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Thriving Orcas, Thriving Communities to address Marine Tourism Challenges & Opportunities at 13th Economic Summit

Vancouver Island is world-renown as a marine tourism destination, known for its abundance of marine mammals, exceptional sports fishing, and unique coastal communities. Ensuring the continued success of marine-based tourism on Vancouver Island will require a proactive, collaborative and pragmatic approach.

In ‘Thriving Orcas, Thriving Communities’, industry leaders will share personal experiences, insights and vision for advancing marine tourism together.

The session will be moderated by Walt Judas, CEO, BC Tourism Association and will feature panelists:


‘VIEA recognizes that issues surrounding species at risk and sport fisheries are of extreme importance to the Island economy and communities that are heavily dependent on marine tourism. The Economic Summit is designed to raise awareness about opportunities and challenges while also exploring solutions to complex problems. Clearly the environmental and economic implications warrant our attention.’ – George Hanson, President, VIEA

Early Bird registration available now.

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