11 Vancouver business events to check out in March

Feb 26 2017, 6:05 am

A brand new month means a great opportunity to add new skills to your resume. Get networking with our checklist of Vancouver business events to check out this March.

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

Women in Tech Awards Soiree: Celebrating Our Women

  • What: An event celebrating the inspiring women who have made great contributions and achievements in the Vancouver tech community. Enjoy some light snacks, wine, and great conversation.
  • Where: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue – 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 2 from 6:30 to 8:30
  • Register: Online, Free


  • What: TEDxStanleyPark is one of the world’s largest TED conferences. It is held every March in Vancouver, British Columbia. High-impact talks address a diverse range of humanity’s tough challenges and offer practical and optimistic solutions. These talks inspire, stimulate and activate thoughtful optimists with open minds and big hearts to move the needle toward a better world.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When:  March 4 from 8 am to 6 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $77-$127

24th Annual JCC Sports Dinner

Rick Hansen JCC Sports Dinner

Image: JCC Sports Dinner / Facebook

  • What: An evening of laughter and entertainment with Howie Long, NFL Hall of Famer defensive end for the Oakland Raiders and lead in-studio analyst on the award-winning FOX NFL Sunday pregame show. Also featuring Rich Hansen, Paralympic athlete and founder of the Rick Hansen Foundation. Hansen is the 2017 Jack Diamond Award recipient.
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver – 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 3 at 8 pm and 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $360

Small Business BC Meetup: Women In Business

  • What: In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Small Business BC Meetup is highlighting successful women entrepreneurs. Hear about their journeys and how they’re pushing the boundaries for women in business. Whether you are a woman interested in business or you simply want to connect and hear from inspirational entrepreneurs, join in celebrating women everywhere that are making an impact.
  • Where: Small Business BC – Waterfront Station –601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Register: Online, $10

Exploring Canada and BC’s Place in the Evolving Global Energy Market

  • What: Join BC’s senior business leadership for an exclusive opportunity to learn how Canadian energy companies are addressing future challenges and capitalizing on the opportunities arising from the rapidly shifting global energy and trade landscape.
  • Where: Terminal City Club – 837 Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 10 from 11:30 to 1:30 pm
  • Tickets: Email [email protected]

Fireside chat with Dragons Manjit Minhas and Bruce Croxon

Dragons Den

Bruce Croxon and Manjit MInhas/Facebook

  • What: Current and former investors on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, Manjit Minhas and Bruce Croxon will be speaking at the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s fireside chat “Igniting Investment for Business Growth.
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West (Rooms 211-214) – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: March 13 at 6:15 pm
  • Tickets: From $99

Seven leadership tips to maximize performance and productivity

  • What: Business and leadership coach Roberto Erario explains how to keep your people (and yourself) engaged, inspired, and “alive”, while producing the results you want.
  • Where: G&F Financial Group’s Mount Pleasant Branch – 2949 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 14 from 6 to 9:15 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $12

#BCTECH Summit

  • What: The #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in British Columbia showcasing the province’s vibrant technology industry.  Attend, build cross-sector opportunities for your business and explore the latest ideas and innovations fuelling our economy today. 
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: March 14 to 15
  • Tickets: Online, $899

Women in PR Canada – CBC Newsroom Tour

  • What: Join Canadian Women in Public Relations for a private tour of the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre Newsroom. The CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre is a state-of-the-art integrated newsroom, home of CBC News Vancouver and CBC Radio, and forms the cornerstone of a major redevelopment.
  • Where: CBC Vancouver – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 23 from 12:45 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free for members, $50 for non-members

Greater Vancouver Board of Trade: Professor Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, UBC

  • What: In his first address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Professor Ono will share insights and impressions of B.C. and UBC, concentrating especially on the innovation agenda that B.C. Premier Christy Clark has asked him to lead. It’s the story of a university, a city and a province poised for another jump in international recognition and acclaim – a move from excellence to eminence.
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • When: March 28 from 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • Register: Online, $79-$158

BizHacks 2017

  • What: A 24-hour Hackathon experience, complete with free food, swag, and networking opportunities with representatives from BestBuy, Amazon, Hootsuite, BrainStation and more/ Workshops and mentors will provide support throughout the hackathon and at the end, you’ll have a chance at winning over $2000 in prizes/
  • Where: UBC Henry Angus Building – 2053 Main Mall, Vancouver
  • When: March 31 to April 1 at 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15


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