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BIV - Business in Vancouver Upcoming Events

2016 Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence
May 17th, 2016
6:15pm – 9:00pm
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel,
900 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Price:
NAIOP Member or BIV Subscriber - $125
Non-Member or Non-Subscriber - $150
Corporate Table of 10 - $2250 (including logo recognition)
The NAIOP Vancouver and Business in Vancouver Commercial Real Estate Awards of Excellence recognize quality and performance, innovation and creativity, teamwork and collaboration, as well as community and environmental awareness. This event will recognize excellence in commercial real estate within the Metro Vancouver area for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.
Register at www.biv.com/events/CREA


June 16th, 2016
7:00am - 9:00am
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Price:
BIV Subscribers: $49
Non-Subscribers: $59

As China’s economy slows, investors are casting their gaze at the world’s other emerging markets. Falling oil prices and shrinking values of certain commodities have hit the Canadian economy hard in the past year, which means companies must diligently seek new partners to remain competitive.

Which countries should businesses and investors take a closer look at to get their goods into the right hands? Is the Canadian economy going to be hammered for its long-standing reliance on commodities bound for the U.S. and China? Or can new trade agreements help businesses with a strong focus on manufacturing, technology and agriculture get their products overseas in abundance? At the BES: Exporting to Emerging Markets panel, experts will discuss which emerging markets deserve closer attention from Canadian firms.

Register at www.biv.com/events/exporting


Business Excellence Series: Business Opportunities in Northern BC
Sept 15th, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Terminal City Club
837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Price:
Subscribers: $49
Non-subscribers: $59

An estimated $70 billion worth of industrial projects are planned for central and northern B.C. in the coming years. This presents new investment opportunities in real estate development and retail – but the biggest opportunity is in the area of industrial supply-chain businesses.
Many communities in northern B.C. have small and medium-sized businesses whose goods and services are in increasing demand. These include electricians, earth-moving companies, construction contractors, paving companies, gravel pit operators, road building contractors, logging operations and trucking companies. Many of these businesses are sole-proprietor enterprises whose owners are ready to either retire or expand their companies. At the BES Business Opportunities in Northern B.C. event, you will hear about opportunities to buy out, or buy into, businesses with good growth potential.
Register at www.biv.com/events/bes-northernbc


Business Excellence Series: Digital Privacy & Security
Oct 19th, 2016
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Terminal City Club
837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Price:
Subscribers: $49
Non-subscribers: $59

The Ashley Madison scandal, in which hackers stole and made public the names, emails, home addresses and private fantasies of millions of subscribers to the Canada-based dating website, has dramatically underlined the importance of data security – and the potentially disastrous consequences of data breaches. As the gathering, storage and analysis of data becomes an increasingly important tool for companies to gain a competitive edge and maintain daily operations, businesses with inadequate digital security are becoming increasingly at risk of data theft. The BES digital privacy and security discussion will tackle some of the most pressing information technology challenges facing businesses of all sizes today. In this session, experts will draw on real-life examples of breaches of sensitive data at companies and shine light on ways of ensuring that companies have the strongest possible protection against cybercrime.
Register at www.biv.com/events/bes-digital