CRED (Conversations for Responsible Economic Development)

CRED (Conversations for Responsible Economic Development)

May 28, 2013 14:30 ET

Media Advisory: Prominent Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, and First Nations Members Are Available to Comment on the Costs and Benefits of Pipeline Economics

At the upcoming CREDible Conversations Forum, key business leaders, members of First Nations groups, community leaders and politicians will have an engaging and informative discussion on whether the Trans Mountain pipeline would help or harm BC's economy

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - On May 29, 2013 over 100 notable business leaders, government officials and members of the First Nations groups will gather at the Creekside Community Centre for the CREDible Conversations Forum to discuss how the West Coast's ecomonmy would be impacted by new oil pipelines. Members of the media are invited to attend and conduct live interviews.

The forum will feature experts' panel discussions, research presentations and small group dialogue. The highlight will be a keynote speech from notable B.C. businessman, Michael Tippett, founder of a news agency that recently sold for $25 million and current Director of New Products at Hootsuite.

Available for comment on pipeline economics:

Michael Tippett (Director of New Products at Hootsuite)
Wes Regan (Executive Director of the Hastings Crossing BIA)
Bradley Shende (CEO of M2O Digital Agency)
Linda Solomon (Editor-in-Chief of the Vancouver Observer)
Karen Campbell (Lawyer with EcoJustice)
Rueben George (TWN Wind Power and member of Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
Liz McDowell (Founder of Otesha Project UK and World Economics Forum Global Shaper)
Dr. Erica Frank (Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health)
Meeru Dhalwala (Co-Founder of Vij's and Rangoli restaurants)
Dr. Rashid Sumaila (Director of UBC's Fisheries Economics Research Unit)

CREDible Conversations Forum:

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Venue: Creekside Community Centre
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver BC
Time: 9am - 1pm

For more information on the agenda and tickets 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. Its purpose is to share in-depth knowledge of the impact of pipelines on local businesses, encourage diverse perspectives on the issue, and promote more learning on what the decision could mean for our regional economy.

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