CRED (Conversations for Responsible Economic Development)

CRED (Conversations for Responsible Economic Development)

May 14, 2013 17:36 ET


Conversations for Responsible Economic Development brings together key business leaders for an open discussion on how Kinder Morgan's proposed new Trans Mountain pipeline would effect B.C.'s diverse economy.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - CRED (Conversations for Responsible Economic Development) is bringing together key business leaders for an open discussion on the risks and rewards new pipelines would have on B.C.'s diverse economy. The CREDible Conversations Forum held on May 29, 2013 at the Creekside Community Centre is designed to present new research around pipeline economics and explore diverse opinions on the impact that the proposed pipelines will have on the future of B.C.'s business environment. Contributors to the conversation include business leaders, government officials, and other influencers such as renowned award winning entrepreneur, Michael Tippett, who will be the keynote speaker at the event.

The forum will create a platform for discussion between individuals with varying backgrounds, and opinions. "British Columbians have some tough conversations on the horizon about the costs and benefits of new resource development, and emotional arguments that polarize the issue aren't helpful," says Dallas la Porta (B.C. realtor). "What we need is a better understanding of the actual benefits and risks."

By bringing together prominent leaders and professionals from diverse industries, including real estate, tourism, tech, media, health, and government, to catalyze an unbiased and stimulating discussion, CRED will assess the benefits, risks and potential impacts. The organizers of CRED believe that through informed discussions the residents of British Columbia will be able to make a thorough assessment on how our local economy will evolve if the Kinder Morgan pipelines are built.

CREDible Conversations Forum:

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Venue: Creekside Community Centre
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver BC
Time: 9am - 1pm
Details: To register online, visit
8:30am - Registration and Refreshments
9:00am - Plenary Session
Experts' Debate: What does responsible economic development mean for B.C.?
Presentation: Assessing the risks of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline.
Pundits' Panel: Are new pipelines good for B.C. businesses?
11:00am - Sector Streams
12:00pm Keynote: Michael Tippet on Innovating Beyond the Beaver.

For more information on the guest speaker, Michael Tippett, an overview of the agenda, and ticket purchases please visit

About CRED

Conversations for Responsible Economic Development is a collaboration of business owners, academics, landowners and residents of British Columbia who support responsible economic development. It is led by a team of advisors from a diverse range of sectors including: Bradley Shende (CEO of M20 Digital Agency and CarSurfing), Dr. Erica Frank (UBC professor and Founder of, Meeru Dhalwala (owner of Vij's and Rangoli restaurants), Liz McDowell (consultant), Tarah Stafford (Montserrat Ink), Dr. Rashid Sumaila (UBC Fisheries Centre), Dallas la Porta (realtor) and Ridge Frank-White (student).

For more information or interview requests, please contact:
Sarah Tang
Media Liaison, CRED

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