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Chatham-Kent Business Summit

​Introducing: The Chatham-Kent Business Summit.

Whether you're starting a business, growing a business, or are interested in business... this event is for you.

Created for Chatham-Kent's ever-growing business community, the CK Business Summit is designed to unite the dream of starting a business, running a business, and ultimately succeeding in business.

Chatham-Kent Economic Development is hosting this two-day business summit, along with generous local sponsors, to showcase CK's existing business offerings, help forge new partnerships, and offer educational opportunities to drive success. The Summit features opportunities, including an expo and numerous speaking engagements, for those looking to gain exposure, network with other business-minded individuals, and get inspired.

The Chatham-Kent Business Summit is taking place on April 20th and 21st at the JD Bradley Convention Centre.

Taking place on both days, the Summit Expo Marketplace will host up to 80 businesses and the lineup of dynamic speakers, also taking place both days in the Speaker's Lounge, will feature recognizable names speaking about business-focused topics.

To register, visit the Eventbrite page

Speakers List and Topics

Thursday, April 20, 2023 

  • Fire Services' Chief Chris Case - 1:30pm - 2:00pm
    Prevention and Business Continuity
  • DEIJ - Rebecca Haskell-Thomas - 2:30pm - 3:05pm.
    The Business Case for Inclusion
  • Gary McDonald - 3:30pm- 4:30pm
    Organizational Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast.

  • Key Note Speaker Michael 'Pinball' Clemons - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    All Heart 

Friday, April 21, 2023 

  • Teksavvy's Vice President of Marketing Mike Stanford  - 12:00pm - 12:45pm
  • Darryl Julott, Digital Mainstreet - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Unlocking the potential of Artificial Intelligence tools for small business growth
  • Lori Sheppard 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    Back to Basics: Road Map to Simple Safety Solutions  
  • Key Note Speaker Danielle Campo McLeod - 4:30pm - 5:30pm 
    My Will to Survive is Olympian