While it’s not exactly true that the Chinese character for
“crisis” is a combination of “danger” and “opportunity,” there is something to
be said for silver linings and making lemonade — even in the worst global
economic crisis in decades.
On Jan. 16 the Whistler Centre for Sustainability and
Whistler2020 Partners are hosting a special guest speaker, former IKEA and
Volvo CEO Göran Carstedt, to give a special presentation on “Community Leadership
in Troubled Economic Times.”
Carstedt is now the leader of the Society for Organizational
Learning Global Network, and the senior director of C40 (large cities) Clinton
Climate Initiative. His presentation will focus on “Strategic Positioning in
Changing Marketplaces,” and “Leading and Learning Toward Success.”
He will be joined in a panel discussion by representatives from
Tourism Whistler, Whistler Chamber of Commerce, Whistler Blackcomb, and the
Resort Municipality of Whistler.
The introduction will be by Cheeying Ho, executive director of
the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, and
editor Bob Barnett. Sponsors include Rio Tinto Alcan
and Ziptrek Ecotours.
The presentation takes place at the Telus Whistler Conference Centre, with refreshments and a cash bar from 6:30 p.m. and presentations from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free.