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.
No. Unless there are outside circumstances that require a move to virtual gatherings the 2023 Summit will be an in person only event. Plenary presentations will be recorded and posted after the event takes place.
If you need to cancel your registration contact summit@viea.ca. Cancellations up until October 10 will be charged an administration fee of $50. Refunds will not be accepted starting October 11, 2023. If you're sick, kindly refrain from attending the Summit. Instead, email summit@viea.ca, and we'll transfer your registration to the 2024 Summit.
Should you require accommodation we have secured a block of rooms at the following hotels in Nanaimo:

Best Western Dorchester
Book on line: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.62076.html?groupId=Z25RE5P3
or call 250-754-6835 or 1-800-661-2449.

Coast Bastion Hotel
Call 1-800-716-6199 and quote reference # CBI-GFC22740

Courtyard Marriott
Book on line: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1681229123667&key=GRP&app=resvlink
or call 250-824-2705

Please note that rooms are based on availability and negotiated rates are available until September 22, 2023.
There is parking available at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Other options available near by https://www.nanaimo.ca/docs/departments/2019-downtown-parking.pdf
NOTE: The maintenance closure of the upper level of the 51 Gordon Street parkade will still be underway during the Summit.
The VICC Conference Centre, 101 Gordon Street Parkade, is adjoining the 51 Gordon Street Parkade. If you are not able to find parking in either of these facilities, the Bastion Street Parkade, 236 Bastion Street, does have space available. There are some smaller lots in the area as well. Please leave adequate time to find a space and possibly time for a short 5 minute walk to the Conference Centre.
Planning ahead and leaving extra time will make your experience better. We are confident there will be adequate space within the three facilities although it will be busy.