Ottawa Festivals Pitchfest + Expo

  • Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park 1000 Exhibition Way Ottawa, ON, K1S 5J3 Canada

Pitchfest + Expo is the business event of the year to find and maximize partnerships!

This first-of-its-kind event is uniquely tailored to create effective partnerships and successful events while generating new business opportunities in Canada’s Capital Region. Pitchfest + Expo is designed to inspire synergies between businesses and festival and event producers including arts and culture organizations, not-for-profits and other associations in support of Mayor Watson’s vision for an extraordinary 2017.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this affordable break-through event. Your ideal business partners await!

10:00AM. Making Festivals & Events Happen in the City – Information Session
Ottawa Festivals and Event Central (City of Ottawa) co-present the ins-and-outs of planning events in the City, and the support available to you. A tour of the new Lansdowne Park facilities is included.

11:30AM. Opening Luncheon and the Annual Ottawa Festivals Volunteer Award
Join Mayor Watson, City officials, our President John Brooman and our sponsor Scotia McLeod Ottawa and the Crawford Foss Group to open our event and celebrate the best in festival volunteerism.

12:30PM. Expo & Partnership Lounge
Coffee-talk with the Experts on Effective Negotiations
Explore, network and pitch ideas in the Expo Hall, or join us in the Partnership Lounge, where negotiation experts will be ready to meet with you and answer your questions. more»

1:30PMKeynote: Doreen Lorenzo
Bringing Creative People Together to Produce Extraordinary Things

Doreen reveals how to build a creative ecosystem in your organization, and uncovers how to build dynamic teams to harness the power of creativity to drive remarkable results. more »

2:15PM. Expo & Partnership Lounge
Coffee-talk with the Experts on Effective Collaboration
Continue to expand your event’s potential in the Expo Hall – or come to the Partnership Lounge to meet industry experts who know a thing or two about effective collaboration! more»

3:00PM. Expert Panel
Building Creative Partnerships
Join local business and event industry leaders as they share what it takes to create successful partnerships. Tap into strategies, learn about overcoming roadblocks, and explore entrepreneurial pathways towards an outstanding 2017! more»

3:45PM. Expo & Partnership Lounge
Networking Sessions with City Decision-Makers
Come meet and “talk shop” with City councillors and staff in the Partnership Lounge about the value of your event! Or continue to spend valuable time networking in the Expo hall. more»

4:45PM. Closing Reception – Expo Hall
Mix and mingle with industry leaders including the Ottawa Festivals board of directors, and potential partners before heading off for the weekend. Scope out some of Ottawa’s newest talent and food suppliers for your future event!