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18th Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshops

November 25 @ 12:30 pm 4:30 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 1 – November 25 schedule *(partners, presentations and virtual platform are subject to confirmation and change):

12:00 – 12:30pm: Virtual check-in

12:30pm – Indigenous Acknowledgement 

12:30pm – Introduction & opening remarks; Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) Ontario Region; Invest Windsor Essex; Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region (PAC-OR)

12:40pm – Introduction and overview of agenda and event logistics – PAC OR

12:45pm – DOING BUSINESS WITH GOVERNMENT – Day 1 Component 1 

1:50 –  HEALTH BREAK

2:00 pm – PANEL / DISCUSSION – Government Support Services for Small Business – Day 1 Component 2

3:10 pm – HEALTH BREAK

3:15 pm – VIRTUAL DROP IN CAFÉ’s – Day 1 Component 3  *(This session will be accessed through a seperate ZOOM link to that of the main event link and will be provided through the confirmation package just prior to the event)

PAC-OR; IWE; City of Windsor Procurement; County of Essex Procurement; WE-SB&EC; FedDev Ontario; OPO; ECCC, OPC; TCS-GAC; WSIB; ISC; HC; WEtech Alliance; BDC; EDC; NWAC; WBE; PARO; others TBC

4:20 pm – Wrap up – Closing remarks & Slido Summary

NOTE: DAY 2 program takes place at 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (not the afternoon)