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Back to Business: Ottawa Business Events Fall Calendar Marks an Exciting Return to Live Events

September 9, 2022 – Ottawa, ON – The launch of the Ottawa Business Events Fall Calendar presented by the Ottawa Board of Trade (OBOT) and Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) marks a full return to live business events in the National Capital Region. The upcoming season features a variety of experiences designed to engage, inform, inspire, and celebrate our local business community.


The fall is an important time for business, even more so this year as many “return to office” after two years of uncertainty and change. The Ottawa Business Events team is known for delivering high quality events featuring relevant content and expert speakers. This year is no exception as some of Ottawa’s top leaders take the stage including but not limited to:

  • Amy MacLeod, VP Corporate Communications, MDA;
  • Cyril Leeder, CEO, Myers Automotive Group;
  • Sarah Chown, Owner, Metropolitan Brasserie;
  • Kathryn Tremblay, Founder & CEO, Altis Recruitment;
  • Stephen Harrington, Partner, Deloitte;
  • Erin Benjamin, President and CEO, Canadian Live Music Association
  • Pierre Cleroux, Chief Economist, Business Development Bank of Canada


In addition, signature events will celebrate key milestones including Mayor Jim Watson ending his long-time tenure as host of the very successful Mayor’s Breakfast Series and the ever-popular Best Ottawa Business Awards Gala returning for the first time since 2019.


“Connecting people, sharing insights, and recognizing excellence is at the heart of every event we create. We are committed to this event program as an economic growth strategy for our local businesses and the future of our city. Collaboration is the key to our collective success, and we wish to thank all our local sponsors, speakers and guests for your continued support. Together, we will,” says Sueling Ching, President and CEO of the Ottawa Board of Trade.


OBE Fall 2022 Events Calendar:


Mayor’s Breakfast: CEOs Municipal Election Panel

On September 13, 2022, Amy MacLeod, MDA; Cyril Leeder, Myers Automotive Group; Sarah Chown, Metropolitan Brasserie; and Erin Benjamin, Canadian Live Music Association join the Mayor’s Breakfast for a panel discussion on priorities from Ottawa's business community for the next term of Council.


Talent Summit / Best Places to Work Cocktail 

The development, attraction and retention of talent is a major part of Ottawa's Economic Recovery and Rebound Strategy. Join OBOT and OBJ on October 4, 2022, for a one-day conference that will explore emerging trends, best practices from employers and how Ottawa's economic partners are supporting our business community and planning for the future.


Mayor’s Breakfast: Reflecting on 15 Years as Mayor   

The Mayor's Breakfast Series is an opportunity to network and stay informed on issues vital to Ottawa's prosperity and quality. On October 12, 2022, Mayor Jim Watson reflects on his 15 years as Ottawa’s Mayor.


Small Business Breakfast

OBOT and OBJ celebrate Small Business Week with BDC! Finding better, more productive ways of working will help small business owners drive the Canadian economy to create a more inclusive and sustainable future. Don’t miss the Small Business Breakfast on October 19, 2022, to find out more.


CEO Talk: With 2021 CEO of the Year Kathryn Tremblay

Ever want to peek inside the minds of highly successful CEOs? This event sees local CEOs share their personal success stories and challenges. Kathryn Tremblay, CEO and Co-Founder of Altis Recruitment, excelHR, excelITR, Altis Technology, provides a keynote presentation on October 19, 2022.


Women Wine & Wisdom

An evening designed to create a candid conversation about leadership, life balance and legacy. On November 2, 2022,enjoy a beautiful dinner, share real stories and be inspired by powerful women. Everyone is welcome.


Best Ottawa Business Awards

On November 24, 2022, join Ottawa’s biggest celebration of business at the Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs). The BOBs is an annual award ceremony that celebrates Ottawa's history of innovative, ethical, and profitable business, and recognizes its entrepreneurial spirit.


Ottawa’s Economic Outlook

Don't miss the 2022 Ottawa's Economic Outlook presented by the Ottawa Board of Trade and Ottawa Business Journal! The annual luncheon on December 7, 2022 brings together business owners and executives for a series of presentations highlighting trends in the regional economy.


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About the Ottawa Board of Trade:

The Ottawa Board of Trade is the voice for business and key advocate for economic development in the Ottawa region. Our mission is to cultivate a thriving world class business community. We are an independent, non-partisan, non-profit member driven association representing the interests of all businesses at every level of government to ensure a competitive business climate, economic growth, and community prosperity. For information, visit

About the Ottawa Business Journal

The Ottawa Business Journal is the leading source of business news and information in Canada’s national capital region. For more than 25 years, readers have turned to OBJ for the business news they can't find anywhere else – unique and relevant articles and features tailored to local business managers, owners, professionals and executives. For information, visit