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

September 27, 2017—Online

Title:
Online Town hall session (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
Via WebEx videoconferencing
Time:
11:30 am to 12:30 am (EDT)
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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

October 3, 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 (EDT)
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.

October 4, 2017—Ottawa

Title:
Ottawa town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be confirmed
Time:
9:30 am to 10:30 am (EDT)
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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

October 11, 2017—Hamilton

Title:
Supply Ontario: Reverse Trade Show
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Liuna Station, 360 James Street North Hamilton ON  L8L 1H5
Time:
9 am to 1 pm (EDT)
Details:
Join OPO at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services' annual reverse trade show that brings vendors and buyers together. Learn how to sell to government, and meet buyers and program staff from ministries and agencies of all levels of government. For more information check out the reverse trade show info page. To register as a participant on their registration page.
Title:
Hamilton town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Time:
October 11, 2017
Date:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Charlottetown 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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

October 19, 2017—Charlottetown

Title:
Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce—2017 Biz 2 Biz Expo
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Eastlink Centre, 46 Kensington Rd, Charlottetown PE  C1A 5H7
Date:
October 19, 2017
Time:
10 am to 4 pm (ADT)
Details:
OPO officials will host an information kiosk at this expo featuring a business-to-business trade show with over 125 exhibitors. The annual Biz 2 Biz Expo is Atlantic Canada's premiere business to business showcase and networking event. The Expo is held during Small Business Week and provides participants the opportunity to network and showcase their products and services. For more information or to register, check out the expo's website.

October 18 to 19 2017—Laval

Title:
Laval town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (French presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
October 18, 2017
Time:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Laval 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 Quartier des affaires du Québec Conference
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Château Royal Reception and Convention Halls, 3500 du Souvenir Boulevard, Laval QC  H7V 1X2
Date:
October 19, 2017
Time:
8:30 am to 5 pm (EDT)
Details:
Held during Small Business Week, OPO officials will host an information kiosk at this innovation conference that will help business people reach a higher level of efficiency. This conference was designed to help entrepreneurs keep abreast of market trends and developments. For more information or to register, check out the Congrès Quartier des affaires du Québec website (French only).

October 24 to 25, 2017—Fredericton

Title:
Fredericton town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
October 24, 2017
Time:
To be determined
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Fredericton 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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.
Title:
Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Road, Fredericton NB
Date:
October 25, 2017
Time:
9 am to 4 pm (ADT)
Details:
Join OPO at the annual Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show that brings vendors and buyers together. Learn how to sell to government, and meet buyers and program staff from departments and agencies of all levels of government.

October 26, 2017—Moncton

Title:
Moncton town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meetings
Location:
To be determined
Date:
October 26, 2017
Time:
9 am to 10 am: ADT (English presentation with bilingual question period)
11 am to 12 pm: ADT (French presentation with bilingual question period)
Details:
OPO officials will host a town hall session where Moncton 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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

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
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 to 8, 2017—Fraser Valley, BC

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.
Title:
Fraser Valley 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 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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

November 9, 2017—Edmonton

Title:
Edmonton town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
November 9, 2017
Time:
To be determined
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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

November 15, 2017—Online

Title:
Online Town hall session (English 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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

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 9, 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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.
Title:
Stratégies PME
Type:
Information Kiosk
Location:
Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal QC  H2Z 1M2
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:
October 18, 2017
Time:
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 (English 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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.

February 1, 2018—Calgary

Title:
Calgary town hall meeting
Type:
Town hall meeting (English presentation with bilingual question period)
Location:
To be determined
Date:
November 9, 2017
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 claude.dubois@opo-boa.gc.ca or by calling 613-947-9723.
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