day two agenda

May 26, 2022

Time Session Speakers Location
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Opening Keynote
Welcoming Address
Chief Roy S Jones Jr – Skidegate Haida Gwaii
Hon. Rick Wilson – Minister Indigenous Relations, Government of Alberta
Hal Eagletail - Host
Livia Manywounds - Host
Elder Louie Heavenfire - Tsuut'ina Nation
Event Centre Main Stage
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Panel Discussion: The Power of Partnership Beyond the Project – We meet some of the strongest relationship builders out there. Their passion for Indigenous communities and peoples have evolved beyond projects to be true relationships between industry and Indigenous community. Moderator Tim Coldwell – Chandos Construction
Councillor Frank Royal – Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Colleen Cameron – Sasktel
Dan Van Leeuwen – Taza Development Corp
Event Centre Main Stage
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING Sponsored by: 3 Event Centre
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Energy Transition: This is evolving rapidly, opportunities for Indigenous led businesses is evident. How can these opportunities be converted into true sustainable economic growth? Moderator Katie Kachur – Canadian Propane Association
Karen Ogen Toews – CEO of the First Nations LNG Alliance
Alanna Hnatiw – Mayor - Sturgeon County
Arlene Strom – Suncor
Dazawry Landrie-Parker – Creative Fire
Ballroom CD
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Major Projects in Canada – Opportunity through Adversity: Exploring some of the major projects that have taken place through one of the most challenging economic times. The roundtable explores opportunities as well as challenges for Indigenous led major projects. Moderator Miles Jolliffe – Independant Consultant
Chief Billy Morin – Enoch Cree Nation
J. Robert Black – Partner – MLT Aikins
Chris Hooper – Chief Investment Officer – AIOC
Wade Pluchinske – Sigfusson Northern Ltd.
Paul Poscente – CEO - Axxcelus Capital Advisory
Event Centre
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM The Conservation Economy: No one knows the Land better than Indigenous Peoples, they are by far the best placed to lead economic growth in utilising community lands and conservation projects in a rapidly changing climate. Where are the true economic opportunities and how can communities realise economic success. Moderator Gwen Bridge – Gwen Bridge Consulting
Dan Slavik – Finite Carbon
J.P Gladu – Mokwateh
Gary Zed – Canada's Forest Trust
Branavan Tharmarajah – The Growcer
Ballroom AB
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Sponsored by:
Master list FS- Partners and Sponsors 2021
Technology: As Canada gears up for a technology boom, meet those Indigenous businesses blazing a trail. Explore opportunities and how relationships are forming and evolving to create a strong future in technology. Moderator Derek Keturakis – Telus
Bobbie Racette – CEO Virtual Gurus
Amardeep Verma – Sasktel
Darian Kovacs – Jelly Digital Marketing & PR
Gregory John – Unimaize Technologies
Ballroom E
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH Sponsored by: 1 Event Centre
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Sponsored By: Master list FS- Partners and Sponsors 2022 (2) Leading the Field: This roundtable dives into the huge opportunities for Indigenous businesses and communities to secure ownership in Canadas oil and gas sector. Ballroom E
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Sponsored By: CCAB Final Logo ENG_colour Power of Procurement: Indigenous inclusion in all aspects of supply chain across industry. CCAB leads the discussion of Indigenous inclusion in the supply chain sector, learn how business opportunities are being developed and how to be part of the change. Moderator Philip Ducharme – VP, Entrepreneurship & Procurement - CCAB
Aubrey Regan – Principal Contracts Manager - LNG Canada
Aaron Lambie – Social Awareness Group
Jenny Yu – Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC), Government of Canada
Tim Laronde – Chandos Construction
Ballroom CD
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Target Net Zero : The evolution of the Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Sectors. This roundtable discusses the current state of play and future economic opportunities for Indigenous Businesses. Moderator Jorge Aviles – Manager, Indigenous Partnerships & Development Natural Gas ATCO
Chad P. Eggerman– Partner MLT Aikins
Peter Lafontaine – Chairman, Rainforest Energy Corp
Matt Toohey - ESG and Sustainable Business Practice and at Modern West Advisory
Ballroom AB
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Sponsored By: CIBC_logo_2021.svg Community Capacity Building: The ability of any community to build a strong and sustainable economy starts with a solid foundation and ensuring readiness to participate in economic opportunities. This challenge is encountered by all communities. The roundtable aims to have open discussions from communities at differing stages in their own development. How can Industry improve to have a more ethical approach to partnership that will build business ready communities? Moderator Alexandra Cropp – Mokwateh
Amyn F. Lalji – Partner MLT Aikins
Jordan Hatton – Director of Economic Development, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek
Denis Carignan – PLATO
Gwen Bridge – Gwen Bridge Consulting
Event Centre
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING Sponsored by: 2 Event Centre
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Panel Discussion: Future Economic Outlook for 2022 and Beyond Moderator JP Gladu – Principal Mokwateh
Chief Billy Morin – Enoch Cree Nation
Richard Piche – CEO Cascade Projects
Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias – Indigenous Youth Council Co-Chair
Alicia Dubois – CEO - Royal Museum
Hillary Thatcher – Canada Infrastructure Bank
Event Centre
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Closing Remarks Annie Korver - Founder and Principal of Rise Consulting and CCAB Board Representative
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