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November 2013 Luncheon - Wes Regan, Executive Director, Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA)

  • 18 Nov 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC
  • 86


  • Members of MIABC
  • For members of the public wishing to attend this event.
  • Introduce the speaker and say a few words about you and your company. (Includes HST)

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Guest Speaker: Wes Regan, Executive Director, Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA)

Wes in his presentation will provide a historical context for the Downtown Eastside (DTES) showing current economic revitalization and outline emerging trends for the DTES.

Wes has been the Executive Director for the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association since April 2011 and before that worked in business development and communications for Building Opportunities with Business, a multi-governmental 3P community economic development agency in the DTES. He led the creation of the HxBIA brand, communications strategy and public engagement strategy through its first three years.  Wes will provide his insights to the current status of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside Local Area Planning work as he is a Planning Committee member.

Through his own consulting firm Shape Content he is also managing social impact purchasing and social impact procurement projects with Fast Track to Employment and with Building Opportunities with Business, assisting developers and other large businesses in hiring residents with barriers to employment and purchasing from social enterprises and social impact businesses.

Wes is the Chair of the BIA Partnerships'  Local Economic Development Committee and Treasurer of the Vancouver Urban Farming Society and is a proud graduate of both Langara College and SFU.

Topic: Downtown Eastside current economic revitalization and emerging trends. 

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11:45 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Guest Speaker

Cost: $58.00 inc HST - MIABC Member
$78.40 inc HST - Non MIABC Member

(no shows will be charged)
Please ensure you register online by the Friday before the event date.

Note: No receipts will be issued. Please Print a copy of your registration page or notice. If you are paying by cheque (group of 5+ only) please make it payable to The Mortgage Investment Association of B.C. and present it to the event registration desk, when checking-in for the event.


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