Global
August 20, 2014

WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL TO HOLD ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR CANADIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

ON SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER 1, WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL IN CANADA WILL BRING TOGETHER OVER 200 WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO MONTREAL FOR ITS ANNUAL CONFERENCE.

Montreal, Quebec – August 20, 2014

“WEConnect International has been working in Canada since 2008, and we were eager to bring the conference to Montreal this year,” said Astrid Pregel, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Canada. “By collaborating with Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec, we have put together an impressive agenda that offers some of the most unique and lucrative opportunities for Canadian women-owned businesses.”

This year’s attendees will be among the very first in Canada to learn about the recently launched Women Owned logo. This collaborative effort by WEConnect International and The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council with support from Walmart will bring consumer recognition of products provided by women-owned businesses on store shelves in the U.S. Women business entrepreneurs certified with WEConnect International are eligible to use the logo on their products.

Over the course of the two-day event, attendees will also learn how to grow their companies and network with representatives from corporations, including BDC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Ciena, D&B, Desjardins, ExxonMobil, Fasken Martineau, IBM, Merck, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Walmart. Additionally, certified women business enterprises will meet potential buyers at the trade show on October 1.

For more information about the conference, go to WEConnectInternational.org/en/canada-conference.

WEConnect International is a corporate driven global non-profit that facilitates sustainable economic growth by increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses to succeed in global value chains. In Canada, the organization works with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members, and outstanding women business owners to help the country’s women-owned businesses succeed in local and global value chains.