2019 Small Business Calgary Expo

Presented by Indeed

October 24, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
BMO Centre - Hall A 


Amazing things happen when entrepreneurs get together, and that's what Small Business Week is all about. The crown jewel of the entire week is the Small Business Calgary Expo.

Featuring a dazzling exhibition of local businesses and phenomenal keynote speakers this event is Alberta’s biggest B2B expo.

Keynote: Saeed Sadooghi, Indeed

The Science of Talent Attraction: How to Win Over Talent

The decision to start a new career is a big life change – it’s a choice that requires plenty of thought, with many benefits and risks to consider. So what ultimately leads employed people to make the decision to change jobs, and how do they search for a new roles?

In this keynote session, The Science of Talent Attraction: How to Win Over Talent for Your Business, we’ll dive into the science behind how candidates find jobs and discuss how job search trends impact your organization. You'll walk away with insight into:

  • The key challenges small businesses face
  • The difference between active versus passive candidates
  • The psychology of job search and the career decision-making process
  • Strategies for attracting the right talent

Learn more about Saeed


Keynote: Cathie Saroka, Goldray Glass

For over three decades, Cathie Saroka and her team have built Goldray glass into a world class company with operations based right here in Calgary.

At the Small Business Calgary Expo, Cathie will highlight Goldray’s growth story, sharing how they landed their first big customer and a partnership with 3M. Cathie will also speak to the many challenges Goldray has overcome.

If you are looking to get inspired by the hard work and success of a local business, this keynote is not to be missed.




Scotiabank Experts Power Lounge

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New to the Small Business Week Expo this year is the Scotiabank Experts Power  Lounge. The Scotiabank Experts Power Lounge gives you one-on-one facetime with a variety of business experts - think experts specializing in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Legal, Growth Strategies, Marketing, HR and more.

Meet with experts from: 

Business experts will be on hand to answer your unique questions and provide tailored insights and guidance to challenges and opportunities you face as a business owner. 

Book your 15-minute appointment with the business expert you want to meet with at the Scotiabank Experts Power Lounge at the Small Business Calgary Expo. 



  • Early Bird: FREE (Only available until September 15, 2019)
  • Regular ticket (Chamber Members): $10 (Only available until September 30, 2019)
  • Regular ticket (Non-chamber Members): $20 (Only available until September 30, 2019)
  • Last minute ticket (Chamber Members): $20 (Only available until October 23, 2019)
  • Last minute ticket (Non-Chamber Members): $40 (Only available until October 23, 2019)


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Interested in exhibiting?

To learn more about exhibiting email: tlang@calgarychamber.com


The Small Business Calgary Expo is the biggest B2B small business expo in Calgary. Exhibiting lets you weave your business into the fabric of a dynamic community of entrepreneurs.

It's where you find the businesses and leaders that make YYC truly vibrant. That's where you want to be.

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