BC Tech Summit to become an annual event
It's been an overwhelming success according to organizers.
BC's second #BCTECH Summit has clocked a record number of attendees and has brought together 5,000 business and technology leaders in Vancouver. As a result, the BC government is announcing the tech summit will become an annual event.
In a news release, the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services says the province's vibrant tech sector set the stage as the summit showcased life-changing innovations made in BC.
Highlights have included 40 of BC's brightest tech stars pitching to more than 200 elite national and international investors.
Employment in BC's tech sector has eclipsed 100-thousand for the first time since 2015, rising 2.9 per cent and wages and salaries have also hit a new high for the fifth consecutive year, climbing 4.5 per cent.