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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.

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

Kate Yurincich

Director, Small Business Product at Visa Canada

Nishant Raina

Small Business Lead, Mastercard Canada

Matt Busbridge

Country Manager, Amazon Business Canada

Liv Thomson

Director, Enterprise Partners, Xero Canada

Shiraz Siddique

Founder, Leverage Consulting

Amanda Chadwick

Senior Speaker/Presenter, Peninsula Canada

Olivia Cicchini

Digital Events Presenter, Peninsula Canada

Daryl Ching, CFA

Managing Partner, Vistance Capital Advisory

Mostafa Gamal

Professional Services Manager, Haya Solutions Inc.

Hassan King

Business Analyst, ADP Canada


Regional Marketer, Zoho Canada

René-Sylvain Bédard

Founder, Indominus Managed Security

Victor Salinas

CEO & Founder at SmartConcil

Nisa Karan

Principal, Cobra Safety

Logan Stamp

Director, Implementation Services, Business Cloud Inc

Luis Ortiz

Founder & CEO, Infinite Harvest Technologies Inc

Imanzi Kayitare

Policy Analyst, Public Services and Procurement Canada

Roni Khalil

Procurement Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Eric Irwin

Managing Principal, Talent Optimization | Business Strategy

Ari Eslami

Senior Key Account Manager, Shoplazza

Miki Velemirovich

Head of Product, Alexa Translations AI

Cynthia Arscott

Founder & CEO of Goldminds

Alireza Sharifi

Co-Founder and Fractional CTO, NuBinary

Craig Cieplinski

Senior Director, Global SMB Sales, Cisco

Oleg Koval

CEO & Founder of ServiceDeck

Karen Semone

Vice President, Innovation, Salesforce

Chelsey Davidson

Library Information Officer for the City of Toronto

Nunzio Presta

Founder & CEO, BuyAndSellABusiness.com

Ilene Elkaim

Regional Sales Director , The Public Place Network

Christine Dikonguè

co-founder AfricaHacks

Walid Koleilat

VP of Product at Plooto

Andre De Lacerda

Vice President & COO, Idealogical Systems Inc.

Armand Sayeed


Manraaj Mand

Managing Director of Watchdog Security

Kira Tchernikovsky

CMO, Customerization Inc

Henoc Muamba

Professional Football Player

Chris Steffler

Sony Music Artist, Platinum Blonde, 2023 Canadian Walk of Fame Inductee

Anash Parayil

Co-Founder & CEO of Haletale Inc

Rachel Wong and Istiana Bestari

Co-Founder of Monday Girl

Paula Reile

Manager, Research Program at Niagara College, Research and Innovation

Hao Sheng

Founder of Chatsimple

Sarah Keast

Co-Founder of Crying Out Loud

Small Business Summit 2022

Christelle Francois

Founder & CEO of Untold & Co Agency

Erin Gertner

Vice President, Partner Organization and SMB Sales at Cisco Canada

Amazon Business Canada