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2017 Speakers

WIBF 2017 Keynote Speaker:  Navi Radjou

WIBF 2017 Keynote Speaker: Navi Radjou

Author, Speaker and Strategist How to do better with less Navi Radjou is an independent scholar and an innovation and leadership advisor based in Silicon Valley. A Fellow at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, he serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Rafael Sabat

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Rafael Sabat

Since March 2014, Rafael Sabat has been theInternational Director of Chile's Export Promotion Bureau (ProChile). Previously, heheld the post ofMinister Councellor for Economic Affairs to the European Union (2009-2013), and wasChile's Trade Commissioner to The...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Guillermo Turner Olea

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Guillermo Turner Olea

Guillermo studied Journalism at the Universidad Gabriela Mistral and received a PADE Certification from Universidad de Los Andes. Until April 2016 he served as Director of the newspaper La Tercera. He has 25 years of a successful career. He was President of the...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Germán Carlosama

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Germán Carlosama

Colombian indigenous leader and politician Keynote presentation: Colombia, a big chance for peace and development for the indigenous people Germán Carlosama is a renowned Colombian indigenous political leader with a long history of social and political work in support...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Jorge Alejandro Huichalaf Díaz

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Jorge Alejandro Huichalaf Díaz

Elementary school teacher, Master in Education. Member of the Central Committee of Learn to Change Global Network (L2Ch), Hannover, Germany President Cooperative of Credits and Saving Küme Mogen Wallmapu, Chile

WIBF 2017 Presents:  Jacqui Caine

WIBF 2017 Presents: Jacqui Caine

New Zealand Ambassador to Chile, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Jacqui studied law and commerce at Otago University in New Zealand. She is a career diplomat and has had a number of roles in the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade including in the...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Shawn Bonnough

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Shawn Bonnough

Shawn has been teaching, training and leading community based economic development programs in remote communities across Canada and around the world for over 20 years. Creating Indigenous forestry co-operatives to connect communities directly to buyers is the company...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Giles Newman

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Giles Newman

Giles Newman is a Partner in BDO Consulting.  He has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors assisting organizations with strategic development, transformation and operational delivery with a focus on outcomes gained through working within the...

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Rachel Petero

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Rachel Petero

Growing 100,000 indigenous leaders 2016 KiwiBank NZer of the year Local Hero recipient 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Global Category finalist 2013 Young Leader award winner International Alliance for Women, Washington DC With an international career spanning 15...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Karen Antinopai T.

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Karen Antinopai T.

Professional and enterprising Indigenous of the city of Viña del Mar-Chile. Architect titled at the Technical University Federico Santa Maria (Valparaíso). with postgraduate studies in Project Evaluation and appraisal real state in the postgraduate School of the...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Claudia Antillanca Manque

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Claudia Antillanca Manque

a Mapuche-Huilliche woman entrepreneur With technical studies on Public Administration and Political Sciences, currently Claudia is general manager and founder of GEMINUR, an indigenous cooperative (of urban indigenous entrepreneurs) which main objective is learning,...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Cindy Cañupan

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Cindy Cañupan

Cindy Cañupan is of Mapuche ethnicity. She is a certified designer of luxury shoes and clothing. She is the founding partner the prestigious Chilean shoe company, “Zapatería Nain”. Cindy participated in multiple runway fashion shoes presenting her designs at various...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Peter Dunn

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Peter Dunn

Peter Dunn, i2i Global Indigenous Economic development Advisor and GHD Pty Ltd Business Development Manager, has been pioneering Indigenous economic development through advancing Indigenous enterprise in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste.  He is advising a...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Octavio Sotomayor E.

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Octavio Sotomayor E.

National Director of INDAP Born in Santiado de Chile, December 5th, 1957. Agronomical Ingenieer from Universidad de Chile, especialized in Agricultural Economy. MA in Economical Sciences at AgroParisTech, France. Before taking over the National Direction of INDAP in...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  Kim Wilson

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Kim Wilson

Kim is a highly experienced facilitator, negotiator and and policy adviser.  He is a Mediator and accredited Arbitrator.  He was an initial Member of the National Native Title Tribunal when it was established in Australia. He is highly experienced in dealing with...

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Brad Jackson

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Brad Jackson

General Manager - i2i Development” Speaker Brad has been in business supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for 20 years. He is an experienced company director and has focused on designing and implementing programs to increase private sector...

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Chrisch Siririka

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Chrisch Siririka

Chief Executive Officer - Indigenous Peoples’ Business Forum Speaker The IPBF aims to be a unified and fully representative organization that contributes to a vibrant, transforming and growing economy in Namibia. Mr. Siririka brings to the position over a decade of...

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Andrew Carrier

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Andrew Carrier

Chairman of the Board - The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. Speaker Andrew Carrier – BA, RPT, CHRP REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL TRAINER & CERTIFIED HUMAN RESOURCE PRACTITIONER Andrew started his career with the Government of Manitoba in December 1987 and...

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Chief Jim Boucher

WIBF 2017 Featuring: Chief Jim Boucher

First elected in 1986, Chief Jim Boucher has served as Chief of the Fort McKay First Nation for 27 of the past 30 years. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Fort McKay Group of Companies (FMGOC). The FMGOC, which is 100% owned and controlled by...

WIBF 2017 Featuring:  (ATAC) Keith Henry, B.ED

WIBF 2017 Featuring: (ATAC) Keith Henry, B.ED

President and CEO:  Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada Mr. Keith Henry is a Métis person that was born in Thompson, Manitoba and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  Mr. Henry began his career in 1995 with teaching positions and has become well known for his...

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