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For Immediate Release
Jan. 17, 2019

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, is coming to Vancouver for a special event hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

The late afternoon engagement, entitled A Conversation with President Barack Obama, will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West at 4:30 p.m. on March 5, 2019. 

“At this moment in history, President Obama is quite possibly the most coveted speaker in the world. Repeatedly, his name has topped our Member surveys as the individual that B.C. business leaders most want to hear from. For those reasons — and many more — we are ecstatic to welcome President Obama to our city on March 5,” said Lori Mathison, 2018-19 Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

“It is an honour for our organization to host one of the most respected world leaders in recent history, in light of his lifelong dedication to principled diplomacy and creating a more equal society,” added Hon. Iain Black, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

Tickets go on sale to Members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m.

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About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada’s leading business association, engaging members to impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.’s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through four unique Signature Programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events programs in the country, providing a platform for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.’s business leaders.

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