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2019 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo
February 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Join us at the 2019 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo (SBIE)! Women’s Enterprise Centre Business Advisor Melanie Rupp is on the Access to Financing panel, plus you can connect with her at our exhibitor table.
The 2019 Vancouver SBIE will feature face-to-face opportunities to interact with experts from over 50 support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses.
In addition to the 50+ programs that will be exhibiting, we will host presentations on:
- Innovation Lightning Round: Rapid-fire presentations of programs which support R&D of innovative goods and services with combined annual contributions of ~$900 million in direct funding and $3.3 billion in indirect funding.
- Selling to Government: 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: 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.
New to the SBIE for 2019, OSME will offer an interactive Master Class sessions (space limited) on government procurement topics:
- Bid Evaluation Master Class: Get a “glimpse behind the curtain” from procurement professionals on the process used to evaluate bids and award contracts for the federal government. Learn about mandatory and point-rated criteria, the basis of selection, and the kinds of questions which can be asked during the process.