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Manitoba Business Events Roundup

We’re already half way through 2015 and time flies when you’re running a business. In this roundup of business events we’re highlighting some notable sessions that have already taken place as well as some upcoming events you may want to attend.

At the beginning of the year, Deloitte’s Annual TMT Predictions showed which technology media and telecommunications trends will make an impact within the next 12 months. Deloitte has created a SlideShare featuring their predictions, with some already coming true.

ICTAM, The Innovators was held on April 23. This premier technology event for Winnipeg’s business leaders featured such notables as Peter Aceto from Tangerine Bank.  ICTAM also has a number of interesting events throughout the year that you can still attend.

Innovate Manitoba has a series of events running throughout the year. Ramp Up Weekend, Pitch’Day, Launch’Pad, Brandon Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Lift’Off, Driving Innovation Conference & Workshop are all geared towards helping entrepreneurs and researchers get even better at what they do best.

EPIC Technology Day is an award-winning conference known as one of the best-run partner events in North America. The event is aimed at the IT and technology community and exposes attendees to the latest innovations in their industry. EPIC holds two event days: one in the spring and one in the fall on October 27.

TEDx Winnipeg was held June 4 in the same format as all TED and TEDx conferences, featuring incredible speakers teaching and inspiring a packed audience.  In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, the conference is where technology, entertainment and design all converge. Catch our event highlights in RIP to the RFP, the Golden Rule and Learn Ojibway App.

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce After Business Mixers are mini-trade shows complete with appetizers and networking. Join as an attendee or an exhibitor to showcase your business. In addition, The Chamber hosts The State of the City Address and The State of the Province Address, which gives both the Mayor of Winnipeg and Premier of Manitoba an opportunity to deliver their messages to the business community.

After Business Mixer 2013 from Coelement on Vimeo.

Finally, Take the Leap is Manitoba’s Rural Entrepreneurship Conference held in Dauphin this coming October. This annual event features speakers with entrepreneurial experience who share their experience with attendees.

And if your networking is in need of a brush-up, check out our Tip of the Hat to Networking featuring advice to get you comfortable and confident in a crowd.

Keep posted to the Business Hub for future event roundups and coverage of conferences throughout the year.

Marney Stapley

Marney is the Vice President, North Forge Fabrication Lab. The North Forge Fabrication Lab provides access to advanced digital fabrication and prototyping equipment with support from entrepreneurial and innovation communities. In her spare time, she helps to shape one of the world's most respected blogs dedicated entirely to Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing. She is also a volunteer for TEDx Winnipeg as a team member who selects and works with engaging speakers.

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