The most powerful Aboriginal-Driven Business Development Event in Canada
ABM Vancouver Island
Port Hardy, BC
The Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) connects a national network of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decision makers to create opportunities for business, training and employment.
In 2016, 92% of delegates developed key contacts anticipating post-event deals, and 1 in 5 made deals directly on the tradeshow floor.
Read more of our results here.
ABM levels the playing field to allow business connections to be made. The 2.5-day hyper-productive experience eliminates geographic barriers, condenses time requirements and reduces costs.
All business opportunities extend beyond a “simple” customer/supplier relationship, including training, employment and partnership.
How ABM Works
ABM delegates use a technology-driven online tool to set up as many as 31 pre-qualified appointments that are 20 minutes in length.
Over a 2.5-day period at the event, these appointments keep the conversation focused and efficient and help determine next steps if a business match has been made or is possible.
Who Participates & Why
ABM offers a dynamic network of qualified decision makers representing:
• Aboriginal communities;
• non-Aboriginal communities;
• Aboriginal businesses;
• non-Aboriginal businesses; and
• non-profit organizations and government agencies supporting business development, training and employment.