The Winnipeg event is hosted by avid gardener and advocate for love Erica Young, and is set to take place on Saturday Aug. Young hopes that the event will appeal to a wide variety of people.“There is no formula to the organization of meeting people,” Young said.“Everyone will meet everyone, even people they might not be attracted to.
It’s described as the equivalent of a “speed-dating opportunity” for smaller and mid-sized businesses.
This is the fourth time it has been held in Winnipeg.
Two weeks ago, my friend, let’s call her Christine, and I decided to do something we had never done before: Speed dating.
Since speed dating had never crossed my mind, I was shocked when I found myself keen on trying it out.
“It’s extremely beneficial for companies based here in Manitoba, but it’s also a great opportunity for companies from outside the province,” says Mariette Mulaire, president and chief executive officer of World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC Winnipeg), the organizer of the mammoth event.
“For instance, a success story from a past Centrallia event featured a U. company partnered with a company from Senegal.” With business leaders in Alberta, Saskatchewan and other parts of Canada hit hard by the commodity slump and now searching for ways to diversify their economies, Centrallia offers a proven path to other markets and opportunities.
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There will be a range of ages, genders, and orientation.
It will be a fun way to bring strangers together.”Following the idea of traditional speed dating, Weed Dating assigns one group a plot of land, and has the other group rotate every few minutes.
Winnipeg has long been viewed as the geographical, logistics and business centre of Canada, and this May the city will reach to the rest of the world as it hosts a business-to-business forum that will allow participants to travel the globe for opportunities from the comfort of the RBC Convention Centre.