"By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper"

“By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper”
Motto of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia

IF EVER THERE were truth to the motto of a city, the motto of Vancouver fits the bill. What a great city! I have been traveling to and from Vancouver for well over 20 years, and I just love the place.

I even have a theory about Vancouver. If you cannot have a great time in this most delightful and cosmopolitan of places, there is something wrong with you. Get help.

So with that introduction, please permit me to leap at the opportunity to tell you that Agora Financial, whence comes your regular subscription to Whiskey & Gunpowder, is holding its annual Agora Financial Investment Symposium in Vancouver this July 24-27, 2007.

If you ever needed an excuse to travel to one of the world’s great cities, and enjoy yourself during Vancouver’s perfect summer weather, and maybe even learn something…well, this is it.

Hi, this is Byron King, contributing editor of Whiskey & Gunpowder, and I’m delighted to invite you to one of the year’s most exciting events in Canada’s most stunning city. Year after year, the Agora Financial Investment Symposium has provided its attendees with cutting-edge advice from the world’s foremost experts. I’ve been speaking at and attending this symposium for years, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it.

First of all, the Agora Financial Investment Symposium is being held in Vancouver (did I mention that?) during the time of year when it has the best weather in North America, if not the world.

You will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to see the magnificent granite spires that form the backdrop to the West Coast’s other “city by the bay.” You will be able to see the tree-covered hillsides that dip precipitously toward azure blue waters.

You will be able to stroll in nearby Stanley Park, one of the world’s finest urban parks, which offers as close as one can get to the original unspoiled nature of the Pacific coastline of centuries past. Stand on the sandy shoreline and you might even see a few whales breaching the surface of the salty sea.

Second, the Agora Financial Investment Symposium is being held at the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, a classic work of hotel architecture from a grand era long past, and at the same time, a modern gem of a convention facility.

Agora has negotiated an outstanding rate with the Fairmont, particularly considering that this is the height of the summer travel season.

So you will enjoy that famous Fairmont five-star level of accommodation and service, for a significant savings while you attend the symposium and enjoy the sights and amenities of Vancouver.

And last but not least, the Agora Financial Investment Symposium will offer a lineup of top-notch speakers that will just plain make your head spin.

If you ever wanted to sit in the same room and listen to the unvarnished comments of the likes of Agora Financial’s Bill Bonner, Addison Wiggin, Dan Denning, Chris Mayer, and Kevin Kerr – and many, many more – this is your chance.

In addition to the regular writers with whom you are probably familiar, the Agora Financial Investment Symposium will also feature speakers from Agora friends such as Doug Casey, Jim Kunstler and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and still more…

Any one of these great speakers would be an e-ticket in his or her own right, but you will get them all in one place as part of your attendance at the Agora Financial Investment Symposium.

One last item, and this in all humility. The Agora folks have invited me to be a speaker at the Agora Financial Investment Symposium, along with all of the aforementioned luminaries.

What am I going to talk about, you ask?

All I can say just now is that my goal is to tell you things that you did not know about this world of ours, and to get your brains working overtime.

If you have some time in July, come on out to Vancouver.

If you do not have any time in July, make some and come on out to Vancouver anyway.

Come to the Agora Financial Investment Symposium. Enjoy yourself. Learn a lot of really useful information at the conference about where this world of ours is heading.

I’ve included a letter by Addison Wiggin, our executive publisher at Agora Financial. If you are even the slightest bit interested in joining me this year in Vancouver, Addison has some fantastic details about our symposium and I would encourage you to click on the link below and read on.

So remember the motto, “By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper.”Let’s prosper together, and enjoy ourselves, out in Vancouver.

Until we meet again…

Byron W. King,
Whiskey & Gunpowder

May 25, 2007

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