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Southern Ontario Spotlight


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March 2-9

International Womxn’s Week (Ottawa)

An event for female founders, business owners and entrepreneurs designed to inspire, empower and equip the leaders of tomorrow. The week will feature discussions around tech, investment, industry, government, academia, R&D and non-profits.

March 7

Third Annual Women of Diversity Summit Awards (Toronto)

Afropolitan Canada hosts its third Women of Diversity Summit and Awards, bringing together female leaders to share their wisdom and professional experiences through panel discussions, keynotes and fireside chats. New categories for nomination include the Leadership, Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Trailblazer and Influencer Awards.

March 8

Third Annual Celebration of International Women in Business (Toronto)

On International Women's Day, International Women in Business (IWB) invites women from all communities to gather and network while sharing uplifting stories in an effort to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs and leaders.

March 9-10

SheEO Global Summit 2020 (Toronto)

The SheEO Global Summit is a gathering for women who are working on the world’s to-do list. The event will reveal the next cohort of Canadian and US ventures selected for funding and will feature a curated line-up of global speakers in four tracks.

March 21-22

Inspiring Diversity in STEM 2020 Conference (London)

Inspiring Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) invites students to an event designed to break down the barriers to participation in STEM fields faced by underrepresented groups. The conference includes keynote speakers, skill development sessions, an undergraduate poster competition and graduate student and industry expos.

March 25-26

10th Toronto Women’s Expo Awards and Charity Gala (Vaughan)

For the first time, this annual event will feature the Eminence Awards and Charity Gala supporting Million Dollar Smiles on March 25. The Toronto Women’s Expo Conference and Trade Show will feature keynote speakers, auctions, entertainment and more on March 26.

March 27-28

2020 National Mompreneurs Conference (Toronto)

The conference provides education, inspiration, connections and insights for women entrepreneurs across Canada, featuring presentations by industry experts, panel discussions on topics relevant to today’s shifting marketplace, and interactive stations for networking, connecting, and business-building.



April 2

Growth Summit and Testimonial Dinner (Toronto)

Hosted by the Public Policy Forum, the summit and dinner will bring together thinkers, deciders and doers from business, government, academia and other sectors in discussion and celebration.

April 2-3

9th Global Women’s Leadership Summit (Toronto)

The summit brings together executives, managers and aspiring leaders to share ideas and personal stories of leadership successes and hardships.

April 6-7

InsurTech North (Toronto)

InsurTech North connects attendees with experts in key sectors important to profitable long-term growth, including incumbents, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, incubators, regulators and advisors.

April 6-8

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit (Seattle, Washington)

Presented in partnership with Boeing as a supply chain event, bringing together aerospace and defense primes, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers that are ready to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the sector.

April 7-8

Blockchain Revolution Global (Toronto)

This event will educate attendees on the transformative abilities of blockchain technologies and its value for business, government and osciety. Topic tracks include sustainability, security and identity, smart cities, advanced manufacturing, innovation, government and regulation.

April 8

Discover TechNata (Kanata)

A tech expo and talent hunt centered on new and innovative companies in Kanata, this event will feature over 90 exhibitors from the region’s tech ecosystem.

April 21-23

Canadian Fintech Summit (Toronto)

Dedicated to Fintech (financial technology) and artificial intelligence, with exhibiting organizations and technologies from across the globe providing opportunity to discover the lasts trends and technologies.

April 28

Ngen’s Collaboration Canada (Waterloo)

NGen’s advanced manufacturing showcase will feature leading voices in advanced manufacturing, companies who have received support from NGen for their projects, and companies with ideas for advanced manufacturing projects. 

April 29

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit (Kitchener)

A day of discussion and advocacy bringing together regional experts to explore ways to accelerate the growth of Canada's Innovation Corridor through improved commercialization, collaboration, and deployment opportunities.

April 29 - May 1

OSUM Conference (Brantford)

Held by Ontario Small Urban Municipalities (OSUM), this conference will look at the latest initiatives, challenges and solutions surrounding the “changing landscapes” of small urban Ontario.

April 30

AGRI Tech Venture Forum (Toronto)

The AGRI Tech Venture Forum is an annual event that brings together industry, investors, accelerators, and innovators to provide insight on the latest sector developments, milestones and key challenges.



May 5

5th Annual GovConnect Ontario (Toronto)

GovConnect Ontario offers dynamic roundtable sessions that allow participants to directly engage their counterparts on key issues that public servants are examining in information management and technology strategic plans.

May 11

The Technology Shift: Adopting AI and Robotics (Toronto)

The Technology Shift Conference sheds light on key emerging technologies and showcases how Canadian businesses can put them into action.

May 12-15

Canadian AI 2020 (Ottawa)

The 33rd Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence brings together leaders in research, industry, and government to showcase the country's contributions to intelligent systems and advanced information and communications technology.

May 13-14

TECHSPO (Toronto)

Business, tech and innovation collide as TECHSPO Toronto brings together develops, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.

May 21

2020 Manufacturing Summit Kitchener-Waterloo (Kitchener)

This annual Manufacturing Summit brings together the region's manufacturing and supply-chain communities for a keynote presentation, panel discussions, and exhibitor displays.

May 27-28

CANSEC 2020 (Ottawa)

Held annually in Ottawa since 1998, CANSEC 2020 brings together defence and security companies and key decision-makers from military and government to showcase leading-edge technology, products and services for land-based, naval, aerospace and joint forces military units.

May 28

Sustainable Finance/Clean Energy Conference (Toronto)

Understanding Canada's intention to transition towards a clean energy growth economy, this conference will discuss opportunities and issues surrounding clean and sustainable economic growth.



June 11

Toronto Tech Summit (Toronto)

The Toronto Tech Summit focuses on customer experience, innovation, AI and machine learning, the Internet of Things, virtual reality and augmented reality. Tech professionals and enthusiasts will be inspired as they learn about crafting incredible experiences through technology from industry thought leaders and influencers.

June 22-25

Collision Conference (Toronto)

Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its sixth year, Collision has grown to over 30,000 attendees and become a crossroads for the world’s most influential founders, CEOs, journalists, investors, and policymakers.

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