Jan 30, 2013

Local Economy Summit coming to Vancouver February 13-14

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC’s Ten Percent Shift campaign is bringing together a great group of economists, economic development professionals, local government leaders and staff and Local First activists and advocates for the first-ever Local Economy Summit February 13-14 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Hosted by Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer, the event will feature great local food and speeches and presentations on a wide variety of issues impacting local economies.

Event highlights:

7:00 pm           Welcome from Mayor Gregor Robertson

7:20 pm           Keynote address by economist, attorney, author, and
                     entrepreneur, and one of the world’s leading experts on community
                     economics, Michael H. Shuman.  

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9:00 pm           Reception featuring local food and beverages


Thursday February 14

7:30 am           All BC Breakfast for delegates

9:00 am           Ten Percent Shift presentation by CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill

                        (See for more info.)

10:00 am         Release of Civic Economics report on BC Retail Economy

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Noon                Luncheon featuring local BC food, keynote address by Toronto
                       Star columnist and author Linda McQuaig

                        (See for more info.)

Afternoon:       Panel discussion featuring Tewanee Joseph, Vancity’s Linda Morris,
                     SFU’s Nicole Chaland, and more to come.


Full agenda is available at


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