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About the BC Economic Summit

The BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is pleased to announce to our members, non-member and partners that after a two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, the BC Economic Summit is coming back as an in-person event. Thanks to the generous support of the City of Penticton, the 2023 BC Economic Summit will be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre in Penticton, BC, from April 16th to 18th, 2023. The theme of the 2023 Summit is tentatively “Creating the WOW Factor”.

The 2023 BC Economic Summit will be packed with valuable technical presentations, a solutions-focused exhibit hall, networking opportunities, and exciting activities. If you are involved in Economic Development in any capacity in BC, you will not want to miss this “reunion” as it will include all your favourite Summit activities, plus a few new surprises.  

The 2023 BC Economic Summit will bring together Economic Developers, Indigenous Leaders, Local Government Leaders, Administration, Community Futures, Chambers and Boards of Trade, the Private Sector, and more to discuss issues important to address for our local, regional, and provincial economy.

Key Topics

  • Recruitment and attraction
    • Workforce/Talent
    • Physicians/Medical Services
    • Immigration
    • Youth entrepreneurship
  • Housing
  • Climate change and economic growth
  • Arts and Culture as an economic tool
  • Facilitators for large group Town Hall


As a non-profit, we appreciate the generously donated and sponsored content that help make our events successful. Priority will be given to BCEDA Partners.

Please contact Ashleigh Volcz ashleigh@bceda.ca with your session and speaker ideas.