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Richmond’s Economic Summit 2022

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Richmond Chamber of Commerce hosts the BC Economic Summit 2022 on May 27th at the River Rock.

Richmond’s BC Economic Summit, established in 2022, is designed to be at the nexus of economic thought leadership. Speakers and attendees will engage on the key issues facing our provincial, national, and global economies on May 27th.

In 2022, the BC Economic Summit is conveniently located at the River Rock Show Theatre with the support of Presenting Sponsor, Scotiabank. This year’s event will be focused on recovery as businesses look to move beyond the pandemic in the years ahead.

Space is limited and tickets are anticipated to sell out. For any questions, please call 604-278-2822.


Economic Update & Fireside Chat (10:00am – 11:45am)

Featuring BC Minister of Finance, the Honourable Selina Robinson, and Scotiabank Chief Economist, Jean-Francois Perrault. Guests will be seated in the elegant theatre, with all attention on that stage and the topic at hand as our speakers reckon with the challenges facing our economy, and emerging opportunities.


The Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Finance, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville

Selina Robinson was elected as the MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville in 2013, 2017 and 2020. She is the Minister of Finance, and previously served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Citizens’ Services.

Selina served as the Official Opposition critic for mental health and addictions, seniors, local government and sports.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal before relocating to Richmond B.C. with her family, Selina has been actively engaged in the Coquitlam community since moving there more than 20 years ago.

Jean-François Perrault, Senior Vice-President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank

Jean-François Perrault joined Scotiabank on December 31, 2015 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist. He leads a team of Economists to support Scotiabank’s domestic and international business lines and clients from retail to capital markets, providing Scotiabank’s senior executives, business lines and customers with perspectives, insights and forecasts on economic, financial market and policy developments. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Jean-François held prominent roles with the federal government, the Bank of Canada, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. His educational background includes Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics from the University of Ottawa.


#TradeTalks Panel & Luncheon (12:00pm – 2:15pm)

Guests will enjoy a multi-course, seasonal lunch, while an expert panel discusses key areas for export growth, specifically tailored to the lower mainland economy. Focus on the practical tools to diversify your supply chain, and be introduced to potential new export markets.

Venture Capital Champagne Reception (2:30pm – 4:00pm)

Local start-ups are looking for VC funding to scale. But the process can feel opaque to many. Demystify Canadian venture capital at this practical panel and champagne networking reception, supported by Title Sponsor, Dr. Power.

Thank you to Venture Capital Champagne Reception Title Sponsor:


River Rock Show Theatre, 8811 River Road, Richmond

This venue is located at the Bridgeport Station on the Canada Line. Free parking is available in the River Rock lot to the west of the building.


Friday, May 27th, 2022

Registration & Networking: 9:30am – 9:50am

Welcoming Remarks: 10:00am

Economic Update & Fireside Chat Session: 10:05am

Networking Break: 12:00pm-12:15pm

#TradeTalks Panel & Lunch Session: 12:15pm

Networking Break: 2:15pm – 2:30pm

Venture Capital Champagne Reception Session: 2:30pm – 4:00pm


    • Full Summit General Admission (includes all three sessions): $289.00
    • Full Summit Chamber Member (includes all three sessions): $149.00
    • General Admission Economic Update & Fireside Chat: $150.00
    • Chamber Member Economic Update & Fireside Chat: $65.00
    • General Admission #TradeTalks Panel & Lunch: $150.00
    • Chamber Member #TradeTalks Panel & Lunch: $75.00
    • General Admission Venture Capital Champagne Reception: $90.00
    • Chamber Member Venture Capital Champagne Reception: $45.00


May 27
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Richmond Chamber of Commerce


River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
Richmond, BC V6X 3P8 Canada
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