2019 Small Business Week Keynote with Arlene Dickinson
Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward
8:30 AM – check-in and breakfast served
9 AM – Arlene takes the stage
KEYNOTE WITH ARLENE DICKINSON, CEO OF VENTURE COMMUNICATIONS, DISTRICT VENTURES & YOUINC.COM
Lessons learned as an Entrepreneur: How to reinvent yourself with the times and the lessons learned as an entrepreneur based on my experiences
Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. As CEO of Venture Communications, her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list. She is also the CEO of District Ventures Capital a fund investing in Canadian companies in the food and health sectors.
Dickinson is best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning series Dragons’ Den, an investor on The Big Decision, and a judge on Recipe to Riches. She is the author of two bestselling books --Persuasion, and her most recent bestselling release,All In.
Her success and leadership has been recognized with multiple honours and awards including Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, as well as being recognized with PROFIT and Chatelaine magazine's TOP 100 Women Business Owners Awards.
Dickinson is an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and is the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University,Concordia University,Saint Mary’s University and NAIT. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal. She also sits on numerous public and private boards and is dedicated to giving back to her community and country.