Date: June 10, 2022
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: GHL Capital Hotel

Approximately 1000+ global business leaders comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous entrepreneurs and enterprises, are set to meet this October in Colombia to engage at the 12th annual  World Indigenous Business Forum.  The forum provides a setting dedicated to enhanced participation on discussions relating to community based, international and global business ideas and innovations for now and for the future.  Do not miss this exciting event!

“WIBF 2022 is a shining opportunity for Indigenous People to showcase our business and trade success to the world” says Rosa Walker, President and CEO of the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, the organization that created and organizes the forum.

“Enterprising Indigenous peoples will be among the 1000 business leaders from around the globe who are coming to our door. The forum will be bustling with opportunities for partnerships, insights, and experience from across the world. Let’s make the most of that.” says Ms. Walker.

This is the first time Colombia has hosted the event which takes place in October 26-28, 2022. The forum has a proven track record of connecting Indigenous businesses for the long term. The programme will feature Indigenous businesses, Investors, networking opportunities, cultural interactions, and world-class speakers.

Vice President, Metis Leader and Chairperson of ILDI,  Andrew Carrier, had been involved from the start.

“I have seen first-hand what goes in at this event since it started. It’s impressive. I look forward to sharing our culture and home later this year”, said Andrew Carrier.

The first forum was held in New York City in 2010 by the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute in Canada. President and Chief Executive Officer Rosa Walker says Vancouver has what it takes to stand alongside some of the world’s biggest host cities.

“Villavicencio is the perfect city to host the World Indigenous Business Forum as it has a significant presence of Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses. We believe many interesting connections will happen, and previous links will be strengthened”, she adds.

Given the 1,000 plus attendance of the 2016 edition in Saskatoon, and the most recent success in the Pacific Region in WIBF 2018 Rotorua (New Zealand), and Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, international delegations from Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Chile, and USA, among other countries, are expected to attend and have already started their registration process.

Event agenda

  • 10:30 a.m. – Welcome 11:00 a.m. – Introductions
  • 11:30a.m.-
  • 12:00 p.m. – Join us for Lunch & Networking


Barb Hambleton
Director, WIBF

Eric Rojas
Business Developer Director, A&D

For more information, kindly visit www.wibf.ca, call us at 1-204-940-1700,