Osoyoos business conference bringing native and private sector entrepreneurs together

Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie will be the keynote speaker at the National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference taking place at the NK'MIP Resort from Sept. 15 to 17.
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PENTICTON - Native business leaders and private sector business groups are getting together in the South Okanagan to discuss potential joint business opportunities this month.

The sixth annual Native Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference takes place at the NK'MIP Resort in Osoyoos from Sept. 15 to 17.

The event, which brings private sector professionals and business decision makers from aboriginal communities across the country together to network, get legal updates, and speak to Chief Clarence Louie on an individual basis, will be hosted by Louie.

More than 200 aboriginal and private sector delegates are expected to attend the three-day conference.

Native business leaders will have the opportunity to explore partnership opportunities with secuity services providers, log home distributors, insurance brokerages, emergency response, health and safety and the modular home industry, amongst others.

The conference begins with early registration from 6 to 8 p.m. at the NK'MIP Conference Centre on Sept. 15. Sept. 16 is conference day, with a full slate of business pitches throughout the morning and afternoon. Louie, the keynote speaker, will be on from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion on the future of aboriginal and private sector business relations. On Sept. 17 a number of workshops allow for networking opportunities. There will also be some time for wine touring and golf. For a complete agenda, please see the National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference website.

For more information on the conference, see the event pros webpage.

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