What’s Coming Up in MAY!


Is it just us, or did April zip by quicker than we expected it to? Welcome May! We have a busy month ahead full of networking and learning opportunities. We’d like to make a special mention of our May Business Breakfast. If you’re a woman in business looking to meet other women in business, this event provides a great opportunity for speed networking and connecting. Plus, you’ll enjoy an inspiring speaker and a delicious breakfast! Learn more details below.

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Business Breakfast: Protecting Your Business with Insurance
Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
May 12
8:30 – 9:30 am
The Met

Part of running a successful business means you’re prepared for the unexpected. Just like having an umbrella before it rains, having the right insurance coverage in place before you need it is important. In this session, Christine Beaumont, Financial Planner and Licensed Insurance Advisor, will help you understand how insurance can protect your business should you, a partner or key employee become seriously ill, unable to work due to an injury, or die suddenly. Learn how insurance might fit into your business and get tips on how to read the fine print and questions to ask your insurance advisor. Register.

World Trade 101: Risk Assessment When Sourcing an International Partner
World Trade Centre Winnipeg
May 4
9:30 – 11:30 am

Today’s fast changing business environment presents many risks and challenges. Rising costs, increased competition, and eroding profit margins make it difficult to succeed. To meet these challenges, organizations are increasingly sourcing products and/or services from international suppliers. Sourcing internationally can help organizations reduce their product and labour costs. However, there are additional risks that need to be considered prior to launching a global sourcing initiative.Register.

MFPA Manitoba Taste Awards
Manitoba Food Processors Association
May 5
11:30 am– 8:30 pm
Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway
Cost varies per activity for MFPA Members and Non-Members

The Manitoba Food Processors Association will be hosting our 2016 AGM and Industry Conference along with the Manitoba Taste Awards Gala to honour entrepreneurial achievements, innovative development and success of our member companies. Purchase tickets.

Manitoba Chamber of Commerce 85th Annual General Meeting
May 6 – 8
Canad Inns Destination Centre, Portage la Prairie
Cost varies on ticket option
Purchase tickets

Work Matters
May 17
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
Member Rate: $279 + GST
Non-Member Rate: $319 + GST
Opening Keynote Speaker and Continental Breakfast Rate: $69 + GST

You spend the vast majority of your day and life at work, but why? What motivates you at work and what drives you crazy? What are you doing for the people around you to ensure their work matters? Learn about why work matters – to you, your team and your organization – and how it impacts performance and the bottom line. Connect with over 300 leaders, feel inspired about why your work matters and leave with a plan to make it matter more. Register.

MBiz Breakfast Series Featuring Diane Gray, President and CEO of Centreport Canada Inc.
May 18
7:30 – 9:00 am
The Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue
Member Rate: $47.50 + GST
Non-Member Rate: $57.50 + GST
Purchase tickets 

Vision Quest Conference
May 17 – 19
RBC Convention Centre
Cost varies on ticket option

Vision Quest looks forward to bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and youth to discuss and promote Aboriginal business, community and economic development. Vision Quest provides opportunities for learning, networking, information sharing, partnership building as well as cultural awareness and entertainment. Vision Quest will host nearly 1,000 Conference participants as we well as over 80 exhibits. Over the last 19 years, nearly than 14,000 people have shared in certification courses, plenary and workshop sessions, partnership building, cultural and networking events. Register.


World Trade Centre Winnipeg
May 25 – 27
RBC Convention Centre
Cost varies on ticket option

The 4th edition of Centrallia has been designed specifically for businesses seeking new opportunities and will welcome more than 700 businesses from across Canada and over 30 businesses from around the world to Winnipeg. It is an excellent opportunity to grow your market. If your business is in manufacturing, transportation and logistics, agribusiness, information and communications technologies, environmental industries, energy, resources, mining, construction/infrastructure or innovation, consider attending Centrallia.Register.

Have a great month!