Daniel Sigouin, chair of Naturallia 2015, announced on April 7 that Sudbury has been confirmed as the host community for the business matchmaking event, slated for November. Supplied photo.

Sudbury to host business matchmaking event


“Naturallia 2015” likened to speed dating for business Sudbury will host Naturallia 2015, a business-to-business matchmaking forum that targets companies in smart energy, forestry and value-added forest products, mining supply and services, and advanced manufacturing. Likened to “speed dating for business,” the event will take place Nov. 11 to 13 and is expected to attract 300 stakeholders from across Northern …

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Networking event to help northern businesses


By Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life To help small- and medium-sized businesses succeed in an increasingly globalized world, Sudbury will host the 2015 Naturallia business-to-business matchmaking event in November. Naturallia is based on Futurallia, a business alliance model that originated in France 20 years ago. Organizers chose the term Naturallia to reflect the event’s focus on Northern Ontario’s natural …

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Boldly Building a Silicon Valley in Canada… for Mining


By Joe Lee – techvibes.com Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Montreal, and Vancouver are all recognized tech clusters in Canada. But the story around a new hub in Sudbury, Ontario can be traced back to a round of golf between Kirk Petroski, the CEO of Symboticware, and Dick DeStefano, the Executive Director of SAMSSA (Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association), where Petroski …

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Greater Sudbury a Global Centre of Mining Innovation


In 2012, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses ranked Greater Sudbury the most Entrepreneurial City in Ontario. In its analysis, the federation singled out cities “where local governments are trying their hardest to support entrepreneurship and where business owners themselves rate their governments most highly.” In Greater Sudbury, this entrepreneurial spirit runs deep. As the largest and most innovative mining …