On November 16, 2018, the Business Council of British Columbia hosted the sixth annual BC Business Summit, Canada 360° - Action to Win in the Global Economy. Our program canvassed national and international perspectives on Canada’s risks, opportunities and business environment with a focus on the policy and leadership actions necessary to compete in the changing global marketplace. We also announced the creation of the B.C. Prosperity Index, to be launched in mid-2019.


  • Hon. John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
  • Hon. Johnathan Wilkinson, Federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans & the Canadian Coast Guard
  • Josh Blair, Group President & Chief Corporate Officer, TELUS
  • Sandra Stuart, President & CEO, HSBC Bank of Canada
  • Andy Calitz, CEO, LNG Canada
  • Prof. Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Prof. Bruce Pardy, Faculty of Law, Queen's University


  • Carole Anne Hilton, CEO, The Indigenomics Institute
  • DJ Sures, CEO & Founder, SynthIAM
  • Judi Hess, CEO, Copperleaf
  • Ivy Can Zhang, CEO, Noah Canada Wealth Management


B.C. companies competing on the global stage

  • Sandra Stuart, Group General Manager, President & CEO, HSBC Bank Canada (Contributing Moderator)
  • Karn Manhas, Founder & CEO, Terramera
  • Ravi Saligram, CEO, Ritchie Bros.
  • Scott Thomson, President & CEO, Finning

The talent advantage in the global economy

  • Valerie Walker, Executive Director, Business/Higher Education Roundtable (Contributing Moderator)
  • Brent Cameron, Board Chair, Boyden Canada; Vancouver Managing Partner, Boyden
  • Jack Chen, Assistant General Counsel, Employment Policy & Society, Microsoft Corproation
  • Nahal Yousefian, Chief People Experience Officer, Mountain Equipment Co-op

Thank you again to our sponsors for their generous support, including:

  • Presenting Sponsors: Chartered Professional Accounts & Microsoft.
  • Leader Sponsors: Enbridge & HSBC.
  • Technology Sponsor: Encana
  • Video Sponsor: Borden Ladner Gervais
  • Partner Sponsors: BC Hydro, Maritime Employers Association, Bennett Jones, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, Deloitte, Ledcor, Stantec, Waste Connections of Canada.
  • Supporting Sponsors: Air Canada, BNSF Railway, Concert Properties, TD Bank, University of Northern British Columbia.