*  Many thanks for supporting, attending the 2nd annual

Vancouver Island Sustainable
Technology Expo

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

in Langford at

The Westin Bear Mountain Resort


VISTA Board interest +

advance support, exhibit nominations / reservations

for VISTA Expo 2017 :-

Click here to submit


  VISTA Team Office : 250 474-7014


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 both west coast and national decision making Vancouver Island is set to host the 2nd annual full day Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo.   

This VISTA 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.


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

  • Exhibit Booth Set Up : 7:30-8:00 am  
  • Media, Sponsor-Support Recognition / Networking / Registration : 8-8:30am
  • Opening Remarks, Mayor Stewart Young and Keynote Welcome Panel: 8:30 - 9:45am
    • "How Vancouver Island benefits in the regional and global Sustainable Technology Sector"- Global Affairs Canada - SDTC - BC Govt - Engineers Canada Representative/APEGBC Vancouver
      • 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 or B2B opportunity
    • "Market Ready Finance Options " - BC Govt. - Global Affairs Canada - SDTC
  • Two Mid Day Discussion Panels :
    • "Island Innovation and Economic Development in the Sustainable Tech Sector" - Leaders from : Port Alberni - Campbell River - Nanaimo - Greater Victoria : 11 - Noon
    • "Island Sustainable Technology - Start Up to Global Leader" - Accent Refrigeration - Cedar Road BioEenergy - Carmanah Technologies - Forest Technology Systems : 12:45 - 1:45pm
  • Workshop Two : 2:00-2:30pm Roundtable or B2B opportunity
    • "Essentials for Sustainable Technology Entrepreneurs" - Discussion by Island CEO's
  • Close Down Panel / 2017 + 2018 Host Introductions : 3:45-4:45pm
    • "Growing Role Higher Learning Centres play in supporting the Sustainable Technology Sector" - UVic - VIU - RRU - Camosun College
  • Acknowledgements / Announcements
  • Expo Close - Networking : 5:00pm

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


Sample - VISTA Expo 2016


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