2018 BC Economic Summit
The BCEDA BC Economic Summit takes you out of the office and gives you the space to imagine, create and discuss key issues facing economic developers, local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal leaders, community planners, and more, with some of the most creative and strategic minds in the industry.
In a competitive climate where the most dynamic communities succeed, in can be hard to keep accelerating, but it’s necessary in order to keep your local economy strong and vibrant to ensure that you have a quality of life for all. Whether it is by supporting new entrepreneurs and start-ups, implementing social enterprises, working with the resources sector to create new opportunities, or by engaging our youth and local citizens, communities are starting to understand that accelerating your local economic development program is not only possible, but it is necessary. Accelerating a local economy cannot be done in isolation and every level of government, whether it is federal, provincial, regional, local, or Indigenous, must work together to ensure that everyone is part of the acceleration. Every sized community faces the challenge of having an accelerated economy and in developing programs that keep your economic development goals front and center. The 2018 BC Economic Summit will look at what is being done in BC and globally to accelerate local economies.
Immediately following the Summit, from June 13th to 14th, BCEDA will host IEDC's Managing Economic Development Organizations. Bundle both events to save!