A plan for progress: a conversation with the Honourable Ravi Kahlon

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A plan for progress: a conversation with the Honourable Ravi Kahlon

A plan for progress: a conversation with the Honourable Ravi Kahlon

About the speakers
  • The Hon. Ravi Kahlon was first elected as a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) for Delta North in May 2017 and was named British Columbia’s Minister of Housing in December 2022. Hon. Ravi previously served as the Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. Prior to that appointment, he was parliamentary secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, where he championed the use of mass timber and innovation in B.C.’s forest sector. As parliamentary secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, Hon. Ravi helped restore the BC Human Rights Commission and traveled the province to build an anti-racism strategy. As minister of Housing, his focus is on delivering attainable, affordable housing options for British Columbians.
  • David Podmore
    David Podmore
    Chair, President & CEO at Concert Properties
    David Podmore is recognized as an icon in the Canadian real estate industry and brings more than four decades of experience to Concert Properties, the company he co-founded in 1989. David is Concert’s Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer. As a result of his leadership and vision, Concert has grown into one of Canada’s most reputable developers. He is currently Chair of INSPIRE, the largest ever British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) fundraising campaign, is a BC Men’s Health Foundation Board member and sits on the Business Council of British Columbia’s Executive Committee. He previously served as President of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association and Chair of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, among other Board roles. David received the first Award of Excellence granted by the Real Estate Institute of BC, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2014 was invested to the Order of British Columbia.

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