ABM Without Borders are intensive online connector events designed to accelerate business, especially in times of social distancing.

Facilitated by ABM’s custom software, they offer ten curated 20-minute online appointments over the course of four hours.

These pre-scheduled business development appointments are a forward-looking and efficient way to engage one-on-one with key decision makers otherwise not accessible. With national and international reach, ABM Without Borders catapults members into a diverse environment of ideas, shared knowledge and opportunities.

Each ABM Without Borders is curated according to a specific focus, from opportunities in reclamation to land use planning to marketing services. These focuses are determined by members of the ABM Network that come to the table with specific interests and priorities, which we then use to curate an event. Contact us if you do not see what you are looking for!

While these events are scheduled for a specific date, they are much more flexible than the ABM Classics and, because of how focused they are, our curation process is even more intensive. This means that depending on who registers, and what factors allow everyone to operate at the top of their game, these dates are re-negotiated among the participants to achieve maximum results. We are in close contact with all of our actively business matching ABM Members and once you are registered, you become part of a dynamic and focused group of key decision makers with aligning business interests. You are productively engaged throughout the entire preparation and business development process and we work with you to ensure you move your goals forward.

Business Opportunities in Reclamation– Tuesday, November 17, 2020 – 9 am to 1 pm PDT


Would you like to see disturbed areas in your traditional territory reclaimed with cultural plants rather than non-native species? Do you want to participate in a meaningful way in small and large-scale development and infrastructure projects in your territory? Join this ABM event to match with companies who can provide the mentorship, support, training, partnerships and infrastructure to make this goal a reality.

Business opportunities can involve collecting seed, growing, and planting native plants. From building greenhouses large and small, to reclamation planning, installation, and monitoring – entry points into this market are numerous with some options accessible with low capital investment. “Seed collection, plant prescriptions, site assessment, installation of native plants and reclamation monitoring. These can all be quick capacity transfer pieces where businesses could get going right away” says Nanette Richards of Silverberry Pro Ltd., an ABM member.

There have also been recent policy changes at the BC Oil and Gas Commission that make the use of native plants for reclamation mandatory. As pointed out by Katrina Elliot, ABM member and owner of Four Corners Management Consulting, creating the link between these two things could create many powerful opportunities, especially for Indigenous communities with a specific interest in the reclamation and maintenance of native flora.

Ron Jacobson, of NATS Nursery, sees the opportunity for communities and businesses to create small-scale nurseries and seed banks with business links to large-scale established nurseries like NATS. As an industry leader in native plant production in BC, NATs grows over 250 species of native plants, and is positioned to provide mentorship and support to nursery start-ups.

Key Dates*

Super Early Bird expires September 17. 2020.
Early Bird expires October 17, 2020.
Payment deadline is November 10, 2020.

*Please note the payment due date is not a registration deadline. On the day of the payment deadline, we remove all inactive or unpaid accounts from the event.  Provided your application is approved, we will accept new registrations into the online event. Payment and active business matching is required immediately.