Doing Business in The US - What New Media Companies Need To Know

by Rob Lewis

Despite the general economic slowdown, commercial opportunities on the Internet continue to grow. On March 5th, New Media BC will present Fred Speckeen as a keynote speaker at an afternoon workshop designed to provide BC entrepreneurs with the information they need to expand to the USA.

Speckeen, CEO of Victoria-based Advanced E-commerce Systems Inc., will share personal reflections on forming effective relationships with larger USA firms in general, and eBay in particular.

Fred Speckeen presides over a Web 2.0 company that has grown at a rate of over 100% each of the past 4 years. He has almost two decades experience at VP and CEO level gained internationally across the technology, media and semiconductor fields in hands-on roles spanning product management, sales, marketing and technology licensing. Speckeen was also named to Techvibes Digital Media People to Watch list for 2008.

To register for the workshop, visit the New Media BC website.


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Digital Media and Wireless Association of BC – is a member-supported, non-profit organization, based in Vancouver, BC Canada. DigiBC’s mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth, competitiveness and sustainability of BC's digital media and wireless industry. It serves the needs and represents the interests of more than 400 member companies, making it one of the largest... more

Advanced E-commerce Research Systems
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Advanced E-commerce Research Systems (AERS) is a Canadian company currently operating out of the Vancouver Island Tech Park located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The company was founded in 2002 by two brothers, Anthony and Andrew Sukow, in order to fulfill the need for reliable market research on the eBay marketplace. Having operated out of the University of Victoria until September,... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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