First Nations Export Forum: Supporting Export Development in Ontario

With a mission to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations people and Canadian Business, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) presents the First Nations Export Forum: Supporting Export Development in Ontario. This intensive one-day event brought together Aboriginal business owners, communities and trade experts from across Ontario to explore:

  • Building export capacity among First Nations businesses in Ontario
  • Increasing awareness of Ontario’s existing export development programs
  • Increasing awareness of First Nations businesses currently engaged in exporting and the successes, challenges or barriers faced
  • Resources and international partnership opportunities provided in Ontario

Agenda – March 8, 2018 (time listed in EST)

8:00-9:00am Registration
9:00-10:00am Opening Prayer and Remarks
10:00-11:30am Ministry of International Trade (MIT) Presentation
11:30am-12:00pm Remarks from Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada
12:00-1:00pm Lunch and Networking Break
1:00-1:30pm Remarks from Regional Chief Isadore Day, Chiefs of Ontario
1:30-2:30pm Panel : Discussion on First Nation Economic Advancement and Global Trade
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm Open Question Period
3:45-4:00pm Closing Remarks


The Westin Harbour Castle

1 Harbour Square

Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Registration Information

Registration is now closed.

Travel Assistance and Accommodations

Please note, as of March 1, 2018, travel assistance for participants of the First Nations Export Forum is no longer available.

For more information, please email research@ccab.com.

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