Economic Summit: The Future is 2020

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Name: Economic Summit: The Future is 2020
Date: May 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Economic Summit: The Future is 2020

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 5th annual Economic Summit. This year's event looks at the future exploring new innovations and technology including AI and automation and their effects on business, marketing, transportation, connectivity and so much more.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast as you network with some of BC's most influential thought-leaders in the AI, transportation and communication industries. Following, enjoy keynote addresses from RBC Royal Bank's Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist, Dawn Desjardins and Finger Food's CEO & Co-Founder, Ryan Peterson.

Robotics & AI supporting senior care with Ye Lu, AltumView Systems.
Marketing with automation and AI with Darian Kovacs, Jelly Marketing.
5G and its importance to the future of AI with Osman Naeem, Telus.
The future of regional mobility and driverless cars with Andrew McCurran, TransLink.
Innovative transportation and its impact on urban planning with Gaetan Royer, CityState Consulting Inc

7:00 - Registration & Breakfast
8:00 - Presentations begin
11:30 - Event Concludes
Ask Your Questions
This is an interactive event where you can ask your questions in real-time! Join the conversation at Just enter the event code #TCCSummit, select your desired speaker, and enter your question or vote for others' questions.
Economic Keynote: Canadian Economic Momentum

Dawn Desjardins, Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist
RBC Royal Bank

Dawn Desjardins joined the RBC Economics team in January 2006. She is a key contributor to the macroeconomic forecasts for Canada and the U.S. and is part of a team that is responsible for the interest rate forecasts for both countries.

Dawn delivers economic analysis to RBC's clients through a variety of publications and presentations. She is often interviewed by media from across North America to discuss developments in the economy and financial markets.

Prior to joining RBC, Dawn worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Toronto covering the Canadian bond and currency markets and was the Canadian bond market strategist for a major U.S. bank for ten years. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Bloomberg Interview: Canadian Economic Momentum to Increase in 2019

Futurist Keynote: Change is the Future of Business

Ryan Peterson, CEO & Co-Founder
Finger Food

Ryan Peterson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Finger Food. Under Ryan's leadership as CEO, Finger Food has seen tremendous growth, transforming from a small basement startup to a thriving company with 140+ employees. 

The company creates Games, Apps, VR and AR products, and most recently has taken on projects related to Toys, Robotics and Blockchain, with Games a constant, since inception.


FUTURE Talk presentations will provide hyper-targeted information on how new technology is going to affect our entire landscape. Visionaries and industry experts will provide you with the tools to navigate the changes and implement new practices into your business in many facets including:
  • Communication - how automation and AI are being implemented and the effects for businesses Darian Kovacs, Founding Partner, Jelly Marketing 
  • Urban Growth -  Gaetan Royer, CEO of CityState Consulting Services Inc.
  • Transportation in the future - a long term, strategic vision to help guide transportation and land use decisions for the years ahead 
  • Connectivity - next generation of wireless innovation
  • Innovative Intelligence - how products being powered by the latest deep learning technologies are making life better and the world a safer place - Ye Lu - Altumview Systems Inc.
Stay tuned, additional speakers will be announced shortly!
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Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
405 North Road, Coquitlam V3K 3V9
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:00 - 11:30 AM

Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Program: 8:00 - 11:30 AM
Contact Information:
Carrie Cybak, Events Manager
Early Bird Pricing
Member Ticket $79 (reg. $95)
Member Table of 8 $560 (reg. $675)
Early bird special limited to first 50 tickets 
Future Member Pricing
Ticket $125
Table of 8 $875
All tickets are subject to GST
Cancellation Policy: All tickets are non-refundable within 14 days of the event

Hot breakfast buffet included with ticket