DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair 2019

Plan, launch and grow your business

Held annually in Surrey, BC, during Small Business Month since 2016, the DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair, presented by TD Bank, is back for 2019!

Date: October 23, 2019
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Where: Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC)


Speakers and Workshops

Keynote Speaker: Harry Narang
The Future of Entrepreneurship
Build an ultra-profitable business in Canada in 2020 and beyond! Are you an immigrant entrepreneur? Want to start a small business or become self-employed? In this engaging, interactive and inspirational presentation, keynote speaker Harry Narang will reveal tangible strategies and perspectives on key elements critical to success in being an entrepreneur and small business today and in the future.Biography: Harry Narang is an accomplished author, multiple award-winning keynote speaker and business consultant. In 2016, he was judged as one of the top 9 speakers in Canada by Toastmasters International. Recognized as one of the most sought-after thought leaders in North America, Harry has not only trained more than 25,000 entrepreneurs and executives on business excellence and leadership, but also consulted for 100+ enterprise clients.

3 Mini Workshops

1. 10 Tips to Keep You on Time, on Task and on the Path to Success
By business and leadership coach Karen Southall Watts

2. How to run a collective social enterprise business
By Michael Yue of Vancouver Community College (VCC)

3. A Nation of Entrepreneurs: The Changing Face of Canadian Entrepreneurship
By Tricia Chio of BDC

What else you’ll find at the fair

  • Exhibitor booths of organizations who offer self-employment and small business information and resources
  • Business showcase of local immigrant entrepreneurs
  • One-on-one advice to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey
  • Networking and refreshments

Who’s the fair for?

The free fair is open to all budding entrepreneurs with a special focus on helping diverse communities such as immigrants get the knowledge and tools they need to plan, launch and grow their own business in Canada.

How will the fair help me?

Whether you want to explore small business ideas or become self-employed, this event can help you:

  • Explore business ideas
  • Learn from other entrepreneurs
  • Get information on the basics of starting a business
  • Learn about financing options for your business
  • Get help on writing a business plan
  • Get tips on marketing your business
  • And much more …

Be a sponsor or exhibitor

Want to participate in the 2019 DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur and Small Business Fair as a diamond sponsor, grant sponsor or exhibitor? Contact selfemployment@dcrs.ca.

Download Sponsorship and Exhibition Package

Program made possible with generous support from









Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants

Are you an immigrant entrepreneur? Three Immigrant Entrepreneur Grants ($1,000 each) will be awarded at our DIVERSEcity Entrepreneur & Small Business Fair.