2018 Small Business Calgary Conference

Celebrate + grow


Amazing things happen when entrepreneurs get together, and that's what Small Business Week is all about. Last year we hosted the largest Small Business Conference in Canada featuring a full-day conference with a dazzling Expo, a phenomenal keynote speaker, interactive deep learning sessions, and the famous Awards show.

This year we are taking it even further! While we aren't ready to give away any of the details just yet, we can promise it will inspire and help grow your business. Keep checking back as more details around the day will be released closer to October. 


This year Small Business Week occurs October 15-19, 2018. 

Missed out on all the fun from last year? Here is a quick recap of how the day went down. 

The day was made up of three parts

  • A massive Expo
  • An immersive Academy for entrepreneurs
  • A fancy Awards dinner

Small Business Calgary Expo


The Small Business Calgary Expo is the biggest exhibition of Calgary small business under one roof you’ve ever seen! Filled with vendors designed to support small businesses and entrepreneurs it was the perfect opportunity to build connections and grow your business. 

Keynote: Matthew Corrin, Founder & CEO of Freshii

Matthew Corrin


 The highlight of the conference was a keynote address by Freshii Founder and CEO, Matthew Corrin. Matthew shared stories of building a global brand, taking over smaller chains, and his future vision for the company. Claiming corporate culture as one of the keys to success, Matthew shared how Freshii fostered and continues to grow a strong corporate culture.   


 The Academy

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We brought a day of learning to Calgary entrepreneurs. The Academy was a full day of professional development centered around innovation, digital marketing and cybersecurity.

 Small Business Calgary Awards show and dinner


The day closed out with an Oscar style event, the Small Business Calgary Awards. Hosted by local comedian and actor Andrew Phung, the Awards show and dinner celebrated the best of Calgary Small Businesses.  


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