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Creating Connections had its inception in 2006 as a forum for business professionals to connect with future School of Business graduates of Capilano University. The event enables business leaders to meet with some of the best and brightest future graduates and an excellent opportunity for these students to interact with potential employers.

Since its inception in 2006, we have made it a point to invite keynote speakers to talk on important, relevant issues in the current economy. Our guest speakers included:

  • The Honourable Carole Taylor, then British Columbia’s Minister of Finance, 2006
  • Bob Elton, former CEO of BC Hydro, 2007
  • Sheldon Trainor, Head of Asia Investment for Merrill Lynch, 2008
  • Doug Smith, Vice President of Corporate Affairs for BlueShore Financial (formerly North Shore Credit Union), and Michael Campbell, Host of Money Talks and Senior Business Analyst for Global BCTV, 2009
  • Creating Connections merged with the popular annual reunion of Capilano School of Business graduates, 2010
  • Iain Black, former provincial cabinet minister, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vancouver Board of Trade, 2012
  • Jen Schaeffers, Executive Director of CKNW Orphans’ Fund, 2013
  • Otis Perrick, President and Founder of Disruptive Media Publishers, 2014
  • Sandra Miles, President and CEO of Miles Employment Group, 2015
  • Chris Catliff, President and CEO, BlueShore Financial, 2016

Creating Connections was a sold out event with 423 registered guests in 2016. The event will continue to be promoted to the business community, current students, and alumni through print and media exposure and promotional activities. Creating Connections provides an opportunity for organizations to meet Capilano’s knowledgeable third and fourth year students and accomplished alumni face to face.

Five levels of sponsorship are available that will enable your organization to make a significant contribution to the success of the event. Supporting Creating Connections provides outstanding visibility and branding opportunities. An overview of the wide-reaching benefits of each level of sponsorship follows.

TITLE SPONSOR – $9,000 – NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Complete exclusivity at this level
  • First opportunity to renew support at the same level for the 2018 Creating Connections event
  • Opportunity for a member of your organization to speak at the event
  • Eight complimentary tickets to, and recognition at, the School of Business Graduate Dinner in June 2016
  • Recognition as Title Sponsor on Capilano websites promoting the event
  • Logo placement on all print and online advertising
  • Recognition as Title Sponsor on event signage
  • Two-page company profile in the event program
  • Recognition as Capilano University supporter in appropriate University publications
  • One complimentary exhibitor table at the Spring 2017 Capilano University Career Fair

GOLD SPONSOR – $6,000

  • First opportunity to renew support at the same level for the 2018 Creating Connections event
  • Recognition as Gold Sponsor on Capilano websites promoting the event
  • Six complimentary tickets to the School of Business Graduate Dinner in June 2017
  • Recognition at the June 2017 School of Business graduate dinner
  • Logo placement on all print and online advertising
  • Recognition as Gold sponsor on event signage
  • One page company profile in the event program
  • One complimentary exhibitor table at the Spring 2017 Capilano University Career Fair

SILVER SPONSOR – $3,000

  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor on Capilano websites promoting the event
  • Four complimentary tickets to the School of Business Graduate Dinner in June 2017
  • Recognition at the June 2017 School of Business graduates dinner
  • Logo placement on all print and online advertising
  • Recognition as Silver Sponsor on event signage
  • Half page company profile in the event program
  • One complimentary exhibitor table at the Spring 2017 Capilano University Career Fair

BRONZE SPONSOR – $1,500

  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor on Capilano websites promoting the event
  • Two complimentary tickets to the School of Business Graduate Dinner in June 2017
  • Logo placement on all print and online advertising
  • Recognition as Bronze Sponsor on event signage
  • Quarter page company profile in the event program
  • One complimentary exhibitor table at the Spring 2017 Capilano University Career Fair

In-Kind Sponsorships:

 The deadline for sponsorships is January 26, 2017.