Venture Kamloops — Invest In Our City

2016 Link Up: Kamloops Business Development Summit

An opportunity for businesses interested in taking advantage of programs and incentives from local, provincial and federal government agencies and organizations.

Date & Time
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Registration at 7am

Location
Coast Kamloops Convention Centre
1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops, BC

Tickets
Cost is $50 including service fees and taxes.
Includes light breakfast, lunch, all sessions and key note speakers + networking tradeshow.

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About

Save the Date for LinkUp, the inaugural Kamloops Business Development Summit. Venture Kamloops, The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, BDC, Community Futures and Kamloops Innovation are teaming up to bring this incredible event to Kamloops to further our collective vision of providing valuable business support. This will be one of the largest business to government and business to support-focused community organization events in the region and offers a unique opportunity for businesses interested in taking advantage of programs and incentives from local, provincial and federal government agencies and business organizations to learn about a variety of opportunities under one roof in one day. Speakers will deliver a unique blend of information, business support & development strategies, and tactical ideas you can link up with.

  • Make New Connections
  • Navigate Government Grants More Efficiently
  • Harness the Power of Local Business Development Organizations
  • Accelerate Business Growth Through Networking
  • Learn More About Business Support Resources

 

Panels

There will be four panels made up of government representatives and community organizations who will share great information pertinent to businesses including:

  1. Financing Panel
    • Business Development Bank
    • Community Futures
    • Futurpreneur
    • Women’s Enterprise Centre
    • All Nations Trust
  2. Provincial Support Panel
    • Ministry of International Trade
    • Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, Innovation and Skills Training
    • Export Development Canada
    • Small Business BC
    • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
  3. Community Support Panel
    • Venture Kamloops
    • Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
    • Kamloops Innovation Centre
    • Open Door Group – Work BC
    • TRU
  4. Grants Panel
    • National Research Council of Canada
    • MITACS
    • Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    • Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust

 

Itinerary

7am
Registration

7:30am
Light breakfast and Plenary Speaker: TBD

8:00am
Financing Panel

10:00am
Provincial Support Panel

12:00pm
Lunch + Keynote Speaker: Robin Warton
Robin works for Barber Lucia Solutions providing senior level expertise in the area of Aboriginal relations, strategic partnerships, business development and government relations. He will be speaking on relationship building, negotiation skills, how to be a better strategist and use creativity to develop innovative and effective solutions.

1:00pm
Community Support Panel

3:00pm
Grants Panel

End the day by stopping by the networking area and meet with other businesses and local business organizations.

 

Sponsors

Venture Kamloops

Business Development Bank of Canada

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce

Community Futures – Thompson Country

Kamloops Innovation

Kamloops This Week

B100

 

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