ABM Northern Ontario
With thanks to the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle, Ontario Mining Association and Mine Connect for their support.
August 25 to 26, 2020 ABM Classic Online
February 1 to 3, 2021 ABM Classic
Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory, Sudbury, Ontario,
Holiday Inn Sudbury
About The Region
We are pleased to return to Sudbury for ABM in 2020. With a population of about 160,000, Greater Sudbury is the largest centre in Northern Ontario. While mining and resource-based industries remain a major influence on the local economy, the city has diversified significantly to establish itself as a major centre of financial and business services, tourism, health care and research, education and government.
Sudbury’s origins can be traced back thousands of years as the long-established territory of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek peoples, who thrived through deep connections to the natural world and through a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. As part of the major fur trade route from Georgian Bay northward, a small Hudson’s Bay Trading Post was set up near Lake Panache in 1820, and later, the lumber industry also had significant impacts on the Indigenous communities in the area. Anishnawbek Chiefs signed the Robinson-Huron Treaty in 1850 together with 16 others in Sault Ste. Marie.
Sagamok First Nation
“One of the greatest resources we are proud of here in Sagamok is our people. We as the elected representatives of this community take pride as we look at the future of our people. We walk with them as equal partners in the development of economic and employment opportunities.
We also share our traditional beliefs and teachings in our many discussions on the future growth of our community. These planning discussions must include all segments of our community from the young to the elderly. They must also respond to the needs of all members. We encourage all of members to be ready and prepared to meet the economic opportunities when they are developed. Having our students attend our strong educational programming from the primary to the post-secondary levels will achieve success.
Through the development of several corporations such as Z’Gamok Enterprises and Sagamok Development Corporation, we have been successful in lobbying and negotiating IBA agreements with Industry and infrastructure projects that are sponsored by government. As an example, we created the Sagamok Construction Company, which has helped to develop capacity to undertake the work derived from these agreements.
We firmly believe that economic development guided by our traditional beliefs and values is the key to our survival as proud people of Sagamok.”
– Chief Nelson Toulouse, Sagamok First Nation
Super Early Bird: March 24, 2020
Early Bird: June 24, 2020
Payment Due Date: tba
The payment due date is not a registration deadline. Provided your application is approved, we will accept you 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.
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.
Ready to Business Match?
Please contact us at 1-604-483-3532 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss how ABM Indigenous: East can assist you in your business development goals.
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“I feel like the quality of entrepreneur that I’ve met at Advanced Business Match has been high, personable, with a genuine intention to meet my clients on the level of equals and that’s not always the case [at other events].”
— Drew Mildon – Partner, Woodward & Co LLP – National ABM Partner