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WIBF 2019 was a huge success and we want to thank our Delegates, Speakers, Sponsors and Partners for this exceptional 10th anniversary edition!

Who We Are

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in the year 2000 to build leadership capacity in Indigenous people. We are run by Indigenous people and directed by a volunteer board reflecting the diversity of the Indigenous community.

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What We Do

The WIBF draws attention to Indigenous Economic Development and has previously been held in the following countries:
2011 New York City, USA
2012 Sydney, Australia
2013 Windhoek, Namibia
2014 Guatemala
2015 Oahu, Hawaii
2016 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2017 Santiago, Chile
2018 Rotorua, New Zealand
2019 Vancouver, Canada

Presently, ILDI is working on the very first Virtual WIBF 2020, which will go live December 16, 2020.

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World Indigenous Business Forum ~ Welcome Reception ~

Bill Reid Art Gallery
639 Hornby Street Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

(walking distance from Vancouver Convention Centre)

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  • 16 thDecember, 2020

    WIBF 2020 Virtual Conference

    By WIBF 2020 Virtual Conference

    9:00 am to 4:30 pm

    December 16, 2020 9:00 am – Opening Ceremonies 10:00 am – Refreshment and Networking 10:30 am – Presentation 11:00 am – Global Indigenous Business, International Partnerships for Economic Development...

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December 16, 2020

  • 9:00 am – Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00 am – Refreshment and Networking
  • 10:30 am – Presentation
  • 11:00 am – Global Indigenous Business, International Partnerships for Economic Development
  • 12:00 am – Lunch Service And Artisan Village
  • 1:00 pm – Socially Responsible Investment and Development
  • 1:30 pm – Technology and Artificial Intelligence – The Future of Indigenous Business
  • 2:00 pm – Presentation
  • 2:30 pm – Regeneration Of Natural Resources With Respect And Balance
  • 3:00 pm – Refreshment and Networking
  • 3:30 pm – Identity Leadership
  • 4:30 pm – Closing Of Day 1

NOTE: Topics and timelines are subject to change.

OCTOBER 10, 2019

  • 9:00 am – Opening
  • 9:15 am – Keynote Presentation
  • 9:45 am – Impact Investors in Global Indigenous Business
  • 10:15 am – Refreshment and Networking
  • 10:45 am – Panel Presentation
  • 11:15 am – Panel Presentation: Tourism
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch Service and Artisan Village
  • 1:00 pm – Marketing Minute
  • 1:30 pm – Freedom and Spirit of Grassroots Movement and Rebuilding Indigenous Communities Through Business
  • 2:00 pm – Presentation
  • 2:30 pm – Stewardship – Management, Protection And Value
  • 3:00 pm – Refreshment And Networking Break
  • 3:30 pm – World Indigenous Business Network
  • 4:00 pm – Closing Ceremonies

NOTE: Topics and timelines are subject to change.

OCTOBER 9, 2019

  • 9:00 am – Opening Ceremonies
  • 10:00 am – Refreshment and Networking
  • 10:30 am – Presentation
  • 11:00 am – Global Indigenous Business, International Partnerships for Economic Development
  • 12:00 am – Lunch Service And Artisan Village
  • 1:00 pm – Socially Responsible Investment and Development
  • 1:30 pm – Technology and Artificial Intelligence – The Future of Indigenous Business
  • 2:00 pm – Presentation
  • 2:30 pm – Regeneration Of Natural Resources With Respect And Balance
  • 3:00 pm – Refreshment and Networking
  • 3:30 pm – Identity Leadership
  • 4:30 pm – Closing Of Day 1

NOTE: Topics and timelines are subject to change.

World Indigenous Business Forum

~ Welcome Reception ~

Bill Reid Art Gallery
639 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

(walking distance from Vancouver Convention Centre)

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