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Canada is facing ‘mission critical’ times to drive economic recovery for all Canadians – especially Canadian tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Starting with a launch event on November 19th, 2020 (video recap) which addressed TECH and GOV driving Canada’s prosperity, we are now hosting a second event in the series to demonstrate the power of B2B and B2Gov to drive Canada’s economic recovery on February 25, 2021.

The Digital Marketplace is a must-attend event for Canadian tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large enterprise and all levels of government.

B2B & B2Gov benefits of attending:

  • SME and Scale-Ups to hear about opportunities to partner with Large Enterprise: Leveraging Value and Opportunity
  • SME and Scale-Ups to showcase their innovation to large enterprise and government
  • Large enterprise – learn about innovation that exits across Canada
  • B2Gov – Update on SSC Agile procurement & Scale Up initiative
  • Innovation Showcase/Marketplace: Network with industry and government leaders to showcase innovation

Panel Discussions:

PANEL #1 – Partnering with Large Companies: Accelerating business through SME innovation
Panelists: Four Canadian Tech Leader

PANEL #2 – Unlocking Access for Canadian SMEs and Scale-ups
Moderator: Janice McDonald, Founder and CEO, the Beacon Agency Inc.
Panelists: Jennifer Cooke, Corporate Lead (National) – Women in Trade at Export Development Canada (EDC), Dr. Wendy Cukier, Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Founder of Ryerson’s Diversity Institute, Cassandra Dorrington, President and CEO, CAMSC

PANEL #3 An Inclusive Supply Chain: Advancing Equality of Opportunity to Small Business|
Moderator: Bob Osborn, CTO, Global Governments, ServiceNow
Panelists: Guylaine Carrière Director, Center of Expertise in agile and innovative procurement Shared Services Canada, BC Government, Office of Small and Medium Enterprise (OSME)

SME Success Stories – hear from SMEs who have successfully secured a challenge-based procurement on their own or through a joint venture.

Speed Networking – We will be setting up the ability for SMEs to book a private 1:1 chat session with one of 10 large enterprise members to pitch their product or service. Virtual networking to explore collaboration.

Innovation Showcase Booth – Like a live trade show, we will be creating an expo area to allow companies to showcase innovation from across Canada. Each booth can showcase a short corporate video, recording of a short presentation (person recorded presenting a PPT deck) or can have a live person ready to chat within the booth. Contact Charlotte Macaulay cmacaulay@technationcanada.ca for booth pricing and availability

Attendees will be encouraged to arrive early and visit the Innovation Showcase area and at key points throughout the virtual event.

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