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Small Business Summit 2024

Fueling Canadian SMBs with Digital Transformation, Inclusion, and Adaptability
24th October, 2024
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Level 100
Spark your ambition on October 24, 2024, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where vision meets action at the CanadianSME Small Business Summit, presented by Amazon Business. Themed "Fueling Canadian SMBs with Digital Transformation, Inclusion, and Adaptability," this summit is your arena to revolutionize your business strategies. Wander through an exhibition space teeming with cutting-edge solutions and unparalleled networking opportunities.
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Organised by CanadianSME
Small Business Magazine

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.

Fueling Canadian SMBs with
Digital Transformation, Inclusion, and Adaptability

Ready for a quantum leap in your business journey? Join us at the pulse-pounding heart of innovation and entrepreneurship — the CanadianSME Small Business Summit 2024, happening October 24 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. With Amazon Business lighting the way as our presenting partner, this summit is not just an event; it’s the epicenter of business revolution under the banner of “Fueling Canadian SMBs with Digital Transformation, Inclusion, and Adaptability.”

Imagine a day charged with the electric energy of forward-thinking disruptors and decision-makers. We’re dialing up the intensity with razor-sharp workshops, explosive keynotes, and riveting panel discussions that will redefine the way you navigate business challenges and market dynamics.

Dive into a universe of limitless possibilities in our exhibition hall, where leading-edge companies unveil next-generation products and services. It’s your playground to spark collaborations that transform aspirations into reality, with networking opportunities that are as valuable as they are vibrant.

Elevate your expectations and prepare to be inspired at the CanadianSME Small Business Summit 2024. Every handshake has the potential to open new doors, and every interaction could be the start of the next big idea. Gear up to push boundaries, obliterate limits, and set a new benchmark for success in your industry. Get ready to experience a day of awe-inspiring breakthroughs and monumental connections—this is where the future of Canadian business takes shape!

Celebrating Small Business
Month 2024

October in Canada shines a spotlight on the backbone of the economy during Small Business Month, a celebration dedicated to honoring the spirit and success of small business owners and entrepreneurs across the nation. This special month is packed with events, workshops, and networking opportunities designed to foster growth and innovation within the small business community. Across provinces, from bustling city centers to cozy rural towns, organizations and government bodies collaborate to provide valuable resources, insightful learning opportunities, and robust support to help small businesses thrive. Small Business Month not only applauds the resilience and creativity of these enterprises but also emphasizes the critical role they play in driving Canada’s economic prosperity and cultural diversity.
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An exclusive event for small business owners

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When

24th October, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Small Business Summit

Where

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

Save 50%* on shipping and get support from a small business ambassador

UPS is pleased to help the CanadianSME and IndigenousSME community  save time and money through special services and shipping discounts. We put the power of logistics to work for you every day by providing speed, outstanding reliability and technology tools so you can focus on your business—not your shipping.

*Incentives are based on the daily rates in the UPS Rate and Service Guide. The member understands that actual rates for shipments may vary and be less.

 

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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.

Learn more about exhibiting options

Watch our Small Business Summit 2023 highlights

Agenda Coming Soon

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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 2023

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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Our Official Partners and Sponsors
Presenting Partner
Small Business Summit Canada
Banking Partner
Small Business Summit Canada
Shipping Partner
Small Business Summit Canada
Accounting Software Partner
Email Partner
Hospitality Partner
Gold Sponsor
Silver Partner
Small Business Summit
Silver Partner
Bronze Partner
Resilience Experience Sponsor
Mastercard
B2B Networking Sponsor
Small Business Summit 2022
Panel Sponsor
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metro toronto convention centre
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