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Agenda

October 22, 2024 13:00

Economic Reconciliation Workshop

Participants will explore the principles of economic reconciliation and learn strategies to support inclusive growth and mutual prosperity. Join Desiree Baker at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, as she leads this inclusive workshop to support personal and professional reflections on the reconciliation process. 

In Partnership with the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce.

October 22, 2024 13:00

Mindful Resilience Workshop

The Mindful Resilience Program has been guiding leaders, teams, and individuals through change and disruption for over 20 years. This experiential program includes completing an online Personal Resilience Profile to help participants identify strategies for maintaining personal effectiveness and explore mindfulness practices to strengthen resilience against personal and professional challenges. Join Terri Duguay at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre to learn how to exercise your resilience "muscles”.

In partnership with Maigus

October 22, 2024 13:30

Land Acknowledgment Workshop

Are you interested in understanding the value and importance of land acknowledgements as a part of your journey toward reconciliation? Do you want to honour the host Nation in a meaningful way? Would you like to understand the relevance of land acknowledgements? Join Indigenous Engagement Coordinator,  bailey macabre, at the Nanaimo Art Gallery for an introductory workshop about land acknowledgements. 

In partnership with Nanaimo Art Gallery.

NEW! Pre-Summit Professional Development

Join us on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 22 for learning opportunities focused on leadership, resilience and economic reconciliation. Limited spaces are available so register early and choose to add-on one of these workshops to secure your spot.

October 23, 2024 08:30

Registration Opens

October 23, 2024 09:00

Spotlight Session - Speed Networking: Build Connections in Record Time

October 23, 2024 09:00

Spotlight Session - Lightning Talks: Fuelled by Passion

October 23, 2024 09:00

Spotlight Session - Rising Stars: Businesses to Watch

A chance to connect with the entrepreneurs from the region; innovative, new and creative businesses.

October 23, 2024 09:00

Spotlight Session - The Future is Bright: Youth-Led Ideas & Initiatives

Youth vision, inspiration, purpose and direction. 

October 23, 2024 09:00

Spotlight Session - Indigenous Ingenuity: Paving Paths for Progressive Development

Projects, Business and Community Initiatives

October 23, 2024 10:30

Business to Business Exhibitors and Networking

Meet with 35+ exhibitors while networking with delegates before the Opening Luncheon

October 23, 2024 11:45

Opening Lunch

Susan Mowbray
Partner, MNP's Consulting Group

Linking to Vision 2050, Susan’s presentation at the Summit will explore themes outlined in the economic dashboard, providing insights into how these factors will shape future economic landscapes.

October 23, 2024 13:30

Summit Sessions

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October 23, 2024 15:00

Business to Business Exhibitors and Networking

Meet with 35+ exhibitors while networking with delegates

October 23, 2024 15:30

Summit Sessions

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October 23, 2024 17:00

Cocktails and Networking

Featuring Island Good wine and beer.

October 23, 2024 18:45

Dinner and Plenary Speaker

October 24, 2024 07:00

Business to Business Exhibitors and Networking

Meet with 35+ exhibitors while networking with delegates.

October 24, 2024 07:30

Breakfast & Plenary Speaker

October 24, 2024 09:00

Summit Sessions

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October 24, 2024 10:15

Business to Business Exhibitors and Networking

Meet with 35+ exhibitors while networking with delegates.

October 24, 2024 10:45

Summit Sessions

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October 24, 2024 12:00

Closing Lunch and Hotel Pacifico Podcast

Just days after the provincial election, join Mike McDonald, Kate Hammer, and Geoff Meggs—hosts of the popular Hotel Pacifico Podcast—as they discuss all things politics. This special episode, featuring a live Q&A, will be recorded during the Summit's closing lunch.

October 24, 2024 14:30

Vision 2050 Workshop

Register for the Summit and add on the Vision 2050 Workshop. Limited seating.

The Vision 2050 workshop is more than just a discussion; it’s a collaborative effort to envision and co-create the future we desire for our region. This dynamic conversation will integrate diverse expertise, perspectives, and key drivers to propel us towards a sustainable and thriving future.