Local Governments and the Sharing Economy

On April 12, local government staff and elected officials are invited to attend CivX 2017.  This one-day event hosted by LMLGA and CivicInfo BC will provide attendees a better understanding of the opportunities, challenges of the sharing economy.

CivX events are an idea exchange for anyone within the local government sector in BC. Many local government leaders in British Columbia are considering how the sharing economy is impacting their communities. Communities are dealing with questions such as:

  • How can local governments foster innovation and entrepreneurship within our shared economy, while protecting the rights of traditional businesses?
  • Should local governments impose policies to regulate the business activities of peer-to-peer platforms?
  • How can local government leaders leverage collaborative tools to gain efficiencies across their communities?

Speakers include:

  • Michael van Hemmen, Public Policy Manager, Uber
  • Surinder Bhogal, Chief Librarian, Surrey Libraries
  • Mia Kohout, General Manager, Mobi Bike
  • Dr. Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia, Blockchain@UBC Research Cluster
  • Spencer Tickner, Director, Queen’s Printer of British Columbia
  • Amy Robinson, Director, Loco BC
  • A panel of industry, academic, and municipal experts discussing Airbnb and short term rentals

Location: SFU’s Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (Doors open at 8:00am)

Cost: $199 plus GST (Includes lunch)
Register Today: www.civx.ca

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