TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Economic Predictions for 2023-2024
and how to respond
"In light of the looming recession there are huge opportunities on the horizon. Are you prepared?"
Nathan Helder - Southbrook Consulting
Digital Transformation - What is it? Why is it important?
All About CDAP Grants for SMEs.
"Canada has a $4.4B fund to provide grants and assistance for small and medium businesses to advance their digital maturity. Web Conductors are approved advisors to CDAP and can explain the program to attendees."
Zachary O'Connor, Web Conductors Inc.
Zak O'Connor is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Web Conductors, a digital transformation agency with a focus on providing technology driven solutions to create organizational change. Zak's career began in a start up SaaS enterprise that was eventually acquired by a major Private Equity Fund. Afterwards, he began his entrepreneurial journey Co-Founding Web Conductors. Web Conductors is a recognized agency to deliver strategic plans & assessments under the $4.4B Canada Digital Adoption Program to qualifying SME's. The company also has earned recognition as Google Partners, Shopify Partners, and more.
Recruiting is a Proactive Intentional Effort
"Recruiting is an art and is not done when you have openings to fill, it is a constant proactive intentional effort to add the best people to your team. What are some of the things you can look for in people that will help you understand if they are a fit and how do you evaluate what they will add to your team. We often look for a technical skill proficiency that we deem a must but give less value to the person themselves.
How to understand the right person versus the wrong person with a technical skill will cost you less long term but maybe more upfront. However if you are always proactively recruiting you will have more time to train them correctly rather than hiring to fill a position."
James Riddell - SiteOne Landscape Supply
TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
How to easily incorporate permeable paving into projects; residential, commercial and industrial
"Changing climate patterns and changing requirements for stormwater management have more and more people looking for ways to manage stormwater in an effective, efficient and affordable manner. Permeable paving can be used to achieve the new requirements and is easy to include in all types of projects. This presentation would focus on what is permeable paving. How to install/basic overview. Where it can be used.etc."
Ellise gasner - Lid Paving
Unlocking the Potential, Big Ideas for Small Gardens
"Big city living, often comes with small garden spaces. From balconies to terraces, courtyards to front yards, discover how to embrace your small space. Confront the challenges, explore the opportunities, and maximize the potential with Paul, The Tattooed Gardener. Whether your interests are kitchen gardens, flower gardens, or something in between; the garden is an extension of your home, regardless of size. Discover how to improve or create your own dynamic small space. Paul will share how he maximizes space and opportunities in his small-scale home garden; recently featured in Tara Nolan’s book Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big & Small Spaces."
Paul Gellatly - The Tattooed Gardener
Digital Engagement, Digital Influence, and World of the "NOW" Customer
"This presentation will dive into the world of digital engagement, dealing with the “NOW” customer created by the hyper-acceleration of technological adoption in the COVID era. What’s your digital footprint look like today? Are you easy to do business with in the “NOW” economy? The company that kills you will look nothing like you. We will review the recipe for a successful digital presence and social media, discussing how to meet your future customers where they are and make sure their customer journey with your company is positive.
Kevin Battistoni - Hunter Industries
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
THURSDAY JANUARY 11, 2024 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
THURSDAY JANUARY 11, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.