August 17, 2017: Growth Decoded, Buffalo, New York, United States

Viaduct, experts in helping startup companies grow, held an event, Growth Decoded, at Dig in Buffalo’s Innovation Center, featuring Blair Severn, Chairman of enabling ideas®.

From his renowned 'Mobilize Results' program, Blair demonstrated how to unscramble the complexities of a growth strategy to a simple set of mobilizing decisions. The result being a definitive focus that transforms a company from a place of 'hope to' achieve growth, to 'expect to' achieve growth by design.

The audience was introduced to an understanding of; Where growth comes from, Achieving growth by design and Mobilizing growth results.

Viaduct, a new venture from Superior Group was created to "deliver real value to the startup ecosystem as a one-stop talent solution provider to entrepreneurs" says Scott Stenclik CEO of Superior Group. Viaduct Managing Director, Johan Klarin, a serial entrepreneur himself added, "Viaduct understands entrepreneurs' needs having imbedded ourselves in the community through strategic relations with 43N, Bright Buffalo, Invest Buffalo Niagara, Launch NY, and enabling ideas®".

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April 26, 2017: 2017 CanAm Now, Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Presented by enabling ideas members Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Berardi Immigration Law, in cooperation with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the 2017 CanAm Now event is Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s premier cross-border business development and hot topic forum.

Bringing together key leaders and stakeholder from both sides of the border to:

  • Capitalize on the economic potential of the international golden horseshoe
  • Connect people interested in expanding cross-border business
  • Educate and discuss border-wide issues, problems and needs

  • Three Keynotes on Exporting

    A New York perspective
    An Ontario perspective
    Best practices

    Two breakout sessions (Choose from 3 tracks)

    Goods - The art of importing and exporting
    Business - Nuances of a cross-border business - Acquisitions, subsidiaries and partnerships
    People - Moving employees legally and efficiently across the border

    The event is being endorsed and sponsored by the enabling ideas® Community of experts. "With enabling ideas® being an organization that is about transforming ideas, opportunities, strategies and plans into core competencies, actions and results, we are pleased to support Buffalo Niagara Partnership's efforts in further growing bi-national economic prosperity" says Blair Severn Chairman, enabling ideas®.

    *All attendees receive a complimentary listing in the NEW international online business directory, designed to foster bi-national business development throughout the year.

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    April 24 – April 26, 2017: Great Lakes Economic Forum, Detroit-Windsor, USA-Canada

    The Council of the Great Lakes Region is proud to host their third Great Lakes Economic Forum. This conference will bring together hundreds of senior decision makers and influencers from industry executives, government officials, leading academics and members of the NGO Community.

    Be among senior-level attendees from both Canada and the US networking with decision makers, learning from business leaders and experts, and helping to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of this bi-national economic region.

    Keynotes by:

  • Anthony J. Scriffignano, SVP Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet
  • Bruce Heyman, Former United States Ambassador to Canada
  • Doug Porter, CFA, Chief Economist and Managing Partner, BMO Financial Group
  • James Blanchard, Former Governor of Michigan and U.S. Ambassador to Canada
  • Dr. Meredith Lilly, Simon Reisman Chair in International Affairs, Carleton University
  • William Testa, Vice President and Director of Regional Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • The event is being endorsed and sponsored by the enabling ideas® Community of experts. "With enabling ideas® being an organization that is about transforming ideas, opportunities, strategies and plans into core competencies, actions and results, we are pleased to support the Council of Great Lakes Region's efforts in further growing bi-national economic prosperity" says Blair Severn Chairman, enabling ideas®.

    As a guest of enabling ideas® use Promo Code EI2017 for a 10% savings.

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    November 15 & 16, 2016: 2016 ACG Toronto Capital Connection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Join enabling ideas® at Canada's largest M&A and PE Conference. The Association for Corporate Growth Toronto Chapter (ACG Toronto) is proud to present their 14th Annual ACG Toronto Capital Connection Conference. The event brings together mid-market company executives, business owners, intermediaries and service providers with influential executives from Canadian and US private equity firms, banks and specialty financial institutions.

    Some highlights of this year's conference includes:

    60+ Exhibitors
    600+ Executive Attendees from across North America
    40+ Industry Leaders in Speaking Roles
    $30 Billion in Private Equity Capital

    Keynote Speakers:

    Anthony Lacavera, Chairman Globalive Capital
    Janice Fukakusa, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer RBC

    As a guest of enabling ideas® use Promo Code TORENABLING2016 for a 10% savings off the non-member rate.

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    November 5, 2016: 2016 ACTION Conference, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

    The ACTION Conference caters to anyone interested in taking the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. Whether you're generating ideas or executing them, the ACTION Conference will put you front and centre amongst experienced industry leaders.

    Some highlights of this year's conference include:

    Yossi Feinberg, architect behind Stanford University Graduate School of Business's Entrepreneurship Program
    Donald Steiny, Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and angel investor
    Randall Howard, serial technology CEO, investor, and philanthropist
    Grover Righter, world-class customer acquisition and growth expert from Silicon Valley
    Peter Evans, Canada's top tech marketer

    Keynote Addresses*:

    Becoming Iconic -- Gerald Weiner, CEO at Landmark Canada
    Global Trends in Entrepreneurship -- Yossi Feinberg, Professor at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business
    See You in the Future: Entrepreneurs in the Age of Machines -- Grover Righter, Chief Scientist and CEO at Lever 10

    *Keynotes will be accompanied by a variety of immersive workshops.

    If you are serious about building a profitable venture, leading innovative projects in a large company, and learning from Silicon Valley’s best, this event will supercharge your journey.

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