ABM Indigenous: Southern Ontario

ABM Classic June 8 to 10, 2020 

(also see COVID-19 and Beyond)
Six Nations, Ohsweken, Ontario
The Gathering Place

In partnership with Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

ABM and CCAB’s programs are highly complementary. Collaborating on ABM Indigenous: Southern Ontario is an initiative to jointly support Indigenous business development across the country and across all industry sectors. Where CCAB facilitates the growth of Indigenous business through programs such as Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) and the Aboriginal Business Marketplace which is focused procurement, ABM provides the hyper-productive forum where CCAB tools are used to generate new business deals.

In combination, CCAB events and ABM provide you with the networking and deal making environments to meet the right people, have the right conversations and move your business goals forward.

Key Dates

Super Early Bird: January 8, 2020
Early Bird: April 8, 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 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.

IMPORTANT! Booth availability is VERY 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.


Chiefswood Park (owned by Six Nations)
– 1 minute drive from the Gathering Place –
$199 to $269
(519) 752-3969
Booking Reference: ABM
Release Date: May 8, 2020

The Bears Inn
– 10 minute drive from the Gathering Place – 
$70 to $90
(519) 445-4133
Booking Reference: ABM
Release Date: May 8, 2020

We are currently sourcing additional accommodation options and will post them here. Email info@advancedbusinessmatch.com if you want to be notified once they are available. 

Ready to Business Match?

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

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

“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