Making Vancouver a Truly Global City


Event details:

6:30pm PDT on Thursday, June 18, 2020
8:00pm PDT on Thursday, June 18, 2020

6:30pm  Welcome and Networking Chats

7:00pm  Keynote and Q&A

8:00pm  Adjourn

Zoom Meeting

There will be no charge for this event

This event is ONLY for the LOCAL LAI chapter members.

A link to the virtual session will be emailed to you upon registration


Michael Goldberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, UBC Sauder School of Business

London, New York, Paris, Tokyo…. cities that we know as important nodes in the world context. Characterized by wealth, power, and influence, they have been global magnets for people and business for decades, if not centuries. As we look to the future, however, there are questions percolating about whether there is a transformative shift underway, and whether the long-standing “top” global cities will continue to maintain prominence over the 21st century.

This question frames the conversation about Vancouver’s role as a 21st century city and region in the global context. This was an important query as the 2020’s dawned; it portends to be of even greater consequence as we navigate the current global pandemic.

LAI Vancouver invites you to join us for our inaugural virtual event, a timely discussion about Vancouver’s role as an important and influential city in the global context. We are delighted to have the opportunity to hear from Professor Michael Goldberg, who will share his ideas on what in his view makes a truly global city; how Vancouver can be considered a global city now and where it falls short; and what needs to be done to enable Vancouver to be a truly global city / region … and an exemplar to be emulated by others.