THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce renowned speaker Chief Clarence Louie will be the Opening Keynote for the APEX Aboriginal Partnership Exchange presented by Tbaytel, June 4th at the Victoria Inn.
A lifelong student of Native American Studies, Chief Louie, the Chief and CEO of Osoyoos Indian Band has been widely recognized in Canada, the United States and overseas. Clarence shares his experiences and best lessons learned to native people, government and corporate agencies across the U.S, Canada and Australia.
The Globe and Mail featured his story and said “Osoyoos Indian band is arguably the most business minded Indian band in Canada.”. Chief Louie was listed as Maclean’s Magazine one of the “Top 50 Canadians to Watch” and has won numerous awards including: Order of British Columbia, Aboriginal Tourism B.C. “ Inspirational Leadership Award” , Aboriginal Achievement Foundation award for “Business and Community Development” – the highest honor the Aboriginal Community bestows upon its own achievers.
The APEX event is designed to create opportunities for Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal businesses to form alliances and partnerships and expand their networks for economic and business growth. Along with opening keynote speaker Chief Louie, there will be educational sessions, exhibits and networking. The Thunder Bay Chamber is partnering with Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund in this event.
Very limited exhibit space is available; to register for a booth or as a day participant www.tbchamber.ca/apex or call 807-624-2621.