CEO Richard Branson To Talk Trends During May 25th Vancouver Visit
VANCOUVER – Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group and one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and philanthropists, will be in Vancouver at a board of trade event later this month that marks the start of Virgin Atlantic’s new service between Vancouver and London.
“Sir Richard Branson is no stranger to Vancouver,” board of trade chair Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia said in a news release. “When he was here during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Sir Richard announced a public-private consortium aimed at unlocking market-driven solutions to climate change. On May 25, he’ll be back as part of Virgin Atlantic’s launch of scheduled service between Vancouver and London, a terrific opportunity to get his unique perspective on corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship and the dramatic changes and trends we’re seeing in business both here at home and across the world.”
“Richard Branson’s creative way of looking at the world and today’s business opportunities is a good benchmark for our organization and its members,” added Iain Black, president and CEO of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
Black said board of trade members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the event.
Virgin is one of the world’s most recognized brands. Conceived in 1970 by Branson, the Virgin Group encompasses a variety of sectors, including mobile, travel, financial services, leisure, music, holidays and health and wellness. Across its companies, Virgin employs nearly 50,000 people in more than 30 countries, and had global revenues of some $21 billion in 2011. Virgin Unite, the Group’s non-profit foundation, works with partners to implement international programs and campaigns around issues such as health, economic empowerment, conservation and climate change.
Tickets went on sale May 2 exclusively to members of the Vancouver Board of Trade. They go on sale to the general public on May 8. For more information visit www.boardoftrade.com
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