How will Hamilton bid for 2030 Commonwealth Games affect Burlington businesses?

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Published October 27, 2022 at 1:36 pm

The topic of the next Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before 9 breakfast meeting is “What could the 2030 Commonwealth Games mean to Burlington businesses?”

Three guest speakers who are involved in the Hamilton-based bid will be on hand to talk about how the Games might impact your business.

Louis Frapporti is the chair of the 2030 Commonwealth Games Initiative and a partner in a major national law firm. He’s one of several community leaders taking a volunteer leadership role in returning the game to Ontario for the first time since their founding in Hamilton in 1930.

Brian MacPherson is the CEO of Commonwealth Sports Canada. MacPherson has been part of many national sports organizations, including CEO of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, where he built successful partnerships and sponsorships that increased revenues.

Antonio Gomez-Palacio is an urban planner at DIALOG and partner in the Hamilton 2030 proposal. His professional experience and research focusses on the intersection of architecture, planning and urban design.

The meeting, which includes breakfast, is being held Friday, Nov. 4, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Rd. W.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the chamber’s website.

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