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October 7, 2013
Small business forum in Toronto to feature keynote speaker Suneet Singh Tuli
Internationally known Toronto entrepreneur Suneet Singh Tuli, president and chief executive officer of DataWind Ltd., will be the keynote speaker at Toronto's 13th annual Small Business Forum.

This free event, produced by the City of Toronto's Enterprise Toronto, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Wednesday, October 23.

"Our Small Business Forum gives hundreds of Toronto small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools and knowledge they need to achieve their own business goals," said Mayor Rob Ford. "This event is one of the many ways we are working to create new jobs and help businesses to succeed."

Singh Tuli is widely recognized for his entrepreneurial instincts and success. His first technological innovation landed him a Guinness world record for the world's largest fax machine, while DataWind Ltd.'s low-cost android tablet received worldwide attention and a partnership with the government of India. In 2012, along with receiving recognition from Forbes magazine, he was named entrepreneur of the year at the World Sikh Awards.

A dynamic public speaker, Singh Tuli has given the keynote speech at industry-leading conferences worldwide including the Digital World conference in Dhaka and the Internet Freedom Conference in Stockholm. Singh Tuli graduated with a bachelor of applied science degree in engineering from the University of Toronto in 1990.

"Singh Tuli is an extraordinary inspiration for Toronto and for the world," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of Toronto's Economic Development Committee. "We are honoured that he has agreed to share his ideas and experiences with other aspiring entrepreneurs at this year's Small Business Forum."

The Small Business Forum, which is annually attended by more than 2,000 people, gives attendees from existing firms and new businesses opportunities to network and learn from investors, lending institutions, government programs and successful entrepreneurs. The trade show format includes about 100 booths, a coaching/mentoring area, a digital zone and a live social media feed powered by ScribbleLive.

Participation in the forum is free but registration is required in advance at or by calling 416-392-6646. More information is available at

The Small Business Forum is the signature event of Enterprise Toronto. Throughout the year, Enterprise Toronto provides services tailored to meet the needs of Toronto's entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping them to achieve their full potential so that they grow to create jobs and contribute to Toronto’s prosperity. Enterprise Toronto is a service provided by the City's Economic Development and Culture division.

This year's Small Business Forum is one of many events being held during Toronto's Workforce Development Week, which highlights the work the City is doing to connect job seekers and employers. More information is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Shane Gerard
Senior Communications Co-ordinator, Strategic Communications



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