Peter Hall, vice president and chief economist with Export Development Canada (EDC). (submitted)

Island exports focus of keynote at Economic Summit in Nanaimo

Peter Hall, vice president and chief economist with (EDC) is one of four keynote speakers

Peter Hall, vice president and chief economist with Export Development Canada (EDC) is one of four keynote speakers to present at the 13th annual State of the Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo this October.

With more than 25 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Peter Hall joined EDC in 2004, where he oversees EDC’s economic analysis, country risk assessment, and corporate research groups. With Vancouver Island now on the map for international trade and export with its new Foreign Trade Zone designation, Hall’s presentation at the Summit will focus on global trade and emerging prospects for Vancouver Island exports.

The 2019 State of the Island Economic Summit will be at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo on Oct. 23 and 24. The Summit is an annual gathering of business, community, First Nations, and government leaders sharing ideas, asking questions, learning about new initiatives, and exploring opportunities.

Featuring a number of sessions on topics currently trending in both the global economy and Vancouver Island’s local economy, the Summit will also focus on some of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s core initiatives, such as Island Good. Launched two years ago at the Summit, the Island Good campaign helps shoppers identify locally sourced food products. After a successful trial period, Island Good is now available to be used by licensees at point of sale, in product packaging and on all promotional and advertising vehicles (signage, websites, social media, etc.). This year, all beverages and meals served at the Summit will be Island Good.

The Summit will feature the release of the one-of-a-kind State of the Island Economic Report. This report is an annual reading of the condition of Vancouver Island’s economy and the key issues, trends and events that shape the way we live, work, and do business. All Summit delegates receive a copy of the 2019 report.

Early bird registration for the event is now open. To learn more about the State of the Island Economic Summit and to register, visit www.viea.ca.

Just Posted

Cycle tour for African Grandmothers coming through the Comox Valley

On Sept. 6, 35 women, aged between 56 and 75, will be… Continue reading

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

Gallery accepting applications for Youth Media Project

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is accepting applications for the Youth Media… Continue reading

Ribfest returning to the Comox Valley

It’s fast approaching—the fifth annual Comox Valley Ribfest takes place from Friday,… Continue reading

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

U16 B.C. fastpitch team named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

PHOTOS: Cumberland Wild embraces diverse musical talents

Day 1 of the two-day music festival took place Saturday

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

Most Read