Small Business Information Expo National Capital Region 2020

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Do you own or lead a small business?

Did you know the government of Canada has a multitude of programs designed to help you with financing, innovation, hiring and training and much more?

The Small Business Information Expo (SBIE) is there to help you get the information you need on a range of key business support programs and services. You can connect directly with these programs and services for information and advice in plain language, all in one virtual place! And best of all, it’s free of charge!

  • When: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and Thursday, November 26, 2020
  • Time: 10 AM to noon on both days
  • What: Tradeshow/B2B setup with interactive panel discussions
  • Where: Online
  • Cost: FREE!

In the main tradeshow, you will be able to talk to program representatives in a one-on-one setting for information relevant to your business. Meanwhile, the panel discussions will employ a "lightning round" setup to give you an overview of what is out there to help your business. Panel themes include:

  • Accessing Financing (with Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Bank of Montreal (BMO), Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Futurpreneur and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC))
  • Finding skills and people (with Service Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Invest Ottawa)
  • Finding new markets (with Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FED-DEV), Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME))
  • Finding Innovation Support Programs (with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada's Innovative Solutions Canada, Canada Revenue Agency’s Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program and Department of National Defence’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security)

Registration: We are looking forward to your participation! Places are limited, so make sure you register now!

Once you register, you will receive more information in the weeks leading up to the event.

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Proudly organized by the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, within Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), with the support of the following government department and programs, and other non-governmental organizations:

  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
  • Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
  • Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
  • Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance
  • Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)
  • Canada Revenue Agency Liaison
  • Export Development Canada
  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FED-DEV)
  • Futurpreneur Canada
  • Global Affairs-Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program, National Research Council Technology Development
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Innovative Solutions Canada
  • Invest Ottawa, Invest Ottawa Accelerator Program
  • Ministry of Labour-Employers' Advisers Office
  • Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
  • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
  • Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
  • Scientific Research & Experimental Development (CRA)
  • Service Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Statistics Canada-Marketing Research
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD)
  • Women in Business Enterprises (WBE)

For any questions regarding the event, please contact OSME at

Note that the expo will mainly be in English, but representatives will be there to assist you in French

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 10:00 to Thu, 11/26/2020 - 12:00
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, National Capital Region, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon
Event type
Information Booth, Networking, Connecting Event
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) business seminars and events
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
Event Language
Space Availability
Space Available
Online registration (English only)