The trend is undeniable. Tech companies hailing from San Francisco and Silicon Valley are setting up shop in Vancouver to gain access to our strong talent base.

From progressive immigration policies to relatively low wages compared with Silicon Valley, Vancouver has become a serious draw for international firms looking to capitalize on the technology boom.

But as tech companies pour into the city to set up offices and scoop up talent, will Vancouver find itself under additional strain to manage vacancy rates and churn out students into the tech sector?

Join Business in Vancouver and their panel of experts to discuss these challenges and opportunities ahead as the ongoing tech migration morphs our economy.

BIV’s Hayley Woodin will moderate a panel that includes Launch Academy‘s Ray Walia, Innovate BC‘s Raghwa Gopal, and VanHack‘s Ilya Brotzky.

BIV Talks: The Tech Migration is on January 22nd from 3:45pm – 5:00pm at the UBC Robson Square Theatre. Register online to attend.