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Oct
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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
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.
PEIBWA: Free Professional Headshots @ Montague Rural Action Centre
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for Small Business Week as the PEI Business Women’s Association partner’s in hosting a FREE professional headshot session.

Time slots will be 10 minutes each through 1:00PM-4:00PM Monday October 18th. To register your time – contact Emma Gamble emma.gamble@cbdc.ca

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
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.

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 

Employee Retention Information Session @ Montague Rural Action Centre
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us on the discussion of Employee Retention with Margaret Gallant for Small Business Week October 19th 9:00am-10:00am. 

As our workforces battle the common issue of employee retention in these difficult times – how to we look at the cause, address it, and correct it effectively?

Margaret Gallant has over twenty years of experience working in human resources. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, in a variety of fields from health care to transportation, bioscience and IT. She is an Island entrepreneur herself, successfully running her business, Fresh Image 360, for many years. In each of her endeavours, one thing remains consistent; people are always at the heart of her work.

Whether she is coaching clients, providing consultations or assisting with conflict resolution, Margaret focuses on people and relationships first, believing where there are good relationships, there are good solutions.

Seating is LIMITED – To register contact Emma Gamble (902)838-4030 emma.gamble@cbdc.ca