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10 Vancouver business events to check out in July

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Daniel Chai Jul 05, 2017 2:52 am 789

From small business to big business to your business – now is the perfect time to gain new skills, make new connections, and grow. Check out our list of 10 business events happening in Metro Vancouver in July.

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

5th Annual Ladies Who Lunch Summer Patio Party

Ladies Who Lunch

Ladies Who Lunch / Facebook

  • What: The Ladies Who Lunch Network’s signature event. Come enjoy an afternoon of networking, a fashion show, and valuable connections! Dress code: fascinator or hat. Plus there will be a silent auction benefiting Dress For Success.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Where: The Arbutus Club – 2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver
  • Online: Online, $45-$85

Social Media Strategy Workshop

  • What: No digital marketing strategy is complete without a social media content plan. This full-day workshop will cover the foundations for developing and implementing a successful social media strategy using today’s most popular channels.
  • When: July 8
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Brainstation Vancouver – 455 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Graduate Business Women’s Council Panel Discussion

  • What: GBWC presents a panel discussion on “Defining your Path” in the professional space. Jen Duff, Sim Perera and Cameila Cirjoi discuss the challenges they faced, how they overcame them and what advice they have for future generations. The event is moderated by Emily Rousseu, an SFU EMBA alumni and Managing Principal at Stantec. 
  • When: July 10
  • Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Segal- Room 1200 – 500 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, free

Leadership Series: The Business of Sport Hosting

  • What: In this instalment of CYP Leadership Series, members will hear from Michelle Collens, Senior Manager of Sport Hosting for the City of Vancouver and Chrissy Benz, Manager of the Women’s National Team and Events at Volleyball Canada, about the importance of the sports tourism industry in Vancouver and how grassroots sports are critically important to the economic health of a community.
  • When: July 12
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: The BC Sports Hall of Fame – BC Place – Gate A, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, complimentary for CYP Members, $50 + gst for Non-Members

3 Keys to Catapult Your Business and Life Success with Felicia Searcy

  • What: Felicia Searcy is an award-winning transformational life coach, professional speaker, author, trainer and minister who is passionate about other people’s dreams. For over 20 years, Felicia has worked with professionals, entrepreneurs and folks who are seeking the spiritual side of success
  • When: July 13
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: The Arbutus Club – 2001 Nanton Avenue, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $69-$119

The Design & Content Conference 2017

Design & Content Conference

Design & Content Conference / Facebook

  • What: Designers and content strategists team up. Hear from industry leaders about crafting experiences and telling stories that shape the future of the web. A day of workshops, two days of talks, and thoughtful extras.
  • When: July 17 to July 19
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $1,045

Thrive Series: How BC’s political landscape could impact your small business

  • What: Understand how potential changes to BC’s tax, labour, and regulatory environment will shape the economy under the new provincial government. Also learn ways in which small businesses can advocate for their interests, and understand how to mitigate the impact of political uncertainty. Featuring speaker Kirk Lapointe.
  • When: July 19
  • Time: 7 am to 9 am
  • Where: Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront – 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online. $25.00 + GST for members, $50.00 + GST for non-members

Small Business BC Summer Mix and Mingle

  • What: Celebrate the summer season and the one-year milestone of the launch of the Small Business BC Meetup Group. Come for networking, great food and refreshments on a beautiful rooftop patio in the heart of Vancouver.
  • When: July 19
  • Time5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where:  745 Thurlow Street – 25th floor, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $15

Visioning for Entrepreneurs Workshop

  • What: If you’re an entrepreneur you might relate to the struggle of developing a message that authentically communicates your brand identity and your vision. Come and explore with Dagmar Meachem your why and create a clear vision and message.
  • When: July 20
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: West Vancouver Community Centre – Cedar Room – 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39

2nd International Conference on Food Chemistry and Nutrition

  • What: This conference will bring together practitioners, industrialists, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in the fields of indigenous food products, food safety, functional foods, and more.
  • When: July 24 to 26
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre – 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond
  • Registration: Online

Creative Pulse Talk + Social with Hulse & Durrell

  • What: Hulse & Durrell will talk about creating brand systems for some of the most strangely complex sports brands in the world. Ben and Greg will share their outlook on design as they will walk through a complicated rebranding process from top to bottom.
  • When: July 27
  • Time: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Archive Digital – 97 E 2nd Ave (Enter from the alley behind Steel Toad Brewery)
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15 or pay what you can

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

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