Abbotsford to host regional economic summit

Event will focus on opportunities and challenges for businesses

The City of Abbotsford will host a regionally focused Fraser Valley Economic Summit (FVES) on Sept. 9 at the Abbotsford Centre.

The summit focuses on the economic opportunities and challenges unique to small- and medium-sized businesses in the Fraser Valley.

Building on the 2012 Abbotsford Economic Symposium, the summit has been restructured as a regional event drawing various levels of participation from the Township of Langley, City of Langley, District of Mission and the City of Chilliwack. With a full agenda, the event will include a networking breakfast and lunch, three keynote speakers, a series of breakout sessions, and a mayor’s panel.

“We are thrilled to see the support that industry and association representatives have already demonstrated and we believe that this year’s event will be better than ever,” said Jake Rudolph, the deputy city manager.

For additional information, the event schedule and to register, visit

Seating is limited and early-bird rates will be available before May 31.