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10 Vancouver business events to check out in May

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Daniel Chai May 02, 2017 12:07 am 906

The days are getting longer, which means more time to grow your business. Get networking with our checklist of Vancouver business events to check out this May.

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

How to overcome the five greatest challenges in achieving your goals

  • What: Clean energy engineer turned performance coach Marc Tabet helps attendees identify the greatest challenges to achieving goals and discover proven strategies to overcome them. Learn why the way our brain is wired makes it harder for us to achieve our goals, how to make inspiration your greatest ally and discover effective strategies to go about expanding your comfort zone.
  • When: May 2 from 6 to 9:15 pm
  • Where: The Tribe – Suite 401 – 68 Water Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: At the door, $12

Connect with Google and Savvy Search Marketing

Savvy Search Marketing

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  • What: Google is teaming up with Savvy Search Marketing Ltd, a local Premier Google Partner, to present on topics ranging from customer micro-moments to maximizing qualified leads for your business. Speakers include Liz Austin, Agency Development Manager, Google and Savvas Kyriakides, CEO, Savvy Search Marketing Ltd.
  • When: May 3 from 8:30 am to 12 pm
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver – 655 Burrard St, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Indigenous Leaders’ Panel on Career Progression

  • What: Join executives from the Vancouver offices of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Labour Canada (ESDC), and the Canada Revenue Agency for a panel discussion on career progression advice. The panel will be discussing questions related to career advancement, resiliency, work-life balance, and more. There will also be a Q&A session.
  • Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 10 from 9:45 t0 10:45 am
  • Tickets: Online, Free

#HootupYVR: Social Ads

  • What: From turning Facebook fans into customers, to giving your content a boost, social media advertising is a key component of any social strategy. Join Hootsuite for an expert session on paid advertising for the first #HootupYVR of 2017.
  • Where: Hootsuite Media Inc – 5 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: May 11 from 5:45 to 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, free

National Girls Learning Code Day

  • What: Girls Learning Code is hosting its fourth annual National Girls Learning Code Day. On that day, hundreds of Canadians girls and their parents will come together to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: digital storytelling and animation. Hosted by Ladies Learning Code Vancouver.
  • Where: Amazon – 510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver; BC Tech Innovation Hub – 887 Great Northern Way, Vancouver; Traction on Demand – 2700 Production Way, Vancouver
  • When: May 13 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Register: Online, By Donation

Spring Job Fair – North Shore

  • What: Connect with North Shore employers, explore full-time and part-time employment opportunities and achieve your career goals. Bring your resume and dress professionally, as interviews may be held on the spot. Hosted by YWCA and North Shore Work BC.
  • Where: North Shore WorkBC – 980 West 1st Street -Unit 106, North Vancouver
  • When: May 17 from 1 to 4 pm
  • Register: Online, Free

Sales made simple by John Nieuwenburg

  • What: Improve your sales skills with John Nieuwenburg, an award-winning Business Coach who has worked with hundreds of clients. Learn how to get things done using proven tools, strategies and techniques, make the shifts in mindset needed to facilitate success, and stay accountable for the results you have chosen.
  • Where: G&F Financial Group – 105-4191 Hastings Street, Burnaby
  • When: May 23 from 6 to 9:30 pm
  • Admission: At the door, $12

The Side Hustle: A panel event presented by Young Women in Business

Young Women in Busines

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  • What: Ever thought about exploring a project outside of your 9 to 5 grind? YWiB’s panel discussion on The Side Hustle will explore the benefits, challenges, and lessons of launching your own ideas and creating your own career opportunities. Enjoy an enlightening evening with some of Vancouver’s multitalented entrepreneurs and find the spark to kickstart your own ventures.
  • Where: Mobify – #420, 725 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 23 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$30

DesignThinkers Vancouver 2017: Studio Open Doors

  • What: Get an all-access pass to visit top creative studios in downtown Vancouver. Meet members of the team, see the space and check out their latest projects.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 29 from 8 to 8:45 am
  • Tickets: Online, RGD/GDC Members – $10 per session, Non-Members – $20 per session

Board of Trade 101

  • What: A special Board of Trade 101 session where you will be shown how your membership can help promote your business, save you money, provide benefits to your staff, and much more.
  • Where: Greater Vancouver Board of Trade – Suite 400-999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: May 30 at 7:30 am
  • Tickets: Complimentary, for Board of Trade members only

Know of a business event happening that’s not listed? Email 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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