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Invitation to Centrallia Information Sessions

Centrallia 2012 is what we're calling speed-dating for business. We want to hook you up and help you build new relationships, so your business prospers.

For three days in October 2012, we're expecting more than 600 people from around the world to come to Winnipeg at the invitation of The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and ANIM, Manitoba's Bilingual Trade Agency.

You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with 14 of them for half an hour each and explore the possibilities, whether you're looking for a supplier, distributor, investor, purchaser, mentor, new product line or whatever it might be.

We are targeting 13 sectors: Advanced Manufacturing; Transportation and Logistics; Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; Agribusiness and Food Processing; Aerospace; Life Sciences and Biotechnology; Information and Communications Technology; Film, New Media, Gaming and the Arts; Tourism; Energy and Environmental Industries; Education and Training; Building Products; and Mining and Minerals.

We want local businesses to be there - after all, that's why the world is coming to us. And besides, it's a lot of fun ... it's hard to describe, but there's a real buzz in the room. There's also an opportunity to hear from noted speakers, such as Malcolm Gladwell, author of the Tipping Point and Blink.


Where: The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Conference Centre, 2nd Floor, 259 Portage Ave.


Friday, Jan. 6 - 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 13 - 8 a.m., 8:45 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 20 - 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 27 - 8 a.m., 8:45 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.

We invite you to choose a date and time that best suits your schedule, but we would really like to meet with you and tell you more about Centrallia 2012. If you can attend, please RSVP to Wendy Stephenson, The Chamber's director of Strategic Initiatives, at 944-3317 or