World Trade Centre Talks

Mark your calendars and gather your business cards!

Join us for an exciting evening of connection as we gather the vibrant Manitoba business community one last time before the summer. On June 22nd from 5-7 pm, we invite you to the rooftop at Tavern United Downtown, where a night of networking and inspiration awaits.

Prepare to be inspired as we present two remarkable local entrepreneurs, Amanda Buhse and Jamie Brown, 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!


Amanda Buhse

A multi-award-winning marketing maverick, entrepreneur, speaker, and overall creative force – Amanda Buhse is the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Coal and Canary and Co-Founder of Piper & Perro.

Amanda lives and breathes creativity, and brings design brilliance to every aspect of business and life. This quality was a keystone in growing her brand from a $40 investment to become a multi-million dollar business. Forbes Magazine has since recognized Coal and Canary as “Canada’s favourite artisan candle company” under Amanda’s leadership.

Jamie Brown

As its founding CEO, Jamie has been proud to see Frantic become one of Canada’s leading production companies. After practicing entertainment law and working for leading entertainment companies such as Sullivan Entertainment and Nelvana, he started to create and produce TV series. His first series created a new genre of television in Canada and contributed to being named the first recipient of the Lions Gate Innovative Producer Award in 2003. His many creative honors include Geminis, Banff Rockies, Canada Screen Awards, Golden Sheaf and Accolade awards. He has been recognized for his business leadership with the I.H. Asper Broadcast Entrepreneur of the Future Award, the CMPA’s Entrepreneur of the Year and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. His work for non-profits include having been a Board member and Chair of the Board for the CMPA, Canada’s National Screen Institute and Onscreen Manitoba. He currently sits on the Executive and Boards of the Manitoba Business Council and Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation and is on the Board of the Assiniboine Park Conservancy. Most recently, Jamie was bestowed the honor of being named to the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honor, in 2023.

Thank you to BDC for sponsoring this event


Jun 22 2023


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Tavern United Downtown
345 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

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