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Contents | February 2014

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TED Comes to Vancouver

Vancouver’s cityscape, surrounded by natural beauty and infused with a vibrant cultural mix, won over the TED conference, uprooting the annual gathering from its original home in California. We talked to TED curator Chris Anderson and insiders about the conference’s relocation, its storied past and what’s ahead in B.C.
by Various

features

The Executive Education Guide

and how emerging programs are helping entire organizations stay agile. Plus, we look at the local schools with global reach.
by Valerie McTavish and Peter Mitham

Frontlines

CULTUREInside Vancouver's Digital Strategy

The City of Vancouver and its main library are firing up the digital and creative economies with a renewed focus on the tech sector and a half-million-dollar “Inspiration Lab.”
by Kristen Hilderman

TOURISMMarsha Walden

As the inaugural CEO of Destination BC, the province’s reorganized tourism arm, Marsha Walden wants to compete with emerging markets overseas and ignite the imaginations of potential tourists.
by Lindsey Peacock

MARKETINGLessons from Hyper Island

If you weren’t one of the 18 participants at the super-exclusive Hyper Island Master Class, we have the top takeaways for succeeding in today’s “disruptive age.”
by Tom Gierasimczuk

HOSPITALITYWhat's on Tap

The highly anticipated Craft Beer Market Restaurant and Bar made a splash when it opened its first Vancouver location. Take an insider’s tour of the 140-tap, 450-seat space.
by Kristen Hilderman

Intel

ENDING WORKPLACE BULLYING IN B.C. WorkSafeBC goes to new measures to target bullying in the workplace.

VISUAL LEARNING Give the speech of a lifetime with our visually arresting instructional guide.

HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN ICELAND Check the formalities at the door when you’re doing business in Iceland, the country that’s caught the eye of B.C. enery investors.

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