Please note that the AEDC is SOLD OUT! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Gloria Truong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 3rd Annual Aboriginal Economic Development Conference (AEDC) will highlight innovation in the Indigenous economy. Aboriginal economic development corporations (AEDCs) work in a competitive environment, with constantly moving targets and changing expectations. To stay relevant in this environment, companies are continually innovating to gain market share, develop and apply new technologies and improve operations and processes. These innovations take place every day across the country, in big and small ways. From the construction of sophisticated energy and internet infrastructure to new ways of engaging cultural tradition in business operations, Aboriginal AEDCs are innovating to deliver a better future to their communities and Canada.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year’s Aboriginal Economic Development Conference – hope to see you next year on May 10, 2018! Photos courtesy of Blaire Russell.
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|8:00am||Registration, Breakfast, Networking|
|9:00am||Opening Remarks and Introductions|
|9:15am||Morning keynote presentation: Innovation, Technology and Partnerships|
|10:00am||Morning panel discussion: Business innovation in a competitive market|
|11:15am||Morning Breakout session #1: Innovative Financing and partnerships|
|11:15am||Morning Breakout session #2: Innovation in community governance|
|1:30pm||Opening Remarks and Introductions|
|1:45pm||Afternoon keynote presentation: Canada’s evolving role in a Global Economy|
|2:30pm||Afternoon panel discussion: Response Panel: Oil & Gas, Forestry and Mining|
|3:45pm||Afternoon Breakout session #1: Innovative Solutions to Doing Business in the Arctic|
|3:45pm||Afternoon Breakout session #2: Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility|
|CCAB Aboriginal Business Members*:||$395.00||$19.17||$414.75|
|CCAB Business Members:||$495.00||$24.75||$519.75|
* 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
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
MacLeod Hall C & D
120 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire rooms are SOLD OUT!
CCAB has reserved a number of rooms for attendees at the The Westin Calgary. Click HERE to book today! Room block is available until May 5, 2017.
The Westin Calgary
320 4th Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2S6
Please note that the The Westin Calgary is approximately a 5 minute drive to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre.
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