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[IN-PERSON] UDI Luncheon: Building a Strong Partnership with First Nations - A Conversation with MST Development Corporation and Nch'Kay Development Corporation

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Name: [IN-PERSON] UDI Luncheon: Building a Strong Partnership with First Nations - A Conversation with MST Development Corporation and Nch'Kay Development Corporation
Date: September 22, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Join us this September for the third event in our ongoing series, Building Economic Partnerships with First Nations. We'll be exploring how to establish, nurture and grow quality partnerships between builders and First Nations to best address the pressing current and future housing needs.

Anne McMullin will moderate the panel as we acknowledge our shared past, reflect on recent progress and build a collective vision for what comes next on our path of moving forward together. 



David Negrin, Chief Executive Officer, MST Development Corporation
Over the past 30 years, Mr. Negrin has established himself as a leader in the Development and Construction Industry throughout Canada. He has focused on the redevelopment of brownfield sites throughout the greater Vancouver region and has developed strong working relationships with First Nations throughout British Columbia. As a long-time Director and former President of the Urban Design Institute (UDI), David's expertise and mentorship is highly sought after both regionally and internationally. From 2008-2016, David served as the President of Aquilini Development and Construction Inc. During this time, he established partnerships with Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Tsawwassen First Nation culminating in over 1 Million SF of development. He also oversaw the construction and sale of over 1 Million SF in Downtown Vancouver. Prior to Aquilini, David oversaw over 8 million SF from inception to completion as Senior Vice President of Concord Pacific Group Inc., one of the largest residential developers of Master Planned Communities in North America. 


Mindy Wight, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Nch'ḵay̓ Development Corporation
Mindy Wight is Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Nch'ḵay̓ Development Corporation. A member of the Squamish Nation, Mindy is a demonstrated leader in advancing economic growth for Indigenous economies. With over 15 years of experience in the areas of financial accounting, taxation, and business, Mindy was previously a partner and the National Leader of Indigenous Tax Services for MNP LLP.  Mindy is a frequent speaker and presenter across the country and also serves as a Board Director for Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Anne McMullin (Moderator), President & CEO, UDI


About MST Development Corporation
With multiple properties and projects across Metro Vancouver, MST Development Corporation is known to being the biggest partner and developer with First Nations communities. This is an opportunity to learn from David Negrin, CEO, on the big picture of the size and scope of what can be achieved as seen through building a relationship and partnerships with First Nations Communities, and what is in store for the future.  

About Nch'Kay Development Corporation
Sen̓áḵw as the largest First Nations economic development project in Canadian history and the historic opportunities for the Squamish Nation. Mindy Wight, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Nch'Kay Development Corporation will share how the project came together, the challenges and successes along this journey, as well as the future growth opportunities.    



Please join us from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)

Event Sponsors:

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
BC Ballroom
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC

Date/Time Information:

Thursday, September 22, 2022

In-Person Program:
11:30 AM Registration and networking
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Presentation
1:30 PM Conclusion



Member Price             $145 + GST
Non-Member Price     $180 + GST
Event registration will close 72 hours prior to the event.

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