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10 Vancouver business events to check out in August

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Daniel Chai Aug 01, 2017 2:01 am 326

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a CEO, Vancouver’s business community has an event for you to grow yourself. Check out our checklist of business events to check out around the city this August.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section and business section.

Business Ethics in Hong Kong: A Confucian Perspective and the Long-term Trend

  • What: The presentation comprises of three studies relating to the current state and the future of business ethics in Hong Kong. Presented by Dr. Felix Tang, an SFU BBA and MBA Alumni.
  • When: August 1 at noon
  • Where: Segal Graduate School of Business, Room 2300 (2nd floor) – 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Parq Vancouver resort job fair

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  • What: Opportunities within the property range from “entry-level to executive”. Parq Vancouver is looking for applicants across the resort for jobs, including restaurant managers, servers,  bartenders, chefs, concierges, doormen, security and surveillance, room attendants and hosts.
  • When: August 2 from 1 to 6 pm
  • Where: Gate H inside BC Place
  • Cost: Free

Engineer to Entrepreneur: Startup Basics for Techies

  • What: At the “Engineer to Entrepreneur: Succeeding With Your Startup” event, you can hear candid talks by engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, sharing best practices, strategies and mistakes to avoid from those who have done it before. Featuring Boris Lau, Senior Software Engineer, Mobify; Kyle Campbell, Founder, Hack Capital, and Stephen Shen.
  • When: August 8 at 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Profile – 375 Water Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Waterfront Chats: Taking Your Food Business To The Next Level

  • What: Hear from experienced food entrepreneurs and learn what it takes to build and grow a successful food business. Get practical insights on what it takes to thrive in the food industry. Whether you are growing a restaurant, food truck, food manufacturing business or simply just interested in learning from industry experts, join Small Business BC’s next meetup event and get inspired.
  • When: August 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC – Suite 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $10

Technical Interviewing 101: A Panel Discussion on Nailing Your Interview

  • What: Planning to interview for a technical role? Whether you’re a Computer Science student or grad, training to become a Developer or Software Engineer, or a Hiring Manager looking for technical roles, join Brainstation Vancouver for an in-depth discussion on preparing for and excelling in technical interviews.
  • When: August 10 from 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Brainstation Vancouver – 455 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $45

Business Excellence 2017

  • What: Business Excellence 2017 is a 3-day multi-mentor event specifically designed to help forward thinking entrepreneurs transform their businesses into client-attracting, profit generating machines. Author, Keynote Speaker and Make Your Mark Founder Colin Sprake has invited some of his world class mentors including Jack Canfield, Mars & Venus John Gray, James Malinchak from ABCs Hit TV Show, “Secret Millionaire” and more.
  • When: August 16 to 18 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Canada Place Convention Centre – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $197-$1497

Small Business Series: Create Your Business Plan

  • What: Learn ways to inject your business plan with the energy and passion you have for your actual business, and participate in interactive activities that relate specifically to your own business and business plan. You will receive tools to help you improve the six areas of your business plan that lenders look at most closely, and hear stories from a Vancity lender about actual business plans that have gotten their attention – for better or worse.
  • When: August 23 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Richmond Public Library – Brighouse – 7700 Minoru Gate #100, Richmond
  • Register: Online, Free

Wine, Goals and Networking Events

  • What: An evening of networking and goal setting with Coach V, who holds a graduate diploma in business, and is pursuing a masters degree in organizational psychology. She also volunteer with Simon Fraser University in the Mentors in Business program – mentoring students who are about to embark in their career.
  • When: August 24 from 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: 52 Sixth Street, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $19.99

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: Summer Breakfast with Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO, Canadian Transportation Agency

  • What: In keeping with CILTNAs’ goals of educating its members and promoting professionalism in the transportation and logistics fields, the Pacific Chapter is organizing a Summer Breakfast, as the next event in their “Gateway Series”. Guest Speaker will be Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO, Canadian Transportation Agency.
  • When: August 29 from 8 to 10 am
  • Where: BCIT Downtown Campus – BC Room 825 (the Atrium – 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Young Women in Business Vancouver Open House

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  • What: YWiB Vancouver is hosting an open house event on Tuesday, August 29th at Mobify. You’ll have a chance to meet our team, members, mentors, and speakers, and discover how you can become involved in the YWiB community.
  • When: August 29 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Mobify – #420-725 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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