We had a really productive week on the trade mission to Korea led by Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade. Outside of the regular programme, our CEO Ian McKay and Asia Pacific Centre Director Joan Elangovan were busy renewing relationships with.....
Canadian cities continue unique collaborative approach to attracting investment in 2015
The member cities of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) gathered in Ottawa on February 3-4 to build on common investment attraction objectives in planning their 2015 activities. The annual meeting also served as an opportunity to elect the new CCCA Board of Directors led by Chair Carl Viel, CEO of Québec International, and Vice-Chairs Ian McKay, CEO of Vancouver Economic Commission, and Bruce Graham, CEO of Calgary Economic Development.
Learning HTML and CSS at Canada’s largest learn-to-code event
"I'll give either of you five dollars if you know what HTML means," our CEO said to a colleague and I, as we sat in his office. It was the day before the HTML500 learn-to-code event, and he was demonstrating how little people knew about coding. He had caught me cold. I learned some basic HTML in the '90s when I was managing an online news service in the Bay Area, but all I remembered on the spot was that L was “Language.” I hadn’t been the site programmer then, so I hadn't really needed it, and certainly hadn't needed it since. Or had I?
The VEC is Hiring a Coordinator, Marketing & Branding
Is your favorite hashtag #vancouverisawesome? Are you a jack-of-all-trades marketer that has a keen sense of design, loves to juggle multiple projects and ensure brand standards are followed? If so, you could be the perfect fit for the Coordinator, Marketing & Branding position that we now have open.
Vancouver named Canada's Most Entrepreneurial City 2014 by Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) announced today that Vancouver is Canada’s most entrepreneurial Canadian city for 2014, based on the number events held there during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Grand Opening of the GreenHUB in the False Creek Flats
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new greenHUB in the False Creek Flats took place today. The greenHUB is the product of collaboration between Recycling Alternative and United We Can to create a centralized trash-busting facility that improves the efficiency of both operations through shared space and resources.