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Nour­ish­ment for the cor­po­rate mind and soul

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Nour­ish­ment for the cor­po­rate mind and soul

GROW CANWEST HORT EXPO

Man­aged by the BC Land­scap­ing & Nurs­ery As­so­ci­a­tion, Canwest has been the meet­ing place for the prov­ince's nurs­ery and land­scape buy­ers and sell­ers for 35 years. Over a two-day pe­riod, 3,000 in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als will visit nearly 300 booths. Among the high­lights: out­door equip­ment demos; the green­house zone, show­cas­ing the lat­est struc­tures and tech­nol­ogy for grow­ers; the ar­borist sym­po­sium; the land­scape de­sign­ers' con­fer­ence; and the eighth an­nual con­tainer gar­den­ing com­pe­ti­tion. Tradex, Ab­bots­ford; Septem­ber 27 and 28 BCLNA mem­bers $15; non-mem­bers $20; af­ter Septem­ber 8 or at the door: $25; can­west­hortshow.com

SHIP ACPA CON­FER­ENCE

The fo­cus of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Cana­dian Port Au­thor­i­ties' 59th an­nual con­fer­ence and gen­eral meet­ing is “Nav­i­gat­ing a Sus­tain­able Fu­ture.” ACPA 2017 will bring to­gether pro­fes­sion­als and de­ci­sion mak­ers from across Canada to dis­cuss port and trade topics and is­sues. Speak­ers will address the chal­lenges in achiev­ing sus­tain­able port op­er­a­tions, with an em­pha­sis on economic, en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial as­pects of Canada's ports and ship­ping com­mu­nity. Fair­mont Water­front ho­tel, Van­cou­ver; Septem­ber 18

to 20 Mem­bers $1,550, non-mem­bers $1,750; acpa2017.ca

MINE

COAL AS­SO­CI­A­TION OF CANADA CON­FER­ENCE

“The coal con­fer­ence is THE place for net­work­ing, shar­ing in­tel and de­bat­ing the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket sce­nario of sup­ply and de­mand with global col­leagues,” An­gela Water­man, the Min­ing As­so­ci­a­tion of Bri­tish Columbia's en­vi­ron­ment and tech­ni­cal af­fairs VP, com­mented on the CAC web­site. As well as in­dus­try and govern­ment speak­ers, this year's event in­cludes an en­vi­ron­men­tal fo­rum with re­searchers Gor­don Sten­house of the Foothills Re­search In­sti­tute Griz­zly Bear Re­search Pro­gram and Beth Maccal­lum of en­vi­ron­men­tal con­sult­ing firm Bighorn Wildlife Tech­nolo­gies Ltd., both lo­cated in Hin­ton, Al­berta. Westin Bayshore, Van­cou­ver; Septem­ber 27 to 29 Full con­fer­ence $1,150 (mem­bers or govern­ment), $1,350 (non-mem­bers), $350 (stu­dents). Tick­ets for one-day and in­di­vid­ual events also avail­able; coal.ca

CEL­E­BRATE

EY EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The Ernst & Young Global Ltd. En­tre­pre­neur of the Year pro­gram en­cour­ages en­tre­pre­neur­ial ac­tiv­ity and rec­og­nizes the con­tri­bu­tion of peo­ple who in­spire oth­ers with their vi­sion, lead­er­ship and achieve­ment. In the past 24 years, EY has pre­sented more than 1,000 awards to Cana­dian en­trepreneurs and wel­comed some 71,000 guests to re­gional award ban­quets—like this year's gala hon­our­ing the Pa­cific re­gion fi­nal­ists and win­ners, who will be pro­filed in the Oc­to­ber is­sue of Bcbusi­ness. Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Septem­ber 29 $275; ey.com/ca/eoy

OP­ER­ATE CANA­DIAN SURGERY FO­RUM

Mem­bers of 11 sur­gi­cal so­ci­eties at­tend this event to learn from in­ter­ac­tive sym­posia, panel dis­cus­sions, post­grad­u­ate cour­ses, de­bates, ple­nary ses­sions, video ses­sions and Break­fast With the Pro­fes­sor round­tables. There are also op­por­tu­ni­ties to net­work with other Cana­dian sur­geons and res­i­dents and un­wind at so­cial events that in­clude the Su­tur­ing Chal­lenge, Sur­gi­cal Jeop­ardy and the CSF Soirée. Vic­to­ria Con­fer­ence Cen­tre; Septem­ber 14 to 16 Mem­bers $725, $375 (one day); non­mem­bers $950, $500 (one day); fel­low/ res­i­dent/stu­dent/nurse/re­tiree $200, $105 (one day); cana­di­ansurgery­fo­rum.com

VOY­AGE

VAN­COU­VER IN­TER­NA­TIONAL TRAVEL EXPO

Last year's in­au­gu­ral event at­tracted more than 400 travel agents and just un­der 6,000 po­ten­tial trav­ellers. This year's gath­er­ing of­fers free sem­i­nars in three pre­sen­ta­tion the­atres, with ex­pert speak­ers on hand to an­swer ques­tions. Some 200 ex­hibitors will show­case des­ti­na­tions around the world. There will also be more than $50,000 in travel prizes, in­clud­ing cruise and land pack­ages, air­line tick­ets, and ho­tel and re­sort stays. Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Septem­ber 29 and 30 $10 per day, vi­t­expo.ca

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COL­LAB­O­RAT­ING WITH THE EN­EMY

The central chal­lenge of col­lab­o­ra­tion is crys­tal­lized in its two dic­tionary def­i­ni­tions: “to work jointly with” and “to co­op­er­ate traitorously with the en­emy,” notes Adam Ka­hane, whose lat­est book is subtitled How to Work With Peo­ple You Don't Agree With or Like or Trust. Ka­hane, who co­founded Reos Part­ners, a so­cial en­ter­prise that helps peo­ple work to­gether to address com­plex chal­lenges, ex­plains how flex­i­bil­ity and im­pro­vi­sa­tion can lead to what he calls stretch col­lab­o­ra­tion. He out­lines the five mis­un­der­stand­ings that keep peo­ple from ef­fec­tively col­lab­o­rat­ing and of­fers ex­er­cises to help readers learn to stretch. Ka­hane lives in Cape Town and Mon­treal. Ber­rett-koehler Pub­lish­ers $24.95 (pa­per­back); bkcon­nec­tion.com

THE MAN WHO CAR­RIED CASH

Saul Ho­liff, who also rep­re­sented Tommy Hunter and the Statler Broth­ers, started man­ag­ing American coun­try singer Johnny Cash in the early 1960s be­fore sud­denly quit­ting in 1973 and mov­ing to B.C., where he earned a BA in his­tory from Uvic. He died in Nanaimo in 2005. Now Nanaimo jour­nal­ist Julie Chad­wick re­lates the ups and downs of Ho­liff's ca­reer and his re­la­tion­ship with the Man in Black—and re­veals why they parted. Dun­durn Press $19.99 (pa­per­back); dun­durn.com •

The Canwest Hort Expo in Ab­bots­ford show­cases the lat­est tech­nol­ogy for grow­ers

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