bWEST Interactive & SOHO Summit
Since the early 90's Chris has been leveraging the Internet to build brands and move products for brands including BMW, Royal Bank, and Nestle Purina, as well as local businesses including Oak Bay Marine Group, Used Victoria and the Victoria International Airport. He has also led the digital marketing practice at global agencies McCann Erikson, Publicis and Cove-Ito Japan. In 2009 Chris founded bWEST Interactive, a digital marketing firm focused on helping companies develop online marketing strategies to grow their business. In 2010 Chris co-founded Social Media Camp, Canada’s largest conference dedicated to the exploration and sharing of ideas and insights around social media. In 2015 Chris founded SOHO Victoria, an event designed to help small and home office business owners succeed by empowering them to manage and grow their business through workshops, 1-1 coaching, peer collaboration and networking. This year we are thrilled to be able to bring SOHO to Nanaimo for the first time. How to Connect Connect in Business Facebook: www.facebook.com/bWESTInteractive www.facebook.com/SOHOsummit LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/in/sharimolchan Website: bwest.ca/ and sohonanaimo.com and www.sohovictoria.com Twitter: @b_west @SOHOvictoria @SOHOSummit
SOHO Nanaimo - Welcome & Opening Address
As the Founder & CEO, Chris is thrilled to welcome you to the first annual SOHO Nanaimo conference and will share a little history of how and why the event came to be and where it will be going in the coming years.