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Upcoming BC/WA Trade Events (October - November 2016)
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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Doing Business in the USA
When:  Wednesday, October 19, 2016 – 8:00 am to noon
Where:  Richmond, BC – Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Cost:   $75.00

Join us on October 19th 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 the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Immigration.
Race for the White House: Ballot Bash 2016
When:  Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Where:  Vancouver, BC – Fairmont Vancouver Hotel
Cost:  Members - $120,  Non-Members - $150

Celebrate History in the Making! Where will you be when the next U.S. President is elected on November 8th? Watch America vote among friends along with government officials and prominent members of the business community at Vancouver’s premier U.S. election results party. Event activities include: live on-site news coverage, commentary from AmCham’s Race for the White House panelists, president elect voters prize draw, American fare food stations, and Dixieland Jazz band. Note: Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
PNWER Annual Economic Leadership Forum
When:  November 16-19, 2016
Where:  Boise, Idaho – Grove Hotel and Boise Centre
Cost:   See website
Info:   PNWER

The Annual Economic Leadership Forum provides an opportunity for local, state, and provincial leaders in both the public and private sectors to carry out in-depth discussions on key subjects affecting our regional economy. The casual yet focused environment of PNWER's winter meetings provide an excellent environment to make real, lasting relationships with colleagues across state, provincial and territorial boundaries.
2016 BC Export Awards
When:  Friday, November 18, 2016
Where:  Vancouver, BC - Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cost:   BIV Subscribers - $115 | Non-subscribers - $145

The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies. Extending across industries the awards recognize achievements in 12 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years.
Canada/USA Trade and Compliance Seminars
When:  Fall 2016
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: 2016
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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