Build your business event calendar

Editor's Note

This article is sponsored by the Ottawa Board of Trade. 

The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Ottawa Business Journal partnered to create Ottawa Business Events over eight years ago! Our vision is to create high value opportunities to for our business community to be connected, informed, and inspired. Business and community leaders from every industry have reported tangible rewards from actively participating by attending, sponsoring, and even presenting at our events. The annual calendar is diverse; from popular Mayor’s Breakfast series to economic summits to celebrations that recognize the best in our community.

The last two years has presented us with a “once in a pandemic “opportunity to reimagine our events and challenged us to increase value to our members and sponsors. But we think we have it! We shifted from in person events to virtual to hybrid. We increased the value to our community with access to content well beyond event day and the ability to level up sponsor recognition. It has never been more important to keep our community well networked and future thinking. Events are an important strategy for economic growth and community prosperity.

We recently hosted a sponsor appreciation event for the local businesses that supported us through this transition and contributed to the overall health of our business community when it was most needed. We are confident we are coming out of this time more focused, sophisticated, and resilient than may have otherwise been attainable. So, thank you to our sponsors!

We launched our 2022 event year with a bang and encourage you to get prepared for a banner year by planning early and maximizing your benefits. Make the most of the Ottawa Business Events momentum with these simple actions.

  1. Review the calendar and identify the opportunities most relevant for your business. You can consider your networking, promotional and professional development needs.
  2. Create a list of people in your network that you wish to invite to join you including clients, employees, and prospects. Events are a great way to show appreciation and grow your team.
  3. Review the sponsorship opportunities to build your brand, promote your products and services and demonstrate your community support. We have something for everyone.

Finally, the Ottawa Board of Trade considers our events an important part of our role as the voice of business and advocate for economic development. Convening business and community leaders for the purpose of stimulating thought leadership as well as scaling businesses is fundamental to the future of Ottawa and the National Capital Region. A world class thriving business community will pave the way for an inclusive, sustainable, prosperous city for generations to come.

Thank you to all our members for your continued support. I hope to see you soon!

Sueling Ching
President & CEO | Ottawa Board of Trade

About the Ottawa Board of Trade

The Ottawa Board of Trade is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan member driven business association. We are the voice of business and key advocate for economic growth in our Nation’s Capital. Our mission is to cultivate a thriving world class business community in Ottawa by influencing economic development through leadership and partnerships. We advocate key priorities at all three levels of government and support business growth through relevant benefits and programs. Join us today!