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Winter Networking Events in Vancouver

[fa icon="calendar"] November 08 / by Jenna Sedmak

As the weather gets darker and wetter, it’s easy to get work done and head straight home to a cozy house. However, it’s as important as always to remain engaged with your community and remember to network.

Vancouver has no shortage of upcoming winter networking events, meetups and workshops. We’ve compiled a list of great networking events coming up through November and December that we think will have a great turnout.

Looking for space to host your own networking event? Spacekraft in Burnaby, a great new coworking space, has a large event space that can be booked to host events. Visit Spacekraft on meetups OR contact Spacekraft through their website 

EVENTS:

1. Intro to Instagram Marketing at Brainstation

Tuesday Nov 10 from 6:00-8:00pm

http://www.brainstation.io/event/intro-to-instagram

In this workshop, they’ll be discussing what Instagram marketing is and how you can use it to engage with your customers, drive traffic to your website or business, and get sales.

 

2. TEDXVANCOUVER 2015

Saturday Nov 14 from 9:00am-5:30pm

http://smallbusinessbc.ca/event/tedxvancouver-2015/

TEDxVancouver returns for its seventh edition and will be the largest TEDx event in the city’s history! This year’s theme is ID – a unique focus on the conceptions and realities of individual identification. Who are we? Who am I? Who will I be?

 

3. Entrepreneur Thought Leadership Series - BC Business

Wednesday Nov 18 from 5:30-8:30pm

http://www.bcbusiness.ca/events/entrepreneur-thought-leadership-series

Join BCBusiness for an up-close and personal interview series with some of the province's most successful entrepreneurs. Hear their inspiring stories of growth and innovation that took them from start-up to industry leaders.

 

 

4. 2015 BC Export Awards - BIV

Friday Nov 20 from 10:00am-2:30pm

https://www.biv.com/events/event/25/date/2015/11/20/

The BC Export Awards are the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the success and innovative approaches of BC export companies. Extending across industries the awards recognize achievements in 12 different categories and are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economy. Conceived in 1982, the program has recognized over 300 companies since its inception, reflecting the growth and diversity of BC’s economy over the past 30 years.

 

5. Company of Young Professionals Leadership Cafe - Vancouver Board of Trade

Tuesday Nov 24 from 5:30-8:00pm

https://www.boardoftrade.com/events/individual-events/548-5918

If you could shape the future of The Vancouver Board of Trade, what would it look like?

How do you think the organization should evolve, in order to help you meet your personal and professional development goals five years from now?

These questions are often asked during our internal strategic planning meetings, but now we want to turn the microphone over to you, in order to hear what you think The Vancouver Board of Trade should look like in 2020.

 

6. Holiday Lunch - 2015 Year in Review: Beyond the Headlines -

Vancouver Board of Trade

Tuesday Dec 1 from 11:15am-2:00pm

https://www.boardoftrade.com/events/individual-events/525-5881

This unique event featuring local media personalities provides an opportunity to take a look back at the top news stories of 2015 and make predictions on what is likely to capture the headlines in 2016.

What a great opportunity to kick off the festive season, enjoy a delicious turkey feast and be entertained by some local talent.


7. 2015 Holiday Networking Event - IIBA Vancouver Chapter

Tuesday Dec 8 from 6:00-9:00pm

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2015-holiday-networking-event-tickets-19451303372?aff=eac2

This networking event is jointly hosted by IIBA Vancouver Chapter, itSMF-BC, CMC–BC Lower Mainland, CIPS-BC, TDWI Vancouver Chapter, and The Institute for Performance and Learning Vancouver.

 

8. Meetups - Everywhere - All the time!

http://www.meetup.com/

If you haven’t used meetups yet, it’s time to start! An event or group for every business need or personal interest is out there (or can be created!)

 

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Topics: Networking, vancouver

Jenna Sedmak

Written by Jenna Sedmak

Jenna is the communications and client partnership manager with SME Strategy. She spends her time building relationships with the public, clients and partners through web content and podcast production, industry research, customer relations, project management and strategic plan implementation.

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