“Since 2007, the Vancouver Island State of the Island Economic Summit has been providing a venue and a forum for businesses and stakeholders on Vancouver Island to learn about and understand the State of the Island Economy. Youth, First Nations, Political Leaders, Business Leaders, Small Business and other inspirational leaders on Vancouver Island participate in championing actions that will position Vancouver Island in the Global Marketplace.”

–  quote from the VIEA Economic Summit website

CVPAG President, Jock Hildebrand, D.F.A. at the Summit

“Thanks to encouragement from our members and a generous donation from CVPAG member (and newsletter editor) Dorian Melton, I was able to attend the Vancouver Island Economic conference in Nanaimo on behalf of CVPAG.

The conference was truly interesting and I was able to meet more than 50 people with whom I exchanged cards and spoke to about the CVPAG project. As in the Cowichan, there was a lot of enthusiasm.  I will be following up and looking for support, particularly for sponsorships for our exhibitions.