Small Business Information Expo

Connecting Business and Government Support Services

What: The 2018 Kelowna Small Business Information Expo

When: Thursday May 10th, 2018

Where: Kelowna Branch -- Okanagan Regional Library, 1380 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC

Tradeshow: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Panels: 11:00am - 12:00pm, 12:45pm - 1:45pm and 2:30pm - 3:30pm

WHY: The SBIE will feature a tradeshow which will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from 20 plus support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. Interested in learning about how government support programs can help your business and your clients? Please join us!

In addition to the tradeshow portion of the Expo, you will have the chance to attend two free educational panel sessions!

- Selling to Government (11:00am – 12:00pm): Interested in selling to the public sector? This panel brings together purchasing specialists from different levels of government who will help you understand the processes for government contracting.

- Access to Financing (12:45pm – 1:45pm): Looking for sources of capital? Want us to show you the money? This panel will bring together government representatives who will provide you with information on various financing (loans & grants) programs and resources available to your business.

- Innovation: (2:30 - 3:30) short presentations from programs which support R&D of innovative goods and services, featured programs include; Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), Mitacs, UBC Okanagan Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) and Accelerate Okanagan.

**Please note that seating at the panel sessions are limited, and on a first-come, first-serve basis.**

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This event is being brought to you by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Services and Procurement Canada and the Okanagan Regional Library.

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