Milton K Wong to speak on the Power of Collaboration: Taking Aboriginal
Businesses to the Next Level
VANCOUVER, Sept. 29 /CNW/ -
WHO: Keynote speaker Milton K. Wong, Chairman of HSBC Asset
Management Canada, Clarence Louie, Chief of the Osoyoos
Indian Band, and Jay Wright, President and CEO of Vincor
Canada, CCAB President and CEO Clint Davis, along with more
than 100 corporate and Aboriginal business and community
leaders including CCAB Co-chair Garry Knox, Chairman, Sodexo.
WHAT: CCAB's 6th Annual Vancouver Gala Dinner
WHY: "In the past, productive business relationships with Canada's
Aboriginal people were seen as a philanthropic exercise by
some companies. Today, it is simply good business, "says
CCAB's Clint Davis.
Milton K. Wong will speak about how Aboriginal business leaders can use
collaboration as a key advantage for economic progress. Mr. Wong believes
when Aboriginal businesses become true partners in strong collaborative
ventures, success follows. With the recent global financial crisis as an
example of what can go wrong when collaborative efforts are built on
morally weak foundations, he will discuss why Canada was spared the worst
of the crisis, and explore the factors that bode well for our economy
including Aboriginal businesses.
Clarence Louie and Jay Wright will share the story behind one of the most
successful and unique joint ventures to date -- between Vincor Canada,
the country's largest wine producer and marketer, and the Osoyoos Indian
Band. The talents and resources of Vincor and the Osoyoos make the wines
of Nk'Mip Cellars.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Speeches begin at
WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
MEDIA NOTE: For pre event interviews OR to attend any part of the
evening's events on the 30th - please call CCAB MEDIA
CONTACT: Claire M. Tallarico, (416 616-9940)
About the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
More than 200 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses ranging from FP
500 companies to small to medium sized enterprises actively support the
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in its mission to foster
sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people
and the corporate community.
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For further information: CCAB MEDIA CONTACT: Claire M. Tallarico, (416)