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Embracing  Digital Transformation
for Small Businesses

Small Business Show 2024

24 June, 2024  – Metro Toronto Convention Centre
This exclusive one day show will be featuring panel discussions, webinars and keynote presentations by Canada’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Don't miss this rewarding event with its exciting lineup of speakers and interactive sessions. Leverage tech today!
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When

24 June, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 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
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An exclusive event for small business owners

This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to embrace digital transformation and innovation to grow their business. Don't miss this rewarding opportunity to learn from Canada's top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Mark your calendars and get ready to take your business to the next level!
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Leveraging Technology For SMB

Embracing Digital Transformation for Small Businesses

"Embracing Digital Transformation for Small Businesses" is a pivotal theme for the upcoming CanadianSME Small Business Show in June 2024. This theme is crafted to address the unique challenges and opportunities that small businesses face in the digital era. As the business landscape evolves rapidly with technological advancements, it's essential for small businesses to adapt and thrive. This event aims to bridge the gap between small business needs and digital innovation, providing tools, strategies, and insights to help small businesses navigate the digital world effectively.
Provide small business owners with knowledge about current digital trends and how they can be utilized for business growth.

Share success stories and case studies of small businesses that have successfully undergone digital transformation.

Offer practical tools, strategies, and hands-on experience in digital technologies.

Connect: Create networking opportunities with digital experts, tech vendors, and fellow small business owners.

1. Target Audience

2. Small business owners and entrepreneurs

3. Start-up founders

4. Business managers and team leaders within small enterprises

5. Digital transformation enthusiasts and professionals

6. Core Topics

Tailoring digital marketing strategies for small-scale operations, focusing on social media, SEO, and content marketing
Best practices for small businesses to establish and optimize online stores, including customer experience and logistics management.

Introducing affordable and effective digital tools for CRM, accounting, inventory management, and more, suitable for small business needs.

Strategies and tools for managing remote teams and digital collaboration effectively.

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Registrations
Event Inauguration
Small Business Expo 2023

Shiraz Siddique, Media Host and Consulting Editor at CanadianSME and Founder of Leverage Consulting

Our Media Host, Shiraz Siddique, brightens every conversation with his insight, intellect and intensity. As a serial entrepreneur and sought-after guest speaker, his passion is to help companies win more deals and generate greater influence. For the past twenty years, Shiraz has held Senior Sales Leadership roles for Inside and Direct Sales teams and Sales Operations. His methodology of Calibrating, Calculating and Communicating your message, has led to record-setting performances that Outperform, Outpace and Outsell competitors.

Small Business Summit 2022

Remarks by Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister for Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ontario

The Honourable Victor Fedeli is a lifelong entrepreneur, successful businessperson, and philanthropist, and serves the Ford government as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade.

His business experience led his firm Fedeli Corporation to be ranked 34th in the Top 50 Best Places to Work in Canada in 1989. It also served him well, when he was elected to two terms as Mayor of North Bay from 2003 to 2010. As Mayor, Vic focused on fiscal prudence and economic development, restoring hope and restoring solvency to North Bay.

Small Business Expo 2023

Remarks by Paul Gaspar, Director, Small Business, UPS® Canada

Paul Gaspar is Director of Small Business for UPS Canada. His role is to educate and guide small businesses in Canada on ways to better leverage UPS’ tools to help them grow and expand both domestically and internationally. With his team of small business ambassadors, he empowers small business owners to determine the best mix of customized services, technologies, and innovations available to them.

Small Business Expo 2023

Remarks by Faye Pang, Canada Country Manager for Xero

Faye Pang is the Canada Country Manager for Xero, the global small business platform with more than 2.7 million subscribers worldwide that’s dedicated to making business beautiful. Prior to joining Xero, Faye helped launch the Uber Eats app in Toronto in December 2015, scaling the business from 80 restaurants on launch day to 20,000 partners by the end of her tenure.

Exclusive Keynotes
Leveraging Technology For Business Growth
Small Business Expo 2023

Exclusive Keynote by Paul Gaspar, Director, Small Business, UPS® Canada

UPS is a long-time IT innovator, laying the groundwork to improve customer service with intelligent applications that deliver relevant, seamless experiences to its customers on virtually any device.  Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business for UPS Canada, will discuss how to leverage the often-free technology tools at your disposal to improve service, reduce costs and grow your business.

How new technology unites small business owners and the people that support them
Paula Festas

Paula Festas, Co-Founder, CEO at huumans

A seasoned executive, Paula Festas brings over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of success driving global, high-performing organizations toward profitable partnerships. Currently CEO at huumans, a smart, cost-effective accountancy and bookkeeping service for small business owners, Paula uses her extensive skill set to support SMBs at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey.

The Two Ways Attackers Target Small Businesses & How You Can Prevent Becoming The Next Victim

Sai Huda, Founder, Chairman and CEO, CyberCatch

Sai Huda, is the founder, chairman and CEO of CyberCatch, an AI-enabled cybersecurity software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution. CyberCatch first helps implement all necessary cybersecurity controls, then the solution automatically and continuously tests the controls to detect security holes and helps remediate them so attackers cannot exploit them to steal data or install ransomware. Sai is a globally recognized risk and cybersecurity expert and the author of the best-selling book, “Next Level Cybersecurity” and a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences. He also helped author Canada’s national Cybersecurity standard, CAN/CIOSC 104, Baseline Cybersecurity Controls for SMOs.

Leveraging Skip’s Newest Technology To Support Your Small Business
Small Business Expo 2023

Steve Puchala, CEO, SkipTheDishes

Join Steve Puchala, interim CEO of SkipTheDishes, to learn about Skip’s journey from a tech start-up built in the Prairies to an iconic Canadian brand that’s helping thousands of small businesses thrive in today’s digital and on-demand economy. Steve will share how Skip’s technology can support your business with flexible employee perks to improve productivity, encourage wellness and drive recruitment.

From Prospects to Promoters: Enhancing Business Processes with Effective Pipeline Management
Small Business Expo 2023

Kevin Karthick, Director, Channel Partnerships at Zoho Canada

An overview of Bigin by Zoho, a pipeline-centric CRM built specifically for small businesses to centralize all customer operations on a single platform, manage opportunities, boost productivity and ultimately improve customer satisfaction.

By Kevin Karthick, Director, Channel Partnerships at Zoho Canada.

Kevin joined Zoho in 2012 as a product consultant for Zoho CRM. He moved to partner channel management in 2015, where he was one of the core members and led initiatives around training, support, pre-sales, onboarding, and operations globally. He is passionate about his work, and he’s always thinking of new and better ways to contribute to the channel’s growth while thoroughly enjoying his Zoho journey. In a new change to his role, he is now managing the Zoho Canada channel program & operations. He has a firm belief in Spirituality & Pollyannaism.

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Powered by CanadianSME Small Business Magazine

Welcome to CanadianSME Small Business Show 2024 powered by CanadianSME, the premier and most relevant platform for SMEs in Canada. We highlight growing businesses and thought leaders with a strong focus on innovation, growth and marketing to generate the results you believe you are capable of.

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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Our Speakers - 2024

Small Business Expo 2023

Paul Gaspar

Director, Small Business, UPS® Canada

Small Business Expo 2023

The Hon. Victor Fedeli

Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Small Business Expo 2023

Faye Pang

Canada Country Manager, Xero

Michael Mehr

Partner of Edmison Mehr Chartered Professional Accountants and Xero Ambassador

Frank Vella

CEO of Constant Contact

Shrad Rao

CEO and Co-founder of Wagepoint

Georges Levesque

President at Levesque Negotiation

Parthiban Dhakshnamurthy

Procurement Assistance Team Leader, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) – Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region

Small Business Show 2023

What Our Attendees, Exhibitors
& Sponsors Have To Say

How to become involved?

Delivering a Keynote session​

You'll have the chance to deliver a keynote session on a topic relevant to your industry or area of expertise. This offers the opportunity to share your insights, experiences, and best practices with attendees, positioning yourself as a thought leader in your field.

Opportunity to exhibit​

We are excited to offer you a unique opportunity to showcase your products and services to a diverse and engaged audience at the upcoming business show. This event provides the perfect platform for exhibiting your offerings, generating leads, and networking with potential customers.

Opportunity to deliver a workshop​

You will have the opportunity to offer an educational workshop on a topic associated with your business or area of expertise. In this interactive format, you may share your knowledge, conduct hands-on instruction, and communicate directly with guests.

Opportunity for Product Demo​

You'll have the opportunity to set up a product demo station, showcasing your latest offerings to attendees. Demonstrate how your products work, highlight their features and benefits, and engage with potential customers in real time.

Save your seat for the best Small Business Conference of the year

Watch our Small Business
Expo 2023 video​

An exclusive event for Small Business Owners

A day of Intensive Discovery

Are you looking to use technology to help your small business grow and succeed? Look no further! This event is here to showcase the different ways of leveraging technology for success, from the basics such as social media and video content creation, to discussing leadership roles within a small business, Cloud capabilities and new technological advancements.

Save your seat for the best Small Business Conference of the year

Don't miss this chance to take your business to the next level. Mark your calendars for the Small Business Show 2024 and get ready to make a lasting impression at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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Hosted in the best venue in Toronto

We are thrilled to announce the Small Business Show 2024, which will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, one of the best and most prestigious venues in Toronto.

The event will provide a unique opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services, network with other businesses, and connect with potential customers. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre offers a state-of-the-art facility with ample space to accommodate a diverse range of businesses and industries.

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

 
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