ABM Indigenous: Lower Mainland

November 23 to 25,  2020 ABM Classic (also see COVID-19 and Beyond)
Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo Territory, Langley, BC 

Langley Events Centre

– Held annually in partnership with Seyem’ Business Group (Kwantlen First Nation) and the Township of Langley

ABM Indigenous: Lower Mainland 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.

The business ecosystem that develops every year for this event spans across BC and beyond and is a varied as the representation of industry selectors and business opportunities in the Lower Mainland, one of BC’s major business centres.

Seyem’ is a recognized leader in community-driven and small business development and a dynamic partner that has been instrumental in the event’s consistent growth and productivity.

Brenda Knights, seyem CEO

Brenda Knights, CEO səýeḿ

“I invite you to join me at ABM Lower Mainland.  ABM is an opportunity to connect one on one with the private sector, other communities, Indigenous business owners and governments. Indigenous organizations like Seyem’, wholly owned by the Kwantlen First Nation, that are interested in establishing mutually beneficial business opportunities and relationships will benefit greatly from attendance.

Life is busy and it’s not always easy to find the time to connect and learn about what opportunities may be available or what services may be right at your doorstep. ABM events are the best way to meet numerous communities all at once, making it an efficient use of time. We have formed many relationships through them. The quality of businesses attending is second to none.”

 Brenda Knights, CEO, Seyem’, Kwantlen First Nation Member

Key Dates

Super Early Bird Rate: June 23, 2020
Early Bird: September 23, 2020
Payment Due Date: tba

Please note the payment due date is not a registration deadline. On the day of the payment deadline, we remove all inactive or unpaid accounts from the event.  Provided your application is approved, we will accept new registrations into the show as long as we have space. Payment and active business matching is required immediately.

For detailed registration fees, click here.

Accommodation

Information available soon.

“Advanced Business Match events are a brilliant way in a short period of time to meet as many businesses as you want to try and do business with. If you are looking at working in Indigenous communities and with Indigenous organizations there’s nothing better than this. You absolutely get to sit down and just talk and figure out if there’s a connection if not. I wish this was a mainstream model for business networking, I think we’d get a whole lot more business.”

— Cori Maedel – Chief Executive Officer, Jouta Performance Group – ABM delegate since 2012