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The Centre of Business…Wood Fibre to Waste Management, Agriculture to Aerospace
Over the past seven years VIEA’s annual Economic Summit has become the “centre of business on Vancouver Island.” In October 2014, we will delve into even more session topics of interest and relevance to our Island economy including Innovations in Wood Fibre, challenges, projections and opportunities for Waste Management, and Immigrant Entrepreneurs and our evolving business culture. We will also release the first year results of VI’s innovative Economic Gardening program–and much more…
Questions such has ‘How can we help grow (pun intended) the business of agriculture?’ ‘What do Treaty Settlements mean to the Island economy?’ and ‘What sort of product development is critical for attracting tourists?’ will be addressed in sixteen breakout sessions over the two-day event.

Headline presentations will be made by Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, and Sophie Pierre, Chief Commissioner of the BC Treaty Commission–and more announcements still to come!

“As a long-time sponsor of this leading event, our investment has been highly valuable in getting our message out to the top companies and individuals in our Island marketplace. The Summit attracts the foremost political and economic leaders of the day such as Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada and Premier Christy Clark. Breakout sessions provide relevant information on current and future developments on Vancouver Island. VIEA continues to foster the spirit of cooperation and collaboration–keys to success for any initiative in today’s fast-changing environment.” –Russell Burke, Assistant VP, Manager, Canadian Western Bank, Nanaimo.

Take advantage of ‘Early Bird’ discounts by registering by July 31st.


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