Organized by New Horizons Media Inc, in collaboration with the Immigration Partnership, the 1st annual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) in Waterloo Region is a one-day exhibition including workshops, marketplace and small business clinics assisting new immigrant and refugee business owners.
Date: September 21, 2019; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West
Canada has a long and successful history of immigrant entrepreneurship. Many newcomers, refugees and immigrants aspire to own a profitable small business. However, there are specific challenges immigrants face when starting and operating a small business in the Canadian business landscape.
IBE aims to assist immigrants in navigating the sometimes complex requirements of operating a small business in Canada. IBE will connect them with government-funded and other community services and supports that help immigrants start or grow their own small businesses.
Panel discussion by leading immigrant entrepreneurs
Marketplace for immigrant-serving organizations and business service providers that support immigrants with starting a business in Canada
Marketplace for immigrant entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and services
Workshops on business topics and resources
Small business clinics with business experts and coaches
For more information and for exhibitor/sponsorship opportunities, please check out immigrantbusiness.ca.