Boating BC Conference

Nov 12, 2019

Ticket sales to this year’s Boating BC Conference presented by Mercury Marine have been amazing! Big thanks to everyone who has registered – if you haven’t done so already, you’ll want to register today to guarantee your spot at this important boating industry event. 

Who: People of all ages, positions, and experience in the recreational boating industry.

What: The premier event for networking with current and new colleagues, learning from business and industry experts, and consistently creating an environment rich in camaraderie with great entertainment, and a can’t-miss industry reception. This year’s theme is Be the Choice and is all about how we can be the industry and employer of choice for top talent.

When: November 26 + 27, 2019

Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC (New Location!)

Why: This is your opportunity to get inspired and informed by world-renowned business speakers and industry leaders, network with industry colleagues, invest in your team and have a whole lot of fun. 

We look forward to seeing you there. Register now!


Senior Immigration Consultant, Bell Alliance

Filling the Gap: Hiring Foreign Workers

The demand for qualified employees often leaves businesses looking beyond our borders for staff with the right experience – but navigating the immigration process to bring those employees to Canada is not always clear. Enter Heather Bell, senior immigration specialist with Bell Alliance, a Vancouver law firm specializing in corporate, immigration, real estate and estate planning legal services. Heather supports employers from diverse industries with their immigration needs, as well as individuals and families seeking temporary and permanent residency to Canada. Two of Heather’s key focus areas are company expansions to Canada and supporting the hire, transfer and retention of foreign skilled professionals in technical and management positions.

A seasoned keynote speaker, Heather will provide an overview of the immigration channels and processes available to Canadian businesses, and will answer any questions delegates may have specific to their business.

Read up on our complete list of speakers here.


If you have already registered for the conference, we invite you to complete a short survey to help our keynote speaker, Cheryl Cran, tailor her presentation for our audience.

Cheryl is a Future of Work & Change Leadership Expert, and she will be presenting her keynote:  The Future of Work Is Now – Are You Ready?

You can access the survey via the link below and the information collected will help to ensure that her keynote provides relevant insights for you as a conference attendee.

The survey will only take a few minutes and can be accessed here: https://www.research.net/r/BoatingBC2019  

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