Metro Vancouver Symposium and Tradeshow – 2022

Title: Metro Vancouver Symposium
Location: Nikkei Cultural Centre
Start date: 02 November, 2022
Cost:$59.00 for members or $89.00 for non-members

Join us for our biggest event in Metro Vancouver since the pandemic!

With over 10 exhibitors confirmed, and keynote presentations from Brendon Ogmundson and Scott Orth, we are so excited for you to join us at the beautiful Nikkei Cultural Centre.

Doors open at 10:00 am, so you can grab a coffee/tea, and a pastry and get energized for a morning of learning and networking. A casual lunch will be served during the tradeshow portion of the event as well.

Session 1: BC Economic Outlook & Housing Market Update

The session will begin with BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson.
The Bank of Canada has embarked on an aggressive rate-tightening cycle in 2022.  What will this mean for the Canadian and BC economy and the BC housing market? In this presentation, BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson will present his economic outlook and outline what to expect from the housing market in a rising interest rate environment.

Session 2: Tools to Navigate and Thrive Through Uncertainty and Change

The event will end with a keynote presentation from Scott Orth, Resiliency and Mindfulness coach.

Being a Mortgage Broker has always been demanding. But today it is more demanding than ever. High inflation and rising interest rates create additional financial pressure on home ownership. As clients look to you for solutions, your challenges include navigating falling house prices that can make refinancing difficult, core inflation which impacts your clients’ ability to service mortgages, and increasing mortgage rates which make it far more difficult for your clients to qualify for mortgages.

Uncertainty is the key word these days for most Brokers. Since everyone knows these are natural cycles, the question is how to navigate this uncertainty and change with greater resilience, focus and grace.

This Keynote will :

  • Help you to understand how your nervous system responds to high uncertainty.
  • Help you see how uncertainty and change affect your ability to focus, make decisions and performance at your best.
  • Provide you with five practical tools you can implement right away to manage your nervous system and come through the current economic cycle calmer, clearer and more confident.

Thank you to Our Principal Sponsor:

Thank you to Our Food and Beverage Sponsor:


Wednesday, November 2, 2022
10:00 AM

Nikkei Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby BC V5E 4M7

Members: $59 + tax
Non-Members: $89 + tax

Doors open at 10 am PT
Networking & Trade Show: 10 – 10:30 am PT
Keynote 1 : 10:30 – 11:30 am
Lunch & Trade Show: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm PT
Keynote 2: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PT

Brendon Ogmundson

Chief Economist, BCREA

Brendon Ogmundson is the Chief Economist for the BC Real Estate Association.   He holds an MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University and is a CFA Charterholder. Brendon specializes in housing market analysis and macroeconomic forecasting and authors several BCREA monthly and quarterly publications. He is a member of the BC Ministry of Finance’s Economic Forecast Council, a contributor to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s Survey of Professional Forecasters and was recently named one of the most influential economists in BC by Business in Vancouver Magazine.

Thank you to Our Presentation Sponsor:

Scott Orth

Resiliency and Mindfulness Coach, Mindful Wisdom

Scott is a mindfulness coach and trainer, who gives busy professionals the tools they need to delete the overwhelm, focus on what matters most and create the life they want.  He gives them strategies to respond to the challenges in their day more mindfully, allowing them to be more focused, productive and happier.

He uses these tools every day in his own life and brings a practical, no-nonsense approach to it all.  Scott is happily married to Meghan, is an engaged father of a 16-yr old son (Noah) and 15-year old daughter (Kayla).  He is a constant reader, avid mountain biker, passionate espresso maker and lover of craft-brewed IPA’s.

Thank you to Our Presentation Sponsor:

Meet Our Exhibitors: