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Seizing Economic Opportunities in Energy Transition


Seizing Economic Opportunities in Energy Transition

What are the top economic opportunities for Vancouver Island in the energy transition? Canada, BC, and Vancouver Island need to position their economies in the 21st global green economy. This talk will present results from Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)’ research on the top economic opportunities in Canada with key lessons for Vancouver Island about how to support and build those opportunities with collaborative, strategic action.  

Join the ‘Seizing Economic Opportunities in Energy Transition’ session at the ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit to hear from  Dr. Bentley B. Allan, Associate Director of PICS.

Dr. Allan has expertise in the relationship between science, technology, and politics, the history of climate policy, and the political economy of decarbonization. He is the author of an award-winning book with Cambridge University Press and a number of peer-reviewed articles in the top journals in his field.

Moderator: Bruce Williams, CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you FortisBC for sponsoring this session.


Magic Happens When Arts & Business Converge



Over the past two years, the Vancouver Island arts community has come together in unprecedented numbers to examine how the sector can grow it’s impact and sustainability. These meetings culminated in the first-ever Arts Impact Study for the super-region, finalized in early October 2021.

The ‘Magic Happens Where Arts and Business Converge’ session will highlight the findings from the study. This session will also allow for an open a dialogue about opportunities for integrated, strategic collaboration between the arts and business sectors.

Traditional relationships between the arts and business have been centered on an exchange of funds for marketing visibility (sponsorships). But, there is so much more that could be co-created for greater benefits all around.

Thank you to Douglas Magazine for sponsoring this session.

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