2019 World Indigenous Business Forum October 8 – October 10 (East Building)
Every year since 2009, the Indigenous Leadership Development Initiative (ILDI) has created and organized the World Indigenous Business Forum. During the 2014 edition in Guatemala, attending leaders signed the Guatemala Protocol, which initiated the World Indigenous Business Network (WIBN). In 2019, the 10th edition will be in Vancouver, Canada.
Each forum attracts hundreds of participants as well as the attention of thousands of Indigenous business-minded people around the world. These forums bring leaders from corporate and non-corporate sectors, government and non-government organizations, Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together for face-to-face conversations, envisioning, shared learning, mutual opportunity, investment possibilities and a social and economic purpose.