• Elite Presenter Line-Up for 2017 Business Showcase & Conference

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    October 17, 2017

    The Duncan Cowichan Chamber is bringing an elite line up of presenters to the 5th Annual Business Showcase & Conference on Friday October 27, 2017 at the Ramada Duncan. And for the first time, the Chamber is offering an All Day Pass – so everyone can enjoy a full day of professional development and networking.
    The presenting sponsor is Island Savings, a Division of First West Credit Union. Mark 
    deMedeiros, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking says, “Small businesses are an important part of both our economy and our community which is why Island Savings is committed to helping business owners follow their passions and achieve their goals.”
    Val Litwin, President, and CEO of the BC Chamber, is the keynote speaker and will present at the luncheon. “Val took the helm of the provincial body about a year ago,” says Chamber President Julie Scurr. “He renewed organizational culture, built deeper engagement with businesses and shepherded a number of advocacy issues. He’ll share his insights on transformation, and update delegates on the BC Chamber’s recent advocacy.”

    The day opens with “Retail in the Time of Amazon” with Bob Ianson of Heirloom Linens, Victoria. Ianson was inducted into Canada’s Retail Hall of Fame in 2012. He will discuss the synergies between brick and mortar locations and their digital presence.

    Presenter and author
    MarkColgateis the Associate Dean of Business at the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.  An expert in customer service excellence, Mark presents “Moments of Power: Designing World Class Customer Experience”. Mark consults for organizations worldwide, including TELUS, the Bank of Ireland, the Bank of New Zealand, Sony, Toyota and Enerco.

    The afternoon trade show is free and open to the public. “Ask the Expert” is also free and runs on the trade show floor – attendees can take the opportunity to pose their business questions to experts in financing, digital marketing, recruitment and more.
    The Delegates All Day Pass is just $75 and includes the keynote luncheon. The first 70 registrants receive Mark Colgate’s book 8 Moments of Power in Coaching. Registration for individual sessions is also available. See the Chamber’s website for all the details and registration.

    Elizabeth Croft, Events & Membership Manager
    (250) 748-1111