WTC Talks

World Trade Centre Talks, Wednesday November 15th, 2023. Connect with fellow entrepreneurs and hear two Manitoba business success stories.

Mark your calendars and gather your business cards!

Join us for an exciting evening of connection as we gather the vibrant Manitoba business community for our WTC Talks event in November. On Wednesday, November 15th from 4-6 pm, we invite you to Torque Brewing, where a night of networking and inspiration awaits.

Prepare to be inspired as we present two remarkable Manitoban entrepreneurs, Chris Bunio and Ken Chartrand, who will take you on a captivating journey through their businesses and their path to exporting success.

Learn firsthand from these accomplished entrepreneurs as they share their triumphs, challenges, and the invaluable lessons they’ve acquired along the way. Following their talks, we invite you to participate in a stimulating Q&A session to delve deeper into their expertise in entrepreneurship and international trade.

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, we hope that this event will motivate you to expand beyond Manitoba’s borders and reach for the stars!

Date: November 15, 2023
Time: 4 – 6pm
Cost: $10.00
Location: Torque Brewing
330-830 King Edward St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P4


Chris Bunio, Co-founder and the CEO of TheoryMesh

Chris Bunio

Co-founder and the CEO of TheoryMesh

Chris Bunio is a Co-founder and the CEO of TheoryMesh. Chris has been active in the technology industry for nearly 30 years. Prior to founding TheoryMesh, Chris spent 17 years with Microsoft, leading strategy, sales and business development globally as a Senior Director. Chris primarily covered Public Sector industries, including Government, Healthcare and most recently Higher Education while being based in Jordan, UK, Turkey and the US. Chris has deep experience in solution architecture, software development and global business development. Chris represents TheoryMesh as a founding member of the IEEE Blockchain in Agriculture working group.

Ken Chartrand, CEO of Encore Business Solutions

Ken Chartrand

CEO of Encore Business Solutions

Ken Chartrand is the CEO of Encore Business Solutions. Encore provides professional services that help businesses migrate to, implement, support, or customize Microsoft Cloud software.

Mr. Chartrand leads a talented and creative group of individuals who deliver exceptional outcomes to Encore customers throughout the world. He is responsible for managing the company’s key strategic relationships and contacts with Microsoft, as well as other valuable business alliances. Ken evaluates merger and acquisition opportunities, excels at risk assessment and is respected as a master at contract negotiation. By leveraging these skills, Encore Business Solutions has been very successful at expanding product and service offerings at a winning pace.

Mr. Chartrand brings twenty years of business management experience to World Trade Centre Winnipeg; twelve years in technology and advisory roles and eight years in operational experience in various entrepreneurial firms.

He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Lynn and is active in the community volunteering his time by serving on boards specifically in the not-for-profit sector and francophone organizations including Actionmarguerite and the Festival du Voyageur. Ken holds a MBA from the University of Manitoba.


Nov 15 2023


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm




Torque Brewing
330-830 King Edward St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0P4, Canada

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