Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC



Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

January 30, 2013 18:02 ET

Local Economy Summit coming to Vancouver February 13-14

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2013) - CUPE BC's Ten Percent Shift campaign is bringing together a great group of economists, economic development professionals, local government leaders and staff and Local First activists and advocates for the first-ever Local Economy Summit February 13-14 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Hosted by Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer, the event will feature great local food and speeches and presentations on a wide variety of issues impacting local economies.

Event highlights:
Wednesday February 13
7:00 pm Welcome from Mayor Gregor Robertson
7:20 pm Keynote address by economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and one of the world's leading experts on community economics, Michael H. Shuman.
(See http://bealocalist.org/Michael-Shuman for more info.)
9:00 pm Reception featuring local food and beverages
Thursday February 14
7:30 am All BC Breakfast for delegates
9:00 am Ten Percent Shift presentation by CUPE BC President Barry O'Neill
(See http://www.tenpercentshift.ca/ for more info.)
10:00 am Release of Civic Economics report on BC Retail Economy
(see http://www.civiceconomics.com/ for more info.)
Noon Luncheon featuring local BC food, keynote address by Toronto Star columnist and author Linda McQuaig
(See http://www.lindamcquaig.com/index.cfm for more info.)
Afternoon: Panel discussion featuring Tewanee Joseph, Vancity's Linda Morris, SFU's Nicole Chaland, and more to come.

Full agenda is available at www.localeconomysummit.com

Contact Information

  • Clay Suddaby
    604-313-1138
    Twitter: @localeconsummit