Fireside Chat | VP of Marketing, Native Shoes

Thursday, March 23rd @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 23, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

BrainStation Vancouver

1110 Hamilton Street #410


$45 CAD

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Event details

Join us Thursday, March 23rd for a Fireside Chat with Mike Belgue, the Creative Director and VP of Marketing at Native Shoes.


Previously at John Fluevog, Michael has over 18 years of experience in the fashion and footwear industry. Mike oversees the creative direction of Native Shoes, focusing on visual communication and product. A thought leader in creative direction, Michael is the Co-founder of prominent creative group Hobo Media that is based out of Paris and Vancouver along with the corresponding art and fashion journal, Hobo Magazine.


Get an inside look at Mike's role as a VP of Marketing, how he drives Native Shoes' marketing strategy, fashion industry marketing as a whole, as well as insights on his career path and what led him to where he is today. 



What You'll Learn


  • How to build brand identity on a global scale
  • Retail marketing: offline vs. online 
  • How to stay innovative in a competitive market
  • Developing your creative process



What You'll Get


  • Intimate discussion and Q&A with one of Canada's leading creative professionals
  • A BrainStation notebook & pen for note-taking purposes
  • Light snacks and refreshments!


*Event is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Michael Belgue is a Creative Director working in Vancouver, British Columbia. A veteran of the fashion and media industries, his career started almost two decades ago with the launch of influential art and fashion journal Hobo Magazine, founded with his childhood best friend. Hobo, now based in Paris, became a leading voice in the print renaissance, influencing a new generation of independent design publications that blur the lines between art and commerce.

From there, Belgue moved to the business side of the fashion industry, working with celebrated Canadian design icon John Fluevog for a number of years, before taking on his current role of Creative Director and VP of Brand at Native Shoes. Belgue also acts as a Creative Consultant to a small roster of independent global brands.

The Fireside Chat will be moderated by Kyle Treleaven, BrainStation Vancouver's General Manager. He started building online communities in 2002 with his first job at and has been hooked in the tech scene ever since. With a focus on startups, he has worked with many different teams within different industries from Whistler to Victoria and now Vancouver. What gets Kyle excited to come to work every day? Seeing first-hand the demand for young professionals within the Vancouver tech community!