Your Opportunity to Learn, Engage, Network and Grow

Small Business BC’s Small Business Summit will provide you with the tools, strategies and best practices you need to successfully compete in today’s ever-changing business environment.

What to Expect

The Small Business Summit will take place Monday, October 2, 2017 and will comprise of a pitch competition, educational workshops, panel discussions, keynotes, exhibits, networking and more.




Evening Reception

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The Speakers

  • U. Gary Charlwood

    Founder and Chairman, Century 21 Canada LP, The Charlwood Pacific Group, Centum Financial Group Inc, Real Property Management LP and UNIGLOBE Travel International LP
  • Steve Thorp

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Postmark Brewing, Vancouver Urban Winery and Belgard Kitchen; Co-Founder, FreshTAP and Roaring Twenties Wine Co.
  • Nick Rockel

    Editor-In-Chief, BCBusiness
  • Lyndon Cormack

    Managing Director and Co-Founder, Herschel Supply Co.
  • Farhan Mohamed

    Editor-in-Chief and Partner, Daily Hive
  • Zach Berman

    Co-Founder, The Juice Truck
  • Tara Bosch

    Founder and CEO, SmartSweets
  • Garret Louie

    Owner, Fortune Sound Club, Livestock and Timebomb Trading Inc
  • Brianne Miller

    Founder and CEO, Nada
  • Mike Zaremba

    Co-Founder, Float House; Co-Host, Vancouver Real
  • Barry Hartman

    Barry Hartman

    Co-Founder and CEO, 505-Junk
  • Éric Baranes

    Owner, La Baguette & L’Echalote - Blé Bakery
  • Candace Nancke

    Managing Partner, Loren Nancke
  • Shane Gibson

    Shane Gibson

    Speaker, Author, Co-Founder
  • Cecilia Mkondiwa

    Senior Director Program Delivery, Women's Enterprise Centre
  • Helen Stepchuk

    Director of Freshness, Cucumber Marketing
  • Jill Earthy

    Chief Growth Officer, FrontFundr
  • Morgan Beall

    Microfinance Manager, Vancity
  • Paulina Cameron

    Director BC & Yukon, Futurpreneur


Pitch Sponsor

Seminar Sponsors

  • Ceridian - Human Capital Management
  • SDE


  • Staples - Your Business Advantage
  • Nucleus - Managed IT Support
  • Benchmark Law Corporation logo
  • WorkSafe BC
  • rogers logo

Media Sponsors

Beverage Partners

Food Trucks

  • Flying Fish 'n' chipper
  • Disco Cheetah

Sponsorship Opportunities

Want to showcase your product or service in front of 500 small business owners?  To find out about the sponsorship opportunities available, contact Joshua Haywood at