(Penticton, BC) The BC Métis Federation continues to lead by example undertaking a number of initiatives and steps to support Métis communities and members. BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry was invited to serve as co-chair for the Aboriginal Business Match being held this upcoming week February 24th – 27th at the Penticton Trade and Convention Center. President Henry is co-chairing with Penticton Indian Band (PIB) Chief Jonathan Kruger who works with a steering committee composed by a number of business leadership sectors.
The Aboriginal Business Match is completely sold out with an estimated 300 delegates expected to attend from all over British Columbia. There are several First Nations, Métis and urban Aboriginal communities and businesses or entrepreneurs. There is also a number of non Aboriginal proponents seeking to identify opportunities to work together to support business development and jobs where partnerships make the most sense. This is the third year of the Aboriginal Business Match and in 2013 the event created an estimated $35 million in deals.
BC Métis Federation has confirmed a number of pre-scheduled appointments with a number of potential partners in the 20 minute meeting/matching format. BC Métis Federation leadership is now releasing the current meeting schedule but expects other meetings to be scheduled leading up to the event which starts Monday evening.
BC Métis Federation President Henry stated, “This is going to be an exciting week. We are trying to identify other sustainable opportunities for existing Métis businesses and entrepreneurs. A number of other Métis businesses have registered and I am positive this format will lead to many new opportunities.”
BC Métis Federation President Henry concluded; “We will be sure to present our professional interest to bring new opportunities for our members and partner communities. I know our members appreciate the BC Métis Federation business approach as we have demonstrated since we were launched in 2011. We are not dependent on any government money and continue to create sustainability for the future.”
For more information about the BC Métis Federation please go to www.bcmetis.com.
Keith Henry, President
BC Métis Federation
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