We are pleased to once again have BMO as our Presenting Sponsor. Established in 1817, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $692 billion as of July 31, 2016 andover 46,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets. BMO helps their customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Their financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.
Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada’s export credit agency, supporting and developing Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. EDC is a self-financing, Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from the Government. EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. EDC also supports Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. Much of the business is done in partnership with other financial institutions and through collaboration with the Government of Canada.
Public Services and Procurement Canada is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for the government’s internal servicing and administration. The department is responsible for the procurement for other government departments and serves as the central purchasing agent, real property manager, treasurer, accountant, pay and pension administrator, integrity adviser and linguistic authority; it was recognized in 2018 as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. It is also the custodian of a large real estate portfolio and as well infrastructure such as bridges, dams and highways. https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/comm/index-eng.html
TELUS—a global telecommunications leader. TELUS offers businesses of all sizes solutions to meet their unique communications needs. They provide a wide range of services – from IP, data, voice, and video through to information management, security and industry-specific solutions – to more than 300,000 business customers in Canada. Their strategy is to unleash communications innovation for Canadian businesses, keeping them connected, informed and secure whether they are in the office, at home, or on the move. Through TELUS, Canadian businesses have limitless opportunities for competitive advantage. The TELUS philosophy is to combine creativity with technology expertise and a deep knowledge of industry-specific business challenges. This philosophy is called TELUS Innovation. Their dedication to competitive success and innovation has resulted in numerous awards recognizing TELUS for their marketing excellence, exceptional store design, and designation as one of Canada’s most valuable Brands. https://www.telus.com/en/
National Brokers Insurance Services, Inc. brokers property and casualty insurance products and services. The Company offers commercial, personal, group home and auto, and special insurance programs and provides custom-tailored solutions. National Brokers Insurance Services serves and markets insurance programs to organizations and individuals. https://nationalbrokers.com/
Concept strongly believes in customer service and is proud of their hard working and knowledgeable staff. We focus on the details that make the difference between an ordinary and extraordinary project experience. In fact, we are known in the building industry for fine workmanship, fair pricing and great customer service. We fulfill timeline requirements, in order to keep the project’s efficiency and budgets on track. We feel that every project is an opportunity to open doors and build long term relationships.
For decades the textile industry has been a major source of pollution. After years of research, Vision Textiles now has the technology to make substantial improvements. We recycle 100% post-consumer plastic bottles into eco-friendly fabrics. This unique process involves turning environmentally damaging waste into useable, sustainable yarns. The recycled yarns are then combined with natural fibers to be woven or knitted into eco-friendly fabrics, suitable for garments, home textiles and accessories.
Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business. Since 1995, WEC has fueled the success of women-led businesses by providing business loans up to $150K. We also provide business skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical business resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential. Our team understands and relates to the unique circumstances of women business owners. Our experienced business advisors, mentors, trainers and facilitators provide our clients with tools and confidence through a supportive, individual and practical approach. https://www.womensenterprise.ca/
GroYourBiz Ltd., headquartered in (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada), is an initiative known as MyBusinessMyBoard™ brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners, who want to take their business to the next level. GroYourBiz provides monthly peer business “Advisory Board” meetings to women, engaging top experts, business analysts, and presenters and a ‘practical approach’ training guide. GroYourBiz was developed for women entrepreneurs that want to take their business to the next level. Each month entrepreneurs will draw upon the skills, expertise, inspiration and energy of like-minded entrepreneurs offering practical solutions to attracting tomorrow’s customers and expansion needs. https://groyourbiz.com/