• CSAE’s BC Network MLA Appreciation Event

    Join us at CSAE’s BC network return to in-person events with the annual Advocacy and MLA Appreciation event!
    We’ll start off by meeting and greeting BC MLAs and your association colleagues. We’ll then hear from our presenters about how advocacy has evolved during COVID, lobbying success stories, and the new Premier’s priorities. After a scrumptious lunch with the MLAs, attendees will also have the option to attend Question Period at Parliament.

    We expect many MLAs to be in attendance during the luncheon, which provides a unique opportunity for our CSAE BC members, and non-members, to network and engage directly with government representatives.  After a delicious lunch with the MLAs, attendees will also have the option to attend Question Period at the Legislative Assembly Building. 

    Wednesday, November 2, at 10:30 am – 1:15 pm PST

    CSAE Members: $95 + Tax
    Non-members: $150 + Tax
    Meet the Speakers

    Jeff Guignard, Executive Director of ABLE BC

    Jeff is a dynamic and passionate association leader with a solid track record of success in government relations, strategic communications, and media. As Executive Director of ABLE BC, Jeff advocates for British Columbia’s $15 billion-dollar private liquor industry, including liquor stores, neighborhood pubs, bars, nightclubs, and hotel liquor licensees.

    Initially from New Brunswick, Jeff spent a decade working on Parliament Hill in Ottawa before moving to BC in 2014. He currently Chairs the government-appointed Business Technical Advisory Panel (BTAP) for liquor policy reform and served previously as Chair of the Coalition of BC Businesses and the BC Hospitality Foundation. In 2022, Jeff was named to VanMag’s Power 50 list and to Western Living’s Top 10 Foodies of the Year for his work supporting BC’s liquor and hospitality industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Jeff Ferrier, Senior Vice President of Hill + Knowlton Strategies

    Jeffrey is one of B.C.’s leading progressive public affairs leaders, who provides strategic counsel to a broad range of leading organizations. As Senior Vice President of Hill + Knowlton Strategies, he leads the firm’s Western Canada public affairs and advocacy practice. He is also a sought-after media commentator, whose views have appeared in The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, the Vancouver Sun, and every week on CHEK TV’s Political Capital with Rob Shaw. Before joining H+K, Ferrier served as Executive Director of Health Communications for the Government of British Columbia. In this role, he was responsible for senior communications counsel for the province’s largest and most complex ministry amid two public health emergencies, supporting the work of the Minister of Health, Provincial Health Officer, Premier, Cabinet, provincial health authorities, and the broader public service and health sector.

    Thanks to our Sponsor

    Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available
    If your company is seeking branding, visibility and a fantastic marketing opportunity, we invite your organization to be a sponsor for this upcoming 2022 MLA event. Our sponsorship program provides flexibility to tailor your organizations efforts to specific events based on your marketing needs, resulting in increased value for your sponsorship dollar. 

    For more information on our Event Sponsorship Program, or to become a sponsor, please contact Zena Peden at 604-385-3396 or zpeden@telus.net