Benjamin is a member of the CIBC economic team that is responsible for analyzing macro economic developments and their implications for fixed income, equity, foreign exchange and commodities markets. He also acts in an advisory capacity to bank officers on issues related to wealth management, household credit and risk, and corporate credit and risk.
Well-known for his ground-breaking published research on topics such as labour market dynamics, real estate, credit markets, international trade and business economic conditions, Benjamin not only contributes to the conversation but also frequently sets the agenda.
Benjamin has close to 20 years of experience in the private sector advising clients, industry leaders, corporate boards, trade associations and governments on economic and financial issues. He is also a regular commentator in the media.
Wes Wu is a Human Capital leader and strategist who transforms organizations for the rapidly changing workforce of the future. He is an early adaptor of HR robotics and is skilled in delivering evidence-based business, human resources and operational outcomes grounded in data analysis and insights. Wes is a skilled speaker and executive partner. He has spent over 20 years helping organizations optimize their technology strategy.Wes is a much sought-after industry expert for thought leadership and market knowledge. He is the author of numerous articles in industry publications and is a popular panelist at high-profile HR technology conferences. He has been named as a “Top 100 Influencer in HR” and a “Top Digital Influencer for 2010” by HR Executive Magazine.
Specialties: HR strategy, HR Technology, Analytics, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, HR Operations, HR Service Delivery, Governance and Data Governance, ROI and TCO, HR vendor and technology sourcing, HR and business process design, HR Service Delivery, HR function effectiveness.
Dr. Angèle Beausoleil is a ‘pracademic’ who teaches design methodologies for business innovation and leads field (action) research inside organizations on innovation process design, navigation and management. She completed her PhD in Innovation and Design at UBC following a 25-year professional career as a strategist and lead-innovator for creative agencies, technology companies, consumer packaged brands, and non-profit companies.
She balances teaching with design-focused research and development, advising global consulting agencies on new business models, new products and services. Angèle is passionate about developing future innovators and supervises, advises, and mentors graduate and undergraduate students, along with other BC-based entrepreneurs.
As a visiting lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Angèle teaches Innovation Leadership, and Applied Innovation and Design to Silicon Valley executive MBAs. For the past five years, she has taught Design Methods for Business Innovation, Creativity in Business, New Product Development and Design Research Methods at UBC Sauder School of Business.
Frank Palmer is one of the advertising community’s most respected leaders and humanitarians. From his humble beginnings in Vancouver over 49 years ago, Frank has created Canada’s most creatively acclaimed marketing communications agency and, in that process, has changed the face of Canadian advertising.
DDB Canada as it is known today, is a leading marketing communications agency offering specialty areas of expertise, including brand design, decision science and analytics, content marketing, social, public relations, shopper marketing, CRM, digital marketing and creative advertising.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the industry, Frank has been inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends by the American Marketing Association and is a recipient of the Association of Canadian Advertisers’ prestigious Gold Medal Award.
Parq Vancouver, is the city’s premier entertainment destination. Within the venue are two world class Marriott hotels and the largest hotel conference facility in Vancouver.
This uncompromising, understated luxury property provides a personalized guest experience that is complemented by unparalleled service and enriching amenities. Anchored by Gastown and Yaletown’s stylish neighbourhoods—with their fashionable boutique shopping and diverse dining—the hotel boasts a desirable location along the False Creek seawall with stunning water views and the mighty Costal Mountain Range serving as a picture-postcard backdrop.Visit Website Open in Maps
39 Smithe Street
Two luxury hotels both have elevator access to the IEA Business Innovation Summit venue.
Natural touches and contemporary finishes lead you through the cleverly designed spaces and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites of this 188 room hotel inspired by the natural splendor of British Columbia.
Energizing and tranquil, a stay at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is personalized to each guest and complemented by unparalleled service, enriching amenities and a unique connection to nature. This 329 room world class luxury hotel features fresh tones and open vistas that immerse you in Vancouver’s stunning landscapes.
Discount rates are valid September 18 – 27.
Summit Schedule is Wednesday to Friday, September 21 – 23
The Vancouver Executives Association (VanEx) Turned 100 In 2020!
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
(After-party to follow at D/6 Bar & Lounge at the DOUGLAS)
Create an image of success and authority for your business as an IEA Business Innovation Summit sponsor! As an event sponsor, you’ll generate awareness and gain exposure with an anticipated 250 business leaders. You’ll have the potential to reach a national network of owners and top executives from the 40-member Canadian and U.S. chapters of the International Executives Association. Put your brand visuals in front of a quality audience of decision makers, and connect with your target market to build long-lasting relationships with new and existing customers. Sponsorship opportunities are available.