AFOA Canada to Host 1,100 Worldwide Indigenous Business Leaders at its Inaugural International Conference in Vancouver, BC
AFOA CANADA TO HOST 1,100 WORLDWIDE INDIGENOUS BUSINESS LEADERS AT ITS INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER, BC
October 2, 2017 (Vancouver) – Today AFOA Canada kicks off its Inaugural International Conference to discuss “Building Sustainable Communities by Strengthening International Networks“. The Vancouver Convention Centre will be home to over 1,100 prominent Aboriginal business and elected leaders from around the world October 2-5, 2017.
A sustainable community is the goal of meeting the needs of current and future generations through environmental, social, cultural and economic prosperity. There are many parts to fully achieving such a goal including strengthening local community governance, developing much needed human capital and balancing social and economic goals. Internationally we can learn from each other by strengthening our internal networks. We can share best practices and call upon each other to discuss new strategies that address similar issues. We can also find a way to open the economic door and further promote Indigenous trade.
“Building sustainable communities has always been a goal of AFOA Canada. When looking at how to achieve this, we saw there was still so much we could learn. An opportunity presented itself through connecting with our sister Indigenous organizations in other countries. There is much we can learn from our affiliates around the world on sustainability practices. This Inaugural International Conference is the first step. This is an exciting time for AFOA Canada and we intend to capitalize on the different viewpoints.” states Terry Goodtrack, President and CEO of AFOA Canada.
About AFOA Canada
AFOA Canada is a membership driven organization and was founded as a not-for-profit association in 1999. The organization supports Aboriginal professionals in managing and governing their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing finance, management and leadership practices and skills. AFOA Canada’s premise is that the key to economic prosperity and creating a better life for Canada’s Aboriginal people is in improving the management skills of those responsible for the stewardship of Aboriginal resources.
AFOA Canada is the largest and only organization in Canada that focuses on the capacity development and day to day needs of those Aboriginal professionals who are working in all of these areas. Our products and programs are developed by Aboriginal professionals for Aboriginal Professionals.
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