McDougall Energy Participates in 2019 VIEA Business Match
On March 11 to March 13, McDougall Energy Inc. (MEI) participated in the 2019 Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) Business Match. The event, held in partnership with the Advanced Business Match (ABM) program, took place in the Lekwungen Territories at the Victoria Convention Centre.
ABM events are intended to connect communities and companies with complementing goals, supporting economic diversification and innovation while providing opportunities to form partnerships that result in new ventures, stronger market presence and a sharper competitive edge. The two days of business matching featured high level conversations with decision makers from different Indigenous groups from Vancouver Island and beyond.
A number of national sponsors were invited to speak at the event including MEI’s Michael Klinger, Territory Manager Auto Market, for BC Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Michael shared a video of the Enderby Esso build at Quilakwa Stop ‘n Shop to a full auditorium, taking questions and explaining McDougall’s value as an ABM partner and the importance of the event to MEI.
Vancouver Island is growing rapidly. The event showcased multiple large scale projects on both reserve and crown land, including the large scale developments slated for the Island’s main highways. Gaia Water Inc. presented new technology that could revolutionize the car wash industry while a number of national banks and lending institutions highlighted new financing opportunities for First Nation projects and ventures.
Maynard Harry, ABM Partner and Event Host, addressed the audience recognizing the importance of McDougall Energy’s partnership and our record of attending 31 of 35 ABM matches. Replicating past ABM successes, MEI has confirmed their national sponsorship of the ABM for another year. “We are thrilled that McDougall Energy continues to support us as an ABM Partner.” Commented Harry. “We are invested in each other’s success and that has built trust over the past seven years. The partnership between McDougall Energy and ABM is one example of how a small Indigenous business and a mid-size non-Indigenous company can create mutual benefit. “
For more information about the ABM or for details on upcoming events, visit https://advancedbusinessmatch.com/