Comox Valley Tech Expo set for Oct. 22

This year the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce present an all new event, The Comox Valley Tech Expo. On Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Filberg Florence Centre, more than 30 vendors will showcase innovative products, designs, and services tech entrepreneurs, innovators, and makers are creating on Vancouver Island, from Nanaimo north to Port Hardy.

To kick off this new event, the Chamber will also host a Tech Expo Launch Party at the Courtenay Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 21 with keynote speaker, Jayesh Parmar.

Jayesh Parmar, CEO and co-founder of Picatic is a serial entrepreneur with more than 19 years of event industry experience, public speaker and featured personality in the startup documentary DayJob.

Parmar is listed as one of the world’s top 10 Tech Entrepreneurs Disrupting The Event Industry and winner of SISO 2013 breakthrough event technology award.

This all-star entrepreneur will address topics such as how entrepreneurs can play a role in revitalizing downtown communities and discuss what Picatic is doing with an event space in Gastown.

“There are many tech sector businesses flourishing in the Comox Valley and we’re thrilled to see this kind of innovation in our region,” said Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Dianne Hawkins. “We invite you to join us in celebrating the entrepreneurs and creatives who are making our regional tech sector an integral part of our economy.

“Thank you to the Comox Valley Record, The Goat 98.9 FM, BC Innovation Council, Presley & Partners and Relay Event Rentals who have committed to event sponsorships so far.”

Any other corporations interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2015 Comox Valley Tech Expo are asked to contact Hawkins at the Chamber (250-334-3234 ext. 230) to find out more.

Vendors are now able to purchase tables at comoxvalleychamber.com/events. Table packages include: an admission to the Tech Expo Launch Party, an Expo table, an ad in the Comox Valley Record Newsroom Tech Expo feature publication, social media advertising, coverage by the Comox Valley Record, Wi-Fi and power access. Special requests must be submitted to the Chamber.