UPDATE: Due to the unexpected weather events that affected the Atlantic region in the last couple of weeks and in order to ensure all interested Aboriginal communities and companies are able to continue participating in business matching activities, ABM Atlantic is rescheduled for January 16 to 18, 2017.
January 16 – 18, 2017
Mi'kmaw Territory, Membertou, NS
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
MI'KMAW TERRITORY, NS, Sept. 28, 2016 /CNW/ - In partnership with the Community of Membertou, the Aboriginal Business Match (ABM) Atlantic will connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decision makers to create opportunities for business from January 16 – 18, 2017.
ABM is known as the most powerful Aboriginal-driven business development event in Canada. Delegates create a schedule of pre-selected appointments using ABM's sophisticated business matching software prior to attending, which ensures meetings during the 2.5 days are hyper-productive.
"At Membertou, our priority is to build on the innovations of today while incorporating indigenous knowledge-based principles," says Chief Terry Paul from the Community of Membertou. "In these economic times, First Nation communities need to be able to diversify into multiple industries. The ability to create meaningful partnerships with companies and other Aboriginal communities in one central location is undoubtedly a powerful step for Nations to become self-sustaining."
Community of Membertou's decision to co-host ABM Atlantic emerged after attending ABM last year in Toronto and determined the same opportunities needed to take place in the Nova Scotia.
"What differentiates ABM from other events is the business-ready and focused conversations that translate into real deals," says Gavin Domitter, Director of Aboriginal Relations & Business Development at QM Environmental. "You know exactly who you're going to meet before you get to the show and attendees see some very productive outcomes as a result. As a National ABM Partner, we're excited to bring that format to Nova Scotia for the first time."
The numbers speak for themselves. In 2015, 92% of delegates developed key contacts anticipating post-event deals, and 1 in 5 made deals directly on the tradeshow floor. With the Community of Membertou as ABM Co-hosts, ABM Atlantic will be held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre. The event is expected to bring over 100 company and community decision makers from the Atlantic region.
ABM Atlantic is supported by a National Partners Group comprised of Aboriginal and corporate leadership from BDO, Horizon North, QM Environmental, City of Prince George, Clarence Campeau Development Fund, Community of Membertou, Enoch Cree Nation, Garden River First Nation, Kawatsi Economic Development, Kwakiutl First Nation, Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation, Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, Mississauga First Nation, Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board, Nova Scotia Business Inc., Penticton Indian Band, Province of Alberta, Economic Development, Province of Saskatchewan, First Nations, Metis and Northern Economic Development, Ministry of the Economy, Quatsino First Nation, Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, Sunchild First Nation, and more.
For more information about ABM Atlantic visit www.aboriginalbusinessmatch.com
ABM is created by and is a trademark of Raven Events, Sliammon, BC.
SOURCE Aboriginal Business Match
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For further information: Media Contact: Romila Barryman, Communications Manager, Raven Events, [email protected], 1-604-223-7206