KELOWNA – Request for Proposal (RFP) seminars and Contractor-Supplier boot camps will be offered in communities across B.C. to prepare B.C. businesses for the economic opportunity the Liquefied Natural Gas industry offers.

A Request for Proposal seminar for Kelowna will be held May 27 to guide industry through the RFP process that will help them bid on major contracts.  A boot-camp style workshop was held in Kelowna in April to help local businesses understand procurement opportunities and processes associated with major LNG projects.  The boot camps and seminars are free to attend and open to all local businesses

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Delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Northern Development Initiative Trust, these workshops are a key part of the LNG-Buy BC Program announced at the Union of B.C. Municipalities’ convention, in 2013.

In May 2014, the B.C. Government will host the 2nd International LNG Conference to link British Columbians with the economic potential emerging today and in the future.  “Powering a Strong Economy:  British Columbia’s LNG in the Global Market” will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 21-23, 2014.

The conference is comprised of three components:  a conference, a trade show, and an interactive career fair for youth. B.C. businesses will have an opportunity to showcase their capabilities at the trade show to drive business-to-business connections.  Contractor-Supplier boot camps and RFP seminars will also be held in Vancouver at the LNG conference on the trade show floor.