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April 12, 2022
Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building

Walter Pela
GVA Regional Managing Partner at KPMG


Walter Pela is KPMG’s Regional Managing Partner leading BC’s largest professional services firm with over 1,450 team members in 12 offices across the Province.  Walter also serves on KPMG’s National Clients & Markets Committee overseeing client service and market development across Canada, is part of KPMG’s National Digital Leadership Team responsible for internal and client-facing digital transformation, and leads KPMG’s Vancouver Ignition Centre, a disruptive innovation and design thinking lab dedicated to exponential technologies and business transformation.  With a 30 year career at KPMG, Walter provides tax advice to a wide variety of valued clients, with a focus on public and private multinationals, real estate owners, developers, and investment funds.  Walter has been recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA), as a Champion honouree by the Association of Women of Finance, is part of the President’s Group representing BC’s Accessible Employers, serves on the Executive Committees and Boards of the Business Council of British Columbia, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, the BC Achievement Foundation and the Pacific Autism Family Network, and is a past Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and past Finance Committee Chair of UNICEF Canada.

Agenda Sessions

  • Session A3 - The Evolution Of Cascadia: Why Are U.S. And Canadian West Coast Developers & Investors Active In This Cross-Border Region?