ABM connects its national network in two ways:
- Online profiles: ABM Delegates create detailed profiles on the ABM business matching platform. Fully searchable by conference attendee or industry focus, these profiles feature business priorities, projects and partnership opportunities as well as products and services either required or offered.
- One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments: ABM Delegates choose to meet in a confidential setting through the prepared selection of potential business matches. At ABM, solid preparation leads to success. Much of the pre-event conversation takes place via the ABM message system. The more engaged delegates are in researching potential business matches and creating connections through the system, the more benefit they will see.
A custom-tailored schedule offers as many as 31 pre-qualified twenty-minute meetings over the course of the event. These pre-scheduled appointments keep the conversation focused and efficient, and help to determine the next steps if a business match has been made or is possible.
ABM Delegates overwhelmingly agree that time invested is worthwhile. Return on investment is high.
“The Aboriginal Business Match was the best conference of its kind I have ever participated in. It was professionally run, high powered, intense, and most importantly, productive. We developed solid business leads and grassroots connections to many First Nations.”
– McDougall Energy Inc. Territory Sales Manager, Brian Winter