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Business Council of British Columbia AGM featuring Premier Christy Clark and Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

Newly elected Premier Christy Clark and Global Managing Director of leading consulting agency, McKinsey & Company, Dominic Barton addressed members of the Business Council at the 47th Annual General Meeting held May 28th, 2013.

Former British Columbian and Asia Expert , Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director of McKinsey and Company delivered an important message for all British Columbians to hear:

‘It is time to accelerate our relations and opportunities with Asia or we risk being left further behind.’

He offered specific recommendations and seven priorities for our province to pursue to improve our opportunities in and with Asia. The Business Council will continue to reflect on this insightful commentary and weave it into our own communications with government and stakeholders as we continue to push for a policy landscape which supports British Columbia’s ability to compete nationally and internationally.

We are pleased to be able to provide you with Dominic’s presentation slides which can be accessed online here 

Thank you for making our first Annual General Meeting dinner event a tremendous success.

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BC Agenda for Shared Prosperity Summit - April 5th, 2013 Vancouver

On April 5th, the Business Council of British Columbia with the BC Chamber of Commerce hosted the BC Agenda for Shared Prosperity Summit: The Circle of Prosperity. The event brought together business, non-profit, regional community leaders and first nations to discuss global social economic shifts, models for institutional reform and the policies needed to create a more prosperous future for all British Columbians.

Feature speakers included Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, Christina Romer, former Chair, Council of Economic Advisors to President Obama, Zanny Minton-Beddoes, Economics Editor, The Economist Magazine and David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada.

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Business Council of British Columbia Member Forum featuring Joe Oliver

Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver spoke to members of the Business Council of British Columbia on November 28th, 2012

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BCBC Conference: Connecting Jobs and People for an Optimal BC Economy

Thank you to our conference speakers, panelists and attendees for a successful conference featuring informative presentations and conversation. This event was the beginning of the conversation and we look forward to continuing to build connections between the supply and demand of the labour challenges in British Columbia.

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BCBC Policy Conference: Powering Canadian Prosperity: BC's Energy Opportunities

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.

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Business Council of British Columbia 46th Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM opened with a panel discussion featuring Mayor Diane Watts of Surrey and Mayor Greg Moore of Port Coquitlam and Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board.
Graham MacLachlan, Regional President for RBC Royal Bank and outgoing Chair of the Business Council after for four years of service, welcomed Hank Ketcham, Chairman and CEO of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd as the incoming Chair for a two year term.

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Member Forum: Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair TD Bank Group

Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair TD Bank Group, former Premier of New Brunswick and former Canadian Ambassador to the United States addressed members of the Business Council of British Columbia.

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BCBC Policy Conference: British Columbia's Gateway: Realizing Canada's Asia Pacific Opportunity

The Business Council of British Columbia hosted British Columbia's Gateway: Realizing Canda's Asia Pacific Opportunity which brought together the country's leading CEO's, government officials and community leaders to highlight and reflect on the components of the country's success with Asia and explore how we can capitalize on the the opportunitiies to advance the province's prospertity during what some are now calling The Asian Century.

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Service and Success: A decade of leadership Honouring Premier Gordon Campbell

A joint luncheon hosted by The Vancouver Board of Trade and the Business Council of British Columbia in recognition of Premier Gordon Campbell's contributions and achievements over ten years of public service.

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Special BCBC Initiatives

Check out photos from some of BCBC's special initiatives over the last few years. Click HERE to read about these special initiatives.

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