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10 Vancouver business events to check out in January

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Daniel Chai Jan 02, 2018 1:05 pm 910

From the Forty Under 40 Awards to Waterfront Chats, here is our checklist of Vancouver business events to check out in the city this January.

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

Lighthouse Labs YVR Demo Day

  • What: Lighthouse Labs new grads are about to start their careers as professional web developers, but first they want to show you what they’ve learned to build in just eight weeks. Expect pizza, beer, networking with developers and entrepreneurs, and an inside look at the skill set of the new graduates.
  • When: Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where:Lighthouse Labs – #350 128 West Hastings, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Trade Accelerator Program – Greater Vancouver

  • What: World Trade Centre Vancouver has recently launched Canada’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), an initiative that has been successfully operating by the Toronto Regional Board of Trade since 2015.
  • When: Monday, January 15 and Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Pan Pacific Hotel – Oceanview Suite 5 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Apply: Online

Waterfront Chats – Business Resolutions Roundtable

  • What: Get a jump start on your business goals and resolutions for the New Year with Small Business BC’s Business Resolutions Roundtable Meetup Event. Connect with other small business owners to discuss your main goals and key metrics for 2018. Get insights and feedback from your fellow entrepreneurs on how you can best execute your plans to meet your objectives.
  • When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC Suite 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $10

Thrive Series: Exponential selling strategies with Shane Gibson

  • What: Closing in sales is a process, not an event. Shane Gibson will share the three vital components of a successful sales process, the impact that CRM and social media use has on quota attainment, the six types of SaaS/Cloud-based sales tools your team must use to compete and win, and sales coaching tips and processes for sales leadership.
  • When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • Time: 7 am
  • Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, Tuscany Ballroom – 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$60

Business Excellence Series: Understanding Blockchain

  • What: Blockchain, a ledger of the transactions of bitcoin, is revolutionizing the financial industry as a secure and transparent system. But its disruption remains often misunderstood and treated skeptically as an untrusted element of financial technology. This discussion demystifies blockchain, evaluates its opportunities in BC, and examines its power and potential for the global financial economy.
  • When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59-$69

Economic Outlook Forum Presented by National Bank

  • What: Each year the Economic Outlook Forum provides business leaders a detailed and insightful look at the year ahead by blending local, national and international perspectives.
  • When: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 7:15 am
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Grand Ballroom – 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $179-$358

CEO Series: YVR lifts off

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A plane taking off at Vancouver International Airport, YVR (Max Lindenthaler/Shutterstock)

  • What: YVR is now one of the fastest-growing airports in North America, welcoming millions of new passengers every year and establishing connections with key destinations all over the world. Join Craig Richmond, YVR’s President and CEO, to learn more about how YVR’s growth will support businesses and communities for years to come.
  • When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $89-$178

2017 Forty under 40 Awards

  • What: After 28 years, Business in Vancouver continues to highlight the achievements of BC’s young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals by finding 40 outstanding professionals worthy of the Forty under 40 distinction. Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution.
  • When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Time: 6:15 to 9 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Ballroom – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $195-$225

Northern Vision, National Opportunity: Planning for the sustainable development of Canada’s North

  • What: The Northwest Territories (NWT) has all the ingredients for strong economic growth, including abundant natural resources, and significant participation and support for economic development from Indigenous-owned businesses and governments, but they can’t capitalize on these advantages without a plan. NWT Premier Bob McLeod leads a discussion on how all Canadians can join with the territorial and federal governments to create a plan for developing the north.
  • When: Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Downtown Vancouver – Location TBC
  • Register: Online, $69-$138

Unconscious Bias Series: Leading Inclusively to Drive Employee Behaviour

  • What: How exactly does an organization’s desire to be diverse and inclusive become part of its culture? Find out at the Women’s Leadership Circle’s Unconscious Bias series. The featured panel of leaders are recognized within Greater Vancouver’s business community for their culture, diversity and inclusiveness initiatives.
  • When: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Time: 7 am
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49-$79

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

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