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Nour­ish­ment for the cor­po­rate mind and soul Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Novem­ber 1

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Nour­ish­ment for the cor­po­rate mind and soul

BC BUSI­NESS SUM­MIT

Themed Scal­ing Up for Pros­per­ity in a Chang­ing World, this year's Busi­ness Coun­cil of B.C. event ex­plores such top­ics as how to lever­age the prov­ince's po­si­tion as Canada's gate­way to the Asia Pa­cific and the north­ern hub of the Cas­ca­dia In­no­va­tion Cor­ri­dor to boost our tal­ent, trade and sup­ply-chain ca­pa­bil­i­ties; how busi­ness and the education sys­tem can col­lab­o­rate to pre­pare for the fu­ture world of work while at­tract­ing and re­tain­ing the best tal­ent to drive in­no­va­tion; and what poli­cies can ac­cel­er­ate greater in­vest­ment in tech­nol­ogy, equip­ment and other pro­duc­tiv­ity-en­hanc­ing tools to lever­age our com­pet­i­tive strengths. The key­note speak­ers are Mi­crosoft Corp. pres­i­dent and chief le­gal of­fi­cer Brad Smith and Royal Bank of Canada se­nior VP John Stack­house. Fair­mont Ho­tel Van­cou­ver, Novem­ber 1 $249, table of four $996, table of eight $1,892; bcbusi­ness­sum­mit.com

SUS­TAIN ZERO WASTE CON­FER­ENCE

The global cir­cu­lar econ­omy will be worth US$4.5 tril­lion by 2030, ac­cord­ing to man­age­ment con­sult­ing firm Ac­cen­ture PLC. Metro Van­cou­ver's 2017 con­fer­ence dis­cusses how to trans­form the de­liv­ery of goods and ser­vices in a way that elim­i­nates waste but sup­ports busi­ness growth and de­vel­op­ment; how es­tab­lished busi­nesses can make the change; and what new op­por­tu­ni­ties ex­ist in the mar­ket­place for star­tups and en­trepreneurs. Ses­sions in­clude keep­ing plas­tics out of our ocean and in our econ­omy; re­duc­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of tex­tiles; and cur­tail­ing food waste. Van­cou­ver

$200; zwc.ca

BUSI­NESS TRAN­SI­TIONS FO­RUM

Find out how to exit your busi­ness suc­cess­fully in the near or dis­tant fu­ture. Learn about trends in merg­ers and ac­qui­si­tions; how and when to plan a tran­si­tion; how to de­ter­mine what your busi­ness is worth and who your buy­ers are; sell­ing to in­sid­ers or third par­ties; hand­ing your busi­ness over to fam­ily–and more. The day wraps up with a panel of for­mer own­ers who will dis­cuss what they would change if they had to do a busi­ness tran­si­tion over again, fol­lowed by cock­tails and net­work­ing. The Westin Bayshore, Van­cou­ver; Novem­ber 15 $895, $1,095 on-site; busi­nesstran­si­tions­fo­rum.com

PROBE

PRO­FES­SIONAL IN­VES­TI­GA­TION CON­FER­ENCE

This Pro­fes­sional In­ves­ti­ga­tors' As­so­ci­a­tion of B.C. con­fer­ence is open to those work­ing in pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tion and re­lated in­dus­tries, but oth­ers will be con­sid­ered for ap­proval. A work­shop on col­lect­ing bi­o­log­i­cal in­for­ma­tion kicks things off on Fri­day. Satur­day of­fers ad­vice on so­lic­i­tor-client priv­i­lege and no-con­tact or­ders, ICBC fraud in­ves­ti­ga­tions and the cur­rent stan­dards for on­line in­ves­ti­ga­tions, plus com­pli­men­tary break­fast and lunch, and a gala din­ner with live en­ter­tain­ment. Fair­mont Chateau Whistler; Novem­ber 3 and 4 $225 (mem­bers), $245 (non-mem­bers), gala $89, work­shop $50 (mem­bers), $75 (non-mem­bers); pi­abc.ca

READ RE­TAIL WEST

Those at­tend­ing this year's con­fer­ence will gain in­sights from in­dus­try ex­perts who in­clude Moun­tain Equip­ment Co-op pres­i­dent and CEO David Labis­tour on the im­por­tance of brand in today's digital world; Build­di­rect.com Tech­nolo­gies Inc. COO Jim Houri­gan talk­ing about re­defin­ing the sup­ply chain cy­cle; JAK'S Beer Wine Spir­its di­rec­tor of sales Tim Du­mas ex­plain­ing how to lever­age in-store ser­vice as a pow­er­ful dif­fer­en­tia­tor; and

DIG360 founder and pres­i­dent David Ian Gray, who will look at the fu­ture of depart­ment stores. Pin­na­cle Ho­tel Har­bourfront, Van­cou­ver; Oc­to­ber 12 $499 (non-mem­ber), $399 (mem­ber or ed­u­ca­tor), $249 (ex­hibitor/spon­sor), $99 (in­de­pen­dent re­tailer mem­ber), $79 (stu­dent); re­tail­west.ca

READ

This fall, three new books from one B.C. pub­lisher tell sto­ries of work­ing in the prov­ince's sawmill, he­li­copter and fire­fight­ing in­dus­tries. Har­bour

Pub­lish­ing har­bour­pub­lish­ing.com

IT CAN BE DONE: AN OR­DI­NARY MAN'S EX­TRA­OR­DI­NARY SUC­CESS

With co-au­thor Michele Carter, Don­ald (Chick) Ste­wart re­counts how he moved to B.C. from Man­i­toba in 1942, got a job at 15 in a Van­cou­ver Is­land sawmill, then pur­chased a mill in Sur­rey 20 years later with friend and sawyer Vic Rem­pel. De­spite set­backs, S&R Sawmills Ltd. grew to in­clude five mills, still owned by Ste­wart, and more than 500 em­ploy­ees. $32.95 (hard­cover)

VER­TI­CAL HORI­ZONS: THE HIS­TORY OF OKANAGAN HE­LI­COPTERS

Au­thor Dou­glas M. Grant trained as an radar tech­ni­cian with the Royal Air Force in the 1960s be­fore work­ing in avion­ics for com­pa­nies that in­cluded Okanagan He­li­copters, now part of CHC He­li­copter Corp. Us­ing first­hand ac­counts, ex­ten­sive re­search and nu­mer­ous pho­to­graphs, Grant de­scribes the ups and downs of the com­pany that pi­o­neered fly­ing high-moun­tain ter­rain and op­er­ated the first un­ac­com­pa­nied com­mer­cial he­li­copter ferry flight from Canada to the U.K. $39.95 (hard­cover)

CHAS­ING SMOKE: A WILD­FIRE ME­MOIR

Now an MFA stu­dent in Nova Sco­tia, Aaron Wil­liams fought fires in B.C., Al­berta, On­tario, Que­bec and Idaho from 2006 un­til 2014. He de­scribes work­ing long days with an ec­cen­tric crew in a chal­leng­ing land­scape and looks at the his­tory, me­chan­ics and pol­i­tics of fire­fight­ing. $22.95 (paper­back)

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