BBOT Represents Burnaby Business Community at 2017 Canadian Chamber AGM

The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) represented our members and the Burnaby business community at 2017 Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM in Fredericton, New Brunswick on September 23-25.

This annual gathering of chambers of commerce, boards of trade, and industry/business leaders provides a unique opportunity to learn best practices from across the country, to explore possible partnerships and collaboration, and to speak out on the issues important to our membership.

A highlight of the AGM is the policy plenary session, where policy resolutions developed by chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across Canada are debated and voted upon.  The BBOT advanced two policy positions this year, advocating against Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation and making the business case for encouraging more women to serve on corporate boards.

The AGM also provided an opportunity to engage directly on the federal government’s proposed changes to the taxation of private corporations, which included an exclusive opportunity to hear from and pose questions to Bill Morneau, the federal Minister of Finance.

The BBOT, the city’s most active business networking, advocacy and economic development organization, works at ‘making business better’ by providing our membership with insightful leadership, advocacy, education and a platform for collaboration.