News & Stories > VIEA News
Summit Registration Now Open!


Unlocking Opportunities through Collaboration


Register Now


The ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit will once again be held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo.

New this year at the Summit:

Speaker sessions

Kicking off the event on Wednesday morning will be passionate and inspiring talks with an informal Q&A period.

Action Labs

A chance to dig deeper into pressing regional topics with a solutions focused lens. More info to follow.

Digital Dashboard launch

The 8th annual State of the Island Economic Report is going digital. Same valuable insights and knowledge but now as an online tool.

But that’s not all! Wednesday evening we will be commemorating the 5 years of Island Good with food, drink and live entertainment. Stayed tuned for updates on the celebration.

Make sure to stay connected for further announcements and details as we eagerly anticipate the 17th annual ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit.


Island Coastal Inter-Community Transportation Study

We Want to Hear About Your Transportation Needs!

Island Coastal Economic Trust (the Trust) and Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA), with funding provided by the Province are exploring passenger transportation between communities on Vancouver Island and Coastal BC.

The focus is on passenger transportation connections between communities, especially in rural and remote areas as well as the islands, that are either not currently served or are underserved by buses, ferries, water taxis, float planes, community shuttles, or other ways of getting around.

Participate in the online survey and join to share your thoughts and ideas. Together, let’s shape the future of inter-community transportation on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

To learn more about this exciting project and get involved, visit our recent enews.

Join us at the market!

Island Good is thrilled to announce that the second annual Island Good Market Day will be happening Saturday, June 17, 2023, at Arbutus Meadows, centrally located in Nanoose Bay!

Not only will there be 40 Island Good vendors showcasing their Island made or grown products but there will also be food trucks, scheduled entertainment, door prizes, pet farm and family activities.

FREE PARKING onsite and admission is by cash donation to Island Good. (suggested donation $5.00)

The market will be a great opportunity for the Island community to come together, support local and have an awesome day with their families!

This one-day in-person event is the kick-off for Island Good Days, taking place from June 19 to 25 at Island Grocers. For more details, check out our event listings at

We are excited to announce Island Good Days has been officially proclaimed in Campbell River, Comox Valley Regional District, Duncan, Esquimalt, Langford, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Victoria.

An emphasis will be on June 23, 24 and 25th for Island Good Days at participating stores,


Participating retailers will feature Island Good Days in their advertising during the week!

Did you find what you're looking for?
We're glad to hear it! If you need anything please email us or give us a call at 250-667-5225.
We'd love to help! Let us know what you are looking for and our team will be in touch soon!