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8:30 am

Join us at the JBS Canada Centre for event registration and informal networking. Coffee and light refreshments will be available during this time.


Conference Welcome

9:00 am

Mark Keller, Director of Advancement at Medicine Hat College welcomes speakers and attendees to the event.  

Entrepreneur Stories

09:15 am

Three local entrepreneurs tell their stories. We will hear how these businesses started, grew and their plans for the future. Expect to hear the inside track and the story behind the business.  Jody Sewell, TCB Welding and Dr Rob Stables, Bow Valley Genetics.

Breakout Sessions

10:30 am

Choose between three sessions depending on the stage of your entrepreneurial journey.  Business Planning, Business Financing or a panel discussion exploring local opportunities.  


11.:30 am

Lunch to be served.

Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB

12.20 pm

Todd Hirsch will address the local entrepreneur community on a range of impacting the Albertan economy in the years ahead.

Breakout Sessions

1:25 pm

Choose between three sessions depending on the stage of your entrepreneurial journey.  Learn more about export opportunities, marketing trends and business planning from experienced entrepreneurs and experts. 

Entrepreneur Panel

2:30 pm

This session will be led by Terry Rachwalski, Executive Director, Entrepreneurial Investments at Alberta Innovates talks to three local business owners about the local business environment and the challenges and opportunities presented at this point in the economic cycle. 


3:45 pm

This is your opportunity to meet, discuss and question the speakers you have heard today. Service providers, entrepreneurs and experts will be on-hand to answer your individual questions.  This is a perfect opportunity to network.  FREE SNACKS AND WINE!

Closing Remarks

4.30 pm

We will review the highlights of the day and join together for a final time to reflect on the new opportunities, connections and possibilities available in our region.  

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