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Oct
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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
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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

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.

Nuts & Bolts of Business Success @ Mill River Resort
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nuts and Bolts of Business Success:  4-Part Workshop Series providing the fundamentals to assist with achieving Business Success!

Riley Shea of Keough O’Brien Shea Chartered Professional Accountants will facilitate this FREE, In-Person Workshop Series. Topics covered:

  • Budget Planning
  • Cash Flow Control
  • Financial Statements
  • Tax Responsibility
  • Beginner Excel

Dates: Tuesday, October 12, 19, 26 and November 2.  

Contact barb.macdonald@cbdc.ca or 902-853-3616 to register.

Successful Business Plan Workshops @ Montague Rural Action Centre
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Successful Business Plan Workshop Series is a 4-part workshop series with facilitator Cathy Rose. This series will run from 6-8:30PM October 12, 14, 19, and 21st and is FREE.

By the end of this series, you should have a fully created business plan.

Topics include:

  • Business plan overview
  • Market analysis
  • Financial statements (projections)
  • Available supports

For more information or to register, please contact Emma Gamble (902)838-4030 emma.gamble@cbdc.ca . Seating is LIMITED.

Oct
20
Wed
2021
73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse. United @ Virtual Event
Oct 20 – Oct 24 all day

“In 2021, Frankfurter Buchmesse will again be an important meeting place – for the book industry, for authors and readers,” emphasized Juergen Boos, director of Frankfurter Buchmesse. “The industry needs exchange and visibility more than ever.

In recent months we’ve held in-depth discussions with our customers and created a plan tailored to the needs of our exhibitors. With our updated conditions for participating in the fair, and our generous cancellation policy and flexible programme, we want to make it easy for our exhibitors in Germany and around the world to decide in favour of coming to Frankfurt. As always, protecting the health of our exhibitors and visitors has top priority. Our planning processes are therefore flexible, allowing us to quickly adapt to changing requirements.”

The 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse is being supported by funds from the German government’s NEUSTART KULTUR programme. This assistance is being passed along to exhibitors, which means they will benefit from significantly lower fees for exhibition stands.

We look forward to seeing you from 20 to 24 October 2021 with Guest of Honour Canada.