Highlights and ProTips

Everything you need to know to get the most out of your day at the Small Business Calgary Conference.


  • Don’t forget your business cards! This conference is a great place to meet new contacts, vendors, clients, and enter a draw or two.
  • Practice your elevator pitch ahead of time – you never know who you might meet!
  • Bring a charging cable or a portable battery pack to ensure your mobile devices are powered up to get you through the day.
  • Make sure you eat lunch before you come but don't worry about bringing snacks. There will be snacks and beverages available for purchase in the conference.
  • Stop by the new Innovation Pavilion at booth 519 to check out some of the cool businesses operating in Innovate Calgary.


Calgary Chamber Connect Centre

Stop by booth 107 and say hello for a refresher on your member benefits, to purchase your copy of the new Dear Calgary book, and learn how to use the Digital Marketing Diagnostic to help up your digital game!

ATB Entrepreneur Centre

Haven’t had a chance to check out the ATB Entrepreneur Centre yet? Well you’re in luck, as ATB Financial is bringing the ATB Entrepreneur Centre experience to you!

Join them at the ATB Entrepreneur Centre Calgary pop up at booth 314.

At the ATB Entrepreneur Centre, they surround you with specialized experts who take a 360° view of your finances, offering holistic personal and business banking services. Come and connect with one of their Entrepreneur Strategists to get advice on your business or connect with our Community Manager to learn about upcoming events and workshops taking place at the Centre.

Improve your company’s productivity and boost profits

Is your company as efficient as it can be? Do you know how your business compares with the best in your industry? Answering these questions could give you an edge on the competition. 

Be sure to visit the BDC at booth 501 to meet with their experts, discover Canada’s First Productivity Benchmarking Tool, and get started on measuring your productivity!

Official Small Business Week Calgary After Party at National on 10th

After the awards are announced and the excitement settles in, keep the conversation going at National on 10th as we gather to celebrate all the finalists and winners.

To join in on the fun, all you have to do is visit Concorde Entertainment Group at booth 508 at some point during the afternoon to pick up your wrist band. Or you can show your conference name tag at the door.

Doors open at 9:00 pm.

Electronic recycling in real life

Recycle your old laptops, cellphones, and computer equipment on-site at booth 201. The Electronic Recycling Association will be live-on-location, ready to put your hard drives through their powerful Hard Drive Shredder. 

Accelerate your business at the TEC Canada booth 

Are you a small business owner or executive who would benefit from the TEC experience? TEC Canada Chairs will be onsite all day offering free one-on-one coaching sessions at the TEC Canada booth 507. Be sure to stop by to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, valued at $200!

Short on time? Register in advance for your customized 30 minute coaching session and select a time!

Email tecevents@tec-canada.com to secure your spot or for more information.

Coworking in real life 

Curious about what it's like to work in a coworking space like The Commons? Experience it for yourself in their live office space happening right in the middle of the Business Showcase at booth 301

Meet 30+ members and partners of The Commons who will be not only showcasing their specialty but demonstrating what happens when amazing people, ideas and businesses collide and collaborate.


Stop by booth 511 to learn how you can save time, and save money. ATCOenergy will be showcasing many of their Blue Flame Kitchen 30 minute meal ideas while also teaching you how to get the best deal on your energy bill.

  • Practice your elevator pitch ahead of time – you never know who you might meet!