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Exports: Putting BC to Work
Featuring Export Development Canada President and CEO, Benoit Daignault

Join us on April 9 as the Business Council, in partnership with CKNW hosts EXPORTS: Putting BC to Work featuring an address from Benoit Daignault, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada. This event will focus on the importance of British Columbia's trade and export activities for our economic prosperity and will also feature a panel discussion among key business leaders from various export sectors. 

Keynote speaker: 
Benoit Daignault, President and Chief Executive Officer, Export Development Canada

Effective February 5, 2014, Benoit Daignault was appointed as President and CEO. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Daignault served as Senior Vice-President, Financing Products for two years, where he led EDC's various lending practices including Commercial Finance, Corporate and Asset based lending, Project Finance, as well as the Equity Investment program. Prior to that, he served as EDC’s Senior Vice-President for Business Development. Before joining EDC in 2004, Mr. Daignault spent more than 10 years with General Electric Capital, where he held increasingly senior positions in both Canada and the U.S. 

We will also present a panel, British Columbia's Outlook on Exports which will examine the opportunities for our province's established and emerging export sectors, including natural resources, technology and professional services .   Moderated by Robert Levy, CKNW Business Analyst, the panel will feature:
  • Byng Giraud, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Pacific Oil & Gas, Woodfibre LNG
  • Kirsten Newlands, Senior Vice President,  DHX Media Vancouver
  • Bob Stanlake, President, Mining and Minerals, Amec Foster Wheeler Inc.
  • Ty Speer, President and CEO, Tourism Vancouver
CKNW will be on-location throughout the forum as they continue their month long on-air programme Putting BC to Work.


Thursday April 9, 2015
7:30 am - Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am - Programme begins
10:00 am - Event Ends

Pan Pacific Hotel
Oceanview Suites
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia

Individual Tickets:
BCBC Members*: $79.00 + GST
Non-BCBC Members: $99.00 + GST

Table of 8
BCBC Members*: $632 + GST
Non-BCBC Members: $792 + GST

* To find out if your employer company or organization is a member of BCBC and qualifies for member pricing, please review our current list of members here

Thank you to our title sponsor