ABM Indigenous: West


– in partnership with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc and  Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC)

May 11 to 13, 2020

Secwepemc Territory
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC

We have a long standing relationship with ITBC and are pleased to once again work closely with its team to produce ABM Indigenous: West. Tourism continues to play a pivotal role in Indigenous business development. As a stakeholder-based organization committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Indigenous tourism industry, ITBC works with communities and businesses across British Columbia. We know the tourism sector, along with its supply chain businesses, will be active in creating opportunities and partnerships at the event.

Business Matching Priorities

ABM Indigenous: West 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 David Marsh, Director of Sales, at 1-(604) 414-3647 or email info@advancedbusinessmatch.com 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 trade show 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 trade show floor ready to go, see a real result at ABM.

Key Dates

Super Early Bird: Expires December 11, 2019
Early Bird: Expires March 11, 2020
Payment Due Date: April 11, 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.

IMPORTANT! Booth availability is limited.

You do NOT purchase an exhibitor booth.
Your registration fee is for your online profile and appointment schedule only. Booths are merely a requirement to create meeting space, are free and allocated to companies on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you register late, you may not get one. For the purposes of business matching this is inconsequential as you create your trade show schedule before the event and do not need to attract traffic to your booth. Booths are allocated in this way to create an additional incentive, along with Super Early Bird and Early Bird rates, to register and create business matching activity early.

Booths are NOT required for community decision makers as they travel through the ABM exhibit from appointment to appointment. However, communities that do not require a registration fee discount but pay full rate can choose to have a booth provided they register early enough.

If parties without booth allocation meet, the ABM system assigns flex booths.


To be confirmed.

Tradeshow Logistics

We will post shipping information, floor plan and booth assignments the week of September 18.

Ready to Business Match?

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

ABM is more than your average trade show or conference. Read: How it Works.

If you need to reach us, please email info@ravenevents.ca, or call 604-483-3532.

“This is my favorite event because it’s amazing to see the connections that we make. Maybe they’re not good for what we are offering or maybe we can’t help another company, but just to meet people and be able to say ‘hey, that’s what you’re looking for? You should go talk to…’. It’s about people helping people succeed.”

— Shannon Retallick, Regional Sales Manager, Eclipse Business Consulting – National ABM Partner