Victoria Conference Centre
Lekwungen Territories, Victoria, BC
March 11 – 13, 2019

ABM has partnered with the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance to connect commercial interests on and off Vancouver Island that drive economic growth.

The VIEA Business Match curates a dynamic network of decision makers, representing communities and businesses of all sizes and sectors, customized to specific needs and goals. Much emphasis will be placed on attracting in- and outbound business interests ready to take advantage of the Island’s new Foreign Trade Zone designation.

If you’re looking to leverage the Foreign Trade Zone for business success, particularly when it comes to import and export, attracting new investment and promoting product to a new market, VIEA Business Match is for you. It’s also an excellent vehicle to strike fresh, collaborative partnerships within the region to strengthen domestic revenue. These can include anything from consulting services to financing, materials and equipment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, etc.

Contact David Marsh, Director of Sales, at (604) 414-3647 or to find out if VIEA Business Match is the right fit for your specific needs.

If you are ready to pre-register, click here.

Registration Fees
About VIEA

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s mission is to create and present economic development opportunities to communities, First Nations, businesses and other key stakeholders on Vancouver Island.

The VIEA Business Match is a powerful complement to the annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit. While the Summit delivers information on broad-based economic trends, the VIEA Business Match provides a hyper-productive forum for specific business deals and partnerships.

Event Information

VIEA and ABM leverage their vast knowledge of the opportunities and unique characteristics of business development on Vancouver Island to connect decision makers in two ways:

1. Online profiles: Delegates create detailed profiles on the ABM business matching platform. These profiles feature business priorities, projects and partnership opportunities as well as products and services either required or offered.

2. One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments: Delegates meet in a confidential setting through the prepared selection of potential business matches.

With the use of sophisticated technology up to 31 pre-scheduled 20-minute appointments are created prior to the event. These appointments keep conversation focused and efficient towards determining business match outcomes and next steps.

Preparation is Key

Your success on the tradeshow floor depends on your level of participation in the ABM system prior to the show. Get involved sooner rather than later, as matching begins the moment you register. Kickstarting conversations early gives you a better chance of locking in the appointments you want so you get the most success out of the experience.

Important Dates

Super Early Bird Rate: expires December 11, 2018
Early Bird: expires January 11, 2019
Payment Due Date: February 11, 2019

Please note 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 space. If you register after the payment deadline, your payment is approved and required before you can start the online pre-show business matching.