Monday October 23, 2017


Monday, October 17, 2016

Parkland Recreation Complex - Dauphin, MB

We are working hard, finalizing our program and it is possible that we might change things up as we get closer to our event date. Keep an eye out for future announcements!

7:15 – 8:30 am                        Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am                        Business Talk

Katie Pernarowski, Clayton Swanton, Steve Ganczer

8:40 – 8:45 am                        Conference Opening Greetings

MC Mick Lautt

8:45 – 9:45 am                      Keynote:Lessons in Entrepreneurship – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Presenter: Les Kletke, Global Ghost Writer

9:45 – 10:30 am                    Panel #1: Business Opportunities around the Tourism Industry

Panelists to be announced

10:30 – 10:45 am                  Refreshment Break

10:45  – 11:45 pm                 Hot Topic: The Art of Networking – How to Grow Your Contacts into Connections and Much More…

Presenter: Art Alexander, Certified John Maxwell Speaker Trainer Coach

11:45– 12:30 pm                    Panel #2: Inspiring Aboriginal Entrepreneurship

Panelists: Ashley & Jessica Houle from A Plus Plumbing & Heating, others to be announced 

12:30 – 1:15 pm                      Networking Lunch

1:15 – 2:00 pm                        Youth Business Pitches

2:00 – 2:45 pm                        Panel #3: Community at the Core

Panelists: Sasha Golding, Silver Frame Productions, Kelly Hunter, Gone Scrappin’ in Bloom and Stacy Purdey, Hodge Podge

This panel highlights the creative spirit of three women that are committed to their communities and enjoying livelihoods that fuel their passions.  Our three panelists will share a bit about their unique journeys in growing their rural businesses.  They will talk about what inspired them to take the leap and how their businesses came to be a valued part of the community.  We will take the opportunity to discuss the ways that we can serve our communities.        

2:45 – 3:15 pm                        Networking Break and Walk & Talk

3:15 – 4:00 pm                        Panel #4: Farm to Food

Panelists: Natalie Dueck,  Rawnata, Amy Nikkel, Adagio Acres and Gillian Richards

We welcome, Natalie and Amy,  TWO past Manitoba Food Fight winners to our panel discussion called, Farm to Food - These two moms and food entrepreneurs are successfully capitalizing on healthy eating trends and adding value to Manitoba agricultural commodities. Gillian Richards is a researcher from the Brandon University, working with the Rural Development Institute, Manitoba's food processing industry.

4:00 – 4:20 pm                        Wrapping it All Up with Les Kletke

4:20 – 4:30 pm                        Closing Notes and Daily recap with Mick Lautt

4:30 – 6:30 pm                        Unwinder at the Watson Art Centre with live music from local recording artist Marc Clement



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