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Canada's leading public affairs experts will share their insight into the burning political and public affairs issues for the upcoming year in Ottawa, Western Canada and British Columbia.

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Now in its 11th year, the BC Natural Resource Forum has grown to become the hub for all companies involved in the resource sector to get together for in-depth discussions, sharing of success stories, opportunities, innovations in technology, and expanding opportunities in the service and supply sector.

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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.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Honourable Christy Clark, Premier 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, Teck
  • Paulo Maia, President and Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bank Canada
  • Matthew K. Rose, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BNSF

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The Canada of 2030 will not be the country it is today. In the next 17 years, macro-changes, from globalization, demographics, technology revolutions, climate or security events, will reshape our lives, organizations and communities.

The Asia Pacific Foundation and the Business Council of British Columbia are pleased to host Mr. Eric Noel, initiator of the Canada towards 2030 project. This project aims to identify the major macro trends that will affect Canadians. This by-invitation only event is designed for leaders from business, government and civil society who are interested in long-term strategic planning for their organization.

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On June 25th, join the Business Council of British Columbia for this special Member Forum and breakfast featuring Gary Doer, Canada's Ambassador to the United States of America.

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Tuesday, June 25th
7:30 am - Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am - Program featuring Ambassador Gary Doer, Canada's Ambassador to the USA
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel - 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver BC

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Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West presents a lunch conference on the EU-Canada Relationship & CETA (Comprehensive Economic & Trade Agreement)

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Join with members of the Business Council for an evening with Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey & Company. 


McKinsey & Company is one of the world’s largest management consulting firms advising leading businesses, governments and institutions.

Dominic Barton is the global managing director of McKinsey. Raised in British Columbia, Dominic graduated from UBC and was selected a Rhodes Scholar before beginning his 25-plus year career at McKinsey. Dominic has advised clients in a range of industries—including banking, consumer goods, high tech, and industrial—but his core area of work is in financial-sector development and reform.

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Confirmed Speaker: Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia

As part of the BC Agenda for Shared Prosperity , the Business Council of British Columbia and the BC Chamber of Commerce are bringing together business, non-profit, regional community leaders and first nations to discuss global social and economic shifts, models for institutional reform and the right combination of policies, people and ingenuity to create a more prosperous future for all British Columbians.

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Hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Province of British Columbia.

Join Premier Christy Clark along with business and government leaders from India and BC for a close look at our growing trade relationship with India.  BC companies can learn how to take advantage of the many emerging export and investment opportunities.  The BC-India Global Business Forum will feature expert speakers, insightful panels and networking receptions.

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After 20 years, more than 300 million passengers, and five million take-offs and landings, Larry Berg is retiring from YVR.

On Friday, March 8, join us for lunch at the Vancouver Convention Centre East (Canada Place) as we celebrate Larry Berg's contributions, and thank him for his business and community leadership.

For more information, visit the Vancouver Board of Trade event listing here

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Fuelling the Future, hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, will profile BC's competitive advantage in the global LNG market.  The two day conference will highlight the expertise international LNG proponents bring to BC, explain how this energy sector industry is developing in the province and provide a domestic and international economic perspective on BC's emerging LNG industry.

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Hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Oil Sands Story will feature The Honourable Ken Hughes, Minister of Energy, Province of Alberta, Honourable Rich Coleman, MInister of Energy, Mines and Natural Gas, Province of BC and Ian Anderson, President and CEO, Kinder Morgan.

For details, please visit the Vancouver Board of Trade here.

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The Aboriginal Business and Investment Council (ABIC) and the Business Council of British Columbia are pleased to host the ABIC Symposium which will bring together leaders from Aboriginal communities, business, corporate, and government organizations to highlight and celebrate Aboriginal business success stories. Register today at

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Many of the challenges and gaps in the BC labour market are due to imperfect linkages, connections and communication between the demand and supply sides of the job market. Skill and labour shortages, regional mismatches, under-utilized labour force participant, labour surpluses, inefficient programs and sevices area ll symptoms of a workforce deman/supply disconnect.

Join with leaders from British Columbia’s business, education, recruitment and human resource sectors for this full day session to explore the challenges facing employers and the opportunities for solutions through our education and post secondary education systems, identifying underutilized labour pools and building connections between major project planning and human and broad human resource planning.

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Please mark your calendars for an upcoming Business Information Session on the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) in Vancouver. The session will provide businesses with the following information:

  • Overview and status of the Site C project
  • Overview of construction components and construction sequence
  • Update on procurement planning, including potential packages and timelines

More details and registration information for the sessions will follow soon.

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At a time of pronounced global uncertainty, BC's economy is growing at a reasonable pace and is outperforming many other North American jurisdictions. Although the province faces significant global headwinds, BC's economy remains resilient and should benefit from an increasingly diversified export sector, a gradual recovery in US home building, robust levels of non-residential construction and a sound fiscal setting. Join a distinguished group of economic and business thought leaders to hear their perspectives on the global, national and provincial economic outlook.

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Join us as keynote speaker Sir Richard Branson adventurer, philanthropist and founder of the Virgin Group joins Bill Good of CKNW to talk about his career, corporate social responsibiltiy and his unique perspectives on the world's economy and current conditions.

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The Business Council of British Columbia was pleased to bring together leading energy industry analysts, government officials and CEOs from across the country for Powering Canadian Prosperity: BC’s Energy Opportunities.
This special half-day conference featured respected energy expert Peter Tertzakian of ARC Financial Corporation, former federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice, plus Lorraine Mitchelmore of Shell Canada, Premier Christy Clark and a host of panelists on will examine the urgent need to leverage BC’s energy opportunities for the long term benefit of all British Columbians and Canadians. (Photos and presentations now available)

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