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Vancouver Island Sustainable
Technology Expo

      Friday, June 17 2016               8:30 am - 5:00 pm

this year in Langford at     The Westin Bear Mountain Resort

      Exhibitor - Presenter Applications, Support and Volunteer interest now being accepted -

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Many thanks for supporting and attending last year's inaugural expo in Nanaimo !


Vancouver Island, lying about 60 km off the coast from the city of Vancouver and about 100 miles north of Seattle, is the largest island in the Pacific east of New Zealand.

Home to the Capital of British Columbia Vancouver Island’s vibrant technology sector is served by 3 universities and 2 multi-campus community colleges comprising of more than 50,000 students.  For many years the island has focused on sustainability and the mix of university level research, government and private investment, commercialized innovation and deployed projects - including those by most of the 53 First Nations on Vancouver Island - is testimony to this.  

Acknowledged more and more as engaging to help lead west coast and national decision making Vancouver Island is set to host the 2nd annual full day Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo.   

This Expo, to rotate each year between Nanaimo, Greater Victoria and/or Campbell River, aims to present some of the best sustainable technology talent, through panel discussions, poster-boards, booth exhibitors and stakeholders with both island and regional experts in attendance.


Provisional VISTA Expo 2016 Agenda
Friday, June 17th, 2016|  8am - 5:30pm | Langford BC

  • Exhibit Booth Set Up : 7:30-8:00 am   (prior eve 6:00 -7:00 pm also possible)
  • Media / Networking / Registration : 8-8:30am
  • Opening Remarks, Mayor Stewart Young / Keynote Welcome Panel: 8:30 - 9:15am
    • How Vancouver Island benefits in the regional and global Sustainable Technology Sector - Global Affairs Canada - SDTC - BC Govt (TBC) - Engineers Canada (TBC) - First Nations (TBC)
      • Sample Refs : http://www.international.gc.ca/canexport/index.aspx?lang=eng
      • https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015MTICS0033-001951
      • https://www.sdtc.ca/en/apply/sd-tech-fund
  • Expo Launch / Exhibit - Trade Floor Opens
  • Workshop One : 10:30-11:00am Roundtable + B2B opportunity
    • Market Ready Finance Options - BC Govt. - Global Affairs Canada - SDTC
  • Two Mid Day Discussion Panels :
    • Island Economic Development for the Sustainable Technology Sector - Port Alberni - Campbell River (TBC) - Nanaimo - Greater Victoria
    • Island Sustainable Technology - Accent Refrigeration - Cedar Road BioEenergy - SRM Projects - Carmanah Technologies
  • Workshop Two : 2:00-2:30pm Roundtable + B2B opportunity
    • Essentials for Sustainable Technology Entrepreneurs
  • Close Down Panel / 2017 + 2018 Host Introductions : 3:45-4:30pm
    • Growing Role Higher Learning Centres play in supporting the Sustainable Technology Sector - UVic - VIU - RRU - NIC (TBC) - Camosun College
  • Networking : 4:30-5:00pm

Transportation Options:  BC Ferries  | Harbour Air  |  Kenmore Air  WestJet


VISTA Expo 2016


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