Media advisory - Aboriginal-Industry Business Partnerships Conference

TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute's Aboriginal-Industry Business Partnerships conference is a must-attend event for any business in the midst of or considering a joint venture relationship. Whether it's natural resource development, the service sector, a power project or resort or entertainment development - a joint venture partnership could be the way to move your business forward.

Topics include:

      -  Identifying the characteristics of successful partnerships - what
         does it take?
      -  Exploring what communities need to understand and what industry
         needs to understand to work together and enter into this type of
         business relationship
      -  Realizing the strategic advantages of Aboriginal businesses
      -  Approaches and resources for capacity building and training for
         Aboriginal communities
      -  A status report on the New Relationship in BC and update on how
         Ontario is encouraging partnerships

      Conference Title:       Aboriginal-Industry Business Partnerships
      Date:                   December 7-8, 2009
      Location:               Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, ON
      Keynote Speaker:        The Honourable George Abbott, BC Minister of
                              Aboriginal Relations
      Special Guest Speaker:  Calvin Helin, President of the Native
                              Investment and Trade Association, and Author of
                              Dances with Dependency

    Media passes are issued at the discretion of The Canadian Institute and
must be arranged in advance. Passes require two business days to process. For
media accreditation contact: Cheryl Robertson, 416-927-0718 Ext. 202 or

    About The Canadian Institute

For over 20 years, The Canadian Institute's conferences, summits and executive briefings have provided the business intelligence that Canadian decision makers need to respond to challenges and opportunities both here at home, and around the world. The Canadian Institute operates as a think tank, monitoring trends and developments in all major industry sectors, in the law, and in public policy, with a view to providing information on the leading edge. Headquartered in Toronto, The Canadian Institute produces over 180 events a year, attended by thousands of senior and C-level delegates from across the country. For more information, visit

SOURCE Canadian Institute

For further information: For further information: Cheryl Robertson, The Canadian Institute, 1329 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2C4, (416) 927-0718 Ext. 202,

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