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.

Prepare for Imminent Universal Broadband Fund Announcement – Thursday, November 26, 2020 – 9 am to 1 pm PST


  •  Does your community have fast, reliable Internet serving all residents and businesses?
  • Are you aware the federal government has mandated a minimum of 50Mbps service for everyone and is about to announce a $1.7Bn Universal Broadband Fund, in addition to the currently available First Nations Infrastructure Fund?
  • Can your existing telecommunications network keep up to the COVID challenge of larger numbers of people working/studying from home, delivering new telehealth services and monitoring elders?
  • Would you like to be engaged in developing a local network to support Indigenous entrepreneurs offering unique services to become self-reliant?

We are collaborating with new ABM Member Canadian Fiber Optics Corp. (CFOC) and TLC Solutions to curate this ABM Without Borders event.

CFOC wants to work with northern/rural/remote communities and brings partners skilled in the development of broadband solutions for residential, business and industrial customers. CFOC is looking for Indigenous communities who want to enable high speed broadband networks and be actively engaged in the process. CFOC’s team and partners have the experience and skillsets to design, build and operate broadband networks delivered using a flexible business model focused on connecting northern/rural/remote communities.

The event will also be an opportunity for Indigenous technology companies to find new markets throughout Canada. If you plan to or currently deliver services using the Internet, you need to attend!

We at ABM urge you to register early and help us build momentum leading up to this event which is timed to occur when new the new federal funding, which was mentioned in the Speech from the Throne on September  23, will become available.

From the Throne Speech:

To keep building strong communities, over the next two years the Government will also invest in all types of infrastructure, including public transit, energy efficient retrofits, clean energy, rural broadband, and affordable housing, particularly for Indigenous Peoples and northern communities.

In the last six months, many more people have worked from home, done classes from the kitchen table, shopped online, and accessed government services remotely. So it has become more important than ever that all Canadians have access to the internet.

The Government will accelerate the connectivity timelines and ambitions of the Universal Broadband Fund to ensure that all Canadians, no matter where they live, have access to high-speed internet.

If you have any questions about or thoughts on this, please connect with Katrin Harry at 1-604-483-6421 or katrin@advancedbusinessmatch.com.

Key Dates*

Super Early Bird has expired.
Early Bird expires October 26, 2020.
Payment deadline is November 19, 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.