Tech sector entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders are invited to grow their businesses by being part of the conversation at B.C.’s first #BCTECH Summit, taking place Jan. 18 – 19, 2016, at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The event, co-hosted by the B.C. government and the BC Innovation Council (BCIC) features keynote speakers Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist and a director of engineering at Google; Elyse Allan, president and CEO, GE Canada and Eric Ries, pioneer of the Lean Startup movement.
The Summit will showcase B.C.’s vibrant tech sector, build opportunities for businesses and demonstrate how technology affects every British Columbian in every part of the province. In addition to attending various breakout sessions at the multi-track Summit, participants will have the opportunity to network during the following:
- Technology showcase – highlighting B.C.’s most exciting and innovative discoveries and inventions;
- Trade show – world-class B.C. technology companies and researchers will be demonstrating their products and services;
- Career showcase – informing and inspiring students and recent graduates to pursue careers in technology;
- Venture capital presentations – offering investors a unique opportunity to explore a portfolio of B.C.’s promising companies.
Amongst the afternoon break-out sessions of Jan. 18, there will be a procurement session comprised of government and industry that will provide an opportunity to hear from government and large industry buyers about their projected buying needs.
#BCTECH Summit early bird pricing of $499 is available until Dec. 18. To register go to: http://bctechsummit.ca/
Strengthening our technology sector is part of our commitment to support our diverse economy. That’s why the B.C. government is creating a #BCTech Strategy that will further strengthen the sector, to be released this fall in stages.
Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Amrik Virk –
“The Tech Summit will provide excellent networking opportunities for tech companies looking to expand their business by giving them access to venture capital opportunities and B.C. government representatives to increase their reach. If you're in technology in B.C., attending the summit on Jan. 18 and 19 will be an investment in your future success.”
President and CEO, BCIC, Greg Caws –
“We are bringing together students, B.C. citizens, and businesses from all across our province to discover how technology can drive our future. Technology and innovation create massive benefits for us in British Columbia. The #BCTECH Summit will celebrate our accomplishments, inform us of the possibilities and drive new business to create benefits for us all.”