Saturday, October 17, 2020
Online

Be a Part of Leading BC’s Comeback.

Our Virtual Summit on October 17, 2020 is the first event of its kind in BC history – a fully online event, open to all British Columbians and bringing together some of the smartest policy and political minds from our province and beyond.

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping British Columbia’s society and economy before our eyes – and how we respond to it will define our province for a generation or more.

Join Andrew Wilkinson, the BC Liberal team, and fellow British Columbians for this critically important conversation, as we work to build a resilient province with opportunity for all.

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Featured Speakers

Virtual Summit 2020 Speaker
Farhan Mohamed

Co-Founder, Daily Hive

A born and raised Vancouverite, Farhan Mohamed has always had a passion for community building and bringing people together. He saw an opportunity to fill the void between traditional media and blogs, and connect locals, share untold stories, and celebrate the community. As Editor-in-Chief of Daily Hive from 2012 to 2020, and co-owner of the business, he helped grow the company from a passion project to a fully functioning newsroom across seven cities in Canada and the United States. Under his direction, the publication grew from 200,000 monthly unique visitors to over 6.5 million.

Farhan has used his platform to host dialogues with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the YPO Edge conference, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh, Chip Wilson, and Seth Rogen, to name a few. In 2018, he conceptualized and hosted a live mayoral debate between the City of Vancouver’s top contenders. Due to his tenacity and leadership skills, Farhan has been named multiple times in Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 as one of the most influential people in Vancouver.

Farhan has a BBA from Capilano University and has also been a longtime volunteer within Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community.

Virtual Summit 2020 Speaker
Hasnain Raza

Marketing Executive,
Market One Media Group

Hasnain Raza is a Marketing Executive at Market One Media Group, the largest marketing agency in Canada that’s catered exclusively to public companies.

His focus is on cross-channel marketing, media and publisher relations and video production. With over 100 clients that span across various industries, Hasnain has built his team around a data-driven methodology to bring success for the people he works with. He has also signed major distribution deals with the largest media publications that include the Financial Post and the Postmedia Network, BNN Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Hasnain’s experience and results have allowed him to be a leader in the industry. He is a member of the Forbes Communications Council, a proud graduate from Simon Fraser University, a guest lecturer and has certifications by Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Hootsuite. 

Hasnain is also the Chair and Co-Founder of KickOff Canada, a non-profit organization that uses soccer to create change in our communities. In 2018, Hasnain hosted a sold out charity tournament at BC Place to provide direct help for children with special needs alongside Variety BC.

Virtual Summit 2020 Speaker
Sarina Rehal

Vice President,
Crestview Strategy

Sarina Rehal is a Vice President in the Government Relations practice at Crestview Strategy, a public affairs agency. With specialized experience in high stakes reputation and stakeholder management files, at Crestview Strategy Sarina leads work with some of the largest brands in the world supporting their public affairs efforts in Canada.  

Sarina has her BA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and her MBA from the Schulich School of Business. She regularly appears as a panelist and contributor on television and radio commenting on a wide range of political issues. 

Virtual Summit 2020 Speaker
Bryan Yu

Deputy Chief Economist,
Central 1 Credit Union

Bryan Yu is Deputy Chief Economist with Central 1 Credit Union. He has 15 years of experience covering Canadian macro- and regional economic conditions, financial markets, immigration, and housing market activity. For the past decade he has provided economic advisory services to Canada’s credit union network, and Central 1 risk management, strategy, and treasury management functions. He is a proponent of integrating macro-economic analysis with strategic planning, enterprise risk management, and across business lines.

Bryan speaks regularly at industry conferences and credit union strategic planning sessions. His work has been featured by various media outlets including the Globe and Mail, BNN, Bloomberg and BC Business. His weekly column can be found in Business in Vancouver.

Virtual Convention Schedule

October 17, 2020

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

* Stay tuned for full agenda and exciting speaker announcements *

Virtual Summit 2020 Speaker
Andrew Wilkinson

MLA Vancouver-Quilchena, BC Liberal Leader

Andrew Wilkinson was re-elected MLA for the riding of Vancouver-Quilchena in 2017. He currently serves as Leader of the Official Opposition.

He previously served as Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Minister of Advanced Education, and Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services. He is a former deputy minister of the British Columbia Ministry of Economic Development, where he had responsibility for economic issues, trade and tourism. He also served as deputy minister for Intergovernmental Relations in the Premier’s Office for two years.

Prior to his election as MLA, Wilkinson worked as a lawyer in the Vancouver offices of a major national law firm. Prior to being called to the bar, Wilkinson was educated and licensed as a physician. He lived and worked as a doctor in Campbell River, Lillooet, and Dease Lake. He holds degrees from the University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, and Oxford University, where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

He has also served as president of the BC Civil Liberties Association, president of the BC Mountaineering Club, and president of the BC Liberal Party.

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Virtual Summit 2020 Speaker
Farhan Mohamed

Co-Founder, Daily Hive

A born and raised Vancouverite, Farhan Mohamed has always had a passion for community building and bringing people together. He saw an opportunity to fill the void between traditional media and blogs, and connect locals, share untold stories, and celebrate the community. As Editor-in-Chief of Daily Hive from 2012 to 2020, and co-owner of the business, he helped grow the company from a passion project to a fully functioning newsroom across seven cities in Canada and the United States. Under his direction, the publication grew from 200,000 monthly unique visitors to over 6.5 million.

Farhan has used his platform to host dialogues with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the YPO Edge conference, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh, Chip Wilson, and Seth Rogen, to name a few. In 2018, he conceptualized and hosted a live mayoral debate between the City of Vancouver’s top contenders. Due to his tenacity and leadership skills, Farhan has been named multiple times in Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 as one of the most influential people in Vancouver.

Farhan has a BBA from Capilano University and has also been a longtime volunteer within Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community.

Virtual Summit 2020 Speaker
Hasnain Raza

Marketing Executive, Market One Media Group

Hasnain Raza is a Marketing Executive at Market One Media Group, the largest marketing agency in Canada that’s catered exclusively to public companies.

His focus is on cross-channel marketing, media and publisher relations and video production. With over 100 clients that span across various industries, Hasnain has built his team around a data-driven methodology to bring success for the people he works with. He has also signed major distribution deals with the largest media publications that include the Financial Post and the Postmedia Network, BNN Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail, Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Hasnain’s experience and results have allowed him to be a leader in the industry. He is a member of the Forbes Communications Council, a proud graduate from Simon Fraser University, a guest lecturer and has certifications by Google, Facebook, Instagram, and Hootsuite. 

Hasnain is also the Chair and Co-Founder of KickOff Canada, a non-profit organization that uses soccer to create change in our communities. In 2018, Hasnain hosted a sold out charity tournament at BC Place to provide direct help for children with special needs alongside Variety BC.

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