2020 3rd Annual WOMEN Conference

“it’s all about you and your business”

For your registration fee of $40 you will be getting:

— A continental breakfast
— Lunch
— A ½ of a single table to display some of your products, brochures, business cards etc.  You are required to bring your own tablecloths.  As we are expecting up to 100 conference attendees, space is limited so be sure to register soon to ensure a space. This is not intended to be a trade show but an opportunity during the conference to display/swap some of your products to the other WOMEN attendees, hence the small table spaces.
— An opportunity to network, product swap, and find out what other products and services are available to you to help your business, right here on Manitoulin Island.
— The conference itself, which includes great speakers who will be talking about a variety of topics

Hourly Schedule

Conference Schedule

8:00 - 8:30
Doors open for you to come in and set up
Take a seat in the conference area of the room
8:30 - 9:00
Networking and continental breakfast (sponsored by RBC) 
9:00 - 9:15
Opening Comments
Including information on planned day of pampering for women cancer patients – makeup/scarf typing/manicures etc. for October
9:15 - 9:30
Product Swap info
Brianna Harris will review the information on the product swap should you choose to participate
9:30 - 10:00
Keynote speaker – Lisabeth Flanagan
Trade shows, the pros/cons and what she has learned from having attended many.
10:00 - 10:30
Susan Milne will talk about exporting opportunities
10:30 - 10:45
BREAK (sponsored by RBC) 
Stand, stretch, restroom, refresh your coffee
10:45 - 11:15
Karen Bird
RBC – Effective budgeting for your trade shows
11:15 - 11:45
The Royal Winter Fair
Susie Harrison on lessons learned from her first Royal tradeshow | Christina Edwards – upcoming 2020 Royal Winter Fair Opportunity – Destination Manitoulin
11:45 - 12:15
Package Without Plastics
Anong Beam on how to package your products without plastics
12:15 - 1:30
Enjoy your lunch, then move to your tables for an hour networking
1:30 - 1:45
Chamber of Commerce
A quick update on the newly reforming Chamber of Commerce and what you will be getting for your membership (such as access to the Island business lounge, Destination Manitoulin advertising, Made on Manitoulin Branding, etc.)
1:45 - 2:00
Prepare your tables to open to the public at 2:00
2:00 - 4:00
Doors will be open to the public to come in to view and purchase products


Apr 26 2020


8:00 am - 4:00 pm




NEMI Recreation Centre
9001 ON-6, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0


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