Nanaimo hosts 2013 B.C. Chamber AGM

NANAIMO – B.C. Chamber annual general meeting will be hosted at Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce will host the B.C. Chamber of Commerce 61st Annual General Meeting and Conference.

The event starts today with a golf tournament at Fairwinds Golf Course and runs until Saturday (May 25).

The conference, which will be primarily hosted at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, is a premier annual B.C. Chamber event as well as a forum for delegates to debate policies concerning the chamber’s efforts to advocate for businesses in the coming year.

This year approximately 200 delegates will attend from all over B.C.

The conference draws members from across the province for three full days of speakers, panel discussions, presentations, and networking. Some of the speakers include Bill Good, Keith Baldrey and Vaughn Palmer as they hold their Cutting Edge of the Leg program live for AGM delegates. Also speaking will be Maryscott Greenwood who serves in McKenna Long and Aldrige’s Washington, D.C., office as a senior managing director on the international trade and public affairs team, plus Bruce Anderson, one of Canada’s most experienced research professionals and a leading national commentator on trends in public opinion and politics.

Businesses from the central Island region will showcase their products and services at the conference trade show, offering exposure and potential business opportunities across B.C.

The Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce is also hosting a gala reception at the Nanaimo Cruise Ship Terminal on  Friday evening where members will be treated to an array of  food and entertainment.

The three-day conference, while showcasing Nanaimo, will bring about $500,000 in revenue to the region.