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Supplier Knowledge Xchange – Financing and Loans

August 25, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Join Ogie Ifoga, Senior Account Manager with BDC and Barkin Sayiner, Vice President with Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc to explore your funding opportunities and learn the market updates in accordance with the current time.

This 90-minute-long session will address the various forms of conventional and unconventional sources of funding, answer common questions about how to get funding for expansion of businesses for small to medium size organizations. Best practice will also be shared during the session.

The session will focus on the following topics:

  • About BDC: who we are and how we support businesses
  • How to get a Business Loan: A guide to preparing a winning loan request
  • Brief update on the Canadian Economy and what we see in the marketplace today
  • Learn from our clients’ success

  • EY’s Capital Markets practice: team and capabilities
  • Markets update (relevant to status in August ’22)
  • Banking landscape and assessing client opportunities
  • Best practice sharing (case studies across sectors and transaction sizes)

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Ogie Ifoga, Senior Account Manager, BDC

OG is an accomplished banking professional with over 10 years of experience in various roles (Banking Operations, Commercial Banking, Risk Management and Wealth management) across international markets. He is highly skilled in Business Development, Commercial Lending, Credit Analysis and Relationship Management. He has strong leadership abilities and a successful record maintaining profitable portfolios and demonstrating entrepreneurial mindset in professional and personal settings.

In his current role as a Senior Account Manager with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), he works as a growth engineer with Canadian Entrepreneurs of medium and large size businesses in the GTA to help them realize and maintain profitable growth, improve operational efficiencies and expand their organizational capabilities through tailored financing, advisory and capital. Helping clients solve problems is at the core of his work with business owners.

He strongly believes in an inclusive economy and has taken on the role of Women Entrepreneur advocate and ambassador for black entrepreneurship and black owned businesses.

Barkin Sayiner, Vice President of Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc

Barkin is a Vice President of Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc. where he leads the Capital Markets Advisory business for Ontario. Barkin brings over 20 years of experience in financial services, during which he supported the growth of both public & private client companies across a diverse group of industries. Prior to joining Ernst & Young L.P., Barkin held relationship management and senior leadership positions with RBC Royal Bank, BMO Bank of Montreal, and HSBC Bank Canada where he was accountable for over $500 million book of business in commercial, corporate, and international banking transactions. Barkin’s experience includes loan structuring & underwriting, project finance, workouts, leverage finance and risk management.

The Supplier Knowledge Xchange is brought to you by BDC


August 25, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm




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