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Bill Good keynote speaker at economic summit in Abbotsford

Full schedule in the Friday 22nd edition of The Abbotsford News.

 

Former CKNW radio talk show host Bill Good is confirmed as the emcee and final keynote speaker at the upcoming Fraser Valley Economic Summit on Sept. 9.

Good is one of B.C.’s best-known and respected broadcasters. He was an anchor for CBC’s Evening News for 10 years, Canada Tonight and the CTV Evening News, and was the host of CKNW radio’s the Bill Good Show, which aired every weekday morning. He recently retired from CKNW after 26 years, and this will be his first major engagement since retiring.

Good has an ACTRA award as best radio interviewer in Canada and was recently awarded the Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Webster Foundation.

"The City of Abbotsford is thrilled that Mr.Good is participating in this event, both as emcee and as our final keynote speaker. His presence will bring electricity to the event that all the delegates will get to experience since he is present throughout the entire day," says Mayor Bruce Banman.

Good will give a keynote presentation on the future of media in business, reflecting on how media has changed, the role it plays in business and how media can be leveraged for business.

The summit features two networking sessions during breakfast and lunch where delegates are free to move around the business showcase, which will feature 25 booths from companies all over the Valley.

The event will also include three breakout sessions with featured speakers on topics all related to business in the Fraser Valley. Additional keynote speakers are Ed Fast, minister of international trade; Alvin Law, well-known motivational speaker; Ian Anderson, Kinder Morgan CEO; Dr. Mark Evered, UFV president; and Melanie Reuter, REIN director of research.

Reasons to attend Fraser Valley Summit:

"We all share responsibility as stewards of the future of our region. This is a great opportunity for stimulating discussions about how best to promote responsible, inclusive, sustainable and vibrant development that will be the foundation for success for our grandchildren and their grandchildren," Dr. Mark Evered, president and vice-chancellor, UFV.

"We are looking to the Summit to introduce us to new possibilities in the clean-tech industries. In particular, we are interested in local ideas and projects that are socially and environmentally responsible," Aird Flavelle, MSA Computers, Red Rhino Networks Inc.

"For business growth you need to know the current situation, what the local opportunities are, and how to use both of those to your advantage," Doris Woodman-McMillan, Numbers Unlimited.

"As a member-owned financial institution with deep roots in the Fraser Valley, Prospera Credit Union is committed to supporting events that help strengthen the local economy and support local business," Lori Hintz, Prospera Credit Union.

"Tourism Abbotsford is attending with our colleagues Tourism Langley and Tourism Chilliwack. The goal of our partnership is to increase overnight stays through a creative, collaborative marketing initiative. This will create an economic benefit to all three communities," Yvonne Hayden, Tourism Abbotsford.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mr. Alvin Law “Alvin’s Laws of Life”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade. "Thinking Globally, acting Locally"

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mr. Ian Anderson President, Kinder Morgan. “Fraser Valley and Trans Mountain: What’s in it for my business?”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Mark Evered President & Vice Chancellor, University of the Fraser Valley. “Building a Creative Economy”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Melanie Reuter, Director of Research, Real Estate Investment Network

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bill Good – Radio Talk Show Host “The Future of Media in Business”

Full event details, company profiling opportunities, and registration are available at fvsummit.ca.

 

These are just a few of the companies attending the premier business event:

Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce

Abbotsford Community Services

Abbotsford Downtown Business Association

Abbotsford International Airport

Abbotsford News

Abbotsford School District

Accent Stainless Steel

AJL Communications Ltd.

Aldergrove Credit Union

ASM Printing Inc.

Avia Employment Services

BC Chamber of Commerce

BC Economic Development Association

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canuck Place Children's Hospice

Cascade Aerospace

Cassiar Media Works

CCG Commercial Credit Group

Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce

Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation (CEPCO)

Chilliwack Society for Community Living

City of Abbotsford

City of Chilliwack

City of Langley

Clearbrook Grain & Milling Ltd

Communitas Care Society

Community Futures North Fraser

Conversations for Responsible Economic Development (CRED)

Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc.

District of Maple Ridge

District of Mission

Envision Financial

Excell Battery Company

First West Credit Union

Fraser Pacific Enterprises Inc.

Fraser Pacific/SumasTransport Inc.

Fraser Valley Regional District

Gerry Enns Contracting Ltd

Globe Printers

Government of Canada

Habitat for Humanity

Healthy Business Consulting Ltd.

Highstreet, Shape Property Management Corp

J. Hunter & Associates Ltd.

Joytv

Justice Institute of BC

K. Neufeld Consulting Ltd.

Kinder Morgan Canada

Kinghaven Peardonville House Society

KPMG Enterprise

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Lyons & Lyons Enterprises

Micro-Buddies Technologies Inc.

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

Mission Community Skills Centre Society.

Mission Economic Development Committee.

Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce.

MSA Computer Ltd.

MSA Museum Society

Numbers Unlimited

Odlum Brown Ltd.

Pacific Pride Chicks

Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corp. Preston Mobility

Prospera Credit Union

Real Estate Investment Network (REIN)

Relevention Marketing

Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce

Stuart Olson Construction Ltd.

Tourism Abbotsford

Tourism Chilliwack

Tourism Langley

Township of Langley

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

University of the Fraser Valley

Urban Futures

Valley Pulp & Sawdust Carriers Ltd.

Vaness Developments Ltd

Westview Executive Search

 

 

 

 

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