Helping Canadian Businesses Absorb the COVID-19 Shock:
An Overview of Financing Support Programs
Panelists: Mairead Lavery, Michael Denham, Moderated by: Derek DeCloet
Apr 28, 2020
Join us for a live webcast with Mairead Lavery – President and CEO of EDC and Michael Denham – President and CEO of BDC. They will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Canada’s businesses and will present an overview of financing support measures designed to support them. During this interactive fireside chat you will hear about: The impact of COVID-19 on Canadian entrepreneurs and an overview of financing programs available for business owners and how to access them Business owners’ response to the crisis and how they adjusted to the new reality.
Mairead Lavery, President and CEO of Export Development Canada (EDC)
Mairead is determined to see EDC help thousands more Canadian companies “go, grow and succeed internationally.” A passionate promoter of the Crown corporation and Canada’s exporters. As Canada’s export credit agency, EDC supports and develops Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities.
Michael Denham, President and CEO of BDC
Canada’s only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. A strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation, Michael drives BDC’s commitment to be the Number 1 ally of Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC works with 60,000 business owners in all industries and at all stages of growth, providing them with loans, investments and advice.
Derek DeCloet, Managing Editor of Bloomberg News in Canada
He has been a business journalist for more than 20 years, and previously was executive editor and business editor of The Globe and Mail.