ABM Vancouver Island

March 26 to 28, 2018
Kwakiutl Territory
Port Hardy Civic Centre
7450 Columbia St
Port Hardy, BC
V0N 2P0

We, alongside our co-hosts 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 are pleased to announce the return of ABM Vancouver Island to Kwakiutl Territory!

Registration for this event has not opened yet. If you are interested in pre-registering, please email us at info@ravenevents.ca.

About the Co-Hosts

Gwa’sala ‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nation is a strong community, with a rich history and bright future. The 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.

The members of Quatsino First Nation are proud descendants of the Gusgimukw. The Nation aims to continue providing equitable services and opportunities that create a vibrant, healthy community that is self-governing, prosperous, supportive and carries the community’s growing knowledge forward for future generations.

It is with full acknowledgement ABM Vancouver Island is returning to Kwakiutl First Nation‘s traditional territory. Located on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, the Nation is looking to create meaningful partnerships that support their belief in protecting the land, water, air and environment while providing career and employment opportunities.

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. VIEA provides opportunities for communities, First Nations, businesses, and other key stakeholders to collaborate on broad-based economic development programs to improve the region’s overall capacity for economic vitality. ABM has been a Silver Sponsor for the VIEA Summit for the past two years.

Truck Logger’s Association’s (TLA) is built on a strong foundation with deep roots in BC’s coastal communities where timber harvesting contractors live and work. As a co-host at last year’s event, the TLA contributed to the highest presence of forestry companies that ABM had seen at an event yet.

The District of Port Hardy serves as the gateway to the fast-growing Central Coast. It supports several traditional and emerging sectors and remains rich in natural resources and community spirit. Last year, Mayor Hank Bood not only attended ABM Vancouver Island but also personally invited ABM Vancouver Island to return to the Port Hardy region.

Established in June 1966, the Regional District of Mount Waddington is the governing body that provides local services, planning, solid waste, parks, and economic and tourism development services for the residents of Northern Vancouver Island and part of B.C.’s mainland coast.

Vancouver Island’s Business Matching Priorities

ABM Vancouver Island is about connecting communities and companies with complementing goals, supporting economic diversification and innovation while providing opportunities to form partnerships that result in new ventures, stronger market presence and a sharper competitive edge.  We are looking for companies that represent all industry sectors from technology to agriculture and retail etc. Please contact Alisha at (604) 414-8126 or email info@ravenevents.ca to discuss your business development needs.

Preparation is Key

Because business matching is the central component of your attendance at ABM, your success on the tradeshow floor depends on being active on the ABM system prior to the show — the sooner the better. Kick-starting these conversations early gives you a better chance of locking in those pre-scheduled appointments for a fuller, more effective show. Delegates who are engaged on the ABM system, active in accepting and declining pre-scheduled appointment requests and who show up on the tradeshow floor ready to go, see a real result at ABM.

Important Date(s)

Super Early Bird: Expires December 27, 2018
Early Bird: Expires January 27, 2018
Payment Due Date: February 27, 2018

To pre-register for this event please email us at info@ravenevents.ca. For detailed registration fees, click here.

Accommodation

Kwa’lilas Hotel
9040 Granville St,  Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0
1-855-949-8525
stay@kwalilashotel.ca

Tradeshow Logistics

We will post shipping information, floor plan and booth assignments closer to the event date.

Ready to Business Match?

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

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