3 Days / 40+ Expert and Inspiring Speakers

October 19-22

Chris Adams

Founder & Managing Director | Adams Hamilton

Disruption is causing businesses to face marketing and technology challenges more rapidly than ever before, but with change comes opportunity. Chris works with businesses to understand how to scale and build growth that have not yet been visioned using innovative digital marketing, funding, software and technology approaches. Chris and his team specialize in digital marketing strategy, innovation, funding mechanisms and business advisory services. Chris loves when all aspects of product design align with overall corporate goals to produce exceptional customer experiences. Chris’ philosophy is that start-ups are built on great ideas, team structure, product strategy, execution and agility, and that truly listening and understanding the needs of each customer and partner is crucial to success. These beliefs are core to the success of Adams Hamilton and former start-ups that include gShift, a SaaS Content Performance Cloud Platform, Hot Banana Software, a web content management system, and cgk Technologies, an Internet marketing and application development company. (Note: gShift was recently acquired by Mintent (2018) and Hot Banana and cgk were both acquired by publicly traded San Francisco based Lyris in 2006.) When Chris is not advising start-ups, he is a dedicated father, sailboat racer, cultural supporter, member of the rock band Sonic Coalition, Barrie Yacht Club Commodore and has been a Barrie Film Festival Board Member for the past 17 years. He is passionate about contributing to the community, by helping to build a sense of place within the City of Barrie.

Chris’ Idea:

Should SMEs focus on domestic trade in a post-Covid era?

This panel discussion will explore the pros & cons of exports, international sourcing and the current hurdles SMEs are facing as their emerge from the pandemic. The panel will discuss potential solutions to support SMEs in their growth recovery.





Wednesday, October 20th


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