Blockchain: The Next Big Disruptor is Here – OWIT Webinar on April 7, 2020

Blockchain: The Next Big Disruptor is Here

by Speaker Amanda Wilkie

Tuesday, April 7th at 12:00 p.m. EST

What is blockchain and why is it disruptive? It’s a clear upgrade from the internet we know today. We have smart items that are sensing, responding, sharing data and the internet of everything needs a ledger of everything. When two parties make a trade transaction, for example, both sides can be sure of what took place and the record will be stored in perpetuity. Blockchain is now mainstream and we need to uncover the mystery and eliminate misinformation.

OWIT International is pleased to have a computer science expert, Amanda Wilkie, outline blockchain and its transformation of transactions. Amanda Wilkie is a Consultant at Boomer Consulting, Inc. and she’s not your average geek. With two decades of technology experience, Amanda has spent 15 years driving change and process improvement through innovative technology solutions in accounting firms of all sizes. She has held strategic leadership positions in firms ranging from Top 50 to Top 10, including her most recent role as CIO of a Top 30 firm.

Amanda is recognized as a technology expert in the accounting profession and regularly speaks and writes on blockchain, cryptocurrency and their impact on the profession. She is both a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA).

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OWIT Toronto – Holiday Reception & AGM – December 10, 2019

OWIT-Toronto will mark the end of 2019 with a festive networking and holiday event, generously hosted and sponsored by Bennett Jones and featuring an informal chat with two successful women exporters, following our Annual General Meeting (from 4:00 to 5:15 pm at the same location).

Contact Helen Hemmingsen for more details.  See you there!

You can also register on the events page at OWIT-Toronto.

Capitalising on Opportunities in the USA and Canada: 3 December 2019, Manchester, UK

Innovas in association with Crowe U.K. LLP would like to invite you to an afternoon seminar exploring Opportunities for winning business in North America; also supported by Strong and Herd and the Department for International Trade (DIT).

North America represents one of the largest markets for UK business. Spanning two countries with very different cultures and regulations it can be hard to know where to start.

What will we cover?

Our interactive seminar will take you on a journey from:

  • Understanding what opportunities may exist for your business
  • Ensuring you approach the challenges around tax and finance in the right way
  • Preparing you for the complexity around export procedures in a changing environment
  • Identifying key opportunities and target sectors in both the USA and Canada
  • Taking those key steps to enter the market

Our leading experts are drawn from the worlds of finance, export regulations, trade & investment.

Hemmingsen Consultancy will be presenting on opportunities in the Canadian market.

Who should attend?

The seminar will be of value to international sales managers, and directors, export managers and directors and to any companies thinking of entering the North American market.

No cost to attend.

Contact Helen Hemmingsen for further information.

Get your early bird tickets for OWIT-Toronto’s 20th Anniversary Gala and Export Awards, September 17, 2019, Toronto Board of Trade

Join The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-Toronto) to celebrate our 20th Anniversary Gala and Awards ceremony. The evening dinner, to be held at the Toronto Region Board of Trade, will feature an accomplished panel of OWIT-Toronto’s original Board members and our founder. They’ll share why they joined OWIT, their journeys from 20 years ago to now, and their take on topical trade issues of the day…along with insights on the best opportunities for women.

This is sure to be a lively moderated discussion that will showcase the different career paths of dynamic and successful women. You’ll walk away inspired not only by their stories and tips but also by the recipients of our annual awards honouring the achievements of outstanding women in trade. Plus you’ll enjoy the kind of high-calibre networking with like-minded women that OWIT is known for.

Register at OWIT-Toronto



Know any outstanding women in international trade? Nominate them for OWIT-Toronto’s Export Awards on September 17, 2019, Toronto Board of Trade

OWIT-Toronto is welcoming nominations for outstanding women in international trade in three categories:

  • Women Exporter of the Year
  • JoAnna Townsend Excellence Award for Leadership in International Trade
  • Student of International Trade Award

Nomination forms and criteria are available at OWIT-Toronto 2019 Awards Forms

2018 Winners

Peng Sang Cau, Transformix – Women Exporter of the Year
KC Goundiam, Red Dot Digital – Excellence Award for Leadership in International Trade
Era Saraci – Student of International Trade