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Small Business Information Expo NCR-2020

July 25, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Come to the Small Business Information Expo for support and opportunities for your small business!

About this Event

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Do you own or lead a small business?

Did you know the government of Canada has a multitude of programs designed to help you with financing, innovation, hiring and training and much more?

The Small Business Information Expo (SBIE) is there to help you get the information you need on a range of key business support programs and services. You can connect directly with these programs and services for information and advice in plain language, all in one virtual place! And best of all – it’s free of charge!

When: Wednesday, November 25th and Thursday, November 26th

Time: 10 AM to noon on both days

What: Tradeshow with a B2B setup plus interactive panel discussions

Where: Online

Cost: FREE!

In the main tradeshow, you will be able to talk to program representatives in a one-on-one setting for information relevant to your business. Meanwhile, the panel discussions will employ a “lightning round” setup to give you an overview of resources that exist to help your business. Panels will follow the agenda below:

Wednesday, November 25th

10AM: Tradeshow opens (runs to 12:15PM)

10:15 – 11:00 Panel: How do I get funding? (BDC, RBC, TD, BMO and Futurpreneur)

11:15 – 12:00 Panel: How do I find the skills and people I need? (Service Canada, IRCC, Invest Ottawa )

12:15 – Day 1 wrap-up

Thursday, November 26th

10AM: Tradeshow opens (runs to 12:15PM)

10:15 – 11:00 Panel: How do I find support for my innovation? (ISED / Innovation Canada, IRAP, SR&ED (Canada Revenue Agency), and IDEaS (National Defense))

11:15 – 12:00 Panel: How do I find new markets for my products and services? (OSME, Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, and FedDev)

12:15 Day 2 wrap-up


We are looking forward to your participation! Places are limited, so make sure you reserve your spot now! Once you register, you will receive more information in the days leading up to the event on the platform, how to login, etc.

Follow us on Twitter with the #SBIEncr2020 and #SIPErcn2020 hashtags.

**Note that the virtual platform is in English and the representatives will present in the language of their choice. However, OSME representatives will be there to assist you in your preferred official language. For more information or questions, please contact OSME at [email protected].

Proudly organized by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, within Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the support of the following government department and programs, and other non-governmental organizations:


July 25, 2020
July 26, 2020