BC Chamber of Commerce Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Krasnodar Chamber

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Vancouver, February 24, 2010 – The British Columbia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to 
announce that it has signed an Agreement of Cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce in 
Krasnodar, the Russian region holding the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. 
“The Vancouver 2010 Winter Games have showcased British Columbia as a world class 
destination for investment and business growth,” said John Winter, President and CEO of the BC 
Chamber of Commerce. “The Olympic legacy for the people of our province will depend on how 
we leverage the investment which has gone into these Games. The Agreement with the 
Krasnodar Chamber is a perfect example of how relationships developed at the Vancouver 
Games can build far reaching trade partnerships.” 

The Agreement expresses the willingness by the two Chambers to cooperate on developing and 
strengthening inter-regional trade and economic relations. The focus will be on creating ties 
through trade missions, forums, conferences and exchanges between delegates from the 
Chambers and business associations. These efforts are aimed at creating joint ventures and 
partnerships, but will inform businesses and communities from the two countries about 
regulations and opportunities. 

“BC built important relationships at Olympic venues in Turin and Beijing,” continued Winter, 
“and we hope to bring an even greater benefit to businesses and communities in the province 
through connections created at the Vancouver Games.” 

For further details, please contact:

John Winter
President & CEO
BC Chamber of Commerce
C 604.376.3577
jwinter@bcchamber.org