Floor Plan and Booth Assignments will be uploaded the week before ABM kick off.

Monday Night’s Business Mixer

Please be aware that Monday nights business mixer will be held at the Civic Centre

Shipping Information: 

Port Hardy Civic Centre

7400 Columbia Street
Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0
Please Hold for Aboriginal Business Match
March 26, 27, 28.

Outgoing Shipping Information:

Materials are required to be packaged with a return address label and completed weigh bill attached.

Be sure to note the shipping confirmation number on order to trace your freight. Your items can be left for pick up at the ABM registration desk. Raven Events will not be accountable for items left after 5pm on Wednesday, March 28.

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 and registration opens at the Civic Centre is available on Monday, March 26, 2017 from 1:00pm- 6:30pm.
  • ABM officially starts with the opening breakfast at 9:00am on Tuesday.
  • The first appointment takes place on the trade show floor on Tuesday 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.