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Small Business Summit 2024

Empowering Canadian SMBs with Innovation, Efficiency, and Growth

October 2024 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The CanadianSME Small Business Magazine proudly presents Small Business Summit 2024, "Empowering Canadian SMBs with Innovation, Efficiency, and Growth" as its guiding theme and subject of discussion this year. This summit stands as a testimony to the relentless spirit of small and medium-sized business owners and aims to fuel their drive further.

Organised by CanadianSME
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CanadianSME Business Magazine was created through the passion and admiration for entrepreneurs. With SMEs playing such a crucial role in Canada’s business industry and contributing greatly to the economy, CanadianSME was built to provide a much-needed support system for hard-working business owners.

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Empowering Canadian SMBs with Innovation, Efficiency, and Growth

The summit this year focuses on addressing the core challenges faced by modern businesses. Its primary goal is to provide attendees with a wide range of opportunities and astute insights specifically designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Whether a participant is at the helm of a thriving small business or is on the cusp of launching a startup, the summit promises an enriching reservoir of resources.

Additionally, the panel discussions are set to be a highlight, with industry mavens coming together to shed light on significant areas such as innovation, the integration of avant-garde technology, and strategies for sustainable SMB growth. These discussions promise to be a wellspring of actionable advice and fresh perspectives.

The learning doesn’t stop there. With workshops headed by leading business figures and keynotes that offer a deep understanding of different business sectors, attendees are in for an immersive experience. With its knowledge-packed agenda, expert-driven advice, and B2B networking sessions, this summit is a vital occasion for those dedicated to achieving new levels of success in the business world. Attend, engage, and be inspired to carve a niche in the ever-evolving business landscape!

So, what are you waiting for? Join us on October to collectively tap into the power of innovation, efficiency, and growth for Canadian SMBs. It’s a transformative experience you won’t want to miss. Register now and be part of this exciting event for shaping the future of small and medium-sized businesses in Canada!

Celebrating Small Business Month 2024

Small Business Month in Canada began 17 years ago in October 2006, empowering entrepreneurs to join together, learn, and network with other small business owners for a better Canada. It is a moment to celebrate the efforts of many individuals who take the route less travelled in creating their own companies to provide a sustainable solution to a range of difficulties, not just for themselves but for the entire globe.

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An exclusive event for small business owners

Small Business Summit


October 2024 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Small Business Summit


Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6
Small Business Summit

Who should attend?

SMB owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs, business consultants, decision-makers

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AI: Innovation, Efficiency, and Growth - Why you should join the summit?

Networking Sessions

The SME summit is a great place to network with new people and prospects.

Make New Partnerships

Discover and cultivate strategic partnerships at our Summit. Fuel your growth, foster success.

Explore Tradeshow

At the SME Summit, you'll have the chance to explore all kinds of amazing products and services.

Latest In Technology

Entrepreneurs will be able to explore the latest innovative technologies.

Watch our Small Business Summit 2023 highlights

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Check Out Full Agenda

Learn more about exhibiting options

2023 Speakers

More speakers details coming soon

The Honourable Rechie Valdez

Minister of Small Business

The Hon. Victor Fedeli

Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

The Honourable Filomena Tassi

Filomena Tassi, Minister Responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Paul Gaspar

Director, Small Business, UPS® Canada

Eric Turner

Vice President, Business Markets, Greater Toronto Region, RBC Canada

Liv Thomson

Director, Enterprise Partners, Xero Canada

Nishant Raina

Small Business Lead, Mastercard Canada

Matt Busbridge

Country Manager, Amazon Business Canada

Check out all Speakers here

Small Business Summit 2022

The event was spectacular. Coordinated really well and seamlessly executed. We got really good quality walkins to the booth. Hope to be a part of the event next year. Thank you

Vinay Rajv Marketing I Business Operations, Chatsimple.ai

Being a panelist at the Small Business Summit was an exhilarating experience for me. Discussing sales, marketing, and AI with other knowledgeable individuals was not only enlightening but also incredibly enjoyable. The lively discourse, coupled with the enthusiastic engagement from the audience, made this event a remarkable and fun learning journey.

Nunzio Presta Founder & CEO, BuyAndSellABusiness.com

I had the pleasure of attending the Canadian SME Summit, and I must say it was an exceptional experience. This summit truly exceeded my expectations in every way. The insights, networking opportunities, and knowledge sharing were second to none. The Canadian SME Summit brought together a diverse group of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and experts from various industries, creating a vibrant atmosphere for learning and collaboration. The speakers were top-notch, providing valuable insights and practical advice that I can apply to my business immediately. What stood out to me the most was the sense of community and support among attendees. It was evident that everyone was genuinely invested in helping each other succeed. The summit provided a platform for meaningful connections and partnerships that will undoubtedly benefit my business in the long run.

Oleg Koval CEO / Owner, ServiceDeck

It was a great experience talking with other SME's about the current challenges and sharing the stage with other Founders.

Victor Salinas CEO, SmartConcil

Thank you to CanadianSME for an amazing SMESummit 2023. The event was well organized and a good combination of interesting speakers and great networking opportunities amongst event partners and Canada’s SME community.

Paul Gaspar Director of Small Business, UPS Canada

The conference was well run. It brought the right people around the room to support the growth of SME's. As an exhibitor, the foot traffic and connections we made were well worth the day. We will be back next year for sure!

Paula Reile Program Manager, Research, Niagara College

I was a speaker and exhibitor at the 2023 SMEExpo, and I must say, the entire experience was incredible. From the moment I stepped into the venue, I was surrounded by a vibrant atmosphere filled with industry professionals and like-minded individuals who shared a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation.

One of the highlights of the event was undoubtedly the opportunity to meet and connect with fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Marly Broudie Founder and President of SocialEyes Communications’s

Network Connections and Network Growth, created connections with new industries that we had not yet thought to explore. The event was well managed, well attended and drew diverse attendees and exhibitors that we would not have had access to otherwise.

Sarah Barkwill BAH, CHRM CEO, Senior HR Consultant Eyes on HR Consulting Solutions Corp.

We were able to launch ProcureHub, our new B2B Services marketplace at the Expo. It allowed us to directly engage potential users and guage their interest and feedback on the new platform. It was overwhelming the positive feedback we received.

It was a great experience and our participation was a success.

Jill Button President & CEO , ProcurePro Consulting

Networking opportunities, brand exposure, access to other vendors to establish potential partnerships. Absolutely. It is a great opportunity to get your brand out and get the exposure that you need for your organization.

Sarah Warsi Marketing Manager, Sentia

Meeting other exhibitors, and many business owners, including potential partners was a fantastic opportunity for our business. The panel speaking opportunity was also a great way for others to learn more about Abrisuite and how we can help their businesses.

Fantastic opportunity for networking; our booth was mostly busy during the whole day. We have many leads to follow up with in the next couple of weeks.

YES! It is an affordable show, and it brings in many potential leads, since the reach of CanadianSME magazine is so wide. I wish it was two days long, I didn't get a chance to speak to everyone who stopped by the booth.

Ana Fernandes CTO, Abrisuite’s

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Hosted in the best venue in Toronto

Located steps from Canada’s top attractions in the heart of Toronto. A convenient indoor tunnel connects event-goers to two fantastic hotels, Union Station and the UP Express, a 25-minute air-rail link to Pearson International Airport. 

North Building, Level 100, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2W6, Canada