ABM Indigenous: Vancouver Island

– in partnership with Songhees Nation

March 16-18, 2020
Songhees Innovation Centre, 1100 Admirals Road
Lekwungen Territories 
Victoria, BC

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 tourism and retail etc. Please contact David Marsh at (604) 414-3647 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: November 16, 2019
Early Bird: January 16, 2020
Payment Due Date: February 16, 2020

The payment due date is not a registration deadline. Provided your application is approved, we will accept companies into the show as long as we have booth space. If you register after the payment deadline, your payment is due when your application is approved and required before you can start business matching.

As communities do not require a booth, we will accept their applications even the day of the show. However, the sooner you start business matching, the better your results.

For detailed registration fees, click here.

Accommodation

To be confirmed after facility announcement.

Tradeshow Logistics

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

“My mission is to create awareness of our National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference among Indigenous communities and businesses from all over Canada. This was the perfect forum for me to meet Vancouver Island nations, communities and businesses in one location, at one event. The organizers know how to efficiently and respectfully facilitate the relationships I’m looking for. I came away with new contacts and relationships in an incredibly productive experience.”

— Lisa Marin, Operations and Sales Manager, National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference & Delegate, VIEA Business Match 2019 (an ABM event)