Caucus Meeting Locations are listed below:
• Kootenays – Sutcliffe A
• Lower Mainland/Southwest – Cheakamus
• Thompson/Okanagan - Executive Boardroom
• Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands - Boardroom
• Northeast/Northwest/Central - Sutcliffe B
The last 3 years has tested all of us and required us to be courageous, innovative and resourceful as we respond to new business models, workplace norms and technologies, all while navigating the realities of a tight labour market, global supply chain challenges and a high interest rate environment.
Join us for a post-dinner conversation with some leaders of the future, hear their perspectives on why they are in business, how they navigate these times and their secrets to success.
*This meal is sponsored by the New Car Dealers Association*
*This session is sponsored by Prince Rupert Port Authority*
The pandemic has had far-reaching consequences for economies across the globe. While B.C. has navigated the last three years relatively well and has a good foundation from which to move forward, there are both internal and external indicators that will influence our future success.
Join us as we take a look at the global economy, how developments on the world stage impact us nationally and provincially and how we should plan in a shifting global landscape.
While B.C.’s Economic Plan articulates a bold vision for the future rooted in inclusive and clean growth, there’s no denying that it is expensive to do business in our province and, if left unchecked, will see the demise of our small- and medium-sized business community, and investors go elsewhere.
Join us as we hear from business leaders on how their sectors are trending and what it means for the future.
*This session is sponsored by Coastal Gaslink | TC Energy*
Indigenous tourism is an industry that not only supports the economic development of Indigenous communities but also provides opportunities for cultural exchange and understanding. On this path of Truth and Reconciliation, tourism provides a unique opportunity for non-Indigenous Canadians to explore the challenges that Indigenous communities have faced and continue to face, and the role that non-Indigenous individuals and organizations can play in supporting Indigenous-led initiatives.
Chambers of commerce and boards of trade provide valuable resources and support to businesses, and by reducing barriers, we can create more equitable opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs and support the growth of Indigenous-led businesses.
Join us in this lunchtime conversation to learn about strategies that Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) utilizes to create opportunities to hold up Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities across the province and the role that chambers of commerce and boards of trade can play to help bring economic reconciliation to life.
To learn more about the work of ITBC and sign up as a Friend of ITBC visit Indigenous Tourism BC: https://www.indigenousbc.com/corporate/
Back by popular demand Global BC’s chief political commentator, Keith Baldrey, and award-winning journalist, Vaughn Palmer, will provide their always thoughtful, and always direct perspectives on the state of B.C. politics.
The 2022-24 strategic plan of the BC Chamber of Commerce is built on three pillars – Engage, Connect, Evolve – that articulate the provincial association’s commitment to (a) bring together members, businesses, stakeholders and governments to proactively champion provincial issues that matter (b) connect members to people, programs and services that will enhance their business knowledge and help drive their bottom-line success and (c) help members continuously evolve.
That commitment is underpinned by the ability to build community across the provincial network in ways that serve.
Join us as the BC Chamber of Commerce launches its new website that has been built specifically to grow community across the province so that we can focus forward … together.
*This session is sponsored by dial, founded by SFU Beedie School of Business*
British Columbia’s current labour shortage presents challenges for both employers and job seekers. Employers are struggling to fill labour gaps and must adapt to the needs and expectations of job seekers to attract and retain talent. Job seekers are striving to secure employment despite the myriad opportunities available. Why aren’t they finding one another?
Engaged by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, the BC Chamber of Commerce is part way through an engagement to understand the disconnect between employers and job seekers, and about to embark on a solutions-development phase.
Join us to hear what we’ve learned so far and participate in the first engagement session focused on identifying appropriate solutions that will build labour force capacity and resiliency and help give British Columbia a competitive edge in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
As recently reported by Business in Vancouver, data collected by the Canadian Mental Health Association confirms that, by the age of 40, one of every two Canadians will have or will have had a mental illness. And in a given year, 20 per cent of the national population will directly experience a mental health issue in some form.
Furthermore, the Mental Health Commission of Canada estimates that over the three decades 2011-2041, the cumulative economic impact of the direct costs tied to mental health problems will exceed $2.3 trillion. In the workplace, lost productivity due to mental illness is expected to reach $16 billion per year by 2041. We need to take action. And business has a role to play.
Join us as we discuss the impact of mental health in the workplace and why mental health leadership is good business.
Learn more and register here: https://business.whistlerchamber.com/events/details/bc-chamber-agm-wrap-up-reception-hosted-by-the-whistler-chamber-2602