23rd Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show Ready to Go!

Close to 1000 participants from across Manitoba and Canada are taking part in Vision Quest, May 14 to 16. Vision Quest is a dynamic three-day gathering in Winnipeg that encourages best business practices, celebrates success stories, and inspires youth. Now in its 23rd year, Vision Quest brings together entrepreneurs, innovators, industry and business leaders, community organizations, training and education programs, and students, to discuss and promote Indigenous business, community and economic development.

Highlights of Vision Quest

At the heart of Vision Quest is the mission of supporting sustainable Indigenous economic development, along with professional and personal development. Highlights for 2019 include:

  • Two acclaimed keynote presenters – Jordin Tootoo and Lorne Cardinal
  • 14 interactive workshops with renowned speakers
  • Optional pre-conference certification course
  • Dragon’s Quest business plan competition
  • Networking and partnership opportunities
  • Empowering and engaging youth program
  • Lunch presentation by RBC Olympian James Lavallee
  • Gala banquet with entertainment by Scott Ward
  • Award presentations and cultural demonstrations
  • Trade Show with nearly 100 exhibitor booths (FREE for the public to attend!)

Trade Show with Free Public Admission

Vision Quest’s Trade Show is the place to be for networking, exploring new opportunities, and purchasing one-of-a-kind creations. Nearly 100 exhibitor booths will be on display, representing business suppliers, service providers, financial and funding groups, career opportunities, economic organizations, educational institutions, information services, and a wide selection of artists and artisans. The Trade show is FREE FOR THE PUBLIC to attend on:

  • Wednesday May 15 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
  • Thursday May 16 (8:30 am to 2:30 pm)


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