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Join Us to Shape the Future of Marketing for Small Businesses in Niagara. We did this event in 2016, we're doing it again! Learning and networking combined!

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Connectfest Niagara logoCall for Speakers: Connectfest Niagara 2024

Join Us to Shape the Future of Marketing for Small Businesses in Niagara

Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: St. Catharines, ON

PRowl Communications is thrilled to announce Connectfest Niagara is returning! Everyone loved the first event in 2016, the time is right to do it again. Connectfest Niagara 2024 coincides with National Marketing Operations Appreciation Day. This event is dedicated to empowering small businesses with cutting-edge marketing strategies with a heavy focus on tech, while also fostering meaningful connections within the community. We're seeking dynamic and insightful speakers to contribute to this transformative day.

The event will have two purposes:

1. To truly assist with marketing operations for small business whether that be specific types of tools, or best practices for marketing strategies for small businesses.
2. Structured networking - Between speaker features, we will provide unique networking games and activities to enhance meeting new people and making connections. 

We're Looking For:

  • 5 Speakers for 45-minute sessions.
  • Experts passionate about marketing innovations and small business growth.
  • Speakers who can provide actionable insights and real-world examples.

Topics of Interest Include but are Not Limited To:

  • AI in Marketing
  • Innovations in CRM 
  • Effective Web Design and Email Marketing Strategies
  • Digital Marketing Simplified
  • Social Media and Content Marketing
  • Ethical Marketing Practices and Customer Relationship Management
  • Plus more as outlined in our topics section below.

Speaker Benefits:

  • Opportunity to speak in front of a highly engaged audience of small business owners and marketers.
  • Networking possibilities with industry leaders and peers.
  • A platform to share your expertise and insights.
  • Table at the event to showcase your business.
  • Small honorarium (subject to discussion) or voluntary participation.

Submission Details:

Deadline for Submission: January 22nd, 5:00 PM.

Please submit a brief outline of your proposed talk using the form provided.
Indicate if a speaking fee is necessary.

Questions? Please direct any inquiries to .

Apply Now to Be a Part of Connectfest Niagara 2024! Share your knowledge, connect with fellow marketing enthusiasts, and help shape the future of small business marketing. We're excited to hear from you!

Topic Ideas

As mentioned above, this event coincides with National Marketing Operations Appreciation Day. The day celebrates the individuals and technology that help marketing teams thrive. Started by the workflow automation leader Zapier, the day recognizes the work that goes into great marketing campaigns. It also creates awareness about the importance of automation in marketing operations planning, execution, and reporting — allowing marketers to focus on what matters most.

With this in mind, here are more topic ideas: 

  • Demystifying AI in Marketing: 
  • AI in CRM: 
  • The Ethical Implications of AI in Marketing: 
  • AI and Content Creation: 
  • Chatbots and AI in Customer Service: 
  • The Future of AI in Marketing: 
  • Innovations in CRM Systems: 
  • Effective Web Design Principles for Small Businesses: 
  • Leveraging Email Marketing for Growth: 
  • Digital Marketing Without the Jargon: 
  • Small Business Marketing Strategies on a Budget: 
  • The Art of Networking in a Digital Age: 
  • Content Marketing That Resonates: 
  • Ethical Marketing Practices: 
  • Marketing Automation Tools and Techniques: 
  • Personal Development for Entrepreneurs:  
  • The Future of Marketing:  

Call for Sponsors, Volunteers & Vendors

Watch for details coming soon for sponsorships, volunteers & vendors for the event.  These will be made available once the agenda for the day is set and speakers chosen. Watch for details the first week of February. 

We're looking forward to a very informative event and connections made! 

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