Presented by Avenue magazine, the Made in Alberta Awards celebrate the ingenuity, creativity and quality of Alberta-made products. The 2022 winners and runners-up have been revealed, and now, we’re celebrating with an in-person conference and awards ceremony at Central Library on October 12, 2022.
Whether you entered the competition or not, this day-long conference has a variety of learning opportunities for every entrepreneur. Plus, the winners of the 2022 Made in Alberta Awards will be honoured at an in-person, evening awards ceremony and cocktail reception, hosted by Global News anchor Bindu Suri.
Full and half-day tickets are available now for the conference. Plus, don’t miss your chance to register for the VIP package, which includes a beautiful, hand-beaded lanyard by Moonstone Creation, a gift basket of Made in Alberta products, free entry into next year’s awards program and a day of perks that include an upgraded lunch and a signature cocktail that features the 2022 alcoholic drink winner Don’t Call Me Sweet Pea Garden Amaro by Field Notes.
Here are five reasons you should check out the Made in Alberta Awards Conference and Awards Celebration
You can learn how to grow your product and business
Every business owner and artisan needs some guidance from time to time. The Made in Alberta Conference will feature panels, discussions and presentations all day from Alberta professionals on topics such as opening retail stores, venture capital funding, wholesale, co-working spaces, media utilization, art markets and more.
There will be industry roundtables
Grab a delicious lunch and mingle with other attendees from your industry in the industry roundtable rooms. Whether you work with food and beverages, apparel, home decor or as an artisan, you’ll have the opportunity to network, share tips and tricks, and form positive relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs.
There will be a chance to win awesome door prizes
Feeling lucky? Attendees will have the chance to enter their names for door prizes, which will include local goodies from Art Market, Jack 59 Inc., Glass House Xperience, Lazy Bake, CleanO2, Iron Hide Woodworks, Wildlife Outdoor Adventure, StumpCraft Puzzles and more.
Get professional photos of your product
Local photographer José Soriano will be operating a “photo booth” to snap professional shots of your product. He will manage product set up and tear down, editing and retouching, and will send the final photos. All you have to do is bring your product.
Celebrate the winners of the 2022 Made in Alberta Awards at a cocktail reception
At 5 p.m., attendees can make their way to the mezzanine of the library’s Performance Hall for cocktails and conversation in advance of the Made in Alberta Awards Ceremony. Avenue is thrilled to honour the winners with their trophies in-person, including the overall grand prize winner who will receive a $5,000 cash award.