KELOWNA, BC, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon hosted by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce on Monday, October 15, during BDC Small Business Week™. Mr. Halde will discuss why Canadian entrepreneurs should invest in their businesses now and how major global trends will reshape the Canadian business environment.
He will also be available to discuss the results of a BDC survey on the investment intentions of Canadian entrepreneurs.
Media: Interview opportunities available following the luncheon.
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce - Keynote Speech and Panel Discussion with Jean-René Halde, President and CEO, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Theme of Speech: Aim High! Invest in your future. A short panel discussion will follow.
|Date:||Monday, October 15|
|| Luncheon, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Panel, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
|Place:|| Coast Capri Hotel, Vineyard Room
1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6E8
Canada's business development bank, BDC, puts entrepreneurs first. With almost 2,000 employees and more than 100 business centres across the country, BDC offers financing, subordinate financing, venture capital and consulting services to more than 28,000 small and medium-sized companies. Their success is vital to Canada's economic prosperity. www.bdc.ca
About BDC Small Business Week™
BDC Small Business Week™ is a Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) trademark whose origins date back to 1979 when BDC business centres in British Columbia's Lower Fraser Valley pooled their resources to organize a week of activities for entrepreneurs. This first event and one that followed in 1980 were so successful that BDC officially launched BDC Small Business Week™ across Canada in 1981. The initiative was quickly adopted by Canada's business community. In 2011, some 320 activities across Canada attracted close to 10,000 business people to BDC Small Business Week™. This BDC flagship event celebrates entrepreneurship at the local, provincial and national levels.
SOURCE: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BANK OF CANADA
For further information:
Senior Advisor, Public Relations
Business Development Bank of Canada