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18th Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshops
November 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Government procurement in Canada is an annual $200+ billion dollar marketplace. Public Services and Procurement Canada’s (PSPC), Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) Ontario Region office in partnership with Invest WindsorEssex and other government and non-government stakeholders are hosting the 18th Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshops event from Nov. 25-26.
While procurement is one main component there will be others that cater to small business support, development and growth.The event theme or focus for some components will be on businesses owned or led by women, however, all businesses are invited to attend, get informed, learn about what is available through these organizations to help support you. Join us, virtually, to meet with officials in their café rooms, attend panel and discussion sessions to learn how to get more involved in making them your customer, connecting with them for support and get some practical advice from women organization leaders.
This is a free virtual event hosted on Zoom. Visit the registration page for the schedule of events.
DAY 2 – November 26 schedule *(partners, presentations and virtual platform are subject to confirmation and change):
08:00 – 08:30am: Virtual check-in
08:30am – Indigenous Acknowledgement
08:30am – Introduction & Opening remarks (IWE-SB&EC; WEtech Alliance; PAC Ontario Region)
08:45 am – PANEL / DISCUSSION – Current government small business support services for women –
- FedDev Ontario
- Business Development Canada
- Global Affairs Canada -Trade Commissioner’s Service
- Export Development Canada
- National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program Client Inclusivity Team
- Invest Windsor Essex-Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre – Women Entrepreneurship Strategy
9:50 am – HEALTH BREAK
10:00 am – INFORMATION / WORKSHOP – Current non-government small business support services for women
- Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub
- Native Women’s Association of Canada
- Women Business Enterprises Canada
- Black Business Canada
11:00 am – HEALTH BREAK
11:10 am – PRESENTATIONS – Federal and local innovation programs and services (for all SMEs)
- Department of National Defence (DND) – Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
- National Research Council (NRC) – Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) – Intellectual Property
- Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) – Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED)
- FedDev Ontario – Industrial and Technological Benefits
- WEtech Alliance
12:20 am – Wrap up – Closing remarks & Slide Summary