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EVENTS

FST Government Victoria
FST GOVERNMENT VICTORIA
July 24-24, 2019
FST Government Victoria focuses on Digital disruption in the public service, Cyber-security, and citizen data protection, Blockchain in civic services, Big data and analytics, Workforce mobility, Cloud & virtualization, Artificial intelligence and robotics processing, Future workspaces.

31st National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement
31ST NATIONAL FORUM ON CONSUMER FINANCE CLASS ACTIONS AND GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT
July 23-24, 2019
Today, consumer financial services companies face a broad range of threats exclusive to this industry, and they require representation that appreciates the nuances this arena requires. Attend this conference to meet and re-connect with peers, and learn from leading industry decision-makers, counsel ...

BC Housing

Founded in 1967, BC Housing is a provincial Crown corporation that serves as a trusted leader and partner in sustainable housing solutions for British Columbians. Our mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

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EVENTS

FST Government Victoria 2019
FST GOVERNMENT VICTORIA 2019
July 24-24, 2019
Once dismissed as a technology ‘laggard’, the Victorian Government has done much to reform its image as a bit player in among Australia’s digital progressive governments. With the state’s digital economy expected to generate more than $50 billion for the economy by 2020 ...

31st National Forum on Consumer Finance Class Actions and Government Enforcement
31ST NATIONAL FORUM ON CONSUMER FINANCE CLASS ACTIONS AND GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT
July 23-24, 2019
Today, consumer financial services companies face a broad range of threats exclusive to this industry, and they require representation that appreciates the nuances this arena requires. Attend this conference to meet and re-connect with peers, and learn from leading industry decision-makers, counsel ...