Directions Business Conference

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Directions Business Conference

Welcome to RRC Polytech’s professional business conference that connects students in Business Administration, Indigenous Education, Continuing Education as well as Hospitality and Tourism with professionals from industry and non-profit sectors in Manitoba. 

This half-day conference allows students to gain an understanding of a variety of career paths before graduation. It also provides industry leaders the opportunity to meet the next generation of educated, skilled and determined employees.

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Conference Details

Directions is sold out! We look forward to seeing everybody at the conference on February 28!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

7:00am – 1:30pm (a half day to keep your afternoon free!)

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

There is free parking onsite and the venue is accessible via Winnipeg Transit.

Directions Conference Registration Bursary

This bursary is available to students who are facing financial difficulties and require assistance with the cost of the Directions Business Conference registration fee. Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. There are no additional supporting documents required to accompany the application. The financial section of the application must be completed, or the application will not be considered. Applicants will be notified within 10 days of applying. If approved a code will be provided to allow the registration to be completed at no cost. The fee will then be covered by this bursary. Please apply early; bursary assistance as well as registration spaces for the Conference are limited.

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Keynote Speaker

Headshot of Amanda Buhse, CEO Coal and Canary Candle Company

Amanda Buhse, CEO, Coal and Canary Candle Company

Amanda Buhse, a dynamic entrepreneur and marketing virtuoso, stands as the Founder of Coal and Canary, while co-founding Piper & Perro.

With a passion for infusing creativity into every facet of business and life, Amanda’s indomitable spirit transformed her brand from a modest $40 investment into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. Forbes Magazine celebrated Coal and Canary as “Canada’s beloved artisan candle company” under Amanda’s visionary leadership.

Read Amanda’s full bio on the blog ›

Why Attend?

Graduation is nearing. For some of you it’s closer than others. For all of you, it is an important next step as you embark on a career. The 2024 Directions Business Conference will allow you to connect with industry professionals who can provide you with insights on how you get from a seat in a classroom to a seat at a job.

Attend the Directions Business Conference and:

  • Meet people from the industry in which you want to work.  
  • Learn what is needed to be successful in your profession.
  • Network and create contacts.
  • Gain valuable experience by participating in a professional conference.

This conference will connect you face-to-face with RRC Polytech graduates who are now living and working in industries they love with the knowledge and expertise they garnered from classes – just like the ones you are taking and have completed. The hints, perspectives, techniques and ideas they will provide will point you in the right direction and onto a career you can be proud of.

This conference is open to all RRC Polytech students, but is specifically geared toward students in:

  • Business Administration
  • Continuing Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Hospitality and Tourism


If you have questions about the Directions Business Conference, please ask your instructor or email

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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