Nunatsiavut Government hosting business summit

Ashley Fitzpatrick
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A conference and trade show focused on new business opportunities and economic development in coastal Labrador is scheduled to be held in Hopedale from Oct. 28-31.
Participants expected include Inuit business leaders, other industry leaders active in the region, government representatives and funding agencies.

The event will be hosted by the Nunatsiavut Government's department of education and economic development and will be a first of its kind for the government.

It is "aimed at encouraging participants to be more involved in regional and local projects in an effort to identify opportunities for economic and business development," according to a statement issued by the Nunatsiavut Government.

"The event will help put in place a process to identify business and community needs," said Gary Mitchell, Nunatsiavut's minister for economic development.

"We are hopeful this will become an annual event and that it will foster greater opportunities for our people and our communities."


Registration for participants will take place Monday, with the government offering a guided tour of Moravian Mission buildings that afternoon.

The schedule will also include time at the Nunatsiavut Assembly building, with a seminar on "How to get the most out of networking activities."

The trade show will be open to the public. The public is also welcome at a banquet night at Amos Comenius School on Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will be opened with an address from AngajuKak Wayne Piercy and include a cultural showcase, with an Inuit fashion show, drum dancers and throatsingers.


Organizations: Nunatsiavut Assembly, Amos Comenius School

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