For decades, Vancouver has been a leader in smart and sustainable city building, whether pioneering innovative built forms or rejecting freeways for rapid transit. Now, we’re creating new ways to turn traditional industrial areas into productive and proactive forces for improving our economy and the quality of city life.
BSides Vancouver: Learning about information security
For many, it probably seems like there are more menacing threats to the world than the possibility of not being able to see Seth Rogen in The Interview after the Sony break-in. Yet the attention the incident received highlighted the very real and growing threat that information security poses – for businesses, as well as individuals and governments.
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.
The Consider Canada City Alliance Heads to China as RMB Hub is Inaugurated in Canada
As the first Renminbi (RMB) Clearing Centre and Trading Hub in North America is launched in Toronto today, the eleven members of the Consider Canada City Alliance (CCCA) open a five-day, three-city investment mission in China.
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.