Partnership Program

The VEC has a proud history of connecting Vancouver's economic agencies, governments and private sector partners.

The Vancouver Economic Commission is the nexus of the city’s business community, working to connect the fastest-growing, knowledge economy businesses with the investors, talent, industry groups, government and media they need to succeed in Canada’s fastest growing economy.


How We Can Help You

  • Connect you with industry and government leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Stay on the pulse of leading research and economic trends
  • Advocate for key industry issues on behalf of established and high growth companies to all levels of government
  • Demonstrate leadership on topics addressing the needs of our business community
  • Amplify your story through our robust marketing and research capacity
  • Build a prosperous economy by working closely with companies across the growth spectrum


Become a Partner

Enabling and accelerating the growth of our globally recognized knowledge-based economy is at the heart of everything we do. If you or your organization is interested in partnering with the VEC and playing a key role in growing Vancouver’s 21st century economy, let’s start the conversation. Please contact:

Katrina Purcell, Marketing & Events | Email
Sean Elbe, Sector Development Manager, Technology | Email


A Sample of our Community Partners

To date, we have built relationships with a wide range of diverse business and community stakeholders such as:


  • Government of Canada
  • Government of BC
  • City of Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver



  • Advantage BC
  • Business Council of BC
  • BC Chamber of Commerce
  • BC Technology Industry Association
  • City of Vancouver BIAs
  • Creative BC
  • Digi BC
  • Lifesciences BC
  • Small Business BC
  • Tourism Vancouver
  • Vancouver Board of Trade




  • Asia Pacific Foundation
  • BC Innovation Council
  • Consulates and Embassies of Vancouver
  • HQ Vancouver
  • Trade and Invest BC
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Western Economic Diversification
  • Canada China Business Concil



  • The University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • BC Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • Centre for Digital Media (CDM)
  • SFU Radius
  • RED Academy
  • University of Waterloo
  • International Economics Business Association (IEBA)
  • Capilano University
  • Lost Boys School of VFX
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Vancouver School Board