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Engage in the Caring Communities Session at the Summit!
Caring Communities

Join Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health & Addictions and Signy Madden, Regional Director for Vancouver Island & BC Director of Government Relations, BC United Way at the ‘Caring Communities’ session at the State of the Island’ Economic Summit.
They will look at innovative solutions to address the ongoing mental health and substance use challenges facing Vancouver Island communities.


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Thank you to Pattison Media for their Media Sponsorship of the Summit and this session.
Engage with Pattison Media at the networking and collaboration sessions scheduled from 8:30am to 10:30am on October 26th.
Tourism and Hospitality Sector: Emerging Digital Trends and Top Marketing Mistakes. Economic activity continues to recover in a post-COVID world, but business in the tourism and hospitality sector continues to change and evolve. In this session, we’ll cover digital trends from mid-week and nomadic workers to e-commerce trends and social content techniques.. Our digital and broadcast media experts will cover ideas on how to stay busy during the shoulder seasons by focusing on local and regional audiences and turning them into raving fans and will finish with a presentation of some examples of “epic fails” as we cover the top marketing mistakes not to repeat.
  • Meet and Greet – 8:30am
  • Emerging Trends in Digital for the Tourism Sector – 9:00am
  • Ways to market locally and regionally to stay busy during the off season and turn audiences – 9:30am
  • Top Marketing Mistakes to Not Repeat – 10:00am
  • Questions and Mingling
Katie O’Connor – Pattison Media
Micah Slavens – Lift Interactive


Minister Mike Farnworth, BC Deputy Premier Presenting at the Summit Closing Luncheon

Mike Farnworth is the MLA for Port Coquitlam. He was first elected as MLA in 1991 and is now serving his seventh term. In 2017, Mike was appointed to his current role as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, as well as Government House Leader. His previous cabinet roles include Minister of Health and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Mike worked in Bulgaria, the Balkans and then Iraq on democratic governance programs to help build multi-party democracies in former one-party states.
This keynote will be moderated by Dan Hurley, Principal, Hurley Martin Group
Thank you to Vancouver Island University for sponsoring this closing keynote.

Health Care Technologies part of the Tech & Innovation Showcase Sessions

Health Care Technologies is one of the Tech & Innovation Showcase sessions presented by the Innovation Island Technology Association, Premier Sponsor for the 2022 Economic Summit.
Without a doubt, health care is under stress, top of mind, and increasingly complicated. More than ever people are seeking greater control over their own care, or care for loved ones. Creative entrepreneurs are busy developing new products and solutions that are having real impact in surprising ways. Hear from three companies who are tackling aspects of mental health, elder care, and access to data that only technology can provide!


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