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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

Presently, ILDII is working on WIBF 2019 to be hosted in Vancouver, Canada.

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Hotel Information & Booking: Online booking directions

  • 1. Vancouver Marriott Downtown

    1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
    WIBF Courtesy Room Block

    The online booking link for guest rooms:

    A friendly reminder that the booking deadline is August 21, 2019. After this date is subject to current guest room rate.  All rooms must be guaranteed with a major credit card.  Hotel room rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees in effect at the time of check in (currently 17.5%)  All rates and pricing are quoted and payable in Canadian funds. Guests are more than welcome to book after this date but the room rate will depend on hotel availability.

  • 2. Holiday Inn & Suites

    1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
    WIBF Courtesy Room Block

    Group Name: World Indigenous Business Forum
    Group Code: WIB

    Book by September 6, 2019 to secure group rate. (rates are subject to applicable taxes & fees)®ionCode=1&hotelCode=yvrdt&_PMID=99801505&GPC=WIB&viewfullsite=true

  • 3. Skwachays Lodge

    31 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
    WIBF Courtesy Room Block

    Delegates call the Hotel at 888-998-0797 or 604-687-3589

    Group Name: World Indigenous Business Forum

    Reservation requests must be made 30 days prior to the arrival date to qualify for the Group rate. Individuals will be required to guarantee their reservations by use of a major credit card

  • 4. Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

    1133 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6E 3T3

    Contact the Hotel at D: 604-691-2720, T: 604-689-9211, F: 604-691-2791

    Guestroom Rates: The hotel agrees that it will provide World Indigenous Business Forum – Courtesy Block the following rate below, based on availability: Start Date: 10-07-19, End Date: 10-10-19, Room Type: Cityside, Single/Double: $239.00, Triple: $269.00, Quad, $299.00

    All rates are net non-commissionable and are subject to applicable taxes and fees (currently 17.5%) in effect at the time of check-in.

    Reservations can only be made via our booking weblink provided. (Passkey)

    The following billing arrangements apply to guestrooms:

    [X] All guestroom related charges will be on an ‘each pay own’ basis and guaranteed to the individual with valid credit card.

Trip to WIBF 2019, Vancouver Canada

Getting here is easy – Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 km from Downtown Vancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements and passengers.

Vancouver Tourism link –

Transportations Services

Feel free to explore all the transportations services on the airport website:

Non-Canadian WIBF Delegates:

You need to start working in your visa AT LEAST 12 weeks before the event
Visas for Canada and other useful information Click here

Scheduled Events

  • 09 thOctober, 2019

    Plenaries. 9:00 am to 4:.00 pm. Vancouver Convention Center

    By Plenaries. 9:00 am to 4:.00 pm. Vancouver Convention Center

    9:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Indigenous Global Economic Prospects, Youth Leaders Taking the lead in Business, Impact Investors in Global Indigenous Business, Technology and Artificial Intelligence – The Future of Indigenous Business?, Mining Natural...

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