadian companies and Aboriginal communities to launch businesses in urban and rural markets. The discussion will explore issues including the creation and alignment of shared goals, team building and management, and resource maximization.

Alongside our Hot Topic Series, The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce presents APEX – Aboriginal Partnership Exchange.  For registration and more details, please visit their website.

Speaker – Alex Janavicius

Director, Rack Forward Strategy, Petro-Canada

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Speaker – Nick Javor

Principal, Oskee1 Consulting and former Senior Vice President, Development for Tim Hortons Canada

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Speaker – Nivera Wallani

President and General Manager, KFC Canada

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Moderator – Andre Morriseau

Director, Awards & Stakeholder Relations, CCAB

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Thank you to our sponsors

Lead Sponsors



Thunder Bay Hydro

Agenda – October 12, 2017

5:30 pm Registration, Cocktail Reception and Exhibitor Showcase
6:30 pm Introduction and Panel Discussion
7:45 pm Networking Reception and Exhibitor Showcase
9:00 pm Event to conclude

Registration Information

Ticket Level Cost Tax  Total
CCAB Aboriginal Business Members*:  $73.50  $9.56  $83.06
CCAB Business Members/Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Member:  $84.00  $10.92  $94.92
Non-Members:  $94.50  $12.29  $106.79
Student**:  $50.00  $6.50  $56.50

* 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 valid student ID



Valhalla Inn Hotel
1 Valhalla Inn Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6J1

Sponsorship Information

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

Click HERE to view sponsorship opportunities or contact Lynda Keith to learn more about sponsoring this event.