Thursday November 7, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Happy Hour Handshakes & Pre-Conference Registration

Get a spark of energy for Friday’s full agenda with local fare, cold drinks, and plenty of handshakes.  This evening will provide an opportunity to network with other like-minded start-ups, seasoned business owners, and business support service providers.

Friday November 8, 2019 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

PowerUp! Taber Conference

Find resources, gain information, recharge your ambitions, and energize your ideas into action. Prepare for a full day of learning with inspiring speakers and break-out sessions that are relevant to businesses of all stages and in a variety of industries.


8:00 am - 8:30 am

Welcome from the Taber Regional JEDC

8:30 am - 8:45 am

Opening Keynote

8:45 am - 9:30 am

Whitney Turcato, Borderland Food Company

Break Out Sessions

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Option 1: The Business Model Canvas - Part One

Option 2: Common Struggles in Succession Planning

Option 3: Utilizing Foreign Workers

Morning Break

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Business Resource Panel

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Southern Alberta has a strong network of support services for businesses who can assist you with research and development, funding, or exporting your product internationally.

Break Out Sessions

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Option 1: The Business Model Canvas - Part Two

Option 2: Making Home Base Work For You

Option 3: Job Postings 101


12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Cracker Barrel

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Sit down with a variety of business supports in Southern Alberta to connect, learn, and ask questions in a small group setting.


Break Out Sessions

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Option 1: Social Media & Marketing Basics

Option 2: New Immigrant Entrepreneurship

Option 3: TBD

Afternoon Break

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Keynote

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Final Remarks & Farewell

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Keep checking back as speakers are finalized. Agenda is tentative and may change.

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