For a post event summary including videos, please visit www.bcagenda.ca
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.
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.
For details visit www.boardoftrade.com/bcindia
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
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.
For more information visit: www.lnginbc-conference.ca
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.
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 www.abicsymposium.ca
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit www.surrey.ca/summit to register
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)