cycletoSuccesslogo2011 RDBN Business Forum - Cycling to Success

October 13 and 14, 2011 - Vanderhoof



"Cycling to Success"

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Thursday, October 13, 2011


8:30am            Check in and Registration begins

            9:00am            Welcome

                                    Saik’uz First Nation


                                    District of Vanderhoof

            9:15am            Keynote: Bryan Yu, Economist, Central 1 Credit Union

            9:45am            Seed Stage

                                    RDBN Start Up Business Contest Finalists

                                    NETWORKING BREAK

            10:50am          Seed Stage – Cont.

School District #91 Business Company

                                    Enbridge – Northern Gateway Project

Foreign Workers Program- BC Government

            12:00               NETWORKING LUNCH

            1:00pm            Start-up Stage

                                    Nechako Markets Development Society – Burrard Market Square

                                    New Gold

                                    Granisle Internet Service

                                    Lakes District Film Appreciation Society – Beacon Theatre

                                    NETWORKING BREAK

2:40                 Growth Stage

Rio Tinto Alcan

                                    Aksenz Clothing Store

                                    Mt Milligan – Thompson Creek Metals


            4:15                 DAILY DRAW (must be in attendance)


Free time! Check out the many businesses of Vanderhoof!


5:30                 No Host Reception at the Elks Hall

            6:30                 Dinner



Friday, October 14, 2011


8:30am                        Check in and Registration begins

9:00am                        Welcome                                                                                                                                            Saik’uz First Nation


                                    District of Vanderhoof

Donna Barnett, Parliamentary Secretary, Rural Communities Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development  

9:25am                        Keynote: Hugh Culver

                                    NETWORKING BREAK

10:50am                      RDBN Agriculture Plan

                                    Succession Planning Panel

Established Stage

                                                BID Group of Companies

                                    Nechako Green Energy

12:15                           NETWORKING LUNCH

1:15pm                        Expansion Stage

                                    Nadleh Whu’ten


                                    Mature Stage

                                    Canfor BC Chief Forester, Jim Snetsinger

                                    Exit Stage

                                    PJ Collision

                                    Smithers Project Comeback

3:30                             DAILY DRAW (must be in attendance)




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