ABM Vancouver Island Floor Plan

    VI Floorplan Final

    ABM Vancouver Island Booth Assignments
    VI Booth Assignments v2

    Shipping Information

    Port Hardy Civic Centre
    7400 Columbia Street
    Port Hardy, BC
    Canada V0N-2P0

    1(306) 933-2727

    Due to limited storage at the facility, please schedule your shipment to arrive on or after Thursday, March 24th. . Please mark all packages with Aboriginal Business Match and your company name.

    To ship from the Port Hardy Civic Centre on Wednesday, March 29, your items can be left for pick up at the registration desk. Your shipment needs to be ready for shipment and must have shipping instructions including your waybill for the courier company of your choice. You are responsible for arranging the pick-up no later than 5 pm.

    Booth Set-Up

    All companies are “stationary” during ABM appointment periods and are provided with a 8′ x 10′ trade show booth (black pipe and drape), a 6′ table, tablecloth and four chairs.

    Wifi access and power are provided at each booth.

    The tradeshow booth functions as the Exhibitor’s office. How the space is set up is up to the exhibitor. Video without audio is permitted.

    Representatives of communities do NOT have a booth and move through the trade show from appointment to appointment.

    IMPORTANT FOR EXHIBITORS: When companies have appointments with other companies one of the parties needs to leave its booth. If your appointment schedule shows a booth number, you need to meet your business match at its booth.

    Move-In and Move-Out

    Exhibitor set-up at the Port Hardy Civic Centre is available on Monday, March 27 from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The ABM Business Mixer is the only event on Monday and commences at 6:30 p.m.

    On Tuesday, March 28, set-up commences at 8:00 a.m. and ABM starts with the opening breakfast at 09.00 am. The first appointment takes place on the trade show floor will be at 10:30 a.m. SHARP.

    Booth numbers correspond to numbers detailed in the appointment schedule. After each appointment, music is played and community representatives move on to the next booth and the next appointment as detailed in their schedules.

    Trade Show Etiquette

    ABM appointments are treated just like any other meeting in a business setting. It is expected that ABM Delegates are on time and prepared. Delegates are asked to efficiently move from appointment to appointment in order to allow the next meeting to take place.


    ABM Delegates are expected to attend all appointments in their schedule. If, for some unexpected reason, an appointment cannot be honoured, ABM Delegates are expected to use the e-message centre to communicate, cancel and reschedule the meeting. All ABM Delegates are provided with a no-show report sheet that can be submitted to the event management team at the end of each trade show day.

    No-shows may result in the rejection of future ABM applications.