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Business Before Nine – Extended Breakfast Event

October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

The Business Before Nine breakfast series is known as the go-to opportunity for business professionals to network and stay informed. Each event will feature a networking period with coffee, plated breakfast service and a keynote presentation from a high-calibre speaker.

Join us during BDC Small Business Week for an EXTENDED BB9 Breakfast!

Keynote: Michel Bergeron, SVP, Marketing and Public Affairs, BDC

Michel Bergeron was appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing and Public Affairs in 2012.

He oversees branding and advertising, client experience, economic analysis, corporate communications, marketing, public and media relations, research, and digital experience.

Mr Bergeron has over 20 years of private, public and parapublic experience, dealing with financial sector issues, strategic planning, communication, branding and international trade matters.

Read more about Mr Bergeron here.

Topic: Digitize now: Transform your Business

The rapid pace of technological change is one of the most significant economic events of this century. To understand how Canadian businesses are adapting to these changes and how they compare with their American competitors, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) surveyed 2,000 Canadian and 600 American decision-makers and owners of small and mid-sized businesses. We found that businesses need to embrace new technologies or risk falling behind. Learn what you can do to effectively transform your business and discover how BDC’s new Digital maturity assessment too can help you get started.

BDC Panel Moderator: Terri Mann, VP, Business Development, BDC Advisory Services, Atlantic and Ontario

Panellists: TBD


7:00 a.m. Registration; networking
7:45 a.m. Breakfast service
8:15 a.m. Keynote presentation
9:00 a.m. Panel discussion and Q&A
10:00 a.m. Closing remarks


October 17, 2018
7:00 am - 10:00 am


Ottawa Board of Trade


Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
200 Coventry Rd
Ottawa, K1K 4S3
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