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Driving Growth Through Digital Transformation: E -Commerce Workshop

October 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am MDT

$15 – $25

Whether you are just starting out, scaling up or looking to compete on a global stage, learn how adopting e-commerce can help drive growth for your small businesses. Join BDC, Canada’s only development bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, and PayPal, a global e-commerce ecosystem leader and champion of Canadian small businesses. Together, they will host a workshop focused on how you can harness the power of e-commerce to grow your small business. You’ll walk away with tips, tricks and ideas to start or build out your online selling strategies.

About Session Speakers

Michael Denham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Michael Denham is President and CEO of BDC, Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. He leads a team of 2,200 people across Canada who work every day to help entrepreneurs succeed by providing the guidance and financial support they need to build resilient, growing businesses. 

A strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, Mr. Denham drives BDC’s positioning as the number one ally of Canadian entrepreneurs. Having more impact on more business owners and being as easy as possible to do business with are among his main priorities at the helm of BDC.

A seasoned business leader with more than 30 years of senior management experience, Mr. Denham held senior roles at McKinsey, Bombardier, Accenture and AquaTerra before joining BDC.

Based in Montreal since 2001, Mr. Denham is bilingual and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Master of Science in Economics with distinction from the London School of Economics.

Ryan May, Head of Technology and Business Solutions, PayPal Canada
With a passion for programming and head for business, as the head of technology and business solutions at PayPal Canada, Ryan May is focused on helping entrepreneurs harness the power of digital solutions to fuel growth for their businesses. For over six years and in three different countries, Ryan has worked for PayPal at the nexus of merchant payment products and partnerships. In his current role, Ryan manages a portfolio of PayPal small business products and strategic integrations for Canada.

Bonus: Free event following this session

As a special bonus, please join us following this session for Get TAP’d and Grow Your Business Abroad
Companies that take their business global experience an increase in both domestic sales and market share, yet only 5% of SMEs in the Edmonton region export.

Entering international markets is less scary than you think and the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is here to help. TAP is a one-stop shop for all the resources and answers you will need to begin exporting or to overcome export challenges. Join us as we introduce you to TAP and learn how it can help your business scale up and strategically enter the global market.


Chamber member: $15
General admission: $25
Attend all BDC Small Business Week™ events with the Chamber member all-access pass*: $89
*Limited quantities available; excludes Creative Connections: Paint Night
Chamber member exclusive ticket pre-sale will run until Thursday, September 6 at noon.

Ticket price includes continental breakfast.

Register for this workshop to gain free entry into Get TAP’d and Grow Your Business Abroad immediately after this session concludes.

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If you do not have your login credentials, please email or call 780.426.4620

If you are an Edmonton Chamber of Commerce member or have a web account please login.


October 19, 2018
7:30 am - 9:30 am MDT
$15 – $25


World Trade Centre
600, 9990 - Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1P7 Canada
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