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Jessica McDonald

WHEN: January 21 WHERE: Hyatt Regency Vancouver BC Hydro president and CEO Jessica McDonald inherited a Crown corporation facing pressure to increase rates, $4.3 billion in deferral accounts, as well as determined opposition to the $7.9-billion Site C hydropower project, which was expected to be approved by the provincial government in late 2014. In her inaugural address to the Vancouver Board of Trade, McDonald will outline the corporation’s plan to meet an estimated 40 per cent increase in energy demand over the next two decades. ($69, members; $138, non-members; Aboriginal People and the Natural Resource Economy when: January 28 where: Pan Pacific Hotel Macdonald Laurier Institute (MLI) and the B.C. Business Council bring together leaders from the Aboriginal business community, along with government and industry, to explore common interests in developing Canada’s national resources. Panellists include Ovide Mercredi, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, and Dr. Brian Lee Crowley, managing director, MLI. ($199, early bird; $250, regular;

JDC West 2015

when: January 16–18 where: University of Victoria Western Canada’s best and brightest business students, from 12 different universities, gather in Victoria for this annual three-day team event to compete in an unusual mix of academic, social, athletic and debate competitions, culminating in a gala awards reception. Come and cheer on Canada’s future business leaders. ($125, gala; $15, competition pass; Investors and stakeholders in global resource exploration come together for this two-day trade show dedicated to resource exploration. This is a singular opportunity to talk directly to senior management from companies representing every sector of the mineral exploration industry. (free, register advance online; $20, regular; to sophisticated intermodal delivery and an army of logistics specialists, that package you received this morning has logged more mileage in 48 hours than you will in a month. Today’s supply-chain systems require experts like HBC’s director of transportation operations Ginnie Venslovaitis and UPS president of global freight forwarding Steve Flowers, speaking at this event. ($275, early bird; $325, regular; •