Monday, 17 October 2011

Elgin County Conference Series Presents: Doing Business with the Government

Economic Development is pleased to present the third installment of the Elgin County Conference Series, Doing Business with the Government on November 23rd, 2011. This one-day seminar will give small businesses in Elgin County the opportunity to learn about the process of doing business with the government and applying for funding at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Topics presented will include: the funding application process, funding availability, procurement and purchasing processes, and accessing the market for agricultural producers. Dynamic keynote presentations will be delivered by speakers ranging from successful business owners to ministry representatives.

Guest speakers:

Menelaos Argiropoulos, Federal Senior Procurement Consultant Stakeholder Outreach
Topic: The Federal Procurement Process

Kevin Fox, Provincial Senior Procurement Consultant Stakeholder Outreach
Topic: The Provincial Procurement Process

Sonia Beavers, Purchasing Coordinator, The County of Elgin
Topic: The Municipal Procurement Process

Grace McGartland, Chair of The Arts & Cookery Bank
Topic: Success Story: Accessing Government Funding

The Elgin Business Resource Centre
Topic: Government Funding

Dr. John Kelly, Vice President of Erie Innovation and Commercialization
Art Lawson, General Manager of SCOR EDC
Topic: Accessing the market place for Agricultural Producers

The registration fee for the seminar is $30 and includes a continental breakfast, a lunch and refreshments. For more information on Doing Business with the Government or to register please call (519) 631-1460 ext. 168 or visit:


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