10 Vancouver business events to check out in April

Mar 25 2018, 7:37 pm

From Canadian Internet Marketing Conference to MyBizDay, here is our checklist of Vancouver business events in the city this April.

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

Smart Cities Challenge

  • What: Join Greater Vancouver Board of Trade for a complimentary event and hear from Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer for the City of Vancouver, and Sean Simpson, the Director of Information Technology for the City of Surrey, about their joint bid in the national Smart Cities Challenge competition.
  • When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 am
  • Where: TELUS Garden 5th Floor – 510 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

YWCA Employment Program for Women – Information Session

  • What: Are you a woman looking for a job? Join YWCA for an information session to learn how this program can help you reach your goals. YWCA [email protected] is a free program that will prepare you for job search and career decision-making with professional career advisors.
  • When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  • Time: 12:40 to 2:30 pm
  • Where: YWCA [email protected] – 210-1201 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Canadian Internet Marketing Conference (CIMC) 2018


  • What: CIMC is providing businesses with the best tools and practices to not just survive, but thrive in the digital marketing wilderness. At this year’s event, you’ll discover how to best navigate the ever-changing digital marketing landscape and learn insider tips from founders, CEOs, marketing specialists, and more, from some of the world’s biggest companies.
  • When: Thursday, April 5 to Friday, April 6, 2018
  • Where: West Coast Railway Heritage Park – 39645 Government Road – Squamish
  • Tickets: $350 – $1,000 – Tickets available via Picatic

MyBizDay – Abbotsford and Surrey

  • What: This Small Business BC series connects entrepreneurs to the province’s leading tools and resources through a mix of educational workshops, networking and exhibits. This year, the education tour will reach communities in the business hubs of Abbotsford and Surrey.
  • When: Thursday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4:15 pm (April 5), 9 am to 3:45 pm (April 25)
  • Where: Tradex – 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Register: Online (Abbotsford), Online (Surrey), Free

Social Media Marketing & SEO Bootcamp

  • What: Nicole Donnelly, CMO at Spring and Founder of Salty Waffle, leads a hands-on 5-hour bootcamp that will teach attendees how to use social media to get customer’s attention while automating as much as possible on the path to purposeful popularity.
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Spring – Buzzer #9020, 23 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $149

MOSAIC Career & Job Fair

  • What: Over 80 companies at MOSAIC’s Job Fair are looking to fill up to 1500 positions. Bring resumes and be prepared to interview with recruiters from Air Canada, City of Vancouver, Royal Bank of Canada, Home Depot, and many more.
  • When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Business Excellence Series: Navigating Risks to Your Business

  • What: Join Business In Vancouver for a discussion on how to navigate risks to your business. An expert panel will examine the financial and legal best practices to deal with rapid economic, technological and cultural change in business and the workplace.
  • When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: The Shangri-La Hotel, Conway Room – 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $59-$69

Making ICBC work for British Columbians

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  • What: Attorney General Eby will speak to the Greater Vancouver business community about the work underway by the B.C. Government and ICBC to address the current challenges.
  • When: Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 am
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – Waddington Room – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49-$98

VidTalks Video Marketing Conference 2018

  • What: VidTalks is Canada’s premier video marketing conference for brands and businesses of all sizes, featuring a full day of insightful discussions from leading experts on growing brand presence, sales, and engaging your target market through video marketing on social media platforms.
  • When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $149-$199

Big Idea Pitch Contest

  • What: “As young professionals, what is one important change you would like to see made to Greater Vancouver’s transportation system by 2030?” Teams have submitted reports on this topic, with the hopes of earning the chance to step on stage at the Company of Young Professionals’ Big Idea Pitch Contest. The top six teams will be chosen to pitch their ideas to a live panel of judges – in hopes of being declared the 2018 Big Idea champions.
  • When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: CBC Vancouver Studio 700 – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $50, Free for CYP members

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