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Canada’s Digital Marketplace

February 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AST

Canada's Digital Marketplace

Canada is facing ‘mission critical’ times to drive economic recovery for all Canadians – especially Canadian tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Starting with a launch event on November 19th, 2020 (video recap) which addressed TECH and GOV driving Canada’s prosperity, we are now hosting a second event in the series to demonstrate the power of B2B and B2Gov to drive Canada’s economic recovery on February 25, 2021.

The Digital Marketplace is a must-attend event for Canadian tech small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large enterprise and all levels of government.

B2B & B2Gov benefits of attending:

  • SME and Scale-Ups to hear about opportunities to partner with Large Enterprise: Leveraging Value and Opportunity
  • SME and Scale-Ups to showcase their innovation to large enterprise and government
  • Large enterprise – learn about innovation that exits across Canada
  • B2Gov – Update on SSC Agile procurement & Scale Up initiative
  • Innovation Showcase/Marketplace: Network with industry and government leaders to showcase innovation

Panel Discussions:

PANEL #1 – Partnering with Large Companies: Accelerating business through SME innovation
Panelists: Four Canadian Tech Leader

PANEL #2 – Unlocking Access for Canadian SMEs and Scale-ups
Moderator: Janice McDonald, Founder and CEO, the Beacon Agency Inc.
Panelists: Jennifer Cooke, Corporate Lead (National) – Women in Trade at Export Development Canada (EDC), Dr. Wendy Cukier, Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) and Founder of Ryerson’s Diversity Institute, Cassandra Dorrington, President and CEO, CAMSC

PANEL #3 An Inclusive Supply Chain: Advancing Equality of Opportunity to Small Business|
Moderator: Bob Osborn, CTO, Global Governments, ServiceNow
Panelists: Guylaine Carrière Director, Center of Expertise in agile and innovative procurement Shared Services Canada, BC Government, Office of Small and Medium Enterprise (OSME)

SME Success Stories – hear from SMEs who have successfully secured a challenge-based procurement on their own or through a joint venture.

Speed Networking – We will be setting up the ability for SMEs to book a private 1:1 chat session with one of 10 large enterprise members to pitch their product or service. Virtual networking to explore collaboration.

Innovation Showcase Booth – Like a live trade show, we will be creating an expo area to allow companies to showcase innovation from across Canada. Each booth can showcase a short corporate video, recording of a short presentation (person recorded presenting a PPT deck) or can have a live person ready to chat within the booth. Contact Charlotte Macaulay for booth pricing and availability

Attendees will be encouraged to arrive early and visit the Innovation Showcase area and at key points throughout the virtual event.



February 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AST
Event Category:


Nova Scotia Canada