Island economic summit slated

Unique challenges on Vancouver Island to be explored

The financial road ahead could get pretty bumpy, says the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, so it might be a good idea for local businesses and residents to be prepared.

That’s the theme of the upcoming Fifth annual State of The Island Economic Summit, slated for the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, from Oct. 18 to 19.

The key to that preparation is public infrastructure and how to sustain water, streets and people in the coming years.

Hosted by Convening for Action on Vancouver Island (CAVI) and the VIEA Stainability Task Force, this session will focus on solutions to the so-called infrastructure liability that is confronting all local governments across the country.

The Comox Valley is a provincial demonstration region for a regional and replicable approach to sustainable service delivery.

The Comox Valley regional team will tell their story and provide a context for open dialogue about challenges and solutions.

Registration forms available at www.viea.ca/summit