Use this great opportunity to virtually host a day of the BC Economic Summit. Showcase your community’s economic advantages and share the initiatives and successful partnerships that helped you to get there. Only 4 opportunities available.
Sponsorship with 1 registration: $1,500.00 + GST
Sponsorship with group registration: $2,000.00 + GST
15 MINUTE SESSION at the beginning of the day to showcase your community.
ENTERTAINMENT Highlight local talent by hosting after-hours virtual social event (optional)
VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW BOOTH - Fuel your virtual booth traffic through a customized exhibitor webpage. Generate leads from online interactions and promotional offers. Summit delegates have been using the app for the last 3 years. Over 85% of our delegates download the app, and many use it weeks in advance of event for networking.
Recognition of and welcome to Traditional Territory
Mayor, Chief or local elected official to provide opening comments
Deb grew up on a farm outside of Geneva, Iowa, population 141. Her first entrepreneurial venture was raising a hog. You’d find her either with her nose in a history book or out exploring abandoned houses and buildings. Funny, things haven’t changed much, she’s still working on filling empty buildings in small towns.
A wealth of experience includes leading a small town chamber of commerce, foreign casualty insurance underwriting, bartending, managing internet stores and luggage stores, selling knives, and working with small towns. Deb has lived in tiny towns, small towns, small cities and a major metro city. Yet, she’s come home to a small town and travels to many others to help. Deb is a relentless optimist and knows how to build possibility in your small town. Better yet, she inspires you to take small steps towards a brighter future for your community.
Catch Deb Brown on Wednesday, March 10th at the 2021 BC Economic Summit
BCEDA Member Individual Registration $325
Non Member Individual Registration $425
Group Rate BCEDA Organizational Member Communities $1,250
Discounted group rate for BCEDA Organizational Member communities for up to 8 delegates. Available to local governments, regional districts and Indigenous communities. See website for more details.
Group Rate for Non BCEDA Members $1,750
Discounted group rate for up to 8 delegates. Available to local governments, regional districts and Indigenous communities. See website for more details. Please note: The price of a 2021 BCEDA Organizational Membership and the Summit Member Group Rate is only slightly higher at $1,845.
The BC Economic Development Association’s BC Economic Development Awards recognizes the Province’s best economic development marketing materials; programs and partnerships.
These prestigious awards honor organizations and/or individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Two awards will be given in each category – based on population. One award for population under 20,000 and one award for population over 20,000.
Timeline & Entry Fees Call for Entries Begins: November 9, 2020
Final Deadline: February 1, 2021
Awards Presented: March 8-11th, 2021
Fees (per entry):
BCEDA Members $30.00 + GST
Non Members $100 + GST
Marketing Innovation These awards recognize innovative and effective marketing materials used for attracting, retaining and fostering business as well as communication vehicles used by economic development organizations.
Community Project This award recognizes a community or regional partnership that works together in on-going economic development work and activities.
Economic Recovery & Resiliency
This category includes submissions for programs, activities, and projects that represent a successful recovery initiative from natural and man-made disasters, including COVID-19, as well as submissions that represent replicable measures undertaken to promote long term resiliency and/or sustainability from future disasters.
2020 has been a busy year for BCEDA's Economic Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Program (EDRRP) Proceeds from the annual auction are what allows us to implement various initiatives related to Economic Disaster Recovery.
This year's action will be held online! Please take the time to arrange an auction item to help support the EDRRP.
Now is the time to support community-based efforts to rebuild strong and resilient economies. The BC Economic Summit is the place to network with key community players who influence new business start-ups, community development, workforce development, business retention and expansion, and new business attraction throughout BC