ExpoPlaza Latina - Pre-Launch Event - November 1st, 2012 #EPLVan


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These were our slides for our presentation to VIP members of Vancouver's business community at CBC Studios #700 on Thursday November 1st, 2012. The slides outline the reasons why, what, where, how and when of ExpoPlaza Latina - Western Canada's only Latin American trade show to be held on Thursday 7th February, 2013. It also features the names and details of other speakers who attended and spoke at our launching event.

Contact andrewj@latincouver.ca for information on sponsorship, exhibiting and attending this important event.

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  • ExpoPlaza Latina - Pre-Launch Event - November 1st, 2012 #EPLVan

    1. 1. ExpoPlaza LatinaThursday November 1st, 2012, 6-8pm - CBC Studio #700 Slides created by Andrew Jackson & Edgar Morales
    2. 2. Sponsors for Today’s Event • USA Consulate of BC. • Costa Rica Honorary Consulate of BC
    3. 3. A Message from Bell Alliance “Bell Alliance is proud to sponsor ExpoPlaza Latina 2013. The future success of all companies and countries is about engagement with each other - the sharing of ideas and opportunities. Latincouver’s ExpoPlaza is creating the venue for this engagement and it is up to us to create the dialogue that will enhance opportunities to all stakeholders, from governments to businesses and to families throughout North, Central and South America.” Richard Bell | B.A., LL.B. 
Bell Alliance, Lawyers & Notaries Public

Suite 201 – 1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4A7
bellalliance.ca | bellalliancegroup.com
    4. 4. Why ExpoPlaza Latina?1. Latin America is the 4th largest economic area in the world after the EU, the US and China2. The growth rate of Latin America’s GDP in 2011 was an impressive 14%3. Latin Americans now make up the largest minority group in the US, totaling over 52 million people4. Latin America is close to Canada geographically, has similar time zones and is rich in natural resources
    5. 5. What does EPL enable?1. A focus on 3 key industries: mining, green-tech & construction (and the key issue of sustainability)2. An opportunity for companies to showcase products, share ideas and business innovations1. To develop partnerships & collaborations to break the bottleneck associated with international expansion
    6. 6. Where Renaissance Hotel 1133 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
    7. 7. When Thursday February 7th, 2013 7:30 – 9:30am Opening Plenary - Lessons to learn from Sustainable Cities 10:30 – 12pm Session A - Building strategic partnerships with Latin America: Best practices in the construction industrySession B – Discussion on how to fill the labour gap for mining & construction industries in Canada 12:30 – 2:30pm Lunch Plenary - Discussion on how companies are taking advantage of NAFTA 3 – 5pm Closing Plenary – Sustainable economic development in the mining industry 6:30 – 10pm Networking Cocktail – Doing business with Latin America
    8. 8. WhoSponsors & Partners Department of Western Economic Diversification USA Consulate of BC Latin American governments Vancouver Economic Commission Bell Alliance Law Firm Canadian Council of Americas ProMexico BC Government Clean Mining Alliance Sustainable Cities InternationalConfirmed Speakers Dave Byng (Deputy Minister for BC Jobs, Tourism, Innovation) Joseph Salazar (US Government) Richard Bell (CEO of Bell Alliance) Glenn Sigurdson (SFU Professor in Mining) Dave Bazowski (Chair of the BC HR Task Force) (Director of ProMexico) Jorge Gutierrez (Peruvian Legal Network) Allan Costa (CEO of SEBRAE, Brazil) Jane McRae (CEO of Sustainable Cities International) Dallas Kachan (CEO of Clean Mining Alliance)Invited Speakers Gregor Robertson (Mayor of Vancouver) Susan Anderson (Director of Portland’s Bureau of Planning & Sustainability Portland) Patricia Armitage (Director at Alberta Enterprise & Advanced Education)
    9. 9. How to get involved?Sponsorship • Fantastic opportunities to promote your company • Different options & packages availableExhibitor • Open space for discussions about high potential products, technologies & business collaboration • Take part as one of 25 exhibitors in the trade show • Free for the public to attend • Number of expected participants = 750Attendee • Gain practical knowledge and skills to implement in your business • Focus on your key industry by attending the relevant session or plenary • Number of expected participants = 1,000
    10. 10. Connect With Us... #EPLVan @latincouver latincouverfans latincouver Latincouver latincouver Special WelcomeGroup & Company & Thanks! www.expoplazalatina.com
    11. 11. Dave ByngDeputy Minister at Province of BC –Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Innovation
    12. 12. Joseph SalazarDeputy Principal Officer U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, BC
    13. 13. Andrea ReimerCouncillor – City of Vancouver
    14. 14. Sérgio Augusto de Abreu e Lima Florencio Brazil Ambassador in Vancouver
    15. 15. Richard BellCEO of Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public
    16. 16. Glenn Sigurdson Executive in Residence, Adjunct Professor at Beedie School of Business, Chair – Responsible MineralsSector Initiative at Simon Fraser University
    17. 17. Randall Mang President, Randall AnthonyCommunications. Service Provider to The Globe & Mail
    18. 18. Paola Viviana Murillo Founder & Executive Director of LatinCouver