About Canadians Connected
Join us for our second virtual Canadians Connected to discuss COVID-19’s impact on the digitization of businesses and how they can operate in a post-pandemic world through the power of the internet.
Canadians Connected, CIRA’s symposium and annual general meeting, is one of the most important internet events of the year. In addition to an exciting lineup of industry-leading speakers, CIRA presents its accomplishments from the past year, industry developments and statistics, plans, audited financial statements and the auditor's report to CIRA members.
Powered by the internet: doing business in a post-pandemic world
According to The Future of Entrepreneurship in Canada 2021 report, there are more than nine million entrepreneurs in Canada, with two million starting their business in the past year alone. Businesses have had to pivot to online models or rethink business strategies to survive some of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, the centre of gravity was offline; it is now online, and there’s likely no going back to the pre-pandemic reality. We’ve also seen consumer preferences shift like never before. How will the business community adapt after COVID-19, and what are some of the ways businesses can thrive digitally?
We are bringing together CIRA members, the public and experts to discuss how businesses can stay relevant and resilient amidst the new normal, with the power of the internet at their fingertips. Together we will explore trends the pandemic accelerated and what the longer-term impacts could be for Canadian businesses.