BUSINESS BREAKFAST WITH THE LEADERS |Hon. David Kilgour & Ms Shereen Miller
Saturday, December 22, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Come and learn how to do business with the government of Canada; and, about the $40M Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program from Shereen Benzvy-Miller, Director General of the Government of Canada Office of Small and Medium Enterprises.
Shereen Benzvy Miller, M.A., LL.B, is the Director General responsible for the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and Strategic Engagement. This means she plays a pivotal role in bringing the perspectives of suppliers and government buyers together to help federal procurement meet the needs of suppliers, the government, and Canadians.
Since joining Public Works and Government Services Canada in 2008, Shereen has been instrumental in the introduction of e-strategy initiatives including the launch of buyandsell.gc.ca, of a new approach to procurement embodied in the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program, and the streamlining of procurement through the National Procurement Strategies for Goods and Services. Her office also works within government to reduce barriers to effective, efficient procurement, and provides assistance to government and suppliers, especially small and medium enterprises wishing to do business with the government.
Ms. Miller joined the federal public service in the 1990s when she was recruited by the Correctional Service of Canada for her experience as a human rights lawyer.
As the mission of the OSME is to improve access to federal government contracts, the guest speaker will mainly discuss the new policies and strategies implemented within the Office to make it easier for SMEs to gain access to business opportunities with the government. Ms. Miller will also talk about services the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) offers to help businesses to become suppliers to the Government of Canada, as well as about the opportunity to sell innovation products and services under the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP).
For your convenience, David Kilgour's biography is also available
in longer form at www.david-kilgour.com under the “About David” icon.
David Kilgour is co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran, a director of the Washington-based Council for a Community of Democracies (CCD), a Fellow of the Queen's University Centre for the Study of Democracy, a director of the New York-based NGO Advancing Human Rights and a director of the Ottawa Mission (for homeless men) Foundation.
First elected to the House of Commons in 1979, he was re-elected seven times, most recently in 2004, for the south-east region of Edmonton. During his time in Parliament, he was Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committees of the Whole House, Secretary of State for Latin America & Africa (1997-2002) and Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific (2002-2003). He did not run in the 2006 election.
David is active on issues of human dignity. A 2007 book, UneasyNeighbo(u)rs, co-authored with David Jones, a former American diplomat, discusses the relationship of Canada and the USA. In 2009, he published with David Matas Bloody Harvest-The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs. He and Matas were nominated in 2010 for the Nobel Peace Prize and awarded the 2009 Human Rights Prize of the International Society for Human Rights in Switzerland for their work in raising awareness of state-sponsored organ pillaging in China.
This event is sponsored by NPBN MEMBERS FROM OUR COMMUNITY;
Optimal physiotherapy 613 729 9998
James Laniyan Property Management 613 302 4874
Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy 613 729 3151
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is Valet Parking at the Sheraton Hotel and free parking around the streets.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Any of the telephone numbers above will do.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, but you must inform the organizers and give us the persons name.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, upto 3 days before the event.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, it will make your entrance easier.
When & Where
NPBN - Ottawa Hub
The Vision of the Nigerian Professionals and Business Network [NPBN].
The core vision of Nigerian Professionals and Business Network [NPBN] is the betterment and development of our member's profession and businesses within the larger communities around the world.
Our common belief is that a Network of successful Nigerian Professionals and Businesses will be in a better positioned to represent our collective interest both to the government of the country of our residence and the Government of Nigeria and will harness their global experiences and connections to promote and foster bilateral relationship between Canada and Nigeria in area of trade, economic and national development. The aim is to partner with other organizations to utilize the opportunities in our adopted countries [i.e. Canada] and equally make significant contributions to our country of birth, Nigeria.
Our NPBN Mission;
NPBN’s mission is to promote the spirit of networking and cooperation among Nigerian Professionals and Businesses within each city in every country, thus mobilizing the vast resources of manpower and machinery of Nigerians as a united body of positive influence within Nigeria and Canada.