This past Thursday, the Valhalla in hosted the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business - Hot Topic Series. As I have mentioned in some of my previous posts, this was another first for me regarding this event. I didn't really know what to expected going in, but as I always do, I just rolled with the punches. The purpose of the event was to focus on partnerships between Canadian companies and Aboriginal communities to launch businesses in urban and rural markets. The discussion explored issues including the creation and alignment of shared goals, team building and management, and resource maximization. There were a variety of speakers at the event and they discussed some of the challenges and also some of the solutions in running a successful business.
The first part of the evening was a meet in greet and exhibitor showcase. I was able to get a lot of great candid shots of the guests as well all of the booths on display. After about an hour, the discussion panel took place. The speakers on the panel were Alex Janavicius, Nick Javor and Nivera Wallani. They did an amazing job at speaking about the industry including a lot of the challenges. I won't go to much into detail, but if you would like to learn more about this particular event and future ones, head on over to the official website.