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WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

WIBF 2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

August 23-25, 2016 | Connect. Share. Inspire.

  • Thanks to the Speakers, Delegates, & Sponsors for a very successful World Indigenous Business Forum 2015. There are 8 months, 26 days, 14 hours, 35 minutes, 57 seconds to 23 August 2016: World Indigenous Business Forum 2016

WIBF 2016 Featured Speakers

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Featured Affiliates

Chief Darcy Bear

Chief Whitecap Dakota First Nation


Darcy Bear is Chief of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. He was re-elected as Chief for a seventh consecutive term in November 2012 and has served his Community, located 26 kilometers south of Sask more...

Become a Sponsor or a future Host

Would you like to be a sponsor for the upcoming or future WIBF? We have many great packages available. Or if you are interested in hosting a future event, please click on the links below.

WIBF Sponsorship Package | WIBF Host Application | Bid Application Information Guide

Special Acknowledgement

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute would like to send Special Acknowledgement to The WIBF 2015 Hawaii Planning Committee

Pono Shim, President & CEO, Enterprise Honolulu
Peter Hanohano, Capacity Building Manager, Hiilei Aloha
Leilani Williams-Soloman, President, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
Karen Awana, Community Consultant, Kulia Consulting
Pohai Ryan, Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association
Gauhar Nguyen, Independent Consultant, HAPA K LLC
James Patterson, Program Improvement Manager, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Nalani Takushi, Capacity Building Manager, Hiilei Aloha

Thank you for all your hard work planning WIBF 2015: Honolulu

Saskatoon Attractions

Whether you're an action-seeker, nature lover, history buff, architectural admirer, or foodie, Saskatoon offers fun for everyone. Explore Wanuskewin Heritage Park; a national historic site devoted to teaching visitors about the Northern Plains Indian culture. The Beaver Creek Conservation Area is an awe-inspiring ecological site dedicated to the prairie habitat. In warm seasons, the Prairie Lily riverboat cruise will show you the city from a different perspective.

Saskatoon never stops short in honouring and celebrating our roots. Visitors can catch a glimpse of this by dining at Park Café, a local gem that features photos of Saskatoon in the early days. The Western Development Museum allows visitors to be transported back in time and experience the days of 1910 Boomtown. It's an unforgettable indoor street filled with the sights and sounds of a booming prairie town - you don't just visit, you live it!

Take a stroll around the University of Saskatchewan campus; specifically, "the Bowl" which gives you a 360° view of the University's architecture. Also on site is the world famous synchrotron, located in the Canadian Light Source facility where many scientists from around the world have researched and studied.

To add to the enticements, take a leisurely ten-minute drive south of the city to The Berry Barn and indulge in a slice of homemade saskatoon berry pie while overlooking the river. Explore the Broadway district on foot where you will have your choice of casual and fine dining, coffee shops, cozy pubs and nightspots.

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Latest News Updates

Indigenous Business Leaders Worldwide To Convene in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada For The 7th World Indigenous Business Forum
Indigenous Business Leaders Worldwide To Convene in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada For The 7th World Indigenous Business Forum

Hundreds of enterprise-minded Indigenous people from around the globe will converge on the beautiful prairie city of Saskatoon, located in Saskatchewan, Canada to participate in the annually held World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF).

“The World Indigenous Business Forum lends to creating meaningful business relations and creating proactive partnerships and friends,” says Milton Tootoosis, chairperson, Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network. “The international meetings have led to forming strategic alliances and global partners and we’re hoping to benefit as well.”

City to host 2016 World Indigenous Business Forum
City to host 2016 World Indigenous Business Forum

More than 1,200 delegates from around the world are expected to attend the 2016 World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) that will be held in Saskatoon.

The WIBF brings together indigenous business leaders from around the world to help foster relationships that will increase international trade and encourage aboriginal participation in business and economic development.

"It is a uniting of indigenous, business-minded leaders that are primarily involved in community economic development," said Milton Tootoosis, director of livelihood and chair of the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network.

"We get them all together in one room for a couple of days and learn about best practices and promising practices," he said. "It is really about sharing what they are doing in their great countries and getting each other excited."

About 1,200 people will attend the event at TCU Place in August 2016.

Article courtesy of The Star Phoenix. Please click here to read the full article.

WIBF 2016 Awarded to Saskatoon, Canada
Official announcement for the 2016 WIBF Conference to be held at Saskatoon, Canada

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