BIABC + IDA Pacific Northwest 
Regional Conference 2021

ONLINE Program / Agenda & Program Details



2021 ONLINE Agenda Outline

Tentative Schedule - Sessions Subject to Change

Monday, MAY 3, 2021

8:00 - 8:25 a.m. Welcome from the President, Trade Show Introductions & Networking Housekeeping
8:25 - 8:30 a.m. Opening Blessing from an Elder
8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks 
8:40 - 9:25 a.m. Opening Keynote 

Downtown Retail Amidst and Beyond COVID-19: The Emergence of a New Paradigm

Michael Bernes

9:25 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions #1

  1. Digital Transformation - Key to business success & resiliency 
  2. Michael Bernes - Continue the discussion, Downtown Retail Amidst and Beyond COVID-19: The Emergence of a New Paradigm

10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow
10:50 - 11:35 a.m. Breakout Sessions #2

  1. The Shipyards - North Vancouver Success Story for Public Life & Economic Recovery
  2. Collaborative Marketing Campaigns - Levering funds and creative minds

11:35 - 11:40 a.m. Wellness Minute
11:40 - 12:25p.m. Keynote 

Thriving together: Building resilience and anti-fragility in an uncertain time

Lisa Gibson

12:25 - 12:55 p.m. Lunch on your own, Networking Break/Tradeshow
12:55 - 1:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions #3

  1. Community Safety Plans - BIAs play a role in creating and supporting Community Safety
  2. Healthy selves, healthy communities: Practices to support resilience and anti-fragility, Lisa Gibson

1:40 - 1:45 p.m. Wellness Minute
1:40 - 2:00 p.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions #4

  1. Organizational Management - Building for Succession - ED, staff and board
  2. Navigating the Social Media Beast - Feed Me to Influence or Not Influence

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3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Cocktails & Networking
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Best in The West Awards
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Charles Gauthier - Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony

 

Tentative Schedule - Sessions Subject to Change

Tuesday May 4, 2021

8:00 - 8:30a.m. Tradeshow & Networking
8:30 - 8:40a.m. Morning Remarks from President & the Honourable Ravi Kahlon MLA
8:40 - 9:25a.m. Keynote Speaker #3
9:25 - 9:40a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow
9:40 - 10:25a.m. Breakout Sessions #5 

  1. The Power of Data
  2. Diversity & Inclusivity

10:25 - 10:30a.m. Wellness Minute
10:30 - 11:15a.m. Breakout Sessions #6

  1. Table Talk - Penticton CAST
  2. BIAs, Chambers, partnerships that have emerged from COVID

11:15 - 11:30a.m. Networking Break & Tradeshow
11:30 - 12:00p.m. Keynote Speaker
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Lunch on your own, Networking Break/Tradeshow
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions #7

  1. Making space for people, Cherie Klassen, Executive Director, Old Strathcona Business Association
  2. Restorative Justice / Community Healing

1:15 - 1:20 p.m. Wellness Minute
1:20 - 2:05 p.m. Closing Keynote
2:05 - 2:30 pm. Networking Break & Tradeshow
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks Announcement  - Location of 2022 Conference 

 

2021 Video-Mobile Tours

to be announced! 

Interested in presenting a video-mobile tour?

Contact us:

Lori Baxter - info@bia.bc.ca

Andrea Tubbs - andrea@swanseacommunications.com

 

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