Revitalising Vancouver's Downtown Core
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City centres in Canada have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The absence of office workers and international tourism in Vancouver has had a devastating impact on restaurants and retailers that rely on foot traffic, while hotels faced a similar decline in revenues under nationwide travel advisories and restrictions on large gatherings.
Despite the remarkable success of our COVID-19 vaccination program in B.C., it is unclear when activity in our city centres will return to pre-pandemic levels. A comprehensive approach to ensuring that businesses are equipped to survive the coming months is crucial for revitalising these key regions.
Join us for a panel discussion regarding the state of our city centre and the actions required to reinvigorate downtown Vancouver.
Ted Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Destination Vancouver
Anthony Kiendl, CEO and Director, Vancouver Art Gallery
Nolan Marshall, President & CEO, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA)
Moderator: Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
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