2017 Business Conferences in The GTA, You're Welcome
If you're anything like me, you want to be abreast of things going on in the city aside from networking events or Soca Fetes. (I miss summer).
Well, we are 30% into the year and I've already missed a conference I wanted to attend and could have gone --IF I KNEW THE DATE AHEAD OF TIME. Attending the right business conference can help you stay current, gain a fresh perspective and mingle with key people in your industry --sometimes even big players. Your life can change from one conference. Who knows, you may land the biggest client of your life after investing.
So to avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) this year, I put together a list of business conferences happening around the GTA. Mostly Toronto. You're welcome.
Included are the dates, prices and a micro synopsis of the conferences hijacked from the conference's website.
Digital Media Summit (April 19, Sheraton Centre, Toronto) $299
"Branding, marketing, and multi-platform content integration."
6th Annual Customer Experience Strategies Summit 2017 (April 25-27, Marriot Eaton Centre, Toronto) $1,895 - $2,390
"This interactive forum is designed for CX executives looking to create transformational experiences that increase profitability across the entire customer journey."
Digifest 2017 (Apr 27 -29, Corus Quay, Toronto) $69 - $129
"Digifest is a three-day conference located on Toronto's waterfront that focuses on the future of education, creativity, entrepreneurship, gaming, and technology; organized by George Brown College."
The Project Management Conference (May 3, 2017 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto) $339 - $395.50
"This one-day conference has been customized for all stakeholders in construction and real estate operations including building owners, property managers, contractors, architects, engineers, interior designers, asset managers, and building professionals who need to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies to help be effective project managers and team leaders."
THE ANNUAL GLOBE AND MAIL SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT (May 9, 2017 -Delta Toronto Hotel, Toronto $349 -$499 *Promo Code: FP2017)
"Join the country’s brightest business leaders and Globe journalists for a day of enlightening sessions, proven growth strategies, innovative ideas, and networking. Walk away with the insight, education, and relationships you need to take your small business to the next level."
Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference (May 10th Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga) FREE - $30
"The Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference & Tradeshow has been designed to provide Toronto Area Entrepreneurs, whether budding or experienced, with the opportunity to expand their professional network, hear from experienced and successful entrepreneurs on tips and opportunities and learn what it takes to become successful and stay thriving."
DIGIMARCON Canada 2017 (May 18-19, Marriot Eaton Centre, Toronto) $295 - $1095
"Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools. Virtual passes are available."
Personal Branding Summit (May 26, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto) $95 - $275
"Attend this Personal Branding Summit if: You want to build your personal brand from the ground up and/or you want to amplify your brand using digital and/or social media."
The Change Leadership Conference (May 31st The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto) $397 - $647
"The Change Leadership’ series is dedicated to driving positive change by empowering individuals, entrepreneurs, and corporations as effective change leaders." John C. Maxwell is headlining.
Digital Marketing for Financial Services Summit (May 31 – June 1, The Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, Toronto) $1,995 - $2,195
"Adopt cutting edge tactics from leading innovators to differentiate your financial brand."
The Art of Leadership For Women (June 13th Metro Convention Centre, Toronto) $499 - $849
"The Art of Leadership for Women features a unique combination of extraordinary women who have established themselves as dynamic and successful leaders and attendees who bring diverse perspectives to the table." This is one of the conference series I wanted to go to but missed. "The Art Of"...host an array of high profile events.
Big Data Toronto 2017 (Jun 20 — 21 The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto) FREE - $300
"BIG DATA TORONTO provides you with the latest news and trends in Big Data, Analytics, and Technologies. By sharing with you innovative strategies and solutions for you Big Data initiatives." In other words, you need user data to drive customized engagement in 2017.
Please, if you know of a conference happening this year...it seems like everything stops in June, POST IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! By-the-way, I would be remiss to not mention my own upcoming class Apr. 20th. Content creation for entrepreneurs/business owners on Social Media. Whip up a week's worth of content in under an hour in the content lab. See event below or CLICK TO RSVP.