World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) 2018

Date: October 09-11, 2018
Venue: Energy Events Centre
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
Target Audience: Indigenous business community
Sector: Aerospace, Agriculture and Processed Foods, Arts and Cultural Industries, Automotive, Chemicals, Clean Technologies, Consumer Products, Defence and Security, Education, Financial and Insurance Services, Fish and Seafood, Forestry and Wood Products, Industrial Machinery, Information and Communications Technologies, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Ocean Technologies, Oil and Gas, Professional Services, Tourism, Transportation, Wine, Beer and Spirits

WIBF 2018 is the world's only gathering dedicated to Indigenous economic development, entrepreneurism and business. It provides a network that supports and connects Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, leaders and communities around the world as they inspire and grow Indigenous international business and trade. This year’s event is expected to draw up to a thousand business participants from over 15 countries. Attendees will enjoy international programming and two days of acclaimed speakers and networking opportunities, including the welcome and closing receptions and the Global Artisans Village, in the beautiful setting of Rotorua.


Why your organization should participate:

  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Pavilion/exhibit

Francis Huot is the Senior Trade Commissioner for the New Zealand market, and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.