Small Business Week 2013 – Awards and Tradeshow

October 24, 2013
MacEwan Conference and Events Centre - University of Calgary
402 Collegiate Blvd NW

Please take a moment to review the following information to ensure you get the most out of Thursday night.

Agenda, appetizers and attire

4:30 pm – Registration opens
5:00 pm – Business Expo begins in MacEwan Hall
7:00 pm – Awards Gala
8:15 pm – End of awards presentation, continuation of expo
9:30 pm – Thanks for joining us – see you again in 2014!

Join us for appetizers between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm (no dinner needed) with drinks available at a cash bar.
Business casual attire is suggested but feel free to come in whatever you are comfortable networking in.

Directions and Parking

The 2013 Small Business Week Awards and Expo is taking place at the MacEwan Conference and Events Centre on the University of Calgary campus. 

If you are not familiar with the campus we suggest you park in lot 10,11 or 12 which is easily accessible off of 32 Avenue NW via Crowchild Trail.

If you are going by CTrain, take the 201 line (Crowfoot direction) and get off at University station.

Get a full campus map with highlighted parking and directions. 

About the Awards and Expo

This event gives businesses the opportunity to display their products or services, discover new businesses and network with other people in Calgary’s business community. We will also have an awards presentation that reveals the emerging stars of the city’s small business scene.

The awards, which recognize businesses with fewer than 100 employees, are handed out in six categories: Environmental Stewardship, Customer Service Excellence, Community Involvement, Innovation, Breakout Business and finally, the Small Business of the Year Award.

A keynote presentation will be given by one of Calgary’s top entrepreneurs, Patrick Lor, CEO and co-founder at Dissolve. Lor is a seasoned veteran of the startup world having previously co-founded iStockphoto and been President, North America for Fotolia. He also gives back heavily to the Alberta startup community by being part of the A100 and C100, a mentor at GrowLab and FounderFuel as well as an organizer of DemoCamp.
The high energy tradeshow attracts more than 30 vendors and 300 attendees and is one of the best connecting events of the year for small business.

Get your tickets today and help us acknowledge the many entrepreneurs and business owners that have a dream and make it happen.


Do you have a friend with their own business that could benefit from this many great business people under one roof? A colleague that could help support a divide and conquer networking strategy? Why not bring them?

  • Members receive 2 free tickets to this event - please register.
  • Non-members: $39