Past Events


March 9, 2017

OWIT-Ottawa International Trade Professionals Networking Event

May 17, 2017

OWIT-Ottawa 2017 Annual General Meeting

June 8, 2017

Launching your Start-up Internationally from Canada

June 15, 2017

Business Opportunities for Canadians in Japan

September 7, 2017

OWIT-Ottawa Fall Mixer at Trois-Brasseurs

September 26, 2017

Concert & Reception with Ambassador of Mexico in Canada at Export Development Canada


March 2, 2016

Member mixer with special guest FITT.  FITT announced that OWIT-Ottawa members could access free FITTSkills classes in 2016

January 21, 2016
Border Crossings: The Convergence of Privacy, Cybersecurity and Trade in a Global Marketplace

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December 8, 2015
Annual Holiday Social, featuring Canada’s TPP negotiator, Ms. Kirsten Hillman
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

October 28, 2015
OWIT-Ottawa Annual General Meeting
Fasken Martineau

October 15, 2015
OWIT-Ottawa ticket give away for the Mayor’s Breakfast with CFL Commissioner Jeffery L. Orridge
Ottawa City Hall

September 17, 2015
OWIT-Ottawa Members Mixer
Mill Street Brew Pub

May 5, 2015
Get FITT with OWIT!
Export Development Canada

April 22, 2015
Helping Canadian Businesses Unlock Global Opportunities – Lunch Seminar with EBRD
World Exchange Plaza

Feb 25, 2015
Empowerment! OWIT Ottawa’s Members Mixer
Grounded Kitchen & Coffeehouse


Dec 10, 2014
Annual Holiday Social
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP

Nov 14, 2014
OWIT-Ottawa Panel @ Canadian Council on International Law’s 43rd Annual Conference
John G. Diefenbaker Building

Oct 21, 2014
“Nifty Networking” – Co-event with Women’s Business Network
Centurion Conference Centre

Sept 26, 2014
International Networking Event
Chateau Laurier

June 17, 2014
Bank of Canada Event with Young Canadians in Finance
McMillan LLP

May 6, 2014
Reception with the Global Summit of Women at the Embassy of France
Embassy of France

February 18, 2014
Leveraging the Canadian Import Market for International Development
Sheraton Ottawa


December 10, 2013
Thank you for making our 2013 Holiday Social a success!
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP 

October 28, 2013
Seminar Recap: Cultural Dexterity & Building a Global Mindset
Chateau Laurier

April 10, 2013
Joint event with the North-South Institute featuring Stubbe Chocolates and Bridgehead Coffee
Bridgehead Roastery

March 4, 2013
Canadian International Council’s Fifth Career Expo
Carleton University

February 26, 2013
OWIT Ottawa and the Global Summit of Women
Malaysia House, Rockcliffe Park

January 30, 2013
Member Mixer
Grounded Kitchen and Coffeehouse


November 29, 2012
Holiday Social: “East to West or West to East? The New International Trade Reality
Luc Fournier, Assistant Vice President, Global Trade & Receivable Financing at HSBC

October 2, 2012
“From the Policy Shop to the Shop Floor: What Business Needs to Know About Government and What Government Needs to Know About Business”
Laura Dawson, Dawson Strategic

July 26,2012
Member Mixer
Grounded Kitchen and Coffeehouse

May 3, 2012
An Evening of International Trade, Wine and Chocolate
Janet Dorozynski, Global Practice Lead for Canadian Wine, Beer and Spirits at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
Caroline Granger, President and CEO of the Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery
Featuring Stubbe Chocolates

March 7, 2012
Paving the Way in the BRICs – A networking breakfast about women doing business in India and China
Peter Nesbitt, Regional Vice-President for Asia, Export Development Canada
Alison Nankivell, Principle of the Head of Fund Investments, Equity Team, Export Development Canada


October 5, 2011
The Canadian Friends of the Global Summit of Women and OWIT-Ottawa Reception
H.E. Eleftherios Anghelopoulos, Ambassador of Greece to Canada
Selima Ahmed, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce; Sheryn Beattie, entrepreneur and professor at Humber College; and Evnur Taran, Toronto artist and entrepreneur.

June 21, 2011
Doing Business in Kazakhstan and Central Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for Canadian Businesses
Ms. Margaret Skok, Former Canadian Ambassador to Central Asia
Ms. Gulmira Kuanzhanova, Lawyer and International Development Professional

December 8, 2011
Holiday Social
With the Centre for Trade Policy and Law


October 19, 2010
Member Mixer
Tosca’s Ristorante

June 1, 2010
OWIT-Ottawa Official Launch
Keynote Speaker: The Honourable Senator Marie-P. Poulin
FITT Partnership Announcement, Scott Ferris, Director Business Development, FITT