Save the date | May 17 - 18, 2023

Empowering Indigenous Economies

Canada's premiere event for advancing
the economic reconciliation agenda

An Experience You
Will Never Forget.

Unlike many other conferences that happen, Forward Summit’s intended outcome is to create a community focused on action. The two-day event brings together leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations, Indigenous thought-leaders and industry experts to gather and share best practices, challenges and successes of doing and creating business and employment opportunities within Indigenous communities through a series of insightful panels and in-depth workshops. 

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Why Attend?

Forward Summit attracts equal participation from Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses and organizations across Canada, making it one of the leading economic reconciliation events in country.  The Summit provides an unrivalled immersive experience for all participants, where each have the opportunity to actively participate in 16 roundtable discussions, 4 panel discussions and hours of networking.

Network and collaborate with national Indigenous thought-leaders, industry experts and leading executives on the show floor and during networking breaks all while taking tangible steps towards economic reconciliation and a stronger Canadian economy and workforce

Experienced, knowledgeable, and industry-leading speakers representing a wide array of professions lend their knowledge and perspectives to help guide over 20 hours of important discussions shaped through extensive consultation with the Indigenous-led Forward Summit Leadership Council

91% of 2022 attendees stated that they had conversations throughout the show that resulted or should result in new business relationships and opportunities for their organization and community.

Discover how to partner with Indigenous communities on business development projects, and learn best practices from leading Canadian businesses actively involving Indigenous communities in economical projects

Visionary Voices.

Who's shaping the future of Canada's economy? Our speakers.
Richard Piche, CEO Cascade Projects
Richard Piche President, Cascade Projects LTD.
Richard leads operations, business development and corporate initiatives, with an emphasis on Indigenous community engagement and impact.
Colleen Cameron from Sasktel speaks during the Power of Partnerships Beyond the Project Panel Discussion
Colleen Cameron Indigenous Market Account Executive, Sasktel
Colleen assists all Indigenous communities, businesses and organizations in providing expertise in Technology, Network and Infrastructure.
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias Operations Consultant, Tâtaga Inc.
Aubrey has been involved and consulted on multiple Indigenous youth initiatives and spoken about economic reconciliation for Indigenous youth across Canada.
JP Gladu, Principal, Mokwateh
JP Gladu Principal, Mokwateh
JP has over 25 years of experience in the natural resource sector and works closely with Indigenous communities and organizations, environmental organizations and industry from across Canada.

“Reconciliation must inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share

- Truth and Reconciliation Commission

2022 Post Show Report

Missed Forward Summit 2022? Fret not. Our Post Show Report has everything you need to feel like you were there. From our Sponsors and Exhibitors, to attendee testimonials and a complete event overview, we have you covered!

Ready to choose
your package?

Learn more about opportunities to engage and collaborate with
Indigenous communities and businesses by joining Forward Summit 2023. Whether you’re Indigenous,  a student, or a team of 4, we have pricing packages to suit your needs!

Indigenous Rate

Delegate Pass
$ 990 /person
  • Full Access to Conference Program
  • Coffee & Refreshments
  • Catered Lunch (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • 1:1 Networking
  • Invitation to Opening Night Reception
  • On-demand Access to Sessions

Regular Rate

Delegate Pass
$ 1,290 /person
  • Full Access to Conference Program
  • Coffee & Refreshments
  • Catered Lunch (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • 1:1 Networking
  • Invitation to Opening Night Reception
  • On-demand Access to Sessions

Corporate Rate

Four Delegate Pass
$ 3,960 Save $1,200
  • Full Access to Conference Program
  • Coffee & Refreshments
  • Catered Lunch (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • 1:1 Networking
  • Invitation to Opening Night Reception
  • On-demand Access to Sessions
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Corporate Rate

Ten Delegate Pass
$ 8,900 Save $4,000
  • Full Access to Conference Program
  • Coffee & Refreshments
  • Catered Lunch (Day 1 & Day 2)
  • 1:1 Networking
  • Invitation to Opening Night Reception
  • On-demand Access to Sessions

Questions?

Get in touch with someone from our team today and let us know how we can help! 

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