About the event

The Summit is two days of learning, information sharing and networking. It has become the MUST ATTEND event in the region for business leaders, decision makers, community and island stakeholders to connect. Anyone is welcome to register and participate in the broad range of sessions which revolve around VIEA’s core principles of collaboration to add vitality to the Vancouver Island economy.

FAQFrequently Asked questions

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre - 101 Gordon Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5J8, Canada Phone: 250-244-4050/866-430-6338.
The Summit registration fees for 2024 are as follows:
2024 Summit Registration Fees Early Bird
July 10 to August 10
August 10 to October 7
October 7 to October 21
Member $575.00 $625.00 $675.00
Non-Member $675.00 $725.00 $775.00
Student (1 Day) $100.00 $125.00 $125.00
You may also receive $20 off each additional registration if you are adding multiple attendees. To receive this discount, you must register the additional attendees at this time
No. Unless there are outside circumstances that require a move to virtual gatherings the 2024 Summit will be an in person only event.
If you need to cancel your registration contact summit@viea.ca. Cancellations up until October 4 will be charged an administration fee of $50. Refunds will not be accepted starting October 5, 2024.
We are delighted to offer group rates for VIEA Summit delegates at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel, Coast Bastion Hotel, and Courtyard by Marriot Nanaimo. Following are the booking details. Please mention you are attending the VIEA Economic Summit when making the reservation:

Best Western Dorchester
Book online or call 250-754-6835 or 1-800-661-2449

Coast Bastion Hotel
Call 1-800-716-6199 and quote reference # CBI-GFC22745

Courtyard Marriott
Book online or call 250-824-2705

Please note that rooms are based on availability and negotiated rates are available until September 22, 2024.
There is parking available at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Parkade access: Follow Gordon Street one block to Museum Way. Parkade entrance is behind the Port Theatre. Other options available near by Downtown Parking Planning ahead and leaving extra time will make your experience better.