Q. What is the Global Alliance for Banking on Values?
The GABV is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Learn more about the GABV here.

Q. What is Vancity’s role at the Summit?
Vancity has been a member of the GABV since 2011 and is proud to be the host for the 2019 Summit in Vancouver Canada. Learn more about Vancity here.

Q. Who will be at the Summit?
This will be a gathering of global influencers who work in areas related to the Summit theme as well as the banking industry.

Q. When is the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Summit 2019?
The Summit will take place February 19 – 20, 2019.

Q. Where does the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Summit 2019 take place?
The Summit will take place in Vancouver, Canada at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
Q. What is the cost for registration?
Visit our Registration Page for information about prices.

Q. How can I pay for registration?
You have two payment options: wire transfer or credit card.

Q. What if I need an invoice prior to my registration payment?
If paying by wire transfer, you will receive an auto generated email invoice at the end of the registration page. If paying by credit card, you can opt in to receive an emailed invoice prior to making your registration payment. This option is provided on the registration page.

Q. How can I complete a wire transfer?
All the information you need for a wire transfer will be provided to you on the final page of registration.

Please note 1. We are unable to accept wire transfers from Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan (North), Syria Arab Republic, the Russian Federation, Ukraine or Zimbabwe due to restrictions produced by sanctions.

2. When making a wire transfer, there are bank processing fees and currency exchange fees that may impact the final balance received for your registration. Any balance owed for your registration fee is required to be paid in full, prior to Summit entry.

For any questions on registration, please contact us at registration@GABVsummit2019.com.

Q. Where does onsite registration for the GABV Summit 2019 occur?
Onsite registration for the Summit happens at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on level 1. You will receive further details regarding onsite registration closer to the event.

Q. I’m having trouble with my registration process. Can someone help me?
If you’re having trouble with your registration, please contact us at registration@GABVsummit2019.com
Q. Do I need a Visa to enter Canada?
The Government of Canada recently changed requirements for entry to Canada, and depending on your citizenship, a Visitor Visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) may be required. More information can be found on our “Travel to Canada” page.


Q. How do I request a Letter of Invitation for my Visa application?

After you complete your registration, you will be asked if you require a Letter of Invitation for your Visa application. Simply select the option for a customized letter. Please email registration@gabvsummit2019.com with additional questions.


Q. How long after I pay for my ticket to the Summit, will I receive the Letter of Invitation to apply for my visa?

If you have requested a Letter of Invitation in your registration, the letter will be sent out after full payment is received. Letters are sent out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please check your junk email box to ensure it wasn’t mistakenly delivered there and email registration@gabvsummit2019.com with any further questions.

Q. What are the weather conditions in Vancouver during the month of February?
Vancouver weather during the winter months is quite wet. You can expect cold temperatures around 2 – 8 degrees Celsius in addition to rainy days.

Q. What is the electric plug and socket type in Canada?
The standard voltage everywhere in North America is 110-120 V (with a standard frequency of 60 Hz). This is different compared to the 220 volts used in Europe. Plugs from all countries who use 220 volts will not be compatible with Canadian electrical sockets. Learn more here.

Q. What personal safety precautions should I take?
Vancouver is generally a safe city. Use typical precautions and common sense to safeguard yourself and your personal effects.

Q. How do I book my hotel and where do I pay for it?
You can find more information on our "Accommodations ” page. You are responsible for paying for your own hotel room.

Q. How do I get to the Vancouver Convention Centre West?
The Vancouver Convention Centre West is located on the downtown waterfront, near Waterfront SkyTrain station and close to many downtown hotels. Check out transportation options under “Ground Transportation”.
Q. What is the emergency telephone line and where is the nearest hospital?
In the event of a medical emergency in Vancouver call 9-1-1 for police, fire department or ambulance services or go immediately to the nearest hospital: St. Paul’s Hospital.

St. Pauls Hospital
2.1 km from the Vancouver Convention Centre
1081 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6Z1Y6
(604) 682-2344
Open 24 hours
Emergency department: Open 24