SBOT and FUSIONpresents sign cooperation agreement, open Surrey Music City Centre Office

THE Surrey Board of Trade and FUSIONpresents have signed a cooperation agreement to open a Surrey Music City Centre Office at the Surrey Board of Trade building (#101, 14439-104 Avenue).

FUSIONpresents is a quality music services provider, specializing in live music entertainment, artist development and creative music services.

The Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) has 6,000 member contacts. The SBOT supports business and attracts business through a strategic service delivery program of instigating change at different levels of government, business development, international trade, connection concierge, business cost saving benefits, marketing and city building initiatives.

“Through the Surrey Board of Trade’s city building initiatives the bridge between arts and business has been developed over the past 12 years. This is integral to grow and strengthen Surrey’s economy and local businesses,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

“As a sector that is traditionally not engaged with its local board of trade or chamber of commerce, music represents a potential growth area for business support, economic development and membership. This also represents an opportunity for musical entrepreneurs to learn and network with others in the business community.”

“FUSIONpresents is excited to be in partnership with the Surrey Board of Trade in its initiative to make Surrey a Music City destination,” said Sami Ghawi, Director FUSIONpresents. “We look forward to building many relationships with artists, musicians, businesses and the community in the continued development of quality music entertainment and content in Surrey.”

FUSIONpresents will be in the Surrey Music City Centre office once a week or by appointment. For any information or questions, contact

[email protected] or [email protected].

There is a passion, energy and movement already in making Surrey a music city destination. The Surrey Music City Centre Office in the Surrey Board of Trade building (positioned on the future Light Rail Transit line) will harness and bring together the already great work done in Surrey so that Surrey residents and Metro Vancouver residents will experience the Surrey music scene, says the Surrey Board of Trade.

The Surrey Music City Centre Office will:

  1. Advocate for music and musician friendly policies
  2. Help musicians and music businesses navigate government policies and regulations
  3. Create outreach strategies to the musical community
  4. Build and promote access to spaces
  5. Develop the musical audience
  6. Develop music tourism in Surrey

The Surrey Board of Trade says it has made a commitment to foster, enhance, and expand the development of the rich human, cultural, and natural resources of Surrey resulting in a more competitive economy in what is one of Canada’s most livable communities.

The Surrey Board of Trade’s advocacy helped to put music as an action item in the new City of Surrey Parks, Recreation and Culture Plan released in May 2018.