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The Vancouver Board of Trade Show

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
3:30 PM
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Schedule:Reception and Trade Show:  3:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Attendee Information
Members: $9 +GST
Non-members: $15 +GST
Includes 1 complimentary drink and appetizers


Exhibitor Information Booths are sold out. For more information contact contact Sarah Strong at
Sponsorship Opportunities


For only $9:

  • Network with hundreds of business professionals.
  • Discover new products, services, technologies and offerings.
  • Attend a professional development breakout session hosted by VBOT's Small Business Council.
  • Enjoy a beverage and canapés.
  • Win Prizes: Including 2 roundtrip tickets on Air France from Vancouver to Paris!


Breakout Sessions Speaker Schedule

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Pauline O'Malley, Business Development Strategist
The Psychology of Selling — How Buyers' Behaviours Trigger the Deal

  • A simple 3 step approach to winning business
  • 4 key questions to ask each and every time you interact with your clients and clients-to-be
  • Closing tools to inspire buyers to say "Yes" again and again.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Ramon Solinas
Employee Benefits and Wellness in the workplace

  • How to make use of your employee benefits
  • Tips for wellness in the workplace

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Joe Ryan, Watson Analytics, IBM
How to Create a Cognitive Business Through Business Analytics

  • Announcing the Era of Cognitive Business - going beyond current technology, building on analytics research and the next stage in transformation
  • IBM's Watson analytics Platform evolution - from Jeopardy champion to clinical tool in cancer research
  • Examples of the cognitive impacts to industry solutions - from healthcare to transportation, a review of how this changes everything

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Hussein Hallak, 3 Tier Logic
How to Maximize the Return on Your Social Media Campaign

  • Five Ways to Find Your Target Audience on Social Media
  • Leveraging Linkedin - the most cost effective and underutilized platform for your business
  • 10 stats that will help you increase engagement on social media

Presenting Sponsors:

Chamber Plan
Solinas & Associates


Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Please email or call 604-640-5484 for more information.

This event is presented by The Vancouver Board of Trade's Small Business Council (SBC) Program. The SBC is a development program that connects, educates and equips small business to grow their networks and take their enterprises to the next level. Launched in 2005, the SBC is one of the most active and engaged business associations in Canada. Based on the pillars of recognition, connections, outreach and advocacy, the SBC tailors its services and activities to meet the unique needs of small business in British Columbia. Get involved..