FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 11, 2019
Contact: Nkiru Asika, National Director of Marketing
Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce
+ 1 (416) 848 2293
CANADIAN BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SELECTED AS OFFICIAL COMMUNITY
PARTNER OF ELEVATE TECH FESTIVAL 2019
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Toronto, Ontario: The Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) is pleased to announce
that it will be an Official Community Partner for the Elevate Festival, Canada’s leading tech and
Elevate Festival 2019 will take place from September 20th to 26th in Toronto and features a
special evening of conversation with former First Lady of the U.S.A, Michelle Obama,
moderated by Claudette McGowan, Chief Information Officer, BMO.
Festival attendees will enjoy additional keynotes from icons such as Martha Stewart, Chris
Hadfield, Guy Kawasaki and Akon, as well as a diverse array of masterclasses, interactive
experiences, pitch contests and exhibitions. Elevate also promises high-level networking
opportunities among the expected audience of tech start-ups, investors, business leaders,
media and academia.
“I believe this will be a great opportunity to strengthen our membership benefits and grow our
tech entrepreneurs so they can expand their network. Next year we hope to obtain a booth and
showcase our amazing Afro-Techpreneurs” says CBCC’s National Director for Young
Professionals & Entrepreneurs, Christine Dikongué who spearheaded the partnership.
Thanks to the Official Community Partner status, members of the Canadian Black Chamber of
Commerce can purchase Elevate General Festival Passes at a 20% discount, using the special
CBCC discount code. (The Michelle Obama event is not a part of the General Festival Pass and
requires a separate ticket. Further details are available at www.elevate.ca).
For more information on purchasing CBCC discount passes to the Elevate Tech Festival contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the many benefits of joining the Canadian Black
Chamber of Commerce, please visit the website at www.blackchamber.ca.
About the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce: The Canadian Black Chamber of
Commerce is a national, non-profit, bilingual organization. We are a distinctive platform that
supports Black businesses, promotes economic growth and prosperity, leads public and private
sector advocacy and forms alliances and broad-based coalitions that represent the economic
interests of our members and stakeholders. www.blackchamber.ca.
About Elevate Festival: Elevate’s mission is to unite the world’s innovators to solve society’s
biggest challenges. As Canada’s leading tech and innovation festival, Elevate attracts the
biggest and brightest leaders shaping the world today. Made in Canada, Elevate invites a
worldwide audience to collaborate with Canada’s thriving innovation ecosystem.