2017 Small Business Calgary Conference

2017 Small Business Calgary Conference

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30pm
BMO Centre – Hall C
20 Roundup Way SW, Calgary, AB
Map

Amazing things happen when entrepreneurs get together, and that's what Small Business Week is all about. This year the highlight of the week is a full-day conference with a dazzling Expo, a phenomenal keynote speaker, interactive deep learning sessions, and the famous Awards show.

We call it the Small Business Calgary Conference, and it's the biggest conference of its kind in Canada.

But what makes it even sweeter is that this day is your best bet to grow clients and revenue this fall. It has three parts:

Schedule for the day

Expo and the Academy

  • 8:30 am: Session registration opens for the Academy
  • 9:00 am – 4:45 pm: Academy sessions 
  • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Expo floor opens
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Keynote with Matthew Corrin

Awards show and dinner

  • 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm: Reception
  • 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm: The Small Business Calgary Awards show and dinner

Small Business Calgary Expo

The Small Business Calgary Expo is the biggest exhibition of Calgary small business under one roof you’ve ever seen!

As you wander the Expo floor, you will build connections with our city's finest entrepreneurs, uncover new resources to grow your business, explore the small businesses that make YYC great, and take in a phenomenal keynote from Matthew Corrin, Founder & CEO of Freshii.

Learn more

Keynote: Matthew Corrin, Founder & CEO of Freshii

We're excited to announce Freshii Founder and CEO, Matthew Corrin, as the 2017 keynote speaker at the Small Business Calgary Conference!

At 23 years old, Matthew set out to create a restaurant brand that would help people all over the world live healthier and longer lives with fast food that is convenient and affordable. Enter Freshii: a brand which is now growing at a faster pace than Starbucks. Today, Freshii has over 240 locations in countries around the world, and Matthew is well on his way to building a billion dollar business.

What to expect from the keynote

Matthew offers audiences insight on business success and what it takes to grow a successful global brand. He inspires audiences interested in growth, leadership, company culture, and embracing opportunity. A self-described ‘American-attitude CEO,’ Matthew’s direct speaking style will motivate audiences to rethink their approach to business, risk and opportunity.

At the same time, he talks about the need for businesses to have a positive effect on the world. Matthew’s beliefs in the power of the triple bottom line: people, profit, and the planet, will inspire audiences to achieve success by strategically tapping into this new consumer mindset.

Learn more

The Academy

Finding the time for professional development can be hard if you're a busy entrepreneur. Enter the Academy at the Small Business Calgary Conference, and over the course of one day you'll learn all you need to take your company to the next level alongside 250 of your fellow business leaders.

From building a 30-minute business plan and mind mapping to unlock your brain for innovation, to digital marketing and cybersecurity, sessions at the Academy have been hand-selected to cover topics relevant to your business, right now.

Learn more

Small Business Calgary Awards show and dinner

As the sun sets, we're rolling out the red carpet for the 2017 Small Business Calgary Awards. Hosted by Andrew Phung, this is like the Oscars of small business.

Get dressed up, and get ready to celebrate the entrepreneurs of Calgary and all the amazing work they do.

Learn more 

Learn more

Tickets

There's something for everyone at the Small Business Calgary Conference. Attend the whole day, or pick and choose the pieces you want to see the most. 

Ticket comparison

With five different ticket types available, use this handy table to see exactly what each ticket type gets you access to. 

  All-access pass Expo ticket Academy ticket Awards ticket Awards table for 8
Access to Expo floor ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Keynote speaker address ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
The Academy: 13 interactive learning sessions and structured networking ✔️ ✖️ ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Lunch ✔️ ✖️ ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Coffee break ✔️ ✖️ ✔️ ✖️ ✖️
Awards show + plated dinner ✔️ ✖️ ✖️ ✔️ ✔️
Logo on the table ✖️ ✖️ ✖️ ✖️ ✔️

Pricing

The only difference between any of the Member and Non-member tickets is the price. What you get access to is the same!

  Member Non-member
All-access pass $189.00 $239.00
Expo ticket $20.00 $30.00
Academy ticket $99.00 $149.00
Awards ticket $99.00 $149.00
Awards table (8) $875.00 $1199.00

If you aren't a Calgary Chamber member make sure to sign up for our Small Business Week Calgary mailing list for important details (Calgary Chamber members receive regular updates).