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At The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, we bring people together. Our events are your opportunity to meet with like-minded business professionals and dive into thought-provoking business trends and topics. With over 150 annual events, we actively seek diverse speakers from our membership base to share their innovative ideas in both virtual and in-person settings.

We are currently accepting applications to be a speaker at our CODE (Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity) events —a movement to intentionally build and advance DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) within our workplaces and beyond. Join our community-led conversations and public events to foster an inclusive business landscape and promote equal opportunities for everyone.

This year, Chamber members were given the opportunity to vote on the CODE topics they would like to see in this year’s events lineup, and we are specifically looking for speakers who can address those topics. However, if you have other compelling topics to pitch, we welcome your submissions as well.

Submit your valuable presentation idea through our form and consider including a short pitch video (1-3 minutes) to enhance your application.
Shape a vibrant future for our community by participating in our inclusive events. Connect with like-minded professionals, gain valuable insights, and contribute to a prosperous business environment.

Please note, only successful speaker applications will be contacted at this time. We will keep a record of all applications for future events.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact Shawn Yuan, [email protected].

Applications for 2023-2024 speakers now CLOSED

We are specifically looking for speakers for CODE (Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity) who could share their expertise in the following areas as it relates to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI):

• Indigenous Inclusion in the Workplace
• DEI Throughout the Employee Lifecycle
• Newcomer Inclusion in the Workplace
• Community and Business: How Businesses can Deepen Community Engagement
• Neurodiversity Inclusion
• Inclusive Procurement Practices
• Sustaining Employee Resource Groups
• Supporting Employees with Chronic Illnesses
• Gender and Sexual Diversity in the Workplace
• Generational Diversity in the Workplace
• How to recognize and prevent Antisemitism in the workplace

If you have an idea that is not specific to DEI, please indicate on your form that you would like to be considered in the General pool of speakers.

We are currently looking for speakers for the following event series:
• CODE Workshops (5 virtual Workshops)
• CODE Coalition Forum (Half Day forum)
• CODE Conference (May 2024)
• CODE Small Business Forum

What is CODE:

CODE is a Community Movement

As Winnipeg’s biggest business association, we must acknowledge the existing systemic and institutionalized barriers faced by equity-deserving groups, including women; Indigenous peoples; racialized persons; persons living with disabilities; and 2SLGBTQ+ people.

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce brings together Winnipeg leaders through community-led conversations and public events to create an inclusive business landscape and encourage public participation to remove barriers to ensure equal opportunities.


Benefits for speaking at a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce event:

  • Promote your business and personal brand at a Chamber event
  • Position yourself as a subject-expert within your business community
  • Network and engage with like-minded business owners and professionals
  • Receive online promotional coverage through The Chamber digital channels
  • Open the doors to potential speaking engagement within our business community


Applications for 2023-2024 speakers now CLOSED



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