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City of New Westminster and New Westminster Chamber of Commerce team up for business leadership dinner March 2 featuring regional mayors
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February 9, 2017

New Westminster – As a part of Innovation Week February 24 – March 3, the Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Westminster are pleased to collaborate to present a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating innovation, research, and technology in our region’s urban communities with the Leadership Dinner on March 2 at Anvil Centre.

Featuring a panel of esteemed regional mayors and representative from Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard, moderator Mark Betteridge, former CEO of Discovery Parks Realty Corp and investor in start-up technology and advisor/mentor for technology start-ups, will facilitate a discussion on how cities can build on their existing successes to collectively advance innovation and tech-related economic development. As well, there will be a discussion of how municipalities can support Canada’s Innovation Agenda. 

Panel Members: 

• New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Coté

• Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan

• Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore

• Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart

• Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read

• Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay

• Dr. Peter Payne, President & CEO, Health Tech Innovation Foundation: Innovation Boulevard Corp, Surrey

Sponsored by Fortis BC, Douglas College, and Landcor Data Corporation, this incredible dinner discussion will feature an opportunity for audience questions as well as networking and information sharing. Tickets are limited and will sell out and are available through the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce.



Ruby Campbell
Intergovernmental and Community Partnerships Manager
604-515-3821 or


About Innovation Week:

Innovation Week features a number of other events that allow businesses, investors and community members alike to engage, such as the New Westminster Business and Tech Meetup, the VANTEC Pitch Circuit, BRINK at the New Media Gallery, New West PechaKucha Volume 14, and Digital Days – a creative industry conference. The Innovation Forum and Hack Our City hackathon round out the week’s activities. A full listing and details of all events are available on the City’s website at