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Kamloops Chamber provides a glimpse of tomorrow at new trade show

Kamloops Tomorrow brings leaders together Oct. 4

Kamloops Chamber forum brings future-thinking speakers to community

As a Kamloops resident, you might occasionally wonder what the city will look like in the future. You may even have an interest in helping to shape what the community could become in the next 30 years.

If so, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has an upcoming event that might be of particular interest to you.

Kamloops Tomorrow will look ahead to the future of the city with discussion around what Kamloops could — and maybe even should — look like in the year 2050.

“Over the summer we’ve just been doing a lot of meeting with business owners,” said Acacia Pangilinan, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.

“We felt there was an appetite to talk about where the community wants to go, and what opportunities are available for partnership.”

Kamloops Tomorrow is a community building platform to learn, converse, and inspire the Kamloops business community, emerging and distinguished, to discuss how we’ll begin to build the city of tomorrow, today.

Pangilinan said that there are three key components in this look ahead: How do we want to shape our growing community? How will we create and sustain a vibrant quality of life? What kind of collaboration is available for the business community?

The event will be hosted by councillor Sadie Hunter and will feature speakers Lucille Gnanasihamany, associate vice president for marketing and communications at Thompson Rivers University, George Casimir, General Manager, CFDC of CIFN, and Lincoln Smith, executive director at Kamloops Innovation.

The event will be held at the Valley First Lounge in the Sandman Centre on Oct. 3 and is free to the public, though it does require registration at

Speakers will make their presentations from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and it will be followed by an innovative business showcase and network reception until 7:30 p.m.

For those unable to attend, it will be streamed live on Facebook.

“It is really a whole community discussion,” said Pangilinan. “It’s not meant to be solely geared towards the business community.

“We really want to stimulate conversation in the community about how we can all work together to create the Kamloops of tomorrow.”

We’ll all be living in the Kamloops of tomorrow, so we should all be working to make it the kind of city we want to be living in. Be sure to come to this exciting event to start building for the future.

Reserve your tickets free of charge at thanks to free admission sponsor TRU.