10 Vancouver business events to check out in November

Oct 28 2017, 10:34 pm

From Startup Weekend to WE for SHE Forum, small business to tourism, here is our checklist of business events to check out around the city this November.

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

Fifth Annual BC Business Summit 2017

  • What: Business, academia, First Nations and government leaders from across BC and Canada, along with local, national and international presenters, come together to examine strategies to diversify the British Columbia and Canadian economies.
  • When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Time: 7:30 am to 2:45 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, BC Ballroom – 900 West Georgia Street. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $299 plus gst

2017 Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo

  • What: The 2017 Fraser Valley Small Business Information Expo will feature a tradeshow which will give you the opportunity to speak face-to-face with experts from over 30 support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. Plus you will have the chance to attend two free educational panel sessions.
  • When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Where: Langley Events Centre – 7888 200 Street, Langley
  • Register: Online, Free

The Power of Tourism

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  • What: Destination BC CEO Marsha Walden will speak to the influence of the tourism sector, and following her keynote will be joined by a panel of industry experts to further discuss the industry and its benefits.
  • When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, BC Ballroom – 900 West Georgia Street. Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $79-$158 plus gst

Lunch & Learn: Principles of Successful Return-To-Work

  • What: The learning objective for this event is to understand how to develop a successful return-to-work program that is integrated, flexible, practical, and personalized. Participants will also develop an understanding of the components of return-to-work and their roles and responsibilities in the process.
  • When: Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am to 1 pm
  • Where: 1285 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Ask the Experts in Construction

  • What: Mix and mingle with notable professionals from the Vancouver Construction industry. Have the opportunity to ask them about career advice, market insights and more.
  • When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Photon Studio, Studio A2 – 1888 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

2017 WE FOR SHE Forum

  • What: The 2017 WE FOR SHE Forum will be one of North America’s largest gatherings of women’s organizations, companies, experts, business leaders, advocates and young women. Now in its fourth year, this year’s forum will build on the WE FOR SHE Call to Action plan as well as focus on the top issues facing gender equity. This event will also mark the release of #Canada150Women book featuring remarkable Canadians from across the country.
  • When: Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Time: 8 am
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – EAST – Ballrooms A & B – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $125-$299

Canada’s Economic Infrastructure

  • What: Join David Dodge, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, and Jane Bird as they look at what lies ahead for the Canadian economy and the infrastructure sector and what it means for Greater Vancouver and BC. David will provide his insights on the main factors driving the domestic and global economies. Jane will look at where the opportunities are for infrastructure in Canada and internationally.
  • When: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Where: TBA, Downtown Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $79-$158

#YVRSocial – The Rise of the Influencer

  • What: The expert panel, moderated by Senior Marketing Strategist and Instructor Wahiba Chair, will present case studies, share best practices, and answer your questions about Influencer marketing. 
  • When: Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Unbounce – 401 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

2017 BC Export Awards

  • What: Extending across industries, the awards recognize achievements in nine different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years. 
  • When: Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel – 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $115-$145

Startup Weekend Vancouver 2017

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  • What: An expert panel discussion relevant to women in business. The panel will focus on the intricacies of career development and advancement, provide insights into overcoming challenges, identify strategies for successful paths, and share advice from women who have been there and done that.
  • When: Friday, November 24, 2017
  • Time: 3:30 to 6 pm
  • Where: Launch Academy – #300-128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $85-$125

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