Vancouver 2010 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 AM
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Keynote Speaker:John Furlong
Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games
Schedule:Registration and Networking Breakfast:  7:00 - 7:30 a.m.
Program:   7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
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Vancouver 2010 10th Anniversary Celebration Lunch featuring John Furlong

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The Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games transformed British Columbia. The games generated over $1 Billion in local development, helped British Columbia create new industry clusters of expertise, and attracted over 600,000 visitors to the region. These games united our country and showcased our values of collaboration, perseverance, and respect with the world.

Guests in attendance will have a unique opportunity to reflect back on 2010 but also look forward to what lies ahead. Los Angeles, Vancouver's sister city, will host the summer games in 2028 and this could be a chance for B.C. companies to leverage the 2010 legacy and create new opportunities in California.

Join the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver Economic Commission, and TTG Partnerships for this timely discussion.


John Furlong

John Furlong
Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

About the Speaker

John Furlong is widely known as a true champion for amateur sport in Canada and his belief in the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. His account of leading the 2010 Games and the challenges and opportunities he faced before and since are both deeply personal and characteristically frank. Through masterful storytelling, he inspires audiences to develop a more humble, human, raw and emotional approach to leadership.

Together with Jack Poole, John led the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games from the beginning of the bid through to the closing ceremonies. Relentless in his pursuit to deliver a Games that would touch every Canadian, he became the face and voice of the Games that would change the country forever.

John continues to draw on his business acumen and commitment to sport in Canada as the Chairman of Vancouver's highly successful Canada Sevens Rugby Tournament. He also serves on the Board of Directors for a number of other corporations and charitable organizations.

Always a passionate ambassador for Canada, John has been recognized with numerous awards and honours including the Order of Canada; Order of British Columbia; multiple Honorary Doctorate Degrees; Canadian of the year; Marketer of the Year and Sport Executive of the Year. In 2011 John was voted by Cisco and the Globe and Mail as one of the top 25 most transformational Canadians alive.


Debra Lykkemark Mercedes NicollMercedes Nicoll

Debra Lykkemark, CEO, Culinary Capers Vancouver
Mercedes Nicoll, Four Time Olympian, Snowboard Halfpipe
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

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