2017 Business Development Forum
Name: 2017 Business Development Forum
Date: January 31, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM PST
Registration: Register Now
Boost your Business Development Game with BC's Brightest Minds
Better Tools. Better Insights. Better Partnerships.
Boost your business development game with 200 of BC brightest businesses leaders! A day of captivating keynotes will help you unlock BC's natural resource sector potential for YOUR business. Hosted in partnership with the BC and Prince George Chambers of Commerce this year's Forum will also focus on creating more collaborative relationships with First Nations. Inspiring First Nations leader, Ellis Ross will offer deep insight on this topic. All burning questions will be answered. What is the future of BC's natural resource sector? How does your business tap into that potential? How do we create shared prosperity in partnership with our First Nations? If you are a small to medium sized enterprise this is BC's premier business development conference and should not be missed. The Business Development Forum is conveniently timed one day before the Premier's Natural Resource Forum.
Key takeaways from the day:
- How to build more collaborative relationships with First Nations
- A deeper understanding of BC's resource industries and how they relate to the Canadian economy
- Techniques around how to create more effective business and team partnerships
Ellis Ross, past Chief Councilor of the Haisla NationEllis Ross was elected a full-time Councilor of the Haisla Nation in 2003. During his nine years as a Councilor, he began to focus on Aboriginal rights and title and economic development issues.
In 2011 he was elected Chief Councilor of the Haisla Nation and was re-elected in 2013 by acclamation. He recently left his position as Chief to pursue a role in Provincial politics.
In 2012, BC Business magazine named Mr. Ross to “BC’s Power 50,” and Canadian Business magazine in 2013 named him one of the 50 Canadians who exert the most influence on the country’s business climate and community.
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Chamber of CommerceThe Honourable Perrin Beatty is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. Perrin is the principal spokesperson advocating the policy positions of the Canadian Chamber’s members to the federal government, international organizations, the media and the general public. Perrin has served on a number of Canadian government advisory committees, is a member of the advisory council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute and is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian International Council and of Mitsui Canada.
|8:30 - 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 – 9:15||Opening Remarks|
|9:20 – 10:20||Diversity of thought – all voices matter: Diane Bourret, Supervisor Recruitment & Classification City of Prince George, Accredited Insights Facilitator, ACC and CPCC|
|10:20 – 11:00||Networking Business Development Break|
|11:05 – 11:45||Today – Tomorrow – The Resource sector in the Region, Country and Internationally: Jim Allworth, RBC Dominion Securities Investment Strategist and Co-Chair of the Global Portfolio Advisory Committee|
|11:45 – 1:15
||Lunch - Key Note Address Ellis Ross, past Chief Councilor of the Haisla Nation|
|1:20 – 2:00||Joint Venture Partnerships with First Nations: Kenny Ansems, CPA, CA, CAFM, Provincial Director of Aboriginal Services, BC/Yukon, MNP LLP with Chief Archie Patrick from the Stellat’en First Nation|
|2:05 – 2:20||Refreshment Break|
|2:25 – 3:20
||Business climate in the Region and across the Country – Perrin Beatty, CEO Canadian Chamber of Commerce|
|3:20 – 3:25||Mike Morris, MLA for Prince George/Mackenzie and Minister for Public Safety and Solicitor General|
|3:25 – 3:30||Closing Remarks|
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