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GVBOT Housing Forum 2018: Taking Action

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Name: GVBOT Housing Forum 2018: Taking Action
Date: May 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Event Description:

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
Housing Forum 2018: Taking Action

GVBOT Housing Forum 2018:
Taking Action

Friday, May 25, 2018  |  8:00 a.m.  |  Add to Outlook Calendar

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Don't miss GVBOT's 2018 Housing Forum!  Using the promo code HOUSING2018, UDI Members can receive the Board of Trade Member rate for this event.

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Housing Forum will analyze the current state of housing in our region, examine the factors and forces at play, and foster a dialogue on the way forward.

Last spring, the Board of Trade released a report, Unlocking Supply: Housing Affordability and the Missing Middle.

One year later, the cost of housing in B.C.'s major centres has continued to steadily rise, while available housing stock and rental vacancy have continued to dwindle. The lack of affordable housing is putting pressure on our economy — compromising our region's competitiveness and livability.

Keynote Speaker

Hon. Selina Robinson

Honourable Selina Robinson
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Government of British Columbia


Session 1

Getting to yes:
Policies and barriers to increasing housing supply

The objective of this panel is to map out how our region can achieve the housing goals set out by the various levels of government.

Anne McMullin    Andrew Ramlo    Lisa Spitale   

Anne McMullin, President and CEO, Urban Development Institute
Andrew Ramlo, Vice President of Market Intelligence, Rennie Group
Lisa Spitale, Chief Administrative Officer, City of New Westminster

Additional panellists to be announced.


Session 2

Truths and myths:
The real impact of foreign capital, speculation, and tax policy

This panel will explore the role of foreign capital and speculation in our housing market, as well as tax policies. Topics may also include Airbnb, empty-homes taxes, and how these emerging issues will impact our region's housing market.

Kevin Falcon    Paul Sullivan   

Kevin Falcon, Executive Vice President, Anthem Capital Corp
Paul Sullivan, Senior Partner, Burgess Cawley Sullivan & Associates

Additional panellists to be announced.


Session 3

Strategic partnerships and cooperation:
The key to unlocking housing affordability in B.C.

There is no silver bullet in addressing housing affordability in our region. This session will explore how overlapping initiatives from different levels of government and the private sector can work together to achieve a common goal.

Kira Gerwing    Brian McCauley   

Kira Gerwing, Manager, Community Investment, Vancity
Brian McCauley, President and CEO, Concert Properties

Additional panellists to be announced.


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Friday, May 25, 2018


Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Coffee & Networking Break: 10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Program: 10:15a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Sheraton Wall Centre - Grand Ballroom
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver

UDI Member Offer:

Promo Code: HOUSING2018
Individuals: $229 + GST

The promo code applies only to the GVBOT individual non-member rate. If you are a Member of GVBOT, their is no additional discount.

Enter the promo on the payment verification step 2 of 3, at bottom of the end of order details.


Forum Sponsors:

https://www.vancity.com/ http://www.refbc.com/

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Sponsorship Opportunities
Do you want to gain direct access to the senior-level audience at this event? As a sponsor, you will benefit from enhanced visibility, which can lead to new business and increased brand recognition. We offer a wide range of opportunities. To discuss how we can help boost your business, call Lisa at 604-640-5484 or email sponsorship@boardoftrade.com.

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Date/Time Information:

Friday, May 25, 2018

Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 - 10:00 am
Coffee & Networking Break: 10:00 - 10:15 am
Program: 10:15am - 12:00 pm
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