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 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 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
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
Excell Battery Company
First West Credit Union
Fraser Pacific Enterprises Inc.
Fraser Pacific/SumasTransport Inc.
Fraser Valley Regional District
Gerry Enns Contracting Ltd
Government of Canada
Habitat for Humanity
Healthy Business Consulting Ltd.
Highstreet, Shape Property Management Corp
J. Hunter & Associates Ltd.
Justice Institute of BC
K. Neufeld Consulting Ltd.
Kinder Morgan Canada
Kinghaven Peardonville House Society
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
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
Odlum Brown Ltd.
Pacific Pride Chicks
Pitt Meadows Economic Development Corp. Preston Mobility
Prospera Credit Union
Real Estate Investment Network (REIN)
Ridge Meadows Chamber of Commerce
Stuart Olson Construction Ltd.
Township of Langley
Trans Mountain Expansion Project
University of the Fraser Valley
Valley Pulp & Sawdust Carriers Ltd.
Vaness Developments Ltd
Westview Executive Search