Build Relationships and Understand the Practical Differences Between the US and Canada Political Systems
The PNWER Winter Meeting is designed to maximize participation from regional legislators and business leaders in a more focused setting. This year's meeting will kick off with Legislative Leadership Academy sessions (open to all participants) designed to assist legislators in developing important relationships with their colleagues from neighboring jurisdictions.
AB MLA Luff, ID Sen. Vick and BC MLA Ashton
discuss regional issues at the 2016 Winter meeting.
Agenda (Nov. 5-7, Victoria, BC)
During the meeting we will host hands-on workshops to give attendees a better understanding of how we govern state, provincial, and federal systems. The Forum's comfortable, collaborative atmosphere is perfect for making and strengthening cross-border relationships. We will also have an opportunity to explore the British Columbia Legislative Building and attend question period.

In addition, we will host in depth sessions focused on priority regional issues impacting the regional economy. These sessions include:

  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Safety in the Salish Sea
  • Innovation

The Fairmont Empress
Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers' Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. This luxury hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the conference centre. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, this is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

Book your Fairmont Express room at the PNWER negotiated rate of $159 CAD/ $116 USD  here
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is the premier nonpartisan organization bringing together policy makers, non-profits, and business leaders to support the development of our regional economy. PNWER is recognized by both the United States and Canada as a model for regional and bi-national cooperation because of its proven success. 
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Thanks to our early winter meeting sponsors!