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10 Vancouver business events to check out in December

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Daniel Chai Dec 04, 2017 7:23 am 466

From Holiday Mingles to Speaker Series, here is our checklist of business events to check out around the city this December.

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

Gathering of Meetups Holiday Social

  • What: A fun evening with a diverse group of local Meetup groups in Tech, Tech Sales, Design, Finance and more. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other community builders, learn about what different groups are doing, and discuss ways to collaborate.
  • When: Monday, December 4, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Mahony & Sons – 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Lean Into Financial Success & Independence

  • What: An informative and inspiring discussion on how to create and maintain financial success and independence in your life. Featuring a presentation by Cathy Derksen.
  • When: Monday, December 4, 2017
  • Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $7

Connecting Communities: Evolving our coastal ferry service

BC Ferries (Rolf Meinow /Shutterstock)

  • What: Destination BC CEO Marsha Walden will speak to the influence of the tourism sector, and following her keynote will be joined by a panel of industry experts to further discuss the industry and its benefits.
  • When: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Pan Pacific Hotel – Crystal Pavilion Ballroom – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $69-$138

Free iOS Essentials Workshop

  • What: A free iOS Essentials Workshop, where members of the Lighthouse Labs education team will help you piece together your first mobile app. This workshop will give you an introduction to the building blocks of iOS development, and you’ll be creating a simple music player similar to Spotify or Apple Music. Throughout the 3 hour workshop, you’ll be introduced to the the elements of building apps for iOS, including storyboarding, user experience design, and Apple’s programming language Swift. No coding experience is required, and the workshop is free to attend.
  • When: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Lighthouse Labs – #350 128 West Hastings, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Latin Women’s Business Breakfast

  • What: The inauguration of Latin Women’s Business and celebration of the first ever Latin businesswomen society in Vancouver. A great opportunity to learn more about the cause and enjoy the company of other businesswomen.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 9 to 11 am
  • Where: Vancouver Mariott Downtown – 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $38

FUSE SPARK: Speaker Series

  • What: Three leaders in different fields and walks of life share their stories. In the span of one afternoon, attendees will rotate through three very different speakers (all of whom are united in their drive & entrepreneurial mindset), and receive a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to listen, ask questions, and network.
  • When: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 to 3:45 pm
  • Where: SFU Harbour Centre Campus Vancouver – 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Small Business BC Holiday Mix and Mingle

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  • What: A fun year-end social mixer, featuring thirty-second pitches, networking, light refreshments and snacks, and door prizes.
  • When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Spring Holiday Market and Community Celebration

  • What: Spring Activator celebrates an amazing year with a Holiday Market showcasing their most innovative products in progressive food, tech, and more. 
  • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Mobify HQ – 725 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Holiday Extravaganza

  • What: Enjoy the holiday festivities while experiencing eWomenNetwork at our popular annual “Holiday Extravaganza Event”. There will be facilitated conversations over a meal, business spotlights, holiday shopping, amazing raffle prizes, a wine draw and accelerated networking. 
  • When: Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Ctr. – 1100 Granville Street, Vancouver

Dynamic Women Year End Mingle

  • What: A year-end mingle with Dynamic Women Vancouver. Learn new strategies, strategize for next year, hear of other’s successes and ask questions along with looking for collaborations.
  • When: Monday, December 18, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: RYY Apparel Inc. – 1745 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$35

Know of a business event happening that’s not listed? Send it to us –[email protected] 


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

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