Advanced Business Match (ABM) is the most powerful Aboriginal-Driven business event in Canada. ABM connects Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decision makers to create opportunities for business. ABM offers a dynamic network of qualified decision makers representing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities and businesses, as well as select non-profit organizations and government agencies supporting business development, training and employment. What ABM connects a national network in tune with the vast opportunities and unique characteristics of Aboriginal economic and business development in two ways: 1. One-click profiles: All ABM Delegates create detailed profiles on the ABM website. Fully searchable by conference attendee or industry focus, these profiles feature business priorities, projects and partnership opportunities, as well as products and services either required or offered. 2. One-on-one pre-scheduled appointments: ABM Delegates choose to meet one-on-one through the selection of potential business matches using profile information. Why ABM levels the playing field to allow business connections to be made. The 2.5-day intensive experience eliminates geographic barriers, condenses time requirements and reduces costs, thus facilitating opportunities. How ABM Delegates use sophisticated business-matching technology to set up as many as 31 pre-qualified appointments that are 20 minutes in length. Over a 2.5-day period at the event, these appointments keep the conversation focused and efficient, and help determine next steps if a business match has been made or is possible.