Is your business ready for the future? The future starts now!

Register Now for the Xcelerate Summit conference (formerly Barrie Business Week)

Make sure you are up to date on trends that will change business in the future. http://xceleratesummit.co

Day 1: Wednesday, October 26th (Excellence in Operations):

Day 1 begins with a keynote by Lauren Friese about the future of the workplace. How do you manage different generations of workers (among other challenges)?

Choose from morning workshops that cover the spectrum from engineering money (finding funding for your business) to scaling up your HR practices, creating new products and services, or coopetition (collaborating with competitors).

The afternoon breakouts include: effective recruiting strategies, back-end systems for growth, future security for your business and protecting your IP.

The day wraps with this year’s President’s panel: Krista LaRiviere (GShift Labs), Paul Larche (Larche Media), Steve Loftus (Innovative Automation) and Carla Ladd (City of Barrie). Close out the day with networking on campus.

Day 2: Thursday October 27th (Future of Sales and Marketing)

Begins with an interactive session featuring DisorDat and a panel discussion on What’s Coming Soon – forthcoming trends, moderated by Chris Adams.

Choose from morning workshops on Going Global (Targetting key influencers in your destination markets); Target Marketing (Defining your ideal clients); PR: Connecting with communities inside and outside your business; and Mobile Marketing (Capturing customers on the move).

The afternoon breakouts include: LinkedIn for Growth; CRM (Customer Relationship Management); Event Marketing (Winning customers face to face) and Ecommerce for your website – Shopify.

Day 2 wraps with a closing keynote from Sean Wise (consultant for Dragon Den’s and expert on startups and venture capital): Innovate like an entrepreneur.

Join us for networking downtown at Kenzington’s on Dunlop Street, where Sonic Coalition (the Mayor’s band) will play.

You can register for one day only for $100, attend both days via a 2-day pass for $175, or share the 2-day pass within your company for $175 (having a different partner or employee/department lead attend each of the days).


Any questions? Email patricia@growvantage.com.


Patricia Dent

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