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Event Schedule

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Day 1

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast & Networking

Kickoff your Think Canada experience with Canadian and Foreign decision makers over a light breakfast. Throughout networking view some highlighted exhibits by Canadian leading firms showcasing innovative and successful programs to help your business growth.

08:00 – 08:30

Welcoming Remarks & Government Introductions

A warm welcome to Think Canada by key government officials and partners. An overview of the program activities will be provided.

08:30 – 09:30

Government Incentives and Grants

Learn about advantageous provided by the Canadian government to help your business grow in Canada. How to set up a strong finance and accounting plan.

09:30 – 10:30

Accounting in Canada: Audit, Tax and Transactions

Learn how to navigate through the Canadian market through a comprehensive presentation by one of Canada’s leading firms, Collins Barrow.

10:30 – 11:30

Canadian Banking System

Learn about how your banking relationship can play a key role in the growth of your business in Canada. Banking relationships open opportunities for loans, cost-savings on transactions and more.

11:30 – 12:30

Sales & Marketing in Canada

Understand the Canadian market and methods to build a strong sales pipeline. Learn about cost-effective tips & tricks for your sales and marketing plan.

12:30 – 01:30

Lunch & Networking

Enjoy a delectable lunch your foreign peers along with announcements on B2B programming initiation.

01:30 – 04:30

B2B Meeting Sessions 1-6

The duration of each meeting is 25 minutes. Your meetings are set up based on your customized target profile developed with your Account Manager to ensure you are meeting real business opportunities. Note, your detailed and personal itinerary can be found on our B2B platform. Need help accessing your B2B login? Contact info@ThinkCanada.org.

04:30 – 05:00

Closing Remarks

Day 2

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast & Networking

Missed networking with someone on Day One? Looking for a new crowd to network? Enjoy Day 2’s networking with Canadian and Foreign decision makers over a light breakfast. Throughout networking view our second round of highlighted exhibits by Canadian leading firms showcasing innovative and successful programs to help your business growth.

08:00 – 08:30

Success Story Panel

Hear from successful foreign business leaders who have seen substantial growth in their business from establishing their business in Canada. Learn about hurdles, lessons learned and growth trends they encountered.

08:30 – 09:30

Immigrating to Canada: The Do’s & Don’ts to Strengthen Your Application

Moving to Canada, bringing your employees into market and/or VISAs can be complex and overwhelming if you do not understand the process, let our speaker clarify your questions and concerns to make this aspect of your business plan, a simpler one.

09:30 – 10:30

Real Estate & Development: The Right Location for You

Your investment into the right location will enable access to the right business opportunities, process efficiency and growth opportunities for your business. Learn about growing locations and cost advantages in Canada.

10:30 – 11:30

Human Resources & Talent Acquisition

Your business growth can be accelerated by the talented individuals it fosters. Understand where talent pools are located and the regulations surrounding bringing them into your business.

11:30 – 12:30

2 Way Trade with Canada

Learn about trade financing, export credit insurance and bonding services, foreign market expertise, and much more.

12:30 – 01:30

Lunch & Networking

Enjoy a delectable lunch your foreign peers along with announcements on B2B programming initiation.

01:30 – 04:30

B2B Meeting Sessions 7-12

The duration of each meeting is 25 minutes. Your meetings are set up based on your customized target profile developed with your Account Manager to ensure you are meeting real business opportunities. Note, your detailed and personal itinerary can be found on our B2B platform. Need help accessing your B2B login? Contact info@ThinkCanada.org.

04:30 – 05:00

Closing Remarks

Day 3

08:00 – 10:00

VIP Builders Panel & Showcase

Top builders from across Canada will join us to highlight infrastructure projects in Canada, ready for your investment. Infrastructure includes land development and real estate projects.

10:00 – 11:00

CAMP: Digital & Marketing Panel Discussion

Join key Canadian leaders in a discussion on the digital and marketing space to discuss strategies, innovation, trends, and opportunities for businesses.

11:00 – 12:00

Intelligent Communities

New innovations to creating better cities and intelligent communities.

05:30 – 07:30

Think Canada Honours Reception

You’re invited to the Think Canada Honours Reception with leading government and private business leaders from across Canada awarding key leaders in economic development and enjoying a celebration amongst peers.

Day 4

07:30 – 08:45

Registration & Breakfast

Break the ice and mingle with Canadian and Foreign start-ups, scale ups and venture capitalists over a light breakfast. Throughout networking view some highlighted exhibits by innovative and successful entrepreneurs.

09:00 – 09:10

Welcoming Remarks

A warm welcome to Start Tech Global, Think Canada’s Innovation Day. Key leaders in the Start Up industry, both public and private, are honoured to introduce global organizations into the Canadian start up/ scale up environment.

09:10 – 10:10

Key Note Speaker

Learn from a top Canadian innovator who has gained immense amount of success in the Canadian Start Up. Hear about the successes, hurdles, do’s and don’ts from our Key Note Speaker. Gain key insights into developing a sustainable start up and how to stay ahead of trends in order be innovative leader in Canada.

10:10 – 10:45

Key Insights & Best Practices from Successful Canadian Entrepreneurs Panel

Learn from entrepreneurs just like you! Join a Q&A panel discussion on foreign entrepreneurs who made the decision to grow their business in Canada and why. Learn about how they found success and what the future looks for the start up environment in Canada.

10:45 – 11:00

Break

Enjoy refreshments and brief networking to rejuvenate your mind for more exciting opportunities.

11:00 – 12:15

Benefits of Launching and/or Growing Your Start Up in Canada

Hear from government officials and non profits on how you can leverage the Canadian start up landscape for your business.

12:15 – 01:15

Lunch & Networking

Enjoy a meal amongst your peers and share insights from the first half of your day

01:15 – 02:15

Venture Fundraising in Canada: The Do’s & Don’ts of Investor-CEO Dynamics

Learn from a key Canadian venture capitalists on their experiences with start ups and what it takes to raise funding for your next venture.

02:15 – 03:00

The Next Workforce: Recruiting & Engaging Millennia for your Start Up in Canada

How to leverage and engage millennia talent in Canada to grow your network and business opportunities.

03:00 – 05:00

B2B Meeting Session 1-4

The duration of each meeting is 25 minutes. Your meetings are set up based on your customized target profile developed with your Account Manager to ensure you are meeting real business opportunities. Note, your detailed and personal itinerary can be found on our B2B platform. Need help accessing your B2B login? Contact info@ThinkCanada.org.

05:00 – 05:30

Closing Remarks

05:30 – 07:30

Think Canada Honours Reception

You’re invited to the Think Canada Honours Reception with leading government and private business leaders from across Canada awarding key leaders in economic development and enjoying a celebration amongst peers.