ABM Southern Ontario

Indigenous Tourism Ontario

November 30 to December 2, 2020 – Classic

Six Nations, Ohsweken, Ontario
The Gathering Place

In partnership with Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), Indigenous Tourism Ontario and the County of Brant.

With thanks to the City of Brantford, Chamber of Commerce for Brantford-Brant, Aboriginal Labour Force Development Circle, Ontario Mining Association and Mine Connect for their support.

Our Southern Ontario event takes place in Canada’s economic heartland whose rich history has been shaped by its location on the Grand River and proximity to major consumer and industrial markets throughout North America. Major business sectors include advanced and food and beverage manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, agriculture, and film, TV and digital media and tourism. Hiring is a key focus for the manufacturing industry, as large employers actively seek new staff.

Six Nations of the Grand River


Matt Jamieson, SNGRDC“Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) is investing in a healthy community for today and for the faces yet to come. It is vital that we achieve and sustain a self-sufficient economy for our people. The way in which business is conducted may have changed, however it hasn’t stopped for us. We 

are always seeking partners on projects that reinforce our commitment to our community and we see ABM as an effective vehicle to meet those potential partners in a safe environment where meaningful conversations can begin. We are pleased to welcome ABM to our community– first online, and later in person.  We look forward to conversations that move us all forward.”

– Matt Jamieson, President/CEO, SNGRDC


Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

“We are proud to support and partner with Advanced Business Match (ABM) Indigenous as we move forward in promoting more prosperous relationships between Aboriginal business communities and Corporate Canada. With our current initiatives including Supply Changetm  and our 

Aboriginal Procurement Marketplace, we see this partnership as one that provides valuable engagement and dialogue to enhance Indigenous procurement opportunities for our members. Together, we will help connect more CCAB members and provide additional business opportunities that benefit the Indigenous economy and Canadian market.”  

 – Tabatha Bull, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

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.

County of Brant

We are pleased to welcome the County of Brant as a co-host for the first time this year. The Brant Economic Development team works based on the promise that #BrantWorks for businesses that choose to establish in the County of Brant and the people that choose to live there. 

“I would like to thank Six Nations Development Corporation for inviting and continuing to build positive relationships and partnerships with the County of Brant.  Events such as the Advanced Business Match Indigenous: Southern Ontario allow us to discover new opportunities and commonalities, share innovative ideas and define mutual goals. I believe effective collaboration is the key to every community’s success.  We are stronger working together than we are apart. We look forward to participating in this year’s Advanced Business Match Indigenous: Southern Ontario (ABM).”

– Mayor David Bailey, County of Brant

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