ABM Vancouver Island

March 27 to 29, 2017
Kwakiutl Territory
Port Hardy Civic Centre
7450 Columbia St
Port Hardy, BC
V0N 2P0

Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation has been a part of the National ABM Network since its inception. Conrad Brown and many others were part of the knowledgeable leaders that helped develop ABM to what it is today. Paired with interest from Quatsino First Nation, whose economic development goals are rooted in self-determination, and Kwakiutl First Nation, who proposed their territory as a 2017 location, ABM Vancouver Island will be co-hosted by these three powerhouse Nations. With an aligned vision that economic development leads to better self-sustaining communities and as a Silver Sponsor at previous Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Summits, the already dynamic ABM National Network is further amplified with VIEA as co-hosts, while the Truck Logger’s Association’s (TLA) deep roots in BC’s coastal communities brings in the heavy-weight understanding of the logging industry. Mayor Hank Bood’s attendance also generated interest for the District of Port Hardy to co-host the event alongside the Regional District of Mount Waddington.

We are pleased to offer ABM Vancouver Island on Kwakiutl Territory, co-hosted by Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation, Kwakiutl First Nation, Quatsino First Nation, Truck Loggers Association, Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, the District of Port Hardy and Regional District of Mount Waddington – providing a platform where good business can take place with self-determination and diversification at its core.

ABM is more than your average tradeshow or conference. Still figuring out how to navigate? Read: How it Works 

How to Prep

At ABM, solid preparation leads to success. Much of the pre-event conversation takes place via the ABM business matching platform. The more engaged delegates are in researching potential business matches and creating connections through the system, the more benefit they will see.

Once you are approved, the preparation phase for ABM requires your active involvement starting with the review of your potential business matches and the requesting, approving and declining of appointments. It is your responsibility to create your customized tradeshow schedule. Our system is set up to make things as efficient as possible and it will notify you if you have messages or pending appointment requests.

Please contact us at 1-604-483-3532 or info@ravenevents.ca if you want to discuss if ABM Alberta can assist you in your business development goals.

Registration Fees

The earlier you register the better you can take advantage of our early bird and super early bird prices. Early registration also helps to maximize the results of your schedule and attendance.

Click here for information on registration fees.

ABM Vancouver Island Brochure


Featured Opportunities

Huu-ay-aht First Nation


Woodward & Company LLP

Partner Hotel

ABM creates partnerships with local hotels to ensure you have the best deal possible during your 2.5 days of business matching.

Kwa’lilas Hotel
 9040 Granville St, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
$119.00 per night plus tax

If you are taking advantage of our Volume Discount or the Accelerate & Advance Program and attending two or more events, check out our full list of our partner hotels.

Connect With Us

We are here to help at any time. Feel free to connect with us to discuss your ABM goals, brainstorm who you should meet with or if we can help in any other way.

If you need to reach us, please email info@ravenevents.ca, or call 604-483-3532.