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Small Conference

  • Ottawa Little Theatre 400 King Edward Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1N 7M7 Canada (map)

A conference about the "small" in small business: business growth and development, challenges and advantages, and failures and victories, with two sides to every story.

Keynote Speakers:

  • John Sleeman, Founder & Chairman of Sleeman Breweries
  • Steve Beauchesne, CEO & Co-Founder of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
  • Tracy Clark, CEO & President of Bridgehead Coffee
  • Kathleen Edwards, Owner of Quitter's Coffee
  • Mark Monahan, Executive Director of Ottawa Bluesfest & Cityfolk Festival
  • Patrick McCormack, General Manager of House of Paint Festival

Panel #1: "Small" as a Business Strategy

  • Steve Cody, CEO of The Better Software Company
  • Marc Doiron, Chef/Owner of Town
  • Katie Frappier, Owner of Victoire Boutique
  • Regine Paquette, Owner of Victoire Boutique
  • Manu Sharma, Co-Founder of Air Loop

Panel #2: Music as a Business Strategy

  • Erin Flynn, Station Manager of CHUO 89.1 FM
  • Kwende Kefentse, Culture Developer for City of Ottawa
  • Luke Martin, Owner of Capital Rehearsal Studio
  • John Thompson, Owner of The Record Centre
Earlier Event: September 30
The Ottawa Business Summit
Later Event: October 1
The Business & Pleasure of Sports