A one of a kind conference that cannot be missed by anyone who is working in the indigenous space or just trying to learn from the history and all the success stories. The conference provided a fresh perspective towards what can be achieved through dialogue, participation, partnerships, listening and compassion. The summit was not about business solutions or selling but was about creating meaningful dialogues and connections that will help create more opportunities and partnerships in the coming years. Bravo to the entire team for pulling this off so well! Looking forward to 2020!
An informative conference on First Nation's economic development, both present and future opportunities.
Dylan Turner
Rupertsland Institute
Good experience and good attitudes and energy at the conference from everyone.
As a non Indigenous business person looking to advance economic reconciliation, Forward Summit was a fantastic opportunity to learn what initiatives are in progress, how to get involved, and make new connections to Indigenous communities and allies. I highly recommend this important conference.
Stephanie Jackman
REAP Business Association
As a non-Indigenous professional, the Forward Summit gave me opportunity to learn and understand about economic reconciliation and what needs to be done to ensure that First Nations people are part of Canada's economic plan for sustainability and growth.
David Franko
Tsuu Tina Contracting General Partners Inc.
As an Indigenous business person, I was most pleased and found good value in the round table discussions in afternoon sessions. There were several very good presenters, many of whom were young talented Indigenous people. I thought the round table discussions had good participation by the people in the room, especially from Indigenous people speaking freely, sharing their experience and insights from historical and present day perspectives. This kind of interaction goes along way to meaningful truth and reconciliation.
Errol Wilson
Alberta Indian Investment Corporation
By far, one of the best events of its kind. I have had the opportunity of being a guest speaker at many conferences, both in Canada and abroad. The Forward Summit had all the ingredients of a top-quality gathering - from the calibre of the speakers and presenters to the structure of the contents, the Forward Summit met the highest standards.
Jorge Avilés
CWL Energy Management
Excellent place to meet likeminded people who want to contribute to a meaningful topic!
Great Speakers and Location , enjoyed the speakers and overall experience I had at the Forward Summit!
In an age where we only read about conflicts and failures in the media, it was incredibly refreshing and instructive to hear so many stories of successful business initiatives among our indigenous communities.
Rob Beamish
CEPA Foundation
It was a great show, a great program and overall a great experience.
Randall Benson
Gridworks Energy
It was an honour to participate in the Forward Summit. I appreciated the stories, the different experiences and perspectives shared. Ultimately, economic reconciliation is a journey all participants are passionate about; it clearly resonates with those who were in attendance as well as with the businesses and institutions represented. This is an event I will promote among my circle.
Jo-Anne Morin
SGS Canada
Overall it was a vary good experience and pride hydrovac services well be attending next year summit
Tyler Boucher
Pride Hydrovac Services Inc.
Seminars speakers were well spoken and topical to the issues facing business today. The forward summit was well organized. Really enjoyed meeting with and learning from the delegates.
Vince Letwin
Behr Integrated Solutions Inc.
Talking with people on their business experiences and how i was able to capture new ideas to improve my skill set.
Eugene Badger
The Forward Summit did an excellent job of bringing together industry and Indigenous initiatives in a way that allowed for discussion, connection and opportunity. It was well balanced to showcase how together, First Nation peoples and the Natural Resource sector can prosper together in ways built on respect and trust.
Hamish Black
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