June 2016

BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival Showcases the Best of B.C. Seafood to International Audience

June 21, 2016
B.C.’s fresh and diverse seafood products took centre stage during the annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival in Comox Valley. The two-week event brought together award winning chefs, seafood producers and international buyers to the region, eager to learn more about the various seafood varieties British Columbia has become known for. British Columbia’s trade and investment team, along with the Comox Valley Economic Development Society, worked together to bring together international buyers, media and members from B.C.’s international trade and representative offices to see firsthand the variety of seafood av... continue reading
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B.C. Life Sciences Companies Shine at BIO 2016

June 9, 2016
British Columbia’s life science sector was strongly represented at this year’s BIO 2016 Conference in San Francisco from June 6-9, 2016.  The conference is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry featuring the BIO Business Forum as well as the largest biotechnology exhibition.LifeSciences BC, an industry association that supports B.C.’s life sciences sector, has led a delegation of over 40 companies to the conference for the past 11 years. This year, they hosted a networking dinner highlighting B.C.’s capabilities in the sector. The event aimed to foster international partnerships and ... continue reading
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B.C.’s Tech Sector Shines in Tokyo

June 1, 2016
British Columbia’s vibrant technology sector took centre stage in Tokyo, the last stop of the Premier’s Trade mission to Asia. Several Japanese technology companies, venture capitalists and investors attended a British Columbia technology investment seminar in Tokyo to hear presentations from four B.C. tech companies: D-Wave Systems, H+ Technology, Press Reader and Vanedge Capital. The event was organized by British Columbia’s Trade and Investment team in Tokyo and aimed to showcase the opportunities for investment within B.C.’s technology sector while also profiling the work being done by innov... continue reading
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