Please look through the ABM Brochure to gain insight into the what, where, how and why of our upcoming events.

ABM Brochure

How do I register?

For information about the application and registration process, please click here.

Are meals included in the registration fees?
Meals during the event are included in the registration fees.

Can I bring my guests, spouse, partner, etc. to meals during this event?
No. Only registered delegates may participate in all ABM functions, including meals.

Am I required to attend the entire ABM tradeshow?
Yes, all ABM Delegates are required to attend all of their scheduled appointments.

Answers for Community Decision Makers

including First Nations, Tribal Councils, Metis communities and development corporations.

Am I guaranteed participation if I apply?
Yes, if you attend the event on behalf of your community or community economic development corporation, your approval is guaranteed.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes, the super early bird registration fee for First Nations, Tribal Councils and Metis communities is $950 for the Primary Delegate, the early bird fee is $1350, and the regular fee is $1750. However, a second delegate is sponsored by ABM and is free. If you require a discount or free registration to attend, please click here.

Can more than one person from my First Nation or Tribal Council attend?
A second delegate for First Nation, Tribal Councils and Metis communities is sponsored by ABM and its partners and is free. The registration fee for any additional delegate is $750.

Am I responsible for travel arrangements and costs?
Yes, all ABM Delegates make their own arrangements and cover their own costs.

Can I attend all ABM events?
Yes, both Indigenous communities and company decision makers can attend any ABM event.

Can I attend an ABM that is not in my province?
Yes, you can!

What is included in my registration fee?

  • 31 appointments per primary ABM Delegate registration. Communities can add the option of a second schedule (up to 62 appointments total) at no charge. Included in the Additional Delegate fee of $750.
Answers for Company Decision Makers

Including Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, educational institutions and non-profit organizations supporting business as well as government agencies that fund Indigenous economic development.

Is there a registration fee?
Yes. For a list of exhibitor registration fees, please click here.

Am I guaranteed participation if I apply?
ABM aims to attract companies that are in tune with the vast opportunities and unique characteristics of Indigenous economic development or companies that want to learn. Not all applicants will be successful. Preference is given to companies that provide business opportunities extending beyond a “simple” customer/supplier relationship, including training, employment, and partnerships.

When will I be notified of my acceptance?
You will be notified of your acceptance within 24 hours of application.

Can I have a laptop, projector, or other audio visual equipment set up in my booth at the trade show?
Visual presentation equipment is permitted on the trade show floor without audio.

What is included in my registration fee?
Included are:

  • 31 appointments per primary and secondary (if approved) delegate registration
  • Meals (welcome reception on Monday, breakfast lunch and breaks on Tueday and Wednesday)
  • 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.