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BC Business Summit 2013: Building Prosperity through a Competitive Economy

Today, British Columbia is at a pivotal time in our economic history. As a relatively small, open trading economy, vulnerable to global economic shifts, British Columbia, Canada and the business sectors need greater coordination if we are to become more competitive globally. The reality is that we face pressing human capital and training demands, a need for increased certainty on the land base, greater urgency to act on innovation and productivity and the ongoing global shift to Asia.

As a result, the Business Council of British Columbia, working with a myriad of provincial organizations, believes it is time for an annual event to focus on building greater prosperity for BC and Canada for the benefit of not just the economy but the people of BC.

On November 12 and 13th we will bring together senior municipal, federal and provincial government officials, as well as business , economic, and First Nations thought leaders from across the province and from every business sector to explore the opportunities and most pressing challenges facing our economy today...and tomorrow.

In its first year, the BC Business Summit 2013: Building Prosperity through a Competitive Economy, will explore issues of competitiveness, human capital, economic opportunity and productivity through a series of presentations, breakout sessions and engaging panel discussions.

**Complete Event Programme Available Here**

More speaker announcements coming soon! 

Honourable Christy Clark    

Province of British Columbia

Honourable Jason Kenney
Minister of Employment and
Social Development

Government of Canada


Arnaud Soirat
President and CEO
Primary Metals

Rio Tinto Alcan

Don Lindsay
President and
Chief Executive Officer     


Paulo Maia
President and
Chief Executive Officer     

HSBC Bank Canada

Matthew K. Rose
Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer     




David Mitchell
President and CEO

Public Policy Forum

Daniel Muzyka
President and CEO   

Conference Board of Canada

Brian Lee Crowley
Managing Director

Mcdonald Laurier Instittue



Complete Event Agenda avaiable HERE

For details on the breakout sessions, click HERE 




Individual Tickets        

$399.00 + GST

Tables of 8

$3192.00 + GST

New Technology for Audience Engagement


CKNW and The Bill Good Show

We are excited to have CKNW and the Bill Good Show broadcasting LIVE all morning from the Summit at the Convention Centre on Wednesday, November 13th.  Bill's show will feature conference panelists, government and business leaders exploring the top issues and opportunities facing British Columbia's economy. Listen live at 



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