Taking the Mystery out of Government Grants & Tax Incentives for Business
Date: Wednesday June 22, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 11 Gordon Collins Drive, Gormley, ON L0H1G0
Prerequisites for most Canadian government funding:
Incorporated in Canada for at least 2 years
Not a retailer/distributor (funding for professional services is limited)
Not a start-up
NOTE: Seating priority will be given to business owners. Professional advisors are kindly asked to bring along a business owner (client) in order to attend.
9:00-9:30am: Registration & Networking 9:30-9:45am: Introduction w/ David Bell, TUV SUD 9:45-10:45am: Martha Oner, Grant Thornton 10:45-11:45am: Kerri Raposo, Mentor Works Ltd. 11:45am-12:30pm: Plant Tour
Kerri Raposo,Mentor Works: Kerri will focus on how government funding programs help small and mid-sized businesses tackle the barriers of financing in order to prosper and achieve growth. Whether it is to serve the need of working capital, expanding into new markets, software or hardware investment or to purchase other manufacturing equipment, there are new creative ways to approach financing to solve your innovation challenge. Mentor Works understands trends in financing and has compiled the best organizational tools and resources for researching government funding options to serve Canadian businesses both at the federal and provincial levels.
Martha Oner,Grant Thornton: Martha Oner is a partner and the national leader of the R&D and government incentives practice. Martha assists clients across all industries on SR&ED, OIDMTC and other tax incentive matters. With over 14 years' experience as a tax specialist in government incentives, Martha helps clients across all industries to file maximized and substantiated tax credit claims. Her clients include food & beverage, medical, manufacturing, information technology, green technology, construction and agriculture industries. She assists clients with all aspects of claim eligibility, preparation and review. In her keynote, Martha will explain the details and nuances of some of the top government tax incentives available to businesses.
About the Venue:
TUV SUD is an 150 year old international Engineering service organization focusing on certification and testing. Global EMC Labs, now part of TUV SUD Canada, offers EMC / EMI ( Electromagnetic Compatibility) testing services for Global compliance. Their service covers requirements for US ( FCC), Canada ( ICES), Europe ( EN) and other international ( IEC) Markets. Services include EMC testing, electrical safety, laser safety, field evaluation, environmental testing as well as product review for all regulatory issues. TUV SUD Canada Engineers offer industry experience in: Industrial, nuclear, household, wireless, scientific, lighting, Medical, Audio/ Visual and Information technology Equipment ( ITE) and other product compliance fields. TUV SUD's State of the Art, 25,000 Sq ft facility is located 30 minutes north of Toronto (Gormley). Their Diverse and highly qualified Engineering Professionals are customer oriented and our focus is to provide exceptional technical expertise in EMC, LED Laser and electrical safety testing. They are an accredited laboratory under ISO 17025 with A2LA and an accredited CBTL lab (TUV SUD).