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Local Economy Summit coming to Vancouver February 13-14
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 30, 2013 06:02 PM
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- 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: Wednesday February 13 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. (See http://bealocalist.org/Michael-Shuman for more info.) 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 http://www.tenpercentshift.ca/ for more info.) 10:00 am Release of Civic Economics report on BC Retail Economy (see http://www.civiceconomics.com/ for more info.) Noon Luncheon featuring local BC food, keynote address by Toronto Star columnist and author Linda McQuaig (See http://www.lindamcquaig.com/index.cfm 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 www.localeconomysummit.com
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