Building Business in the Tri-Cities

The world is in a constant state of evolution, especially with the drastic changes accompanying the new Trump presidency. We see the economy shifting, technology rapidly changing, and business models evolving with disrupters like AirBnB and Uber leading the charge.

We want businesses in the Tri-Cities to thrive through these changes, so we are hosting our third annual Economic Summit on May 17, 2017 to help our local businesses and entrepreneurs do just that. This event brings together some of the best minds in Canadian business under one roof to provide an in-depth analysis of our national and international economies, the effects of Trump’s presidency on Canadian business, what the potential threats of the proposed changes to NAFTA are, and how radical changes can catapult your business to the next level.

This event gives you the opportunity to connect with your peers along with world-renowned business leaders while learning from the experience and expertise of industry leaders. The morning will start off with a keynote address from Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist of Dominion Lending Centres, followed by two expert panels; Canada & Trump and Game-Changers.

The Canada & Trump panel features three experts in international trade. They will explore how trade between Canada and the United States is changing under the new administration and what that means for Canadian businesses. With President Trump’s promise to change NAFTA dramatically, these experts will shed some light on the situation.

The Game Changers panel is comprised of three uniquely successful entrepreneurs. With a shift in their way of thinking, and in business practices, these game changers have upped the ante. They reinvented their business models, found new ways to give back, and shifted the marketplace. Not only are they creating waves, but they’re disrupting the norm, and most importantly, changing the game of business.

If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, I hope you’ll join me along with world class organizations at the third annual Economic Summit Wednesday, May 17 from 7:30 – 11:30AM at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit

Michael Hind
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce