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Immigrant Business Expo – Waterloo Region

September 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Organized by New Horizons Media Inc, in collaboration with the Immigration Partnership, the 1st annual Immigrant Business Expo (IBE) in Waterloo Region is a one-day exhibition including workshops, marketplace and small business clinics assisting new immigrant and refugee business owners.

Date: September 21, 2019; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Venue: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West

Canada has a long and successful history of immigrant entrepreneurship. Many newcomers, refugees and immigrants aspire to own a profitable small business. However, there are specific challenges immigrants face when starting and operating a small business in the Canadian business landscape.

IBE aims to assist immigrants in navigating the sometimes complex requirements of operating a small business in Canada. IBE will connect them with government-funded and other community services and supports that help immigrants start or grow their own small businesses.


  • Panel discussion by leading immigrant entrepreneurs
  • Marketplace for immigrant-serving organizations and business service providers that support immigrants with starting a business in Canada
  • Marketplace for immigrant entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and services
  • Workshops on business topics and resources
  • Small business clinics with business experts and coaches

For more information and for exhibitor/sponsorship opportunities, please check out immigrantbusiness.ca.

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September 21, 2019
9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Kitchener City Hall
200 King Street West
Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7 Canada
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