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September – October 2018

OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Get Your Early Bird Ticket for OWIT-Toronto Annual Gala Celebrating Women’s Economic Empowerment

  • WhenWednesday, September 19, 2018
  •  5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • LocationToronto Board Of Trade 77 Adelaide St W Toronto, ON M5X 1C1 Canada

Be sure to mark off the evening of September 19th for our Annual Awards Gala in Toronto to honour the winners and to network with other like-minded professionals in the global trade arena. Our theme this year is “Enhancing global trade through women’s economic empowerment”, with a fireside chat featuring these dynamic, accomplished women in impressive leadership roles:


Director of the International Law Research Program, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Oonagh established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law. She has spearheaded innovative CIGI initiatives on women’s economic empowerment, including a conference at the World Trade Organization (WTO). She has extensive experience as a senior executive in the federal government, providing legal policy, advisory and litigation services, and strategic leadership in international law, national security, public law, human rights and governance.


Founder/Director, Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute


Professor Information Technology Management

Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes and diversity. She is coauthor of the bestseller “Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park,” and is the founder of Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute. She has dedicated her work to leading projects aimed at promoting the participation and advancement of underrepresented groups. She was selected in 2013 as one of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence and in 2010 as one of 25 Transformational Canadians by The Globe and Mail, La Presse and CTV.


President, Bay Communications & Marketing Inc

Founder and VP, International of OWIT-Toronto

An advocate for women exporters, Susan is an authority on international trade, women’s entrepreneurship and diversity. She is a prolific writer and speaker on women’s economic empowerment, most recently presenting at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. She is a senior consultant with Grow Trade Consulting and is also the Ontario rep for TFO (Trade Facilitation Office) Canada. She served on the Minister of International Trade’s SME Advisory Board (2008-11) and provides stakeholder input for OWIT in consultations on free trade agreements, including the NAFTA renegotiation. She has been honoured with international awards, including the TIAW World of Difference 100 Award which recognizes 100 women worldwide for contributing to women’s economic empowerment.

 Early Bird Tickets Sale

Reserve your spot today for this always high-energy,

inspirational evening and take advantage of our early-bird rate.

 Place: Toronto Region Board of Trade
77 Adelaide Street West,
Toronto. ON M5X 1C1
 Date: September 19th
 Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Early bird:  CAD$99      (deadline: Aug 17th)    
OWIT, Students & Partners:  CAD$110
Members:  CAD$110
Non-Members:  CAD$125

Note: dietary restrictions should be indicated in advance. 

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Francophonie en Fête
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – Sep 29 @ 10:00 pm

Francophonie en Fête unveils its program for our Annual Francophone Music Festival which runs Sept 20-29 2018. 

The 13th edition of the Francophonie en Fête Festival is a week-long celebration including two full weekends of the francophone diversity that Toronto enjoys, brought together on stages across Toronto in a series of free and paid concerts. Through the Festival period an in-school educational program will be delivered to French-language schools across Toronto.

Check the website for the performance schedule and details:

Brussels Expo – Salon de l’Alimentation
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm

Salon de l’Alimentation
The biggest covered market in Belgium

13 – 21 October 2018 ~

Meet more than 115,000 buyers !

 The 89th edition of the « Salon de l’Alimentation » is a big covered
market with restaurants, where small craftsmen’s work meets
products entertainment !
 Salon de l’Alimentation is a large exhibition representing multiple
 Gastronomy (restaurants, bars, food trucks, traditional booths,…)
 Fashion, jewelry, beauty products,…
 Home decoration and living
 Craftsmen’s from all over the world (Senegal, Japan, Morocco, Vietnam,…)
 Demonstration (championship of apprentice bakers, cooking shows,…)
 9 days including 2 weekends – no conflict with the school holidays
 National Fair with a strong media plan: radio, daily press, free

Salon de l’Alimentation > facts :

 This popular national event held in Brussels welcomed:

 115,000 visitors in 9 days (2017)
 280 Belgian and foreign exhibitors

 35,000 sqm of exhibition space – 4 halls
 Average purchase of 80€/visitor
 Target group: (shoppers who want to discover and test new artisanal products)

 Couples and groups of 50+ weekdays
 Families on the weekends
 58% Women


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