April 24-26, 2024, Pan Pacific Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, BC

WE’RE BACK by popular demand! EXCELerate2024: GroYourBiz with the Speed of Collaboration will continue to INNOVATE, INSPIRE and INFLUENCE thought leaders to focus on new ways of thinking beyond the norm—growing your business with compassion, courage, confidence, and collaboration.

EXCELerate2024 is dedicated to the full spectrum of women entrepreneurs and all professionals from all sectors and sizes. Connected through values and vision, delegates will:

  • Be Inspired by innovators, disruptors, world leaders, visionaries, activists and creative entrepreneurs from across Canada and Internationally.
  • Learn and share strategies and solutions that tackle key issues leading change to a sustainable and profitable business.
  • Build business contacts with like-minded entrepreneurs from across Canada and Internationally.

We encourage male businesses and colleagues along with young entrepreneurs to join us.

EXCELerate2024 will have four themes, with outstanding International speakers, plenaries, and Meet the Expert sessions.





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

We will continue to push the envelope to provide delegates with innovative, dynamic, and thoughtful sessions to inspire leadership growth. Activities will comprise:

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

Delegates will include: women and male business owners, corporate representatives, government attendees, trade practitioners from academia, finance, customer brokerage and legal expertise, students in business and international trade, as well as media.

If you and your business are struggling with key challenges, this is a MUST ATTEND EVENT!

accolades from past participants

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