10 Vancouver business events to check out in October

Sep 23 2018, 1:17 am

Get connected at these 10 Vancouver business events happening around the city in October. There’s Inspire 2018, Tech Talent Day, and more.

Check them out!

Inspire 2018

  • What: An evening of networking, celebration and education. Meet the small business community, fear from BC’s most successful entrepreneurs, and celebrate the launch of the Small Business BC Awards.
  • When: Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 9:15 pm
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49 for first 100 tickets, $65 regular tickets

Surrey Small Business Information Expo 2018 – Build your Business

  • What: The 2018 Surrey SBIE – Build your Business at Surrey City Hall brings together subject matter experts from 25 government support programs and non-profit service providers that are here to help your business. Along with a tradeshow the expo will host presentations on a number of interesting topics. Presentations will be held by subject matter experts from various industries.
  • When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

  • What: The Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business, academic, and government leaders from both sides of the border to explore new strategies for the region to come together, maximize shared competitive advantages, and elevate global economic position.
  • When: Tuesday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Hyatt Regency Vancouver – 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $400

Leadership Lessons from Women in Politics

BC Liberals leader Christy Clark at Daily Hive (Caley Dimmock/Daily Hive)

BC Liberals leader Christy Clark at Daily Hive (Caley Dimmock/Daily Hive)

  • What: The leadership advice learned from politics is inspirational and transferable to any leadership position. Hear from the panel about their experiences in overcoming leadership challenges, gain advice for branding yourself as a leader within your organization and externally, learn how to respond professionally to harsh criticism and handle conflict, and continue being a trailblazer after facing devastating blows. Speakers include Christy Clark, Former Premier of British Columbia, Hon. Hedy Fry, MP, Nicole Read, Mayor, Maple Ridge, and moderator Pamela Martin, former CTV News at Six anchor.
  • When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Time: 7 am
  • Where: Four Seasons Hotel – 791 W Georgia St. Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $49-$79

Tech Talent Day

  • What: Talent Day is an opportunity to network and connect with tech companies in a casual setting. Meet recruiters and technical reps from Vancouver’s best companies face-to-face, learn about new opportunities, and build a strong connection.
  • When: Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15

Future U: IT Skills for Tech Jobs

  • What: In this conference, our speakers drill down into growth areas like AI and machine learning, blockchain web development, cybersecurity, and big data cloud computing. Plus network with employers and trainers who discuss skills needed in jobs now and in the future.
  • When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, Free

Business Excellence Series: Smart Cities

  • What: Smart cities use data to manage assets and resources. They collect information from citizens and devices that help monitor and direct such functions as traffic, power plants, water, waste management, schools, hospitals, libraries and community services. This discussion focuses on the competitive opportunities and challenges for businesses and individuals in the evolution of cities aiming toward a more dynamic, connected and optimally managed infrastructure.
  • When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Club – 915 W Hastings, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, $59-$69

Leading An Innovative, Inclusive Organization

  • What: This event will bring CEOs, Business Leaders and Small Business Owners together to talk about leading accessible, inclusive workplaces. Guests will have an opportunity to learn from each other about what’s working, lessons learned, and best practices – when it comes to the employment of people with disabilities. This event will also be a chance to look ahead at the province’s accessibility legislation.
  • When: Friday, October 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 1 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim – 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Business Preparedness: Cyber-attacks and natural disasters

  • What: This event on Business Preparedness will cover what you must know to safeguard against the virtual and physical risks threatening your business. Tangible insights and appropriate strategies will ensure business resilience and help enable long-term success.
  • When: Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 am
  • Where: Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver – 900 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $49-$69

Fireside Chat with Jill Earthy

  • What: Jill Earthy is the Head of Growth for Female Funders and Founders (powered by Highine BETA). She was formerly the Chief Growth Officer of FrontFundr. She is a community leader and active mentor, currently serving on the Board of Governors for Simon Fraser University, and as Board Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Centre in BC. In conversation with Lien Yeung of CBC.
  • When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Downtown Vancouver location TBA
  • Tickets: Online, $25

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