Last Updated: December, 2019
by Lewis Matthews

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Everyone knows there are educational benefits you just can’t access unless you’re in a live face-to-face setting.

Live events give you the opportunity to watch and learn from visual cues, body language and the overall atmosphere.

These non-verbal elements and the opportunity to see, feel, touch, taste and absorb the information being presented can add a new level of learning that is not easily accessed via online events.

Conferences are an excellent time to make B2B connections and find new business solutions.

When you attend a live event, you have access to other attendees who are often your peers and colleagues. During live business conferences, networking isn’t limited to the participants either.

When you attend an event in person, you have access to the presenters to ask questions, share ideas and expand on what was covered.

Your competition might also be attending for the same reasons.

Live events give you a chance to see who your competitors are first-hand, find out more about their businesses, gather information on their strengths and weaknesses, and conduct research that will help give your business an edge.

If going as an attendee isn’t enough, consider attending a small business conference or trade show as a vendor. This will allow you to benefit from some of the educational opportunities and in-person networking that takes place, but it also gives you direct access to market your products and services to your ideal customers and clients.

If you invest the time to attend a live event that offers value for your small business, you can almost guarantee that you will return home with new tools, valuable contacts and a renewed approach that will help you manage and grow your business better than before.

Check out these top picks for business conferences coming to Vancouver in 2020.

 

Metals Investor Forum

Top Marketing Conferences in Vancouver (2020) - Flinnwest Solutions Digital Marketing Company Vancouver White Rock

Metal Investors Forum is all about giving you a leading edge by letting you learn from industry leading companies. The forum brings you a curated list of companies followed by one or more of the newsletter editors that host it. Furthermore, offering a great chance to connect with management teams from some of the elite companies in the industry. Each company is selected by their team of newsletter writers to ensure that all of our exhibitors are high-caliber.

Date:

  • January 17-18, 2020

Location:

  • 801 West Georgia Street Spanish Ballroom & Promenade Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7

Target markets:

  • Mining Industry
  • Commercial marketing

Offerings:

  • Learn about leading company strategies
  • Grow your social network with mining industry specialists
  • See industry leading mining exhibits
  • Learn how to market in the exploration sector

Top Speakers:

  • Eric Coffin – Publisher, HRA Advisories
  • Brien Lundin – Publisher & Editor, Gold Newsletter
  • Gwen Preston – Publisher, Recourse Maven
  • Joe Mazumdar – Economic Geologist, Exploration Insights

Event Link:

 

Whistler Summit 2020 

Top Marketing Conferences in Vancouver (2020) - Flinnwest Solutions Digital Marketing Company Vancouver White Rock

This powerful three-day summit aims to transform how you define success and deliver growth in 2020. Get peer support & validation and grow faster with the CEO Roundtable. Engage with a peer group of experienced CEOs with the same goal to find profitable growth. Gain clarity & build confidence with our Growth Strategy Program. Leverage practical tools and proven methods to transform your leadership and enhance the performance of your organization.

Date

  •  April 21, 2020, –April 23, 2020.

 Location

  • The Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort 4599 Chateau Blvd Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

Target Markets:

  • Upper level management
  • Aspiring leaders
  • Owners

Offerings:

  • Leadership training
  • Peer Support
  • Growth and strategy program
  • Social networking industry leaders

Top Speakers:

  • Geoffrey Moore –  Author of “Crossing the Chasm” & “Inside the Tornado”
  • Kaihan Krippendorf – Entrepreneur & Author
  • Gina Mollicone – Author, “Think or Sink” and “The Secret of Successful Failing”

Event Link:

 

Traction

Top Marketing Conferences in Vancouver (2020) - Flinnwest Solutions Digital Marketing Company Vancouver White Rock

Since 2015, Traction has been annually bringing Vancouver actionable strategies and tactics priming your business for explosive growth. Straight from founders and leaders of some of the fastest-growing companies like Google, Twentieth Century Fox, Linkedin, Slack, and Trello. Don’t miss out on your chance to network with Fortune 500 leaders, high growth startup founders, leading investors, and major media.

Date:

  • August 5-6, 2020

Location:

  • Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

Target markets:

  • Fast-growing companies
  • Fortune 500 leaders
  • Website development

Offerings:

  • Presentations led by industry leading companies
  • Business Growth strategies

Top Speakers: (Previous Year)

  • Jeff Lawson, CEO, Twillo
  • Kathryn Petralia, President & Co Founder, Kabbage

Event Link: https://www.tractionconf.io/

 

International Cannabis Business Conference

Top Marketing Conferences in Vancouver (2020) - Flinnwest Solutions Digital Marketing Company Vancouver White Rock

The cannabis industry is now global. Canadian companies are exporting cannabis worldwide, dramatically expanding the reach and opportunities in the Canadian cannabis space. If you’re in the cannabis industry or interested in investing, this is an ideal opportunity to meet industry leaders and learn about the latest industry policies and industry trends in Canada as well as the rest of the world.

Date:

  •  September 11, 2020

Location:

  • Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

Target markets:

  • Cannabis Consumers
  • Cannabis Marketing
  • Cannabis Regulations

Offerings:

  • Meet representatives from industry leading companies
  • Future possibilities for cannabis
  • Learn from the best how to market your cannabis product

Top Speakers:

  • John Salley – NBA champion & Co Founder, Dueces 22 Premium Brands
  • More to be Dated

Event Link:

 

Sketch Up 3D Basecamp 

Top Marketing Conferences in Vancouver (2020) - Flinnwest Solutions Digital Marketing Company Vancouver White Rock

3D Basecamp is a biennial conference comprised of over 2,000 architects, designers, builders, artists, engineers, and makers who come together for 5 days to learn, teach, and talk about all things CAD and 3D. An unbeatable opportunity to meet industry experts and network with the community. Build professional relationships and discover a new network of peers. Our learning sessions are jam-packed with knowledge that will enhance your workflow and get you modeling better in no time. The event features hands-on training, a community-driven content program, week-long networking, community building, and a great meet and greet SketchUp after party.

Date:

  • September 12-16, 2020

Location:

  • Vancouver Convention Center, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

Target markets:

  • Graphic Designers
  • 3D Animators
  • Design Architects
  • Engineers

Offerings:

  • Diverse Educational Content
  • Workshops
  • Social Networking
  • 150 Unique informative sessions

Top Speakers:

  • To be Dated

Event Link:

Live small business conferences are one of a kind experiences, so don’t miss out!

If you’re interested in growing your business and want to make the most out of your digital marketing and CRM, check out our list of the “Top Email Marketing & CRM Training In Around Vancouver”. 

 

 

 


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