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October 03, 2013
The Aboriginal Business Match hosted in Penticton earlier this year was so successful that organizers are bringing it back again next year.
While the 2012 event in Prince George was successful, the ABM 2013 in Penticton far surpassed it, bringing together 120 B.C. First Nations and 140 companies together at the Trade and Convention Centre. From those meetings, new business deals worth over $30 million were generated.
“ABM 2013 received tremendous feedback from everyone who attended,” said Keith Henry, president of the B.C. Métis Federation and co-chair of the ABM 2014 B.C. Steering Committee. “It is the only event of its kind in Canada that surpasses expectations in every way: the quality of the businesses that attend, the number of First Nations prepared to meet with them, the fun and engaging networking activities, and the recognition from big players that this is the must-attend economic development conference of the year.”
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