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2017 Regional Business Forum

The Next 150: Celebrating our Past and Imagining our Future

Forum Hosts: Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako and Burns Lake Band (Ts'il Kaz Koh)

Date: September 19th and 20th, 2017

Location: Burns Lake Band Gathering Place- 675 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake


The Regional Business Forum has been taking place across the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako since 2008. The primary goal of the 2017 RDBN Business Forum is to give business, industry, economic developers, all levels of government, First Nations, educators, employment/business supports and non-profit organizations from across the region the opportunity to gather for learning and networking.

This year's Forum will feature:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Presentations and Panels from Regional Businesses and Organizations
  • RDBN Start up Business Contest Finalists
  • Workshops for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Workshops for Entrepreneurs
  • Individual meetings with Presenters
  • Door Prizes
  • Tradeshow
  • Gala Dinner

Forum Registration Fees:

Early Bird until August 31st, 2017

  • 1 day $40
  • 2 days $75
  • Gala Dinner $40
  • Taxes added to prices above

After September 1st, 2017

  • 1 day $50
  • 2 days $90
  • Gala Dinner $40 plus tax
  • Taxes added to prices above



Learn what our regional businesses and organizations have to offer!  Displays will be set up each day of the Forum, stop by and see how our businesses and organizations are serving you!

Exhibitors - A limited number of displays will be set up along the outside walls of the presentation room. This is a great opportunity for businesses and organizations in the region to showcase and promote their business and activities.

The tradeshow will be open between 8:30-9:00am, lunch and refreshment breaks, and for half an hour after presentations are completed each day.

Tradeshow Table Rental Fees:

  • Early Bird until August 31st, 2017 - $60 plus tax per day
  • Regular Prices after September 1st, 2017- $75 plus tax per day

Rental includes:

  • 1 day Forum registration for 1 person ( includes lunch and refreshments)
  • Table and Chair
  • Electricity (limited number of spaces)
  • Wifi

To register for tradeshow space Click Here

For further information about the Tradeshow please contact Tammy Zayac, Event Planner at 250 692-3195 or eventplanner@rdbn.bc.ca


Business Forum Host Hotel

KeyOh Lodge Logo

250 692-7797

Call direct to get the forum rate of $99.00 plus tax (Single/Double Occupancy– Queen room)
Book by Sept 1st, 2017 for this rate
Reference Name: Regional Business Forum

Burns Lake Motor Inn

250 692-7545

Forum rate:
Single- $79.00 +Tax
Double- $89.00 +Tax

Sunshine Inn- Burns Lake


Forum Rates:
Reference Name: Regional Business Forum
$89.00 + Tax for any room type

Travellers Motel

250 692-7471

Regular Rates:
Single-$65 + Tax
Double-$75 + Tax

Wanakena Motel

250 692-3151

Regular Rates:
Ranges from $79 to
$110 + Tax


Overall Conference Sponsor


September 19th Luncheon Sponsor


September 20th Luncheon Sponsor


Facility Sponsor


Gala Dinner Sponsors


Gala Dinner Wine Sponsors


Entrepreneur Workshop Sponsor


Non-Profit Workshop Sponsor


Tradeshow Sponsors


Historical Display Sponsor


Wi-Fi Sponsor


Energy Panel Sponsor


Forestry Panel Sponsor


Community Forestry Panel Sponsor


Mining Panel Sponsor


September 20th Individual Meeting Sponsor


Door Prize Sponsor