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Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events Winter / Spring 2017
Heads up for the following trade-related events in British Columbia and Washington during the next few months. Additional events are listed in the following trade event calendars and websites:
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How will Trump's presidency affect business in B.C.?

When: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Where: Vancouver, BC – Shangri-La Hotel

Cost:  BIV Subscribers $49, Non-Subscribers $59


The inauguration approaches for Donald Trump, and in light of his many campaign promises, Canadian businesses are worried about the relationship with this country’s largest trading partner and market. Join us for expert insight and advice in a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian firms in Washington’s changed political and economic climate. Our panel discussion aims to provide essential guidance for such key industries as forestry and energy and to stimulate strategies for business in the uncertainty ahead.



Trade and the Trump Administration


When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 – 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Where:  Vancouver, BC - Consul General's Residence

Cost:  AmCham members $25, non-members - $50

Join the Honorable Stockwell Day and UBC Professor, Matilde Bombardini as they discuss the Trump Administrations position on trade.



2017 Vancouver Small Business Information Expo


When: Friday, February 3, 2017 – 8:30am to 3:30pm

Where:  Vancouver, BC – Roundhouse Community Centre

Cost:  FREE (but please register)


The Small Business Information Expo is a FREE tradeshow that brings together various government departments and non-profit organizations that support BC small business. The expo also gives you the chance to attend FREE educational panels and the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts who provide valuable programs and resources to small businesses.



Cargo Logistics Canada Conference & Expo


When: February 8 - February 9, 2017, 8:00am to 6:00pm

Where:  Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Convention Centre

Cost:  See website


The 4th annual Cargo Logistics Canada Conference & Expo is Canada’s largest and most diverse gathering of transport, supply chain and logistics industry professionals including shippers, beneficial cargo owners, forwarders, 3PL/warehousing, sea port authorities, inland terminals, and more. The conference features an exhibit show floor with over 150 exhibiting companies plus a conference program that includes over 35 educational sessions over the two day event. If your company has a supply chain that runs through Canada you will want to attend CLC 2017.



Doing Business in the USA


When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 8:00am to noon

Where:  Vancouver, BC – Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Cost:  $75.00


Join us on April 27th for a fast-paced guide to expanding your sales into the United States. Whether opening a virtual store front with a U.S. address or partnering with a distribution center for your eCommerce activity, our seasoned cross-border lawyers, accountants, customs brokers and logistics professionals will present options that will help you determine your export strategy and understand your responsibilities with government agencies such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration.



Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars


When:  Winter / Spring 2017

Where:  Surrey, BC - Pacific Customs Brokers Ltd. Training Room

Cost:   See website


Pacific Customs Brokers hosts a series of educational seminars and workshops to assist business owners, importers, exporters, managers, CFO's, purchasers and shippers on topics relating to Canada and USA importing, exporting and customs compliance.



Angel Forum (and Investor Ready Workshops)


When:  2017

Where:  Vancouver, BC

Cost:   See website

Info:   Angel Forum


Founded in 1997, this is the only Angel Capital Forum ™ in Canada that introduces emerging companies to private equity Angel Investors. Presenting companies have raised over $35 million directly through the Forum. Since 1998, we have offered Investor Ready ™ workshops for companies and investors. As the oldest & largest angel network in Western Canada with 50+ investors (from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria,  Bellingham and Seattle),  we are supported by leading organizations in BC and belong to Canada's National Angel Capital Organization and US's Angel Capital Association. Our private meetings are exclusive to only pre-registered Investors, selected Companies and Sponsors.



Surrey International Trade Awards


When: 2017

Where:  Surrey, BC  


The Surrey International Trade Awards provide recognition for the success of import and export achievement, raises awareness of the vital contribution international trade makes to B.C.’s economy and provides a catalyst for companies to reach even higher levels of excellence.

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