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Oct
1
Fri
2021
Expo 2020 Dubai – October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 @ Dubai, UAE
Oct 1 2021 – Mar 31 2022 all day
Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Our once-in-a-lifetime celebration – the largest event ever staged in the Arab world – is set to welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe. Here they will experience warm Emirati hospitality at its finest, as well as the UAE’s values of inclusion, tolerance and cooperation. Youth are at the heart of our World Expo. That’s why Expo 2020 aspires to create a meaningful legacy that will benefit generations to come, both locally and globally, spanning everything from innovations and architecture to friendships and business opportunities.

No one could have predicted that our world would come to a pause because of a virus, that millions of lives would be forever changed, that economies would be severely impacted, and social interactions would take a completely different form.

Our journey has taken a different turn, and Expo 2020 will now run one year later than expected, from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. But this has only strengthened the significance of our founding promise – to connect minds and create the future.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Director General and Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said:
“At Expo we know we need to deliver better than what was planned before. We have the chance to respond to how our world has changed. And so we must seek new definitions of success. We must create an opportunity for the world to come together, not just physically but also virtually. We must achieve tangible positive outcomes. We must inform wisely and inspire utterly, a world that deserves better than it has today.”

We continue to make strong progress as we prepare for a new Expo that will reunite the world in 2021, with far-reaching precautionary measures allowing us to keep all event preparations on track while ensuring the health, safety and well being of everyone working throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

We are excited too about the deeper impact that our new World Expo will have on shaping a better post-pandemic world, as we bring the world together to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Now, more than ever, we stand as one. At Expo 2020, we look forward to harnessing that power of collaboration and innovation, helping us emerge from this crisis stronger than ever.

Oct
13
Wed
2021
Ignition Fund Information Session – ALBERTON @ Rural Action Centre Alberton
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product. The fund invests seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn their ideas into a tangible and viable business.

Innovation PEI is hosting Information Sessions across the island to talk with entrepreneurs and answer questions about the program criteria, the application process, and more!

Join us for this session on October 13th, 2021 at 12:00pm.

 

To register to attend in-person, please contact Barb MacDonald, Client Information Officer at Rural Action Centre Alberton, at barb.macdonald@cbdc.ca, 902-853-3616, or Toll Free: 1-855-297-9898
Oct
14
Thu
2021
Ignition Fund Information Session – CHARLOTTETOWN @ Startup Zone Charlottetown
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Ignition Fund is a competitive based fund for entrepreneurs seeking start-up capital for a new innovative business venture or to develop and launch a new innovative product. The fund invests seed capital that will allow successful applicants to turn their ideas into a tangible and viable business.

Innovation PEI is hosting Information Sessions across the island to talk with entrepreneurs and answer questions about the program criteria, the application process, and more!

Join us for this session in Charottetown on October 14th, 2021 at 12:00pm. Limited seating available!

Oct
18
Mon
2021
Transitioning for Stability & Success @ Mill River Resort
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Celebrating Small Business Week!

The West Prince Chamber of Commerce will offer a FREE breakfast on Monday, October 18th from 8-10 AM at Mill River Resort to Celebrate Small Business Week. Join us as we introduce a small panel of local business owners to discuss “Transitioning for Stability and Success”.

  • Pierre Gallant with HMS Office Solutions
  • Katie Melville with Wee the West Childcare
  • Dennis & Theresa Hubert with By the Sea Soap Shoppe

See poster: Small-Business-Week-2021

Small Business Week 2021 LUNCH & LEARN: Ins and Outs of Social Media @ Virtual
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Ins and Outs of Social Media:
How to Make the Most of Your Online Presence

Presented by:


 

Join Heather MacAulay, Chief Movement Officer and Vanessa Smith, VP of Design & Operations at VOLUME 18 to learn the ins and outs of social media and how to make the most of your online presence.

This session will cover:

● How to get started – What’s the right platform for you and your business
● Crafting your message – “the JK 5 Method”
● Getting Results
● Content Ideas
● Free Resources
● Batchworking & Content Calendars
 

       

Heather MacAulay                                                Vanessa Smith
 

Volume 18 is a strategic communication firm specializing in marketing, communications, strategic planning and facilitation. VOLUME 18 creates fresh and revitalized marketing and communication concepts through effective branding and flawless communication. The VOLUME 18 team is comprised of marketing and communications leaders who know the importance of strong execution when it comes to engaging an audience with effective content and appropriate delivery.
Startup Zone Presents: Founder Film Night – Generation Startup @ Startup Zone
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Startup Zone Presents: Founder Film Night - Generation Startup @ Startup Zone
Startup Zone is kicking off Small Business Week at Startup Zone with our first Founder Film Night, featuring the 2016documentary, Generation Startup.

About this event

We are kicking off Small Business Week at Startup Zone with our first Founder Film Night, where we will screen a 2016 documentary that takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup.

 

This event is free to the public. Vax Passes will be required upon entry. Seating is limited so please reserve your spot.

Oct
19
Tue
2021
RDÉE PEI Presents: Entrepreneurs and Co-operators Breakfast @ Le Village musical acadien
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
 

All francophone entrepreneurs and co-operators are invited to attend the free Entrepreneurs’ & Co-operators’ Breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Village musical acadien in Abram-Village.

Following a full breakfast, RDÉE PEI will launch its Francophone Ignition Contest and the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI will launch its Entrepreneurial Awards Contest.

The Coopérative de développement régional – Acadie will talk about its services and projects.

Guest speaker Louis-Philippe Gauthier, director of provincial affairs for New Brunswick and PEI for the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, will speak about post-pandemic business recovery. The morning will conclude with drawings for door prizes.

All interested parties are asked to register by Thursday, Oct. 14, by contacting Josée Ouellette at josee@rdeeipe.org or (902) 854-3439 ext. 228.

CBDB Presents: Kings Playhouse Georgetown: Small Business Week @ Kings Playhouse Georgetown
Oct 19 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
CBDB Presents: Kings Playhouse Georgetown: Small Business Week @ Kings Playhouse Georgetown

Join CBDC for Small Business Week at the beautiful Kings Playhouse in Georgetown for resources that will grow and adapt your business.

8:30-9:00: Registration and introductions (Please prepare to have Proof of Vaccination and valid Photo ID)

9:00-9:45: Margaret Gallant – Employee Retention 

10:00-12:00: Keynote speaker Kris Ward – Win The Hour Win The Day

12:15: Free Lunch 

Small Business Week 2021 BUSINESS INSIGHTS LUNCHEON: The Importance of Digitization in the Workplace @ In-Person & Virtual attendance
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

BUSINESS INSIGHTS LUNCHEON

The Importance of Digitization in the Workplace

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large-scale disruptions for businesses across the globe. It has forced organizations to quickly evolve and adapt in order to survive. Many were unprepared for this wave of disruption and had to reevaluate business models, reassess cash flows, and reprioritize resources to meet the new realities of business.

​Join us as Jonny Stevens, National Vice President of Sales, BDO Canada, shares insight related to business continuity, staff and customer expectations, and enabling technology related to each of these areas.

Jonny will be joined by other experts in the digital field to discuss the current environment and more on digitization for you and your workplace.

About our Panelists: 


Jonny Stevens
National Vice President of Sales, BDO Canada
Jonny Stevens is the National Vice President of Sales for BDO Canada. For the last 7 years, Jonny has travelled globally to work with clients in Aviation, Automotive, Energy, and Public Sector who were undertaking significant Digital Transformations. 

Jonny is passionate about his family, sailing, his garden, and exploring all that Prince Edward Island has to offer the world. 

 

Jamie Whynacht,
Founder – CEO, Cyber Island
Jamie is a serial entrepreneur and has held several senior executive roles in Cyber Security.  Over the last decade, Jamie has served in roles such as Global Head of 3rd Party Risk and  Global Head of Identity and Access Management with a large global asset management company. As well, Jamie is an Olympic level swim and triathlon coach. His entire working life has been dedicated to building world class talent and teams.  Jamie lives in Stratford with his wife Kara Grant and 3 children.

Jamie’s latest endeavor is the opening of the Cyber Security and Digital Identity Management firm in Charlottetown that serves clients across Canada and the US, ranging from SMBs up the Big Four.

How to Fund Your Business: A Panel Q&A @ Startup Zone
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How to Fund Your Business: A Panel Q&A @ Startup Zone
Startup Zone is inviting some local experts to help answer your questions about the best way to fund your next business idea or expansion.

About this event

Do you have a business idea but don’t know where to get the funding? Maybe your company is ready to expand but you need the capital to get the job done. You’re definitely not alone! So for this Small Business Week event, we are inviting experts from Innovation PEI, CBDC, BDO, and Island Capital partners to come together for a panel Q&A and they’ll be ready to answer any of the questions you might have about how to raise the capital you need.

This event is free to attend, but seating is limited and must be reserved in advance. Please only reserve a ticket if you are certain you can attend so that others don’t miss out. Please note that Vax Passes will be required upon entry.