Partner Activities

International Women’s Day
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Join us for our International Women’s Day celebration featuring keynote speakers, special guests, live music, live painting, a raffle and more. This event will be in partnership with The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America, and Artworld Fine Art.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Wounded Warriors, who’s mission is to support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families; and to the charitable trust of The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America which supports artists in fashion.

Special Guest Speaker:

Kris Nahrgang

Artist, Sculptor, Archaeologist, First Nations Advocate & Activist, Elected Chief of the Kawartha Nishnawbe First Nations.

Our MC for the evening:

Linda Leatherdale

Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development, Cambria.
Financial Columnist and Commentator,

Linda Leatherdale is a multi-media business dynamo.  In addition to being Money Editor of The Toronto Sun, a nationally syndicated columnist and a popular speaker at seminars, she hosts Linda’s Money Show on the Global Prime Network seen nationally at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays (and on Toronto’s CFTO at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays) and is the author of Money is a Girl’s Best Friend, the best-selling financial guide for women. Coming up this fall, her second book: Money is a Kid’s Best Friend. She has amazing energy and is also the VP of New Business and marketing.  She is very well known in the Toronto area.

In 2017 the BCCTC focused on promoting women in business and hosted an event, inviting several organizations to celebrate “Women in Business” on International Women’s Day. We not only had a very successful event with 200+ participants and 7 partner associations and chambers of commerce, we also truly represented a global community in multicultural Toronto. Attendees included women entrepreneurs showcasing their businesses, representatives from consulates, and women organizations such as WEConnect International in Canada and the Women’s committee of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40–two of Canada’s preeminent business awards addressing the audience. We also hosted a raffle and the proceeds went to our charity of choice Wounded Warriors. We even had a flashmob dance!

This year’s event promises to be another wonderful evening with a goal of truly celebrating women and equality for all. We will once again have great live music, delicious food & drink, dynamic speakers and a chance for guests to create their own original art with Artworld Gallery Artist Briar Emond.

Additionally, on February 25th, 2017 we launched our “Woman of the Day” campaign featuring women that we know through the BCCTC. This campaign profiled a variety of women, from entrepreneurs to those established on the corporate ladder, demonstrating the huge amount that has been achieved by women in Canada so far. Their interviews also provide an insight into the issues they have faced and their opinions on issues that women still face in business in 21st Century Canada. We created an infographic of the survey, more info here. We are excited to be running this campaign again this year, with so many exciting women to feature.

Get your tickets here 



365 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1K2. ARTWORLD is just off the Gardiner at Kipling & Evans, features lots of FREE PARKING, is close to Kipling Subway Station & GO (Mimico) 

Partner organizations:

Proudly Sponsored by:

For more information please contact Idalia Obregon, Executive Director, BCCTC ~ ~ 416.816.9154

Commonwealth Conference 2018
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Ontario Investment Centre
Details TBA

Commonwealth Business Forum
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm

52 Commonwealth Nations to gather in London, April 2018 on trade, business and investment

In April 2018, for the frst time since 1997, the UK will host Commonwealth leaders for the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government

Meeting (CHOGM); representing the interests of over 2.4 billion people. Throughout the week leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), 2,000 top leaders from business, politics, cvil society and culture will come together to showcase the Commonwealth’s vibrant and diverse network. This is a truly unique and historic opportunity to promote and celebrate the very best of the Commonwealth to a global audience.

With a combined GDP of US$13 trillion by 2020 it is estimated that the Commonwealth Advantage of shared values, regulatory systems and language, makes trade costs on average 19% lower between Commonwealth countries.

The Commonwealth Business Forum is an integral part of the CHOGM and brings together businesses critical to trade and investmen t with governments to debate the issues facing their countries in 2018 and beyond. Organised by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment

Council (CWEIC), working with the host government of the United Kingdom, and in partnership with the City of London, this top level business gathering is only accessed by special invitation and will be held across three iconic London venues.

The Commonwealth Business Forum is a unique platform for dialogue, bringing together business and leaders from across the Commonwealth.

• The 11th CBF and the frst held in the UK in 20 years
• Addressed by Commonwealth Heads of Government
• Up to 800 CEOs and board members of leading global companies
• Participation from Commonwealth trade delegations
• 40+ sessions on key economic and business themes
• VIP Areas, exclusive networking and bespoke events
• Online business to business meeting booking system for CBF

CBF 2018 will address the key themes of
• Accessing modern fnancial services
• Easing the pathway for business and growth
• Harnessing Commonwealth technology and innovation
• Creating a new attitude to sustainable business
• Mobilising an export economy
• Attracting inward investment

Your Opportunity
• Unparalleled commercial exposure through an international and high profle event and worldwide media coverage,with ongoing content and networking opportunities
• Showcase the very best of your brand and its relevance to Commonwealth nations as this trading body gains new prominence in our changing world
• Align with and have your say on the key objectives and values of the Commonwealth Summit
• Engage with International trade delegations
• Network with senior business leaders and key global consumers

Per invitation only, contact us at

With up to 30 Heads of State expected to attend, the registration process will take some time as each invitation will require accreditation and security checks. Delegates should be registered by the beginning of February so nominations should be sent as soon as possible. This will provide both nominees with ample time to complete the registration process.

To find out more about sponsorship, speaking and partnership opportunities please contact: Carolyn Meier, DL: +44 (0) 20 7104 6189, Email:

BABC Transatlantic Conference
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce that 2018 BABC Transatlantic Conference will be held in Birmingham/UK on 6th – 8th June 2018, and will be organised by our colleagues from BABC Midlands.

After last year’s milestone conference in Chicago, the Conference returns to Birmingham, a place of business tradition, innovation and great people.  Titled “The Future of Transatlantic Trade”, the three-day event promises an interesting debate as well as a platform for making connections in our growing transatlantic community.

Details to be announced shortly.