Langley – The Township of Langley is creating a new Economic Development Strategy and invites local business owners, their employees, and residents to contribute to shaping the municipality’s economy in the years to come. As the fastest growing municipality in the Lower Mainland, and boasting numerous competitive business advantages, the community has the opportunity to shape a diverse and sustainable economic future.
Stakeholder Engagement Forum 2018 will be held from 8:00am to 6:00pm on Thursday, July 5, at the Sandman Signature Hotel, at 8828 – 201 Street.
This by-registration event features three concurrent components: prominent speakers, facilitated ideation sessions, and an extensive feature display showcasing community investment.
“This is an opportunity for local businesses to get involved and let us know what is needed for our community to thrive, and what economic targets and achievements should be considered in the years ahead,” said Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese.
Honourable Bruce Ralston, BC’s Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, will kick off the event through an opening address. Throughout the day, numerous thought leaders will share their insights into the various economic sectors hard at work in BC. Event speakers include Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Walden, CEO of Destination BC; Dr. Michael Schwandt, Medical Health Officer from the Fraser Health Authority; and Geoff Cross, Vice-President of Planning and Policy for TransLink.
A speaker panel will also be hosted, featuring Langley-Aldergrove MP Mark Warawa, Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, Langley East MLA Rich Coleman, and Langley MLA Mary Polak.
While the Stakeholder Engagement Forum is free and open to the public, registration is required as seating is limited. For event details and to register online today, visit invest.tol.ca/forum2018. Registrants will receive a digital background paper prior to the event, featuring broad information on key economic sectors within the Township, to help provide context.
For more information, visit invest.tol.ca/events. Business owners and residents unable to attend the Forum are encouraged to visit invest.tol.ca following the event to complete the economic survey and read the information provided to forum participants.