The second annual BCTECH Summit took place on Tuesday March 14th and Wednesday March 15th last week in Vancouver. With around 3000 attendees gathering at the Vancouver Convention Center over the two-day period, the event emphasized BC’s bright future as a hub of technological innovation.
Among the attendees were delegates from over 300 British Columbian organizations and post-secondary institutions, as well as government representatives including Navdeep Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), Amrik Virk (Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services) and Premier Christy Clark. Also attending were eminent representatives from tech giants like Microsoft, Tesla and Broadband TV.
This year marked Boeing Vancouver’s first year participating in the event. The company’s presence at BCTECH speaks to Boeing’s initiative to bolster the company’s footprint within the BC tech sector, and to raise the profile of Boeing products and services in Canada – the same initiative that led to the opening of our Labs division in Yaletown last September.
All in all, Boeing Vancouver’s participation at this year’s summit was a great opportunity to gain exposure, giving us the chance to demonstrate our company’s value to a wide audience and strengthening our presence within the Lower Mainland’s tech cluster.
By showcasing our focus on application development and software solutions, Boeing Vancouver demonstrated to the audience at BCTECH that Boeing is much more than an airplane-making company: it is an important innovator within the tech sector, a valuable asset to BC’s tech hub.