2020 Summit 1:1 Meetings

Don’t miss your chance to meet with experts! It is essential for BCEDA to create opportunities for our Summit participants to have the chance to meet one-on-one with various organizations and partners to help you overcome any economic development challenges you may face.  

We are working with our partners to identify who will be in attendance and available for one on one meetings.  Please check back here often as space will be limited.  

Dave FrankCEO, BC Aviation Council - Dave will be available to meet with you about Aviation issues and opportunities.

Tim Fry, Owner 468 Communications:    Tim Fry is the owner of 468 Communications who is partnering with BCEDA on the BCEDA Insider App. The App is being successfully used in smaller and larger cities, as well as the app behind the successful BC Ale Trail. Find out how your community can get involved.  

Heather Michaud, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada,  Heather is with the Government of Canada and is a great source of immigration information from a federal perspective.

Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Senior Counsel, DGW Law Corporation.  (Limited times remaining) Stacey is Senior Counsel at DGW Law Corporation based in Victoria. Stacey is an experienced bilingual corporate/commercial and dispute resolution lawyer who focuses on assisting Indigenous peoples and other individuals, organizations and governments across Canada and internationally seeking solutions for their business, economic development, intellectual property, and art and cultural heritage aspirations.

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness (JEDC) – Immigration Programs Branch (BC PNP) Aireen Luney and Kim Branch with the Immigration Programs Branch (BC PNP) in the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness would love to connect with you to learn about your community’s needs to attract and retain talent and entrepreneurs and share how the BC PNP can be a tool to address the gaps in your labour market and attract investment into your community. If you want to learn more about the BC PNP, visit www.WelcomeBC.ca/pnp and come meet us.

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness (JEDC) – International Trade Division – Trade Readiness Branch The Trade Readiness Branch works with BC SMEs that are currently exporting or interested in exporting to established and developing international markets. We work in conjunction with the Export Navigator Program, as well as deliver outbound and inbound sector specific trade activities in BC and internationally along with BCs network of Trade and Investment Representatives (TIRs) in Asia, Europe and the US.

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness (JEDC) – International Trade Division – Investor Services Branch Connect with Jennifer Horsman, Senior Manager, Investor Services to learn about the resources available to support investment attraction. Learn about the types of services we offer, from strategic support and market intelligence to programs and assistance in site tours, introductions and events.

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness (JEDC) – International Trade Division – Business Intelligence Branch Connect with Siobian Smith, Lead, Business Intelligence in the International Trade Division and Project Lead for the World FDI Forum in the Ministry to learn about the opportunities for B.C. to engage with a global audience focused on FDI opportunities in BC and Canada.  The Forum will offer a unique opportunity to consult with site selectors, corporate investors, business advisors and other investment promotion agencies. Additionally, learn about ongoing efforts of the Ministry to strengthen our data, intelligence and analytics related to our international trade and investment activities.

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness (JEDC) – International Trade Division – Trade Policy Branch.  Learn about how free trade agreements (FTAs) are making goods and services from your community more competitive in international markets; discover tools and contacts that you can share with businesses in your community to help them navigate Canada’s FTAs; and how FTAs can encourage trade diversification and support communities to attract investment to create resiliency.

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness (JEDC) – Regional Programs and Engagement Branch.  Connect with Morningstar Pinto, Director with the Regional Programs and Engagement branch in the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness, to learn about tools and resources available at www.gov.bc.ca/economicdevelopment, to share your insights and successes, to provide feedback on our programs and services, and to let us know how we can help you realize your economic development potential.

BC Hydro - Business & Economic Development Division Talk to Tera and Jenia about how BC Hydro can assist you and your clients.

Fink Machine Inc. David Dubois is available to discuss a wide variety of energy related topics including district energy, community energy and emissions planning, as well as project development. David specialises in a wide variety of bioenergy projects related to heat, power, and biofuels.