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Winnipeg, October 11, 2012 – Jean-René Halde, President and Chief Executive Officer, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), will be the keynote speaker at the Manitoba Business Awards Gala, hosted by the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, October 18, 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.
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.
TM BDC Small Business Week is a trademark of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
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