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Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

In our fast-paced world of technology, take the time to hear from experts on trends and disruptors that are changing today's business environment. Power-up your business for success. Learn key innovation strategies, elevate your business growth & engage your customers today.

You're Invited to the 2018 Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

When: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Where: The Royal Venetian Mansion, 400 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON L4G 6W8

Contact Sandra Watson, Events Manager, at s.watson@aurorachamber.on.ca or 905-727-7262 x23 with inquiries.

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Why Attend

Business is changing faster than ever - are you positioned to grow or be left behind? Stay ahead of the competition. Attend the Business & Technology Summit on October 18th to learn how to access government funds, how to target and engage your customers, how to protect your business from cybercriminals, and how to stay ahead of the competition in a digital world. 

Do you ever wonder why some businesses grow faster than others? Learn how to make your business thrive. This half-day summit includes a continental breakfast, 6 learning sessions with 8 small business experts and networking opportunities to connect with the best and brightest in York Region. Our lineup of small business experts will help you innovate, fund, and grow your business! Don’t delay, register today.

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7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.  Registration, Breakfast, Networking, Visit Exhibitors  

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  MC Opening Remarks, Introductions, Presenting Sponsor Speeches

8:30 a.m – 9:15 a.m.  Opening Keynotes: From Car Manufacturer to Mobility Disruptor: How GM Transformed Their Business Model

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Environics Analytics – Targeting your Specific Customer

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Storytelling – Stories that Engage Customers and Create Connections 

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Break, Visit Exhibitors    

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.  How to Access Grants

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Digitize Now:  Transform Your Business

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Closing Keynote – Cyber Security for Survival

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks, Break, Visit Exhibitors

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Learn More About Our Incredible Line-Up of Speakers

Opening Keynotes

From Car Manufacturer to Mobility Disruptor: How GM Transformed Their Business Model

David W. Paterson

David W. Paterson

VP, Corporate & Environmental Affairs, GM Canada

Ted Graham

Ted Graham

Head of Open Innovation, GM Canada

Nader Shureih - Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

Targeting Your Specific Customer

Nader Shureih

Environics Analytics
Mark Evans - Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

Stories That Engage Customers & Create Connections

Mark Evans

Mark helps business owners generate high-quality inbound leads.

 How to Access Grants

Nader Shureih - Aurora Business & Technology Summit

Bahareh Atoufi

Business Development Manager at Ontario Centres of Excellence

Rob Maciel - Aurora Chamber Business & Tech Summit

Rob Maciel

Mentor Works

Digitize Now:  Transform Your Business

Ravi Dindayal - Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

Ravi Dindayal

Director of Marketing Advisory Services, BDC

Closing Keynote:

Cybersecurity for Survival

Danny Pehar - Cybersecurity for Survival

Danny Pehar

Global TV Cybersecurity Expert & President, Cyber Insurance Education

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our 2018 Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit Corporate & Event Sponsors:

ACOC Business & Technology Summit Sponsor: YSBEC


Event Sponsor

Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit - Town of Aurora

Town of Aurora

Corporate Sponsora

Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

Event Sponsor

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs

Event Sponsor

Canada Business Ontario

Canada Business Ontario

Event Sponsor

Chambers Plan Group Insurance - Canada's #1 Plan for Employee Benefits

Corporate Sponsors

  • Town of Aurora
  • Magna International Inc.
  • REMAX Hallmark Lind Group Realty Ltd., Brokerage
  • The Auroran Newspaper
  • Bell
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • The Aurora Banner
  • Serpa Automotive Boutique
  • TD
  • Treefrog

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