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BUILDEX Vancouver is delighted to host the 22nd Annual CEO Breakfast for British Columbia’s construction executives courtesy of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC.
Please note: This event is by invitation only.
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (8:00am–9:30am)
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Speaker: We are proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Brett Wilson
If you have been sent an invitation please have your registration password ready and RSVP for the event here:
Join us to hear keynote speaker Brett Wilson, Dragon Emeritus, Celebrated Entrepreneur and Respected Philanthropist.
Energy and Construction: Canada’s Economic Backbone
Dragon’s Den entrepreneur W. Brett Wilson makes his BUILDEX debut with his take-no-prisoners support for Canadian energy and construction. Wilson, a prominent investor in sectors ranging from energy to agriculture, is concerned for Canada’s economic future, as more and more interests from the United States creep north. Canada has so much potential as a nation - it just needs vision and leadership to harness it all.
W. Brett Wilson is a celebrated Canadian entrepreneur, respected philanthropist, and the all time leading deal maker on CBC’s hit TV show, Dragons’ Den. Hailing from North Battleford, SK, he has written columns on entrepreneurship in National press, and is the author of the Canadian bestseller “Redefining Success - Still Making Mistakes”.
He is heavily invested in the energy, agriculture, real estate, sports and entertainment industries through his primary holding company, Prairie Merchant Corporation. He has degrees in engineering and business, holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Royal Roads University, and is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Often described as a “capitalist with a heart”, Wilson sees corporate social responsibility not as an obligation but as an incredible opportunity, and believes that strategic philanthropy can create major social and economic benefits.
He has spoken to hundreds of diverse audiences – from schools/colleges and universities to corporate events across North America. His ability to engage an audience with an unexpected mix of vulnerability and humor – inspires us to balance passion with priorities, and redefine our lives based on what matters most.