Past Summit
2014 Economic Summit

Program for the 8th annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit – October 2014
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2014 Summit Schedule:
Wednesday October 29th

Registration (to 5 pm), Tradeshow Opens – 10:30 am
Opening Luncheon and Presentation – 12 to 1:30 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 1:30 to 3 pm
Networking Break – 3 to 3:30 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 3:30 to 5 pm
Cocktails and Networking – 5 to 6:30 pm
Summit Dinner and Presentation – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Thursday October 30th

Continental Breakfast and Tradeshow – 7 to 8 am
Presentation – 8 to 9 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 9 to 10 am
Networking Break – 10 to 10:30 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions – 10:30 to 11:50 am
Closing Luncheon and Presentation – 12 to 1:45 pm


VIEA First Nations "Opportunities for Partnership"

Opportunities for economic partnership with First Nations quickly became a topic of interest during the 2014 Economic Summit. While discussing local industries (both new and old), it became ever-more apparent that Vancouver Island businesses and First Nations communities need to align their common goals and interests in order to work together. 

VIEA Summit - Women in Leadership

“Women in Leadership” became a hot topic at the 2014 Vancouver Island Economic Summit, and for good reason! This video shares some of the highlights from the breakout session as well as contributions from some of BC’s top proponents for stronger female leadership.

Michelle talks about the State of the Island Economic Summit
Skills Gaps and Labour Shortages Are a Real Issue - Jason Kenney

At the 2014 VI Summit, Honourable Minister Jason Kenney spoke of impending issues related to “real skills gaps and real labour shortages” that are only expected to get worse.  What are your thoughts on this? Share your views in the discussion below