First Nations Conference and Networking Cocktail
Date: October 16th, 2017
Place: Site de transmission culturelle ilnu – Uashassihtsh, Mashteuiatsh (QC)
Event description

In the margins of the Naturallia Forum, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC) will host a First Nations networking event. It is intended primarily for First Nations entrepreneurs invited to participate in the Forum.

A conference on the subject of partnerships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses will be proposed. It will be followed by a cocktail to promote networking among First Nations entrepreneurs.


Naturallia 2017
Date: from October 16th to 19th, 2017
Place: Roberval (QC)
Event description

The forum represents a unique and essential opportunity for networking and growth for those businesses in Québec, Canada and elsewhere which are involved in the natural resource field.

To connect with more than 200 SMEs from about fifteen countries working in four sectors: forestry, mining, renewable energy and advanced technologies.
You will leave this event with a huge inventory of beneficial links with other entrepreneurs, strategic information and many ideas to ‘boost’ the growth of your business.

To encourage Aboriginal participation, the FNQLEDC has the opportunity to invite enterprises at this event by covering the costs for the registration, including meals.
That is why we are seeking your support in recruiting businesses which could be interested in participating in the forum. Please don’t hesitate to forward their contact information by September 10th and we will communicate with them to finalize all the details.

Details and registration

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Strategic Day & Panel Consultation & Accommodation With Aboriginal Communities

Date: November 6th and 7th, 2017
Place: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, Montréal

Event description


The enterprise called Open Forum Ouvert (OFO) is organizing a day of conferences and a panel discussion to be held under the theme Consultation & Accommodation With Aboriginal Communities. A variety of subjects related to this theme will be presented throughout the conference day, including the following:

  • The Cree-Québec Forestry Regime: Consent, Consultation, Accommodation, Planning, Participation;
  • The Notion of Social Acceptability In the Context of Consultation and Accommodation;
  • How To Start The Consultation Process To Achieve Your Goals?
Details and registration

For more details, download the bilingual program.

All persons interested in to registering for these events will be offered a $100 discount upon registration with the mention of the promotional code CDEPNQL.

For more information and to register, contact Open Forum Ouvert at 514 887-0963 or at



Québec Mines 2017

Date: from November 20th to 23th, 2017
Place: Québec City Convention Centre, Québec (QC)
Event description

Come and SHARE with all mining development stakeholders and take advantage of the opportunity to INNOVATE by constantly broadening your knowledge. What better way in 2017 to EXCEL even more?

Once again this year, the congress will offer a full, varied program on topics related to key themes such as exploration, exploitation, the environment, the economy and communities. Join us and take advantage of more than 100 speeches, 10 training sessions and several networking activities featuring key figures from the mining sector.

Don’t miss the Québec mining industry’s leading congress, from November 20 to 23, 2017.

As part of the Aboriginal component of the conference, the FNQLEDC will hold a conference day on November 21st. The details of this day will be communicated later.

Details and registration
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