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Opportunity for Coastal, Remote & First Nation Communities

Seaweed Aquaculture has arrived! Commercial development of this carbon negative product promises to positively transform remote, coastal and First Nation economic opportunities.

While there are barriers to overcome, the potential justifies our attention and the attention of all British Columbians. Join panelists at the Summit for our ‘Seaweed & Finfish Aquaculture’ session:


• Bruce Williams, CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce


• Bill Collins, Chairman, Cascadia Seaweed Corporation

•John Paul Fraser, Executive Director, BC Salmon Farmers Association

• Jennifer Woodland, Chair, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, CEO, Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood LP


The Road to Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic had an immediate and severe impact on Vancouver Island’s tourism industry and the communities that rely on it. While there remains a great deal of uncertainty around the continued impact of the pandemic on tourism businesses, it is clear that the road to recovery will be long and difficult.

Join a panel of experts at the virtual State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place October 27th to 29th, for our session on ‘Tourism’s Recovery’! This session will provide a look at the cumulative impact of the pandemic on the industry and how public and private sector leaders from across the region are working collaboratively to guide the industry’s recovery.


• Anthony Everett, President and CEO, Tourism Vancouver Island


• Paul Nursey, CEO, Destination Greater Victoria

• Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC

•Mike Willie, Owner/Operator, Sea Wolf Adventures

Thank you to the Island Coastal Economic Trust for sponsoring this session!


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