April 24 – 26, 2024

Pan Pacific Hotel | VANCOUVER, BC

EXCELerate2024 is dedicated to the full spectrum of women entrepreneurs and all professionals from all sectors and sizes.
We encourage male businesses and colleagues along with young entrepreneurs to join us.



APRIL 24 – 26, 2024
Pan Pacific Hotel | Vancouver, BC, Canada


EXCELerate2024 is your unique chance to connect with Canada’s leading brands in diverse supplier procurement!

Achieving true equality means supporting ALL realms of diversity.

Following our inaugural conference in 2015, EXCELerate2024 will continue to INNOVATE, INSPIRE and INFLUENCE business owners to focus on new ways of thinking beyond the norm. EXCELerate2015 set the tone for quality speakers and topics dedicated to the full spectrum of entrepreneurs that operate and own small, medium, or large sized enterprises from all sectors.

EXCELerate2024 will stay on track to foster and support the economic empowerment of women by enhancing business opportunities among companies across Canada, the USA and Internationally through our community of alliances.

We will continue to push the envelope to provide you with innovative, dynamic, and thoughtful sessions to inspire leadership growth.

The Conference will include:

  • Round Table Discussions
  • Procurement Opportunities
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Meet the Experts
  • Gala Reception
  • Networking
  • Pre & Post Tours

Delegates will include:

  • Women business owners from around the globe who are intent on empowerment and becoming more proactive and confident with their own business growth;
  • Inspirational leaders of global corporations and small businesses sharing meaningful insights to shape new thinking and enable sustained, strategic growth;
  • Corporations that will provide insights into their global procurement strategies including local engagement and Corporate Social Responsibility;
  • Financial institutions that will offer tools and understanding to those seeking to leverage financial instruments;
  • Government and key stakeholders who facilitate connections and will be catalysts for new opportunities;
  • Trade practitioners who will offer pathways to engage and demystify
  • Students in international trade; and
  • Media


All I can say is WOW!!! Epic conference, memorable speakers and loads of positive feedback from delegates. Congratulations and thanks for including me in your amazing journey! Hope you are lying on a beach somewhere –you fully deserve it.

Shirley Bennie, BDC

I wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to attend the conference last week. It was amazing! I loved the speakers and wished I could have seen more of the line up. Congrats on a big sucess. Big crowd. Fantastic speakers. The entire event looked so polished!
Thanks for the opportunity to attend. I loved it!

Tanya Curtis

I’m so sorry that I didn’t get the chance to meet you yesterday evening, but I wanted to thank you so much for the opportunity to attend last evening’s event! I think it’s safe to say that we were all blown away by the calibre of the gala – the dinner was fantastic, the performance lovely and Ann Mukherjee’s keynote was beyond inspiring! We’ve all come away from her address with a renewed sense of energy, purpose and gratitude. All the best,

Stephanie Hayes, Overwaitea Food Group, Leadership Development & Learning Specialist

I wanted to thank you for such an incredible event – it felt like three days of a big warm hug. I made some wonderful contacts, gained invaluable knowledge, and was incredibly inspired by all of the talented women that all want to leave the planet a little better than they found it. Thank you for organizing and I can’t wait for next year!

Leah Plumridge, Associate Lawyer | International Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

I wanted to send you a note of thanks for your wonderful event. I met some incredible people and was very inspired. You have gathered such an amazing group of people in your work. I hope that we find ways to collaborate. I hope you are having a great rest after a well-run event. Cheers!

Vicki Saunders, Founder, SheEO

Congratulations on your outstanding #EXCELerate2015 Conference! It was such a well-planned and inspiring event and I was proud to be a part of it. Thank you for including me. Hope you enjoy some much deserved downtime. See you soon!

Janice McDonald, The Beacon Agency

A first class event. Thanks you for the inspiration, conversations, connections and possibilities

Jennifer Kelly, New Initiatives Marketing

This was the most amazing, inspiring, uplifting, and extremely educational and informative event I have ever been to as a business woman. First Class all the way! Thank you all so much!

Liz Adams, Lavish Salon

Inspiring panel at Excelerate Conference plenary session and keynote address “Balancing Environment and the Economy: Caring About Our Planet”. Major take home point: we must increase our diversity, our biodiversity. We need to enshrine the right to a healthy environment into our constitution. We should all have the right to 1) clean air 2) clean water 3) clean soil – Viva BLUE DOT!

Gurdeep Stephens, Natures Path