BWA Quarterly Networking Event – Conestoga College – Doon Campus Rec Centre

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Date(s) - 26/09/2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Conestoga College

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BWA Quarterly Networking Event
BWA Export Readiness Series
Conestoga College – Doon Campus in the Rec. Centre
299 Doon Valley Drive – Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
Thursday Morning– September 26th, 2019 – 9AM to 12PM

Click here to Register! 

Meet others in the industry, and grow your industry contacts! The only place where the wood industry networks at this level in Ontario! In addition to the networking and industry connections join us and learn how to improve and grow your business.

The themes this quarter include:

1. Social Media – An Impact on your Business

  • Today’s consumers are using online tools to help with purchasing decisions. With little effort, they can learn about your business and share their experience good or bad. How well is your company’s online presence representing your business?
  • Kristina Dubois of Form and Affect will share what to expect when you properly invest in your companies online presence.
  • Join us as we examine:
    • Which online platforms are reliable for our industry
    • What to look for in a social media company if outsourcing
    • What type of investment in time and money is required to use each platform effectively
    • Which platform is most useful for wood companies.

2. Health & Safety – Strategies for Success

  • If the Ministry of Labour (MOL) shows up at your workplace, they may ask for specific information and paperwork. Find out how to present your company’s data, so you’re not caught off guard.
  • Randy Dignard is President of Industrial Safety Trainers Inc. with over 30 years experience with Health and Safety and is recognized by Ontario courts as an expert in his field. He will discuss what the MOL is looking for and where to get them.
  • Randy will focus on the top 7 things employers need to understand. If there has been a workplace accident or if the MOL shows up for a spot inspection, they may be evaluating you, and your business based on employers legislated responsibilities.

3. Export Development – The resources to advance your company and experience to get you there.

  • Have you ever thought about exporting your Canadian made product but had questions and concerns? Are you concerned about sales risk? Need more capital? Do you lack a network of experts to assist you with your business?
  • Lucian Mihett Export Development’s Senior Account Manager and an experienced commercial banker will discuss how to access capital, de-risk international sales, and take advantage of the current low-interest-rate environment.
  • Since 1944 Export Development Canada has facilitated more than $1.5 trillion in exports and foreign investments by Canadian Companies. Given our small domestic market, Canadian businesses have to think globally to compete and grow. EDC is Canada’s international trade expert and devoted to supporting Canadian companies with international business opportunities.

4. Most Important – Networking: We create plenty of opportunities to network and connect with industry partners! Make new connections, and meet with old ones! Your current and future customers and suppliers are here. So much B2B takes place it’s hard to measure!

5. BWA Initiatives: Come to make sure you are up to speed on all of the opportunities with your BWA membership!

The BWA Quarterly Networking Event is value-packed! You won’t want to miss this event so confirm your attendance now! Open to non-members, sign up to learn first hand about the BWA.

If you would like more information on BWA, please contact:

Mike Baker
Executive Director

p: 1-226-668-5455
e: [email protected]