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Exploring the Future, Now.

On September 17th, the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) will be hosting the @MarketPlace Conference at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener from 9:00am - 4:30pm.

This year's theme is Exploring the Future, Now. With the rapid pace of change in technology, community and business we're looking to see what the future holds. Some of the themes we'll be exploring include:

  • Social media
  • Mobile applications
  • Being connected to your community
  • Startups and growing your business
  • The environment and sustainability
  • Relationship management & customer loyalty
  • Buying locally

You're invited to join us and see how upcoming trends can help you build better businesses, communities, environments and lifestyles. We're expecting an audience ranging from entrepreneurs, social thinkers, community educators, corporate leaders and visionaries.

CMHABut it doesn't stop there. We are very proud to give back, and this year we're supporting the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in their mission to provide opportunities for all individuals to enhance their mental health and the quality of their lives. We urge you to check out the Grand River Branch of the CMHA and find out about the great work they're doing. You'll find a representative from the branch at the conference!

  • The @MarketPlace Conference 2011 attendees
  • Keynote Speaker: Nancy Kay, TELUS
  • The audience is captivated
  • We were pleased to welcome a diverse audience
  • Networking with a smile
  • Attendees shared the excitement on Twitter
  • Our speakers were thought provoking
  • Busy taking notes
  • Julie Howlett, LinkedIn
  • Some of the great comments people had to say about us via Twitter

Want to know what to expect... don't take our word for it, here's what people said about last year's conference:

  • Opportunity for people in the community to connect
  • Takeaways have been endless
  • Collaboration between like minded people
  • Great information, supportive community
  • Highlights diversity of the speakers and audience
  • Made lots of connections, great networking
  • Biggest highlight meeting top people from TELUS and LinkedIn
  • One of the most practical and informative conferences

Thank you to our sponsors

SBCN LinkedIn Prime Information Security Motivational Steps THEMUSEUM
Skylight Productions Flourish Florals Never Forget Photo Digitcom
SATNER Mobile Smith Graphics Photography
Waterloo Region Record - Community Partnerships Program Libro Kitchener BIA