Green Tech Exchange Forum
Attracting GreenTech Innovators and Talent: Global Perspectives and Regional Initiatives
Wednesday March 27th, 2013 - Registration 5:00 PM, event begins 6:00 PM
Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, Room 1400-1410, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
For any innovation intensive industry, two key factors for growth and sustainability are capital and people. This is true for the Clean and Green Technology Sector. Entrepreneurs, innovators and developers are needed to fuel the anticipated growth and generate vibrant economic activities. The competition for these human resources is global. Nations are working hard to not only retain what they have locally, but also at the same time, come up with new programs and initiatives for attracting international talent. The Pacific Northwest Region is known as a great place to live, study and work. From experienced professionals, seasoned executives, bright students and desirable specialists, people want to be here. The natural beauty, moderate climate, welcoming atmosphere and active business environment of the region is attractive; but we need to do more.
The overall process of identifying and attracting more innovators and talent is intricate. At the upcoming GreenTech Exchange Forum, we are delighted to have experienced executives and professionals in the community come together and share their insights, observations and wisdom on this timely and interesting theme. To set the stage, young professionals from the African, ASEAN, EU and LatAm communities will share their personal journey on how they have come to call this region, home.
Catherine Sas, Partner, Miller Thomson LLC
Cindy Pearson, Chief Operating Officer, BCTIA
Heather Bell, Co-Founder, Bell Alliance Global Immigrations Services Inc.
Joan Elangovan, Acting CEO, Vancouver Economic Commission
Erin Seeley, Director of Business Immigration and Program Management & Planning, BC Government
Registration Link: http://greentechexchange.ca/civicrm/event/info?id=97&reset=1