Engage and connect with young BC leaders at the FML Conference

Sep 15 2018, 12:12 am

On September 18, the non-partisan Forum for Millennial Leadership (FML) will be hosting a half-day conference focused on the next generation of young leaders in BC.

The conference will be held at Vancouver Convention Centre West and takes place just over a month before October’s municipal elections. Attendees can expect an engaging discussion featuring prominent business and community leaders, municipal candidates, provincial politicians, as well as noted media personalities.


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The conference will also offer journalists the opportunity to connect with young candidates from across BC who represent a range of political parties, independents, and ideologies.

Tickets and a complete conference schedule can be found here.

Organizers would like to mention that although this event is geared towards Millennials, no avocado toast will be served at the event.

Check out the full schedule and panels below:

9:15am-10:00am – Panel: Data & Discourse
Moderator: Charmaine de Silva, News Director, NEWS 1130
● Mario Canseco, President, Research Co.
● Anna Lilly, Senior Vice President & Partner, Fleishman-Hillard HighRoad
● Grace Lore, Professor at the University of Victoria
10:00am-10:45am – Panel: Then & Now: Young Public Leaders 
Moderator: Iain Black, President & CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
● Michael Wiebe, Commissioner, Vancouver Park Board
● Bowinn Ma, BC MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale
● Brad West, City Councillor, Port Coquitlam
● Michelle Stilwell, BC MLA for Parksville-Qualicum
11:15am-12:00 pm – Panel: The Next Generation of Municipal Leaders 
Moderator: TBA
● Dylan Kruger, Candidate for Delta Council
● Nicola Spurling, Candidate for Coquitlam Council
● Harv Puni, Candidate for Richmond School Trustee
● Trevor Halford, Candidate for Surrey Council
● Claire Preston, Candidate for Burnaby Council
12:00pm-12:45pm – Panel: Millennials in Action 
Moderator: Farhan Mohamed, Editor in Chief & Partner, Daily Hive
● Ian Crosby, Co-Founder & CEO, Bench
● Kathryn Stewart, Newstalk Radio Producer-Correspondent, CKNW Newstalk980
● Tim Yeung, Director, Development, Peterson Real Estate
● Tyler Pronyk, Regional Director, Operations, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.
● Kristine St-Laurent, Senior Policy Analyst, Business Council of British Columbia
● A representative of organized labour (to be announced)

Forum for Millennial Leadership Conference

When: September 18, 2018

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building— 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Tickets: Available online, $75 + service fees
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