National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference Series

Prince Rupert  |  April 28th - April 30th, 2015

At the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre in beautiful Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

The National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference (NABOC) series is unique in design with a focus on networking and developing fair and equitable business relationships for all involved. Each year, the NABOC series tour stops in Prince Rupert for a 3 day networking event that showcases successful private sector/Aboriginal business ventures.

Currently there are over $100 billion in proposed major resource developments identified in or around First Nations communities in British Columbia. In the northern region of BC; the mining, oil & gas and energy industry sectors all have developments that will impact First Nations communities.

With these potential developments looming in northern BC, the NABOC Prince Rupert event presents a unique networking opportunity for First Nations communities and First Nations businesses to meet with private sector organizations. Those who are interested in developing partnerships, joint ventures, and business relationships will find that NABOC Prince Rupert is a great place to make business deals.

Each year at NABOC Prince Rupert an average of $60 million worth of business deals are concluded because of the collaborative atmosphere and networking opportunities the conference creates.

Space is limited to a maximum of 500 delegates and the expected mix will be 100 Aboriginal regional businesses and communities being represented in addition to 250 private sector corporations. If you're a First Nations community, First Nations owned business, or a private sector organization who would like to attend, don't hesitate to register as space for the NABOC Prince Rupert event sells very quickly!

Who Should Attend?

  • First Nations Businesses and Communities
  • Private Sector Organizations interested in developing partnerships, joint ventures, and business relationships with First Nations groups
  • All levels of Government
  • Anyone interested in understanding more about First Nations Business initiatives

Why Should You Attend?

  • NABOC creates fantastic networking opportunities for both First Nations and Private Sector groups, allowing them to explore future Joint Ventures and Partnerships;
  • Learn from the impressive line-up of industry expert speakers; and
  • Better understand the benefits of Joint Ventures for First Nations and their business partners.


Frank Busch“The National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference (NABOC) events, put on by Aboriginal Marketplace and 2G Group of Companies, have become a staple of our marketing strategy. While many Aboriginal Market Developers make the mistake of chasing leads through the political arenas, the NABOC events bring together the key business advisors and decision makers in the Aboriginal Community. In the case of many First Nations and Metis Settlements, elected leaders are constantly inundated with proposals, requests and elevator pitches from all sectors of the economy. Very few are able to get through the filter and develop a mutually beneficial business relationship.”
Frank Busch, First Nations Finance Authority

Merle Alexander“NABOC and Aboriginal Marketplace are the most relevant source for networking among Aboriginal business and political leaders. As an Aboriginal resource lawyer, I always reach the audience and business contacts that I want and need to by attending Aboriginal Marketplace events. Our National Aboriginal law group makes these events our priority to attend because of their adaptability to the constantly evolving First Nations business world.”
Merle Alexander, Gowlings LLP