4S Events & Seminars

1) COR Top Buyer’s Summit at FESTI, GTAA in Mississauga, Ontario held on May 23, 2019

4S recently concluded a highly successful COR Top Buyers Summit held at the FESTI, GTAA at Mississauga on May 23, 2019 with an elite speaker panel. The summit was attended by many COR registered, certified, and pursuing companies.

From Left to Right of your screen (middle row of the above collage): Sobi Ragunathan, 4S Consulting Craig Sechiari, Infrastructure Ontario, Sabrina Dipietro, City of Toronto, Dave Lane, FESTI, GTAA, Paul Casey, IHSA, Jeff Harris, Metrolinx, Michael Nieznalski, TTC, Sabesh Kanagaretnam, 4S Consulting.

4S thanks all the panel speakers and participants for making today’s event a big success.

In the COR Summit, all the participants go to:

  • Learn why COR™ matters to top buyers and authorities.
  • Understand why being COR™ certified puts you at an advantage.
  • Tune into industry best practices for COR™.
  • Engage with experts that have achieved and managed COR™ certification.
  • Use COR™ as a foundation to build a robust Health and Safety culture.
  • Network with the top COR buyers for Ontario.
  • Participate in a moderated panel discussion session.

2) COR Seminar at the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario held on May 08, 2019

4S recently did a COR seminar at the ECAO head office in Etobicoke, Ontario. 4S is the Health & Safety Partner of ECAO. The seminar was attended by several members of the ECAO who learned more about sustainable ways to achieve and maintain COR certification in Ontario.

4S events & seminars page profiles all the key seminars and events held by 4S Consulting Services Inc. across Canada. The main objective is to list out the key things that were discussed during the seminar or the event that could be useful to all those who could not attend the respective seminar or event.

3) Roundtable with Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business & Export Promotion held on April 26, 2019

4S would like to thank all the participants who were able to join the celebration of our 15th year anniversary and attend the Roundtable with Hon. Mary Ng, our MP from Markham – Thornhill and the Minister of Small Business & Export Promotion held on April 26, 2019.
It was heartening to see business owners from diverse industries participate in the roundtable, which made the event possible. Their insights and questions paved the way for an interesting discussion with Hon. Mary Ng about the supports that the Canadian Government has made available for SMEs to grow and scale their businesses.

We would like all of our clients who own a small business to also benefit from the discussion. With this objective in mind, below is a brief summary of the key takeaways:

Key Takeaways:

Overall:

  1. The government cut the small business tax to 9% as of January 1, 2019.
  2. Businesses can immediately write-off the full cost of qualified machinery and equipment acquired for the purposes of manufacturing and processing of goods after November 20, 2018.
  3. A $2-billion investment has been committed under the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to double the number of women-owned and women-led businesses by 2025.
  4. Under the Canada Training Benefit, a typical Canadian worker after four years can benefit from a $1,000 Canada Training Credit balance, which can be claimed fully against training and tuition fees of $2,000 or more. There is also an EI rebate available to offset the upward pressure on the employer premium rate for  small businesses resulting from the introduction of the new EI Training Support Benefit.

Business Scalability:

  1. The government has strengthened funding for businesses through the Business Development Bank of Canada and Export Development Canada, including an investment of $450 million in additional project finance made available for clean technology producers.
  2. Canadian companies can seek advice from the Trade Commission Services (TCS) to navigate international markets. Canadian trade commissioners are located in more than 160 cities worldwide, and can provide you with key business insights and access to an unbeatable network of international contacts.
  3. Canadian companies can take advantage of the Trade Accelerator Program run by the World Trade Center. The program provides access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources, and contacts, gives Small Businesses the training and support to become successful international traders in their specific business sector. TAP is a four-day program held over a six-week period.
  4. Other programs and support institutions available to Canadian companies for scaling up their businesses, include the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), Business Development Corporation (BDC), Export Development Corporation (EDC).

 For More Information Please Visit: innovation.canada.ca

4) Partners in Prevention Conference 2019 from Apr 30, 2019 to May 1, 2019
The Partners in Prevention (PIP) 2019 conference was held from Apr 30, 2019 to May 01, 2019 at the International Center at Mississauga, Ontario. Held annually, the conference attracts a lot a safety professionals and safety organizations each year owing to the highly insightful and informative speaker sessions. Moreover, many of the top Canadian occupational health and safety companies exhibit their products and services at the event. This attracts more traffic to the event.
4S was the premium sponsor of PIP 2019 and were exhibiting at the conference.

Addy Yellapantula, Marketing & Business Development Advisor 4S Consulting at PIP 2019

Some of the leading Health and Safety Company Leaders with Ontario Chief Prevention Officer (CPO), Ron Kelusky at the PIP Conference 2019. (Sobi Ragunathan, Sabesh Kanagarentam. P.Eng, Ron Kelusky, Bill, Jeff Thorne, Ron Campbell). Together we work to make Ontario workplaces safer.
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