Media Advisory: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business to celebrate 1st Nations Joint Ventures

    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
                7 pm

    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.

For further information:

For further information: CCAB MEDIA CONTACT: Claire M. Tallarico, (416)

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