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Disruption is on the Summit agenda

Startup mentor Graham Truax on…

The geography of disruption and ripple effects of dematerialization

Is it possible to do more with less? In surviving a pandemic (or going in that direction), what’s next!

2020-21 delivered one of the biggest disruptions to modern life and economy that most of us have ever experienced. Albeit, the impact of these “disruptions” varied greatly depending on your positioning within our economic system. At the same time, we’ve struggled to better address a long list of social and cultural issues, not to mention the existential threat of climate change. While most of us agree on the “17” Sustainable Development Goals, what’s far less agreeable is how we will achieve them. If you do the math (and many have) sustainability is not sustainable, it’s too slow, arbitrary, and it’s not “scalable” for what’s really needed. Love it or hate it, the forces of disruptive innovation and dematerialization might just save us (spoiler alert – it’s already happening).

Join Graham and numerous other presenters considering a broad range of important topics at the hybrid Economic Summit October 27 & 28 online and in-person at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre!

The Geography of Disruption is sponsored by Reliable Controls.

“For the past 15 years VIEA has delivered value to Island businesses by providing strategic insights and learning opportunities to improve our economic growth and our economic sustainability. In these COVID times we could all benefit from the collective wisdom and guidance of VIEA members. Like many others on the Island, our company looks forward to the continuing business insights and opportunities that will be shared in the new digital format of the 2021 Economic Summit. Thank you VIEA for leading the way.”
Tom Zaban, President

It’s all about the company you keep!


Registration for the 15th annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit is now open.

Watch for program details as we announce Summit speakers & topics.


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