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BC chamber forum in town

Chamber and business leaders from across B.C. will converge on Kelowna from May 29 to 31 for B.C.’s largest business policy forum.

The BC Chamber AGM & Conference, which is hosted in a different community every year, brings together approximately 200 Chamber delegates from across B.C. to vote on new business and economic policies. Policies that are adopted become part of the BC Chamber’s advocacy agenda.

This year, at least 55 proposed policies will be up for consideration. Some notable policies up for consideration include: 

  • Real Estate, Citizenship & Residency Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting 
  • Taxation of Short Term Residential Rental Units 
  • Supporting B.C.’s Land Based Wineries, Cideries and Distilleries 
  • Changing B.C.’s Sales Tax Model – Moving Beyond the PST 
  • Enhancing Canada’s Air Travel Competitiveness 

Additionally, featured conference sessions include: 

  • The Economy of the Future 
  • Innovation in Resource Development 
  • The Technology Revolution 
  • From the Field to the Table 
  • The Evolution of Chambers Over the Next Decade 
  • Skills for the New Economy 

The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province and represents more than 125 Chambers of Commerce and 36,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province. 

A full schedule of the conference can be found here.



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