British Columbia Economic Development Association - Event Information

Event Name:2021 BC Economic Summit: Economic Revival - Charting a Path Forward for BC Communities

The BCEDA‘s 2021 Annual Economic Summit will be held on March 8th to 11th, 2021.  With the uncertainty around COVID19, we are going virtual.   The program will be delivered over four days utilizing a comprehensive interactive virtual event platform to enhance your Summit experience. By stretching out the two full-day program to four days, the Summit schedule will have shorter days and more breaks, allowing you to continue your everyday tasks to drive your community‘s economic development program. 

We will have a great lineup of speakers from leading economic development experts and peers, a program that will include many panel discussions and interactive discussion forums as well as exhibits, BC Economic Development Awards and networking opportunities.  

The COVID19 pandemic has impacted every corner of BC and the globe.  How have communities managed these impacts?  What worked – and, yes, what did not?  How are businesses recovering and what role can local, regional, Indigenous, and senior levels of government play in helping?  How has the environment changed for office work? Are more people working at home? Is industry looking at growth or retraction?  These are all questions that you will need answered as you prepare your community to chart a path forward for a healthy and sustainable economic future. 

The program will include numerous keynote presentations, breakout sessions, panel discussions and discussion forums on economic development.  Recipients of the BCEDA 2021 Economic Development Awards will be recognized in a variety of ways.

The conference registration fee has been discounted by 25 percent to make attendance more cost-effective. The reduced fee and no need to travel, allows even more from your community to attend.  A Group Rate for groups of five or more will allow you to bring your local colleagues, councils, board members and partner organizations.    Please contact Ashleigh ashleigh@bceda.ca for more information on the Group Rate.

For those interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, you can contact Dale at dwheeldon@bceda.ca.  We look forward to sharing more information on what will be the one event you do not want to miss as you chart a new path forward. 

Event Date:3/8/2021 - 3/11/2021
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