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Sharing Insights Commercial Fishing Enterprises (CFE) Networking Event

Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort
Osoyoos, British Columbia
November 28 – December 1, 2011

Participant Agenda

Meeting Objectives:
"The Business of Doing Business"

  1. To understand why a strong business plan is the road map to success through sharing stories.
  2. To build a common understanding regarding the requirements and expectations for Commercial Fishing Enterprise (CFE).
  3. To learn about key business principles; governance, management, internal capacity and marketing.
  4. To promote partnership and collaboration among First Nations and other government departments and a wide variety of commercial organizations to support sustainable commercial fishing enterprises.

Agenda Activities

Day One - Evening, November 28

Afternoon 5:30 pm - Tradeshow set up (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

6:30 - 9:00 pm - Reception and Dinner (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

  • Guest Speaker: Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos Indian Band. CEO, Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation
Day Two - November 29

7:30 - 8:30 am - CFE Networking Breakfast for Participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

8:30 - 8:50 am - Conference Check-In (Captikwl Theatre)

9:00 am - Welcome by Elder Modesta Betterton, Osoyoos Indian Band

9:15 am - Welcome and opening remarks (Facilitator: Brian Payer and Matt Vickers)

9:30 - 10:15 am - Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Presentation: Best Practices and Maximizing Value (Richard Bussanich, Biologist, ONA)

10:15 - 10:30 am - Health Break

10:30 - 11:15 am - Governance Theme Presentation: Commercial Fishing Enterprise Keys to Success (Stu Nelson, Principal, Nelson Brothers Fisheries)

11:15 - 12:00 pm - Speed Networking Opportunity to view the trade show booths and meet business representatives (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

12:00 - 1:00 pm - CFE Networking Lunch for Participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

1:00 - 1:30 pm - Governance Theme Presentation: Strong Governance and Management (Matt Vickers, Vickers & Associates)

  • Why is it important?

1:30 - 1:45 pm - Woodward & Co. Presentation: Strong Governance and Management (Jack Woodward, Woodward & Co.)

  • Why is it important?

1:45 - 2:15 pm - Training and Mentoring Theme
Transport Canada Presentation
: Transport Canada Marine Safety National Outreach Campaign (Diane Couture, Transport Canada, Marine Standards)

2:15 - 2:45 pm - Worksafe BC (Patrick Olsen, Worksafe BC)

2:45 - 3:15 pm - FishSAFE BC (John Krgovich, FishSAFE)

3:15 - 3:30 pm - Health Break

3:20 - 4:15 pm - Skill Development Theme Presentation: Training and Mentoring for your CFE (Allen Tobey, PICFI Technical Advisor-Training and Mentoring)

4:15 pm - Dialogue Closure

6:00 pm - CFE Networking Dinner for participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

Day Three - November 30

7:30 - 8:30 am - CFE Networking Breakfast for Participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

8:30 - 8:45 am - Conference Check-In (Captikwl Theatre)

8:50 - 9:00 am - Summation of Day 3/Overview of Agenda (Brian Payer, Lead Facilitator. Matt Vickers, Facilitator)

9:00 - 9:45 am - Finance Theme All Nations Trust Company Presentation: Programs, Services and Financing (Paul Donald, Business Manager)

9:45 - 10:45 am - Ulnooweg Development Group Presentation: Business Development Team (Mark Duiven)

10:45 - 11:00 am - Health Break

11:00 - 11:30 am - Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) Presenation: Economic Development Framework and National Aboriginal Fisheries Forum (Steven Purvis, Senior Policy Analyst)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Native Fishing Association (NFA) Presentation: NFA products and services (Vi Hill, Executive Director)

12:00 - 1:00 pm - CFE Networking Lunch for participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

1:00 - 1:30 pm - Marketing Theme Presenation: Marketing and Branding (Daniel Kimoto, E & E Trading)

1:30 - 2:15 pm - Kitasoo Community Best Practice Presentation: Processing (Larry Greba, Katasoo Fish Processing Plant)

2:15 - 2:30 pm - Health Break

2:30 - 3:45 pm - Sharing Insights - Roundtable Networking (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

3:45 - 4:15 pm - Atlantic Policy Conference Presentation: Fisheries Management System (FMS) for Reporting and Asset Management (Michael Grant, Sr. Advisor, FMS-APC)

4:15 - 4:45 pm - Meyers Norris Penny Presentation: Financial Project Management (Ken Fraser and Drew Leathem, MNP)

4:45 pm - Dialogue Closure

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Networking event The Importance of Strategic Partnerships NK'MIP Spirit Ridge Social event - networking

6:30 - 8:00 pm - CFE Networking Dinner for Participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

Day Four - December 1

7:30 - 8:30 am - CFE Networking Breakfast for Participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)

8:30 - 8:45 am - Conference Check-In (Catikwl Theatre)

8:50 - 9:00 am - Welcome Recap of previous day, review of Day 4 (Brain Payer, Lead Faciliator. Matt Vickers, Facilitator)

9:00 - 9:45 am - AICFI - Abegweit First Nation Presenation: Successful CFE Development in PEI (Roger Sark, Natural Resource Director)

9:45 - 10:45 am - Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Presentation: Existing and Emerging Markets (Richard Bussanich, Biologist, ONA)

10:45 - 11:00 am - Health Break

11:00 - 11:45 am - Recap: Lessons Learned - Next Steps (Brian Payer, Lead Facilitator. Matt Vickers, Facilitator)

11:45 am - Closing Prayer (Modesta Betterton, Osoyoos Indian Band)

12:00 pm - CFE Networking Lunch for participants (Spirit Ridge Conference Centre)