Business events and a book to check out in June

BRAND MASTER | Former Lululemon CEO Christine Day, now head of Luvo, will chat about building a brand with CW Media CEO Peter Legge at BCBusiness’s Top 100 Luncheon

Things to do and read this month to nourish the corporate mind and soul

CEO of Lululemon from 2008 to 2013 and a Starbucks executive for 20 years before that, Christine Day is now CEO of Luvo, a company that produces nutritious frozen meals that are sourced and packaged sustainably. At this year’s Top 100 event, she will chat with CW Media CEO Peter Legge about how to build mega-brands. You can also enjoy lunch while networking with B.C.’s top CEOs and senior executives. 
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, June 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  $149, speaker only $75 

The largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, last year Cruise360 attracted more than 2,000 cruise-focused professionals to Florida from 42 states, seven Canadian provinces and 13 countries including China, India, Malaysia and Australia. This year offers six days of networking events, ship inspections, professional development opportunities, educational seminars and in-depth analyses into current cruise and travel industry trends. 
Vancouver Convention Centre, June 1 to 6 CLIA member US$249, non-member US$349

The nonprofit Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, whose members include employers, unions, educators and government representatives, promotes apprenticeship as a pathway to rewarding careers. At this year’s conference, industry and government speakers and panellists will discuss how to engage a new generation of apprentices (including women), their expectations of the workplace, the impact of technology and how apprenticeship systems might be adapted to meet these issues. 
Westin Bayshore, June 5 to 7 $799

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is holding its 2016 festival in Nanaimo, and everyone’s invited. Find out how the built environment connects a community, how well-designed spaces shape our lives and how architects can help solve global problems like climate change. Shawn Atleo, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is the keynote speaker. The four-day festival kicks off with a PechaKucha night and wraps up with a street party in downtown Nanaimo.
Vancouver Island Conference Centre, June 8 to 11 Full delegate $1,250, student/intern $450, retiree/provincial regulator $500, companion $500 plus a per-day rate of $500 for continuing education 

Are you prepared to negotiate? This new experiential workshop can help. You will learn how to negotiate in various situations, including online, as well as tips that include how to identify and improve your negotiation style, how to size up your opponent and how to detect and steer clear of psychological traps. 
Sauder School of Business, June 13 to 15 $1,995

In 2007, after 30 years as an executive in the Canadian petroleum sector, David Savage founded the Collaborative Global Initiative to help multiple stakeholders work together to achieve common goals. Now he has written a book on collaborative leadership, using (appropriately) a collaborative approach to gather the information—soliciting advice from more than 100 people in a variety of professions around the world.
Elevate Publishing $27.95 hardcover