BIV Talks: The economic impact of COVID-19

Business in Vancouver editor-in-chief Kirk LaPointe is joined in discussion by Ian Tostenson, president and CEO of BC Restaurant and Foodservice Association, Stephanie Lyster, CEO and co-founder of AnswerBar and Jock Finlayson, executive vice-president and chief policy officer, Business Council of British Columbia.

Play the video here. The Global pandemic COVID-19 has already had an affect on the economy both on a national and international level.

We are seeing companies requiring a quick shift to remote working, an affect on day-to-day directing of the commodities market, the Canadian dollar, the tourism and hospitality industry, the insurance sector, the health care business and supply chains. During today’s discussion we are going to take a look into this rapidly changing landscape for business.

Business in Vancouver editor in Chief Kirk LaPointe is joined in discussion by Ian Tostenson, President and CEO of BC Restaurant and Foodservice Association, Stephanie Lyster, CEO and Co-Founder of AnswerBar and Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice-President & Chief Policy Officer, Business Council of British Columbia.

This COVID-19 discussion could not be possible without our generous sponsors both Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association as well as AnswerBar.

See the video here.

 

BIV has launched a daily newsletter focusing on COVID-19 and our economy. It will move each weekday afternoon and complement our late-morning newsletter with a wide range of news. Stay informed by selecting “Business in Vancouver Today PLUS Afternoon COVID-19 roundups” at www.biv.com/newsletters/