Business Exchange Day Returns for a 15th Edition

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201817 Views

The Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance is launching a new tool for developing partnerships between Native communities and the municipalities of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James territory.

VAL-D’OR, QC, Nov. 14, 2018 – The Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance (the Secretariat) will be holding its 15th Business Exchange Day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Hotel Forestel in Val-d’Or. The Secretariat will be taking this opportunity to launch its new tool, the Partnership Guide.

15th Business Exchange Day
Through planned meetings, this activity will allow business people from the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region to meet with representatives of the Cree Nation. More than 250 participants are expected to take part in over 700 business meetings.

The program for the 2018 event promises to be extremely interesting. Speakers will include figures such as Dr. Ted Moses, president of the Secretariat, and Pierre Corbeil, mayor of Val-d’Or. As usual, simultaneous translation will be provided.

To register or view the preliminary program, visit the event’s website. Follow the Secretariat on social media and interact with participants and stakeholders with the hashtag #ExchangeDay18.

The Partnership Guide, a critical tool for effective partnerships
To help foster partnerships between Indigenous communities and municipalities in the Eeyou Istchee Baie-James territory and the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, the Secretariat is launching its new tool: the Partnership Guide. This tool will discuss the contexts surrounding internal and external partnerships in the Eeyou Istchee territory while highlighting the crucial role played by other Indigenous groups in the area. It also focuses on a mutual partnership model that companies can use to develop a fair and mutually-beneficial partnership.

“Through this guide, we hope to provide as much information as possible to highlight the partnership initiatives, contact information and starting points that are so crucial to project development.”

– Dr. Ted Moses, President, Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance

About the Secretariat
The Secretariat’s mission is to promote sustainable relations and socio-economic alliances between the Cree Nation (Eeyou Istchee), Jamésie, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nunavik regions in order to foster their harmonious development. To learn more about the Secretariat, visit https://www.creenation-at.com.

For further information: Chantal Hamelin, Director of Operations, Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance, chantalhamelin@creenation-at.com

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