For Aboriginal Communities & Entrepreneurs

OTTAWA – The 2012 Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Conference and Trade Show (AECTS 2012) being held on October 15 and 16 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, will highlight the significant role Aboriginal people, communities and businesses will play in the future economic development of Canada. This event delivers an important opportunity for economic development players in the Aboriginal community to connect with major developers from the private sector and learn how to fully participate in the many lucrative projects currently being initiated in Canada.

“Aboriginal entrepreneurs are key players in the formation of strong, self-sufficient communities and are poised to participate in the more than 500 projects in the energy, mining and forestry pipeline with a combined worth of $500B, for example Plan Nord in Quebec, the Ring of Fire in Ontario, potash in Saskatchewan, biofuels in Alberta, mining in BC and North of 60” says John Beaucage, Chairman,

This year the Aboriginal Human Resource Council (AHRC) was selected to host the two-day event, which will involve 400 participants and over 40 exhibitors. “Companies that build business partnerships with the Aboriginal community and position themselves as employers-of-choice for Aboriginal talent will have an advantage as Canada’s Aboriginal labour market continues to grow six times faster than our non-Aboriginal market”, say ...

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