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Former US President Barack Obama is coming to Vancouver to headline a special event that’s being hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in March.

The speaking event, “A Conversation with President Barack Obama”, promises engaging discussions with the former Commander in Chief.

“At this moment in history, [former] 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,” said Lori Mathison, Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in a statement.

Tickets for the night will first go on sale for members of the Greater Victoria Board of Trade on January 25th. After the members pre-sale, tickets will go on sale for the public on February 1st at 10:00 a.m.

“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,” said Iain Black, President and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in a release.

Obama served as President of the United States for 8 years, from 2008 – 2016. Before that, he served as a state senator in Illinois from 1997 – 2004.

And don’t forget that the former First Lady Michelle Obama will also be visiting Vancouver in March. She’ll be stopping by the Rogers Arena on March 21st as part of her Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama book tour.

A Conversation with President Barack Obama

  • When: March 5th
  • Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West, 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver