At the annual Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention to be held September 21-23, 2019 in Saint John, New Brunswick, the Surrey Board of Trade will be seeking support for 10 federal government policies from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 Canadian businesses.
Four delegates from the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) will be attending: Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade; Jasroop Gosal, Policy Coordinator; Doug Tennant, Chair; and, Dr. Greg Thomas, Immediate Past Chair.
The Surrey Board of Trade will release their policy wins during the policy debates on Sunday and Monday (Sept 22 and 23). Stay tuned for more details.
“The Surrey Board of Trade actively participates in the formation of federal government policy perspectives to instigate change to help business and the economy. This serves as one of our member and stakeholder value propositions,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.
Surrey Board of Trade federal government policies that will be debated, from an economic lens, are focused on:
Also, the Surrey Board of Trade is up for an award for their leadership work in government advocacy, recognized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, specifically through the utilization of their unique event program, entitled the ‘Surrey Hot Topic Dialogue Series’.
“The Surrey Board of Trade is thrilled that the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has recognized the leadership work of the Surrey Board of Trade. The Surrey Board of Trade plays a key role in being leadership oriented in educating, shaping awareness and mobilizing opinion on the most pressing issues of the day that businesses care about to instigate action.”
The Surrey Board of Trade, as a city building business organization offers members and stakeholders to discuss diverse perspectives on various topics to enhance the understanding of different hot topic issues that impact business sustainability, business attraction, and livability.
There are 450 chambers of commerce/boards of trade in Canada. There are 66 federal government policies being debated at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention this year, very similar to a UBCM and FCM format.