2019 Aboriginal Economic Development Conference

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To request an invoice or if you have any issues, please email events@ccab.com.

The 2019 CCAB Aboriginal Economic Development Conference focuses on topic discussions on the Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace with engaging keynote presentations and panel discussions relating to challenges, opportunities and best practices for the future.

This year’s conference assists in building and expanding the Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace – increase procurement opportunities, ease of access to procurement bids, and direct contact between Procurement Champions and CABs.


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 deliver quality programs and provide platforms for discussion, knowledge sharing, understanding and potential business opportunities between Canadian businesses and Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities.

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • CCAB provides your company exposure to events that attract 400+ delegates.
  • CCAB events create networking opportunities with Aboriginal peoples and businesses across Canada.
  • Supported CCAB events build prosperity in Aboriginal communities.

For more information on sponsorship, please contact Lynda Keith or Paul-Emile McNab.

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Thank you to our sponsors

Lead Sponsor


Lunch Sponsor




Agenda – May 9, 2019

Start Time Event
8:00am Registration, Breakfast, Networking
8:45am Opening Remarks and Introductions
9:15am Morning keynote presentation: Economic opportunities and challenges in Resource Development
10:00am Morning panel discussion: Functionality of Aboriginal Procurement
11:00am Networking break
11:15am Morning Breakout session #1: Getting it done – Government Focus
11:15am Morning Breakout session #2: Aboriginal Procurement and Innovation – What is Working in IT Infrastructure?
12:15pm Networking break
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Opening Remarks
1:35pm Fireside Chat or Panel Discussion – TBC
2:15pm Networking break
2:30pm Afternoon Panel # 2: Industry & Inclusion: An Analysis of Indigenous Potential in Federal Supply Chains
3:00pm Afternoon Panel # 3: The impact of emerging technology in advancing procurement
4:30pm Conference concludes

Venue Address

The Westin Calgary

320 4th Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2P 2S6


The CCAB has reserved a number of rooms for AEDC attendees. Group rate is available until April 15, 2019. Book today!

For phone reservations, call 1-888-627-8417 and state group name “2019 CCAB Conference and/or Gala” to reserve a room.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy – A deposit of one night room and tax is required at time of booking.  Cancellations received within 72 hours of the scheduled arrival date on the booking, the deposit will be non-refundable.

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Registration Information

Ticket Level  Cost (fee + tax)
CCAB Aboriginal Business Members (ABM): $395.00 + $19.75 = $414.75
CCAB Business Members : $495.00 + $24.75 = $519.75
Non – Members : $595.00 + $29.75 = $624.75
Student*: $165.00 + $8.25 = $173.25

*Student: Must present valid student ID.

Event Registration Terms and Conditions

Invoice Payment – Invoices can be requested by emailing events@ccab.com.  Payment must be received prior to event date.

Guest Names and Dietary Restrictions – Please send all guest names and dietary restrictions to events@ccab.com by May 1, 2019. We still try our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions submitted after this date.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations must be submitted in writing, via email, to events@ccab.com no later than May 1, 2019 at 5pm EST. No refunds will be granted following the above noted deadline. Refunds will not be granted for no-shows, substitutions are accepted only.

Donate Back Tickets – If you are unable to secure a guest for a seat, please consider donating unused tickets back to the CCAB. The CCAB will do their best to fill the seat on your behalf. Should you have any tickets you wish to donate back to the CCAB please email events@ccab.com.

Last Minute Registrations – Please note online registration closes one week prior to event day. Last minute registrations maybe allowable depending on seat availability. Payment must be received within 24 hours of request. Please send all requests to events@ccab.com.

Photography Clause – CCAB has contracted the services of a photographer for this event. The photographer shall have the right to photograph all registered delegates at the event, CCAB shall retain the right to the exclusive use and ownership of original material and reproductions whether for publicity or otherwise.

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To request an invoice, please contact events@ccab.com.