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Business Bootcamp (Sales, Sales, Sales) @ The Loyalist Country Inn
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Event Description:

The Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing a diverse array of high-quality business training sessions in the Summerside area. Throughout the year, the GSCC will be hosting a series of workshops designed to engage and develop the skills of local business owners and their employees. This “Business Bootcamp” series will be facilitated by Craig Noonan from Integrity Consulting at the Loyalist Country Inn over a 12 month period with one workshop per month, starting in November. A VERY big thank you to our funding partners, Innovation PEI and CBDC Central PEI.

Topics will include but not limited to:
Sales, marketing, online business, planing & productivity, strategy, networking, media & public relations, and digital.
or a complete list of all sessions and dates, click the following link

Date/Time Information:
The Loyalist Country Inn
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Individual Registration (Members) – $15 per session
Individual Registration (Future Members) – $25 per session
Full Year Registration (Individuals) – $150 includes all 12 sessions
Full Year Registration (Business) – $300 includes all 12 sessions
– Businesses that register are able to send multiple members of their staff to any session.

Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly coffee chat at Startup Zone is an ongoing event you can attend.  Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to stay informed of all Startup Zone events.

Discover Digital Marketing at the Startup Zone @ Startup Zone
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Discover Digital Marketing is a day-long learning and networking event at the Startup Zone for entrepreneurs, business professionals, students, and more!

Whether you are a beginner in the marketing world and want to learn the basics of digital marketing from social media to branding to web design, or you already work in a professional position in the field but want an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from across the province, this is the event for you. With a diverse audience from business owners to students, this is a great opportunity to network and establish or grow your presence online.


10:45am – 11:00am: Registration

11:00am – 12:30pm: “Social Media 101” Panel moderated by Rachel Adams, Marketing & Events Coordinator at Startup Zone. The panelists for the morning are as follows:
– Ashley Green: Founder of Ashley Green Design, Local Legends Apparel, and Girl Bosses of PEI
– Cassandra MacKay: Founder of Inspire Social Studios
– Madelyn Deveau: Content Marketing Manager at iWave
– Michelle MacNeil: Social Media Officer at Holland College

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Branding Workshop with Stephanie Perreault-Bittner, founder of Summer Street Creative. This workshop will outline what “having a brand” really means, and teach you how to turn customers into fans! You’ll discover how to build your story, create your identity, and everything in between.

2:00pm – 2:45pm: Web Design Workshop with Chelsey Lake, founder of Lake Design. In this workshop, Chelsey will explain how web design can actually make or break your conversion rates. Your website’s visual design – both how it looks and how it feels – can make all the difference when it comes to your sales. She will be teaching us how to design a website that will help us make sales in the future!

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Keynote Presentation by Heather MacAulay, Chief Movement Officer at Volume 18. A mover and shaker by nature, and an avid runner by choice, Heather understands the importance of truly knowing our clientele and ensures our team is ready to run with ideas and cross the finish line with our creative campaigns, research and workshops. Heather is an energetic and community-minded force to be reckoned with. She is a dynamic leader and presenter skilled in large-scale event organization, marketing and communications. She understands with an experienced breadth and depth the importance of knowing our community and our clientele and works tirelessly to ensure we understand our prospective clients and their needs. We are very fortunate to have Heater giving her insights on digital marketing in PEI as our keynote speaker for the day!

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Networking & Snacks


You won’t want to miss one of Startup Zone’s biggest events of 2019. Register now!

Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly coffee chat at Startup Zone is an ongoing event you can attend.  Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to stay informed of all Startup Zone events.

Potato Expo Trade Show
Jan 14 – Jan 15 all day

POTATO EXPO is the largest conference and trade show for the potato industry held in North America. In 2020 the Potato Expo will return to Las Vegas and will be held in the Mirage. Potato Expo offers educational programming covering the top issues facing the potato industry, provides countless networking opportunities with key decision-makers and showcases the latest products and services for potato production and distribution. Potato Expo includes numerous breakout sessions featuring experts from the potato industry, agriculture, and academic communities who discuss the latest trends, research and issues facing the fresh, chip, process and seed sectors.

The 2020 Winter Fancy Food Trade Show
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all day

The Winter Fancy Food Show is a trade-only event designed to promote business growth in the specialty food industry. The show is open to qualified buyers and other industry professionals (18 years of age or older). The Fancy Food Show is NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. During the registration process, you will be asked to provide current business credentials to verify that you work in the specialty food industry.

International Builders’ Trade Show
Jan 21 – Jan 23 all day

Innovation PEI on behalf of the partners of Atlantic Trade and Investment Growth Agreement is recruiting export-ready building products and services companies who are interested in developing the US commercial and residential building market to join the Atlantic Canada Trade Mission to the International Builder’s Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, January 21 – 23, 2020.

The United States continues to experience sustained growth in the building sector in most regions of the country. With the added benefit of the favorable prevailing exchange rate, the USA remains an important market for Atlantic Canadian building products and services companies. The International Builder’s Show is the largest annual light construction show in the world and is the premier annual residential & commercial housing construction event in the USA.

– SPACE IS LIMITED – Complete Innovation PEI’s NEW online Registration Form:   to create an account, including a corporate profile page.

Registration Deadline for exhibitors CLOSED, for walkers December 31, 2019

ARAB Health Trade Show
Jan 27 – Jan 30 all day

As the largest collection of healthcare product manufacturers and service providers under one roof, Arab Health is your one-stop shop for all your healthcare sourcing and procurement needs. With thousands of products to explore, coming in from more than 66 countries, make sure you don’t miss this essential business medical event in Dubai.

Fruit Logistica 2020 Trade Show
Feb 5 – Feb 7 all day

FRUIT LOGISTICA covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact opportunities to the key decision-makers in every sector of the industry. 3.200 exhibitors and 78.000 trade visitors attend FRUIT LOGISTICA every year to realize their full business potential within the international fresh produce trade – and to write their own success story!

Gulfood Trade Show
Feb 16 – Feb 20 all day

Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, is coming back for its 25th edition with major alliance breakthroughs and multibillion-dollar export deals. The 2019 edition of the show was the largest to date, attracting more than 98,000 visitors seeking business opportunities and exploring the latest F&B products and innovation.
In line with its constant evolution to deliver an unparalleled experience for exhibitors and visitors alike, Gulfood 2020 promises to be a special one. Alongside industry veterans who shaped the Middle East’s food scene, join us to celebrate Gulfood’s 25th anniversary.