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Vancouver Island Sustainable Technology Expo

Community Event
Jun 20 2017 - 8:00am

The VISTA Expo aims to present some of the best sustainable technology talent, through panel discussions, poster-boards, booth exhibitors and stakeholders with island and regional experts in attendance.

  • Exhibit Booth Set Up : 7:30-8:00 am  
  • Media, Sponsor-Support Recognition / Networking / Registration : 8-8:30am
  • Opening Remarks, Keynote Address, First Nations / Mayor Andy Adams and Welcome Panel : 8:30 - 9:45am
    • Welcome Panel - "Advancing Investment, Innovation and Collaboration " - Island First Nations, Regional Investment,   Entrepreneur, Research and Pacific Island Leaders
  • Expo Launch / Exhibit Trade Floor Opens
  • Workshop One : 10:30-11:00am Roundtable or B2B opportunity
    • "Successful Launch and Deployment - Lessons Learned (so far !) " - Technology, Investment Team Leads detail their progress.
  • Two Mid Day Discussion Panels (either side of a number of 3 min industry announcements )  :
    • "Island Research, Training and Employment in the Sustainable Tech Sector" - Leaders from : Island Universities, Industry and Region : 11 - Noon
    • "Aquaculture, Marine Deployment - A First Nation Panel Presentation": 12:45 - 1:45pm
  • Afternoon Workshops : 2:00-2:30pm Roundtable or B2B opportunity
    • "Essentials for island student employment and retention" - Discussion by Island CEO's and Students
    • "Feedback from Sponsors, Exhibitors and General Attendees"
  • Close Down Panel / 2018 + 2019 Host Introductions : 3:45-4:45pm
    • "Developing the Sustainable Technology Sector from here" - Island Industry & (Regional) Economic Leaders
  • Industry Exhibitor Awards , Acknowledgements, Announcements
  • Expo Close - Networking : 5:00pm