Completed 2019 2020 Events

Wrap Party 

May 29th | 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

6083 MacKay Avenue, Burnaby

Join mentors, program sponsors and graduating students for some appies and a drink at the Hilton to celebrate the end of 2018 2019 Access program. Looking forward to seeing you all there!


BBOT Experiences: Adele-Rae Florists

March 28th | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

4714 Hastings Street

Start your evening networking with other members over some light appetizers and refreshments followed by a behind-the-scenes, interactive experience customized by your host.

BBOT is excited to start off this new event series with host Adele-Rae Florists.  Enjoy this small group networking session followed by a Floral Design Workshop where you will connect with fellow members while learning how to make an elegant, floral design in a gardening style that you can then take home and show off!

Find out more. Contact Tessa to register.


NRG – Networking and Referral Group

March 29th 7:45 am to 9:45 am

Earlsbridge Park 3850 Lougheed Highway

Find out more. Contact Tessa to register.


Tips and Techniques for Building an Awesome Linked In Profile

April 11, 2019 | 5:30 to 7:30 pm | 

G&F Financial Group | 105-4191 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C 2J3


Join the Burnaby Young Professional Network (BYPN) at G&F Financial Group for an evening of networking and learning how and why to master Linked In. Linked In is THE go to social media site for professionals looking for employment opportunities or to grow and develop client relationships. Discover tips and techniques for creating a professional profile that will help you stand out and learn techniques to help you build a professional community.

Dalena Nguyen is the Community Manager at, organizing events that bring together great employers in BC and top tech and sales talent. Through casual Meetups and large-scale events like Talent Days, their goal is to grow and further connect the talent community. 

She is passionate about building connections and about genuine engagement, both online and offline. That means real conversations, no clickbait, and figuring out how we can all help each other . Contact Tessa to register


State of the City Luncheon

April 16th, 2019 | 11:15 to 2:00 pm

Hilton Vancouver Metrotown  6083 McKay Ave, Burnaby

Find out more. Contact Tessa to register.


After Hours Mixer

April 17th, 2019

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

 YVR Prep (A6, 5279 Still Creek Ave, Burnaby)

Find out more. Contact Tessa to register.


Women Mean Business

April 23rd | 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Element Hotel

This year’s Women in Business will feature a lively networking reception, engaging conversation over a delicious lunch, and an interactive panel discussion with a diverse group of women leaders, all set against a beautiful view of Burnaby from the Element Metrotown Hotel. 

Find out  more. Contact Tessa to register.



Local Government Reception 2019

February 20th 2019 | 5:30 to 7:30pm |Executive Hotel Burnaby, 4201 Lougheed Hwy)

Join us on February 20th for the BBOT's annual Local Government --- a unique event that allows attendees to engage directly with a selection of our local elected officials.

Hear a brief update from the City of Burnaby and meet new Mayor Mike Hurley and the newly elected City Council. Plus, enjoy some delicious appetizers and make some great connections with the over 150 business professionals in attendance at this popular annual BBOT event!


Contact Tessa to register.

Lunar New Year Banquet 2019

January 31st, 2019| 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm |Crystal Garden| Crystal Mall, #2216 - 4500 Kingsway

Presented by the BBOT's Pacific Gateway Committee, this special banquet gathers together 200 business and community leaders to bring in the new year with a multicultural celebration!

Enjoy a 9 course banquet of Chinese delicacies while enjoying live entertainment and great networking with leaders from Burnaby's Asia-Pacific business community. This highlight event is one not to be missed!


NRG (Networking and Referral Group)

January 25 and February 22| 7:45 to 9:45 am | Venue: Whitespot (6500 Hastings Street, Burnaby, Burnaby, BC)

Join the BBOT's bi monthly morning networking and referral group--- meet new contacts, promote your brand and build your business!

Experience the exponential power of networking as facilitated networking activities connect you with person after person during this fun, lively event. Contact Tessa to register.


After Hours Mixer

March 20th | 5:30 to 7:00 pm | G&F Financial | 4191 Hastings Street

Connect with dozens of small business owners and local professionals at the Burnaby Board of Trade's next After Hours Mixer!

Enjoy a complimentary drink, delicious food, and great connections as we build and strengthen our local business community. 

This free, casual event is the perfect way to easily meet with others doing business in Burnaby and across our region, so don't miss it! 

This After Hours event is hosted by the G & F Financial Group


Contact Tessa to register.


Access Networking Launch 2018-19

October 23rd |5:30 pm to7:30 pm | Electronic Arts Campusl (4330 Sanderson Way, Burnaby)

Join us for the launch of the 2018-19 Access program. Guest speakers will provide the latest HR tips on their industries while current students, alumni, mentors and sponsors enjoy an evening of refreshments and networking. Come and get to know your Access community! 

Contact Tessa to register.


Small Business Talks |Vancity

October 24 | 8:30 am to 12:45 pm | Shadbolt Centre for the Arts - Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

Join the Burnaby Board of Trade and Vancity as we partner for Small Business Talks, a FREE half-day networking and learning event in recognition of Small Business Month!

Hear three distinct presentations on skills and strategies for your business, network with other entrepreneurs and professionals, and connect with resources to help your business grow.

Contact Tessa to register.


NRG (Networking and Referral Group)

October 26 | 7:45 to 9:45 am | Venue: Earls Kingsway (4361 Kingsway St, Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z9)

Join the BBOT's bi monthly morning networking and referral group--- meet new contacts, promote your brand and build your business!

Experience the exponential power of networking as facilitated networking activities connect you with person after person during this fun, lively event. Contact Tessa to register.


Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala

November 1 | 5:30 pm  to 9:00 pm | Hilton Vancouver Metrotown (6083 MacKay Avenue, Burnaby)

Burnaby's business event of the year! Join hundreds of the top business leaders from Burnaby and across the region as we celebrate business success at the 19th Annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Gala!

Enjoy our 'champagne reception' followed by a gourmet 3-course dinner where we announce the winners in each of the 9 award categories. 

Don't miss the Burnaby business community's most sought after event!

Contact Tessa to register.


Women's Business Success Network  Leadership Panel (WBSN)

November 15| 10:30 pm to 2:00 pm | Hilton VancouverMetrotown

Our Panelists:

Rachel Lewis, Chief Operating Officer - Vancouver Whitecaps
Deanna Burleigh, Chief Superintendent - Burnaby RCMP
Suzana Prpic, Director, Corporate Emergency Management - FortisBC
Marie-Eve Clayton, Operations Leader - Stantec

Contact Tessa to register.

WeChat and Diverse Social Media Strategies

November 28| 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm |Fortune Seafood House Metrotown

At this event, hear a brief talk from Humphry Ng of Juuga Marketing introducing social media platforms like WeChat, how they are used both in China and here in BC, and how local companies can consider using them as marketing/communication channels. Then, enjoy an delicious selection of dim sum items while you connect and network with fellow professionals from across the Burnaby and the region.

BBOT Christmas Luncheon

December 7| 11:10 pm to 2:00 pm |SFU Diamond Centre, 8888 University Drive

Enjoy an amazing holiday buffet atop beautiful Burnaby Mountain, while enjoying the company of friends, colleagues and fellow BBOT members.

Try your hand at the 8th annual BBOT Gingerbread House Contest and see if your table can unseat the current champions, our Burnaby Now!

Contact Tessa to register.

BYPN Holiday Social

December4| 5:30 pm to 7:00pm |Earls Kingways, 8888 University Drive

Enjoy a festive evening of food, drink and connections at at Earls on Kingsway | 4361 Kingsway.

Connect with fellow young professionals from across the region while enjoying holiday cheer and selections of appies from Earls . 
This event is presented by the BYPN - Burnaby Young Professionals Network and is open to professionals aged 35 and under.   This venue is 19+. 


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