Please note that the agenda below is subject to change. A finalized agenda will be available soon.
Panel Discussion - Indigenous People and Mining Companies Working Together
Keynote Speaker - Gordon Campbell
Banquet featuing Comedian John Cullen
Mining Talks - Making Trades Training Work: Workforce Development in the Mining Industry
Keynote Speaker - Bryan Yu, Deputy Chief Economist, Central 1 Credit Union
Lunch featuring Deputy Minister Dave Nikolejsin, Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
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Today's Canada: Creativity and Collaboration for a Global Leader
In this stirring keynote, Gordon Campbell draws on his vast knowledge of our political and civic landscape to talk on today’s Canada: where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and what we can achieve together. A public servant of the highest order, Campbell spent three terms as the mayor of Vancouver—and three terms as BC’s 34th Premier—transforming the province into one of the most spectacular, and livable, places in the country.
You can find Gordon Campbell's full bio here.
Growth, Commodities, and Trumpian Uncertainty: What’s next for the economy?
BRYAN YU is Deputy Chief Economist for Central 1 Credit Union, the umbrella organization for the credit union system in B.C. and Ontario. He has more than a decade of experience analyzing and/or forecasting the macro-economy, commodity prices, housing, and regional economic activity. Bryan provides economic analysis and forecast services to support member credit unions and internal business lines and frequently comments on the B.C. and national economies for major media outlets. Prior to Central 1, he was an economist with the B.C. Real Estate Association and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. He is currently a director for the Canadian Association of Business Economists. Bryan holds degrees in Economics from Simon Fraser University and the University of Manitoba.
John Cullen is the rare comedian that you watch and he’s having so much fun on stage that you can’t decide whether he’s having more fun or you are. A charismatic performer and modern-day renaissance man, John brings his vast experiences as a high school teacher, world-ranked curler, drummer, and best friend to the stage in an attempt to make sure that everyone in the audience has the best time. That’s what comedy is about, after all.
If you’re still concerned, know that John has accomplished many things in just 7 years as a stand-up comedian. His album,Most Likely to be a Comedian, went to #1 on iTunes and can be frequently heard on SiriusXM radio. His podcast, Real Good Show, was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award and has been downloaded over 200,000 times. He’s appeared on television as part of the Just for Laughs and Halifax Comedy Festivals, and is a regular at the Just for Laughs Northwest festival. And his curling team has finished on the podium in BC 4 times.
So there. Come out to a show and let’s be best friends.