Barack Obama to speak in Vancouver this spring


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LE BOURGET near Paris, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 30, 2015 : Barack Obama, President of United State of America at the Paris COP21, United nations conference on climate change. / Shutterstock

Former U.S. president Barack Obama has announced that he will be in Vancouver for a special Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event this march.

“A Conversation with President Barack Obama” will take place on March 5 in the afternoon, and tickets go on sale this month.

The news comes after it was announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will return to Vancouver this spring on her speaking tour, “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama.”

“At this moment in history, President Obama is quite possibly the most coveted speaker in the world. Repeatedly, his name has topped our Member surveys as the individual that B.C. business leaders most want to hear from. For those reasons — and many more — we are ecstatic to welcome President Obama to our city on March 5,” said Lori Mathison, 2018-19 Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

“It is an honour for our organization to host one of the most respected world leaders in recent history, in light of his lifelong dedication to principled diplomacy and creating a more equal society,” added Hon. Iain Black, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

The 44th President of the United States will be at the Vancouver Convention Centre West at 4:30 p.m. on March 5.

Tickets go on sale to Members of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. If there are tickets remaining following our Member pre-sale, they will go on sale to the public on Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.