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Events Events from April 2018

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Business Dialogue

A Dialogue for Small Businesses: How to Attract and Retain Talent During a Labour Shortage – April 24, 2018

In partnership with the Presidents Group and the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), we invite you to join us at a Richmond Chamber of Commerce event – A Dialogue for Small Businesses: How to Attract and Retain Talent During a Labour Shortage. The purpose of this event is to engage businesses owners on the topic of making hiring practices more inclusive and accessible, particularly for people with disabilities.

When: Tuesday, April 24th
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Where: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Aerospace Technology Campuses, 3800 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B 0A1, CIBC Room 198

Refreshments and a light snacks will be provided by our gracious hosts.

Keynote Speaker: Craig Richmond (President Group Co-Chair and Vancouver Airport Authority CEO)

There will be a open roundtable dialogue focused on how to develop a diverse and inclusive hiring strategy that mitigates the issue of a labour shortage by opening up an organizations access to an untapped talent pool. Participants will be encouraged to share advice with one another, and Craig Richmond can also offer insights about what’s worked at YVR.

To ensure this dialogue is intimate, productive and practical – there are only 20 spaces available. Registration will be on a first come basis, followed by a wait list. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat.

Photos from February – March Activities:

Registration table outside the March 6th Employer Training event Marco sits in his wheelchair with a mic in his hand while Mahin stands to his left, looking at him as he speaks Vancity employee stands behind a table with a table cloth that reads "Vancity"
Panelists sit side-by-side on a stage, while one in the center is holding a mic John Horn, a presenter from Vancity stands on a stage with a projection behind him of a diagram labeled "Ladder of Inference" Audience members sitting in various round tables looking up at a stage