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Vaughan Business Expo

The Vaughan Business Expo is our annual business-to-business trade show. It brings hundreds of businesses and organizations together for targeted networking and learning opportunities to help grow your business.

The 19th Annual Vaughan Business Expo presented by Allstate Canada will be taking place virtually via Remo conference platform on February 23, 2021.

The Vaughan Business Expo is the City’s premier business event with an anticipated two hundred attendees. The event’s purpose remains to help businesses grow by providing them an opportunity to make connections across the City and Region, as well as providing an opportunity to hear from industry leaders and experts across different areas.

Attend and explore upcoming opportunities, network with the local business community and create meaningful connections.

Space is limited, register today!

How to participate

You must purchase a ticket to receive access to this event. Prior to the event, registrants will receive information and tutorials on how to use the platform, day-of expectations, and attendee information via e-mail.

Tickets for this event are $10, with a portion of sales being donated to the United Way Greater Toronto.

Register now

 

For more information, please contact ecd@vaughan.ca.

Agenda

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. | Pre-event: Platform exposure and set up your networking card.
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. |  General networking and morning mingle ​
8:45 – 8:50 a.m. | Welcoming Remarks: Mayor’s Address, City of Vaughan Economic Development, FedDev Ontario, and Presenting Sponsor Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
8:50 – 9:20* a.m. | Keynote Address​ – The importance of going global: tapping into international markets in the growing digital economy presented by Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business, UPS Canada
9:25 – 9:55* a.m. | Your business grows here: How to do business with the Government 
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.* | Themed tables to get support for your business and general networking​
10:35 – 11:15 a.m.* | Your business tomorrow: What does the future of fulfillment look like?
11:20 – 11:50 a.m. | Themed tables to get support for your business and general networking​
11:50 – noon | Room open for general networking ​
Noon – 1:30 p.m. | BREAK​ 
1:30 – 2:15* p.m. | Transformative technology: trends and opportunities shaping our smart cities
2:20 – 3:05 p.m. | Themed tables to get support for your innovative business and general networking
3:05 – 3:30 p.m. | Free Networking ​
*5-minute breaks

Programming Highlights

Attendees will be able to participate to programming throughout the day, with key program features:

Keynote address | The importance of going global: tapping into international markets in the growing digital economy

In today’s digital economy, your potential audience isn’t just in your own backyard, but a potential 7 billion people around the world. Join Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business with UPS Canada to learn why now more than ever it’s important to future proof your business no matter the size by looking at expanding your business beyond your immediate borders. You’ll take away where to start and real life examples of what to think about as you begin or improve the way you’re doing business globally. Presented by Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business – UPS Canada

Your business grows here | How to do business with the government

A seminar on how to do business with different levels of government, followed by themed tables to get support for your business and general networking

Your business tomorrow | What does the future of fulfillment look like?

A panel discussion with industry experts exploring what future of fulfillment and logistics will look like, followed by themed tables to get support for your business and general networking

Transformative technology: trends and opportunities shaping our smart cities

A panel discussion looking at opportunities in trends for smart city technology, followed by themed tables to get support for your innovative business and general networking