MEDA Convention 2023:
Sponsorship Opportunities

Online registration is now closed, walk-ins are welcome!

Please go to the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square
where we can process your registration in person.

Event Date

November 2-5, 2023

Event Type


Event Location

Marriott Eaton Centre Toronto, Ontario

Target Demographic

The event brings together a diverse group of people—students, young professionals, established businesspeople, clients, and experts in international economic development—many of whom are MEDA’s major supporters throughout North America.

Number of guests anticipated

400-500 including speakers & staff

Sponsorship deadline

October 1, 2023

About MEDA Convention 2023

Business is a powerful tool. It creates opportunity, uplifts communities, and drives the economy. For 70 years MEDA has been focused on harnessing the power of business to create sustainable and lasting solutions to poverty for entrepreneurs around the globe. From MEDA’s first investment in Paraguay in 1953 to today, we’re honored to have worked with hundreds of thousands of business owners and farmers over the last 7 decades. Brilliant, innovative and resilient entrepreneurs who, with access to the right business supports, have lifted themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty.

So many people have contributed to MEDA’s journey to our 70th year. From donors and investors, to business partners, to staff, board members, and volunteers. We haven’t done this alone! With your support MEDA has equipped entrepreneurs around the globe with access to the resources they need to fulfill their God-given potential to earn a livelihood. Join us this November in Toronto, ON, CA as we celebrate MEDA@70, commemorating the past and looking to the future.

Join us for MEDA Convention 2023

70 Years of Investing in Entrepreneurs

November 2-5, 2023
Marriott Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario

The Benefits of Sponsorship

Attendees to MEDA’s Convention have some important things in common: they are passionate about business, faith, and alleviating poverty. The event brings together a diverse group of people—supporters and their families, students, young professionals, established businesspeople, clients, and experts in international economic development.

Your sponsorship allows you to

  • Build profile and network with 400-500 attendees, including many of MEDA’s major supporters throughout North America.
  • Gain marketing exposure for your business.
  • Align with MEDA’s mission of providing business solutions to poverty and join the global effort to eradicate poverty.

Your sponsorship allows MEDA to

  • Bring in inspiring speakers
  • Offset event costs
  • Provide a variety of educational seminars for event attendees on the intersection of business and faith.
  • Ensure a wide range of networking opportunities and activities are available to event participants.
  • Deliver specific programming and content to engage and encourage the next generation of attendees.

400-500 attendees
(including speakers & staff)

60% male and 40%
female demographic

25% of attendees under the age of 40 and 75% 40 and over

Toronto, Ontario

Join us to celebrate MEDA's 70th anniversary!

Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre welcomes MEDA-convention goers with contemporary style and award-winning service. Located in downtown Toronto, Canada, our convention hotel is in the heart of the city, near shopping, dining, and entertainment. Stay fit while in Toronto in their 24-hour fitness centre. Practice your golf swing in Par Bar Topgolf Swing Suite or take a dip in the rooftop indoor pool before enjoying a delicious meal at Trios Bistro.

The Marriott is an easy walk from the Scotiabank Arena, CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Rogers Centre, the University of Toronto and shopping at the iconic CF Toronto Eaton Centre. Experience the city in style at Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre.

About MEDA

MEDA partners with entrepreneurs around the globe to build sustainable businesses that create opportunities for families to give their children a better future. Alongside local partners, we support women, men and youth to move into valuable and equitable roles that aren’t dependent on aid, so they can become agents of change and leaders in their community.

For over 70 years, we have been global leaders in economic development; providing financial services, impact investment, improved technology, business training, and better access to markets for those who have the skills, but need extra support for their business to succeed and flourish long-term.

Through partnerships with private and institutional donors, millions of people have been given the tools they need so they are empowered to not just meet basic needs, but to earn a livelihood, grow their business and create a sustainable future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

MEDA specializes in these core areas

  • Gender Equality &
    Social Inclusion

  • Market

  • Impact Investment & Innovative Finance

  • Environment &
    Climate Change

2023 MEDA Convention Sponsorship Opportunities

Questions? Please contact Dean Shoemaker at