Outreach calendar

In the upcoming months, representatives from the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) will be participating in several public outreach events. These events enable the Office to learn about procurement issues, share information, and inform Canadians about the role and services of the Office. For our stakeholders, these events provide opportunities to share experiences and be heard.

Upcoming events

November 6 to 8, 2017—Ottawa

Title:
Canadian Public Procurement Council Forum 2017
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Ottawa Marriott, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa ON  K1P 5R7
Date:
November 6 and 7, 2017
Details:
Join OPO at the Canadian Public Procurement Council's (CPPC) 19th Annual Forum. This year's theme is “Innovation in Public Procurement” with a focus on the efficiency and how to innovate and “think out of the box” in public procurement. Workshops with actual take-a-ways for our participants to bring back to their office will be designed to bring fresh perspectives and new ideas. In addition to the three-day conference program of presentations on leading initiatives in the public procurement community, the CPPC will host a Product and Services Expo on November 6 and 7 for private-sector suppliers to government. For more information, check out the Forum's website.

November 7, 2017—Fraser Valley, BC

Title:
Fraser Valley town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
Langley Events Centre, 7888 200th Street, Langley BC  V2Y 3J4
Date:
November 7, 2017
Time:
8:30 am to 9:30 am (PST)
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Fraser Valley area suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.
Title:
2017 Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Langley Events Centre, 7888 200th Street, Langley BC  V2Y 3J4
Date:
November 7, 2017
Time:
9:30 am to 2:30 pm (PST)
Details:
Join OPO at the Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo. The expo will feature a tradeshow which will give business people the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from 20 plus support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. Learn more at the event's webpage.

November 8, 2017—Edmonton

Title:
Edmonton town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites
10222 102 Street NW, Edmonton, AB  T5J 4C5
Time:
8:30 am to 9:30 am (MST)
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Edmonton area suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.

November 15, 2017—Online

Title:
Online Town hall session (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
Via WebEx videoconferencing
Time:
12 pm to 13 pm (EST)
Details:
OPO officials will host an online town hall session where Canadian suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.

November 21, 2017—Ottawa

Title:
Orleans Chamber of Commerce: Economic Symposium
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa ON  K1E 0A1
Time:
5:30 pm to 9 pm (EST)
Details:
Along with economic development representatives from Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels, OPO officials will host an information kiosk at this Symposium that helps businesses navigate through the complex dealings of government agencies for funding and support. This event will also showcase what East Ottawa has to offer businesses. For more information or to register, check out the symposium's website.

November 22, 2017—Toronto

Title:
Toronto town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Time:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Toronto area suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to kurtis.barett@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9755.

November 23, 2017—Barrie

Title:
Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshops
Type:
Information Kiosk and Presentation
Location:
Liberty North Banquet Halls, 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, Ontario
Time:
5:30 pm to 9 pm (EST)
Details:
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) and its partners are hosting a Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshop event. Businesses will have a unique opportunity to engage government officials, participate in various workshops, be informed about the Build in Canada Innovation Program and learn about services available to support their business. All in one location. For more information or to register, check out the event's website.

November 28 to 30, 2017—Montréal

Title:
Montréal town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
November 28, 2017
Time:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Montréal area suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.
Title:
Stratégies PME
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal QC  H2Z 1M2
Date :
November 29 to 30, 2017
Details:
Statégies PME offers a choice of 130 seminars so small and medium sized business managers can select those that meet their particular interests. The topics of the lectures were determined based on survey results collected from business managers. Subsequently, the subjects selected were subject to validation by 25 entrepreneurs from diverse industries. To learn more on the event consult the Statégies PME webpage (French language only).

December 6, 2017—Gatineau

Title:
Gatineau town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (French presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Gatineau area suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.

December 13, 2017—Online

Title:
Online Town hall session (French presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
Via WebEx videoconferencing
Time:
9:30 am to 10:30 am (EST)
Details:
OPO officials will host an online town hall session where Canadian suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.

January 24, 2018—Online

Title:
Ottawa town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
Time:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where National Capital Region suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865

January 30 to 31, 2018—Vancouver

Title:
2018 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver BC  V6Z 2W3
Date:
January 30, 2017
Time:
9:30 am to 2:30 pm (PST)
Details:
Join OPO at the Vancouver Small Business Information Expo. The expo will feature a tradeshow which will give business people the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from 50 plus support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses.
Title:
Vancouver town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
November 8, 2017
Time:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Vancouver area suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.

February 1, 2018—Calgary

Title:
Calgary town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
February 1, 2018
Time:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Calgary area suppliers can learn more about OPO's services and share their feedback on selling to the federal government. Space is limited to this free event, so please register by sending a message to gilles.pineau@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9865.
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