Thank you to our partners, brother and sisters around the world for joining us at the WIBF 2021 Virtual Forum. See you next year in-person for WIBF 2022 in Bogotá, Colombia!


The WIBF 2021 Virtual event will hear from Indigenous peoples around the world and how they are dealing with the current pandemic situation. Some have prospered while others have incredible challenges. The forum provides an opportunity to connect and continue discussions on economic development with international partnerships; specifically, to lead and facilitate a greater capacity to build stronger economies for Indigenous Peoples and their communities.   The Forum will concentrate on hearing the grassroots experiences, sharing best practises to overcome the pandemic and prosper despite the obstacles. Forum speakers will be from around the world, multi-sectors, and representatives who are on the ground making things happen during the pandemic.


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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ILDI Backgrounder

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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
2020 Virtual Forum

The Virtual WIBF Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021.

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2022 World Indigenous Business Forum


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Scheduled Events


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Zoom Webinar Meeting Space
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
10:00am to 6:00pm

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