Event Program (March 12, 2018):

11:00 am – 11:30 am:  Registration & Networking (Hotel Grand Pacific – Pender Island Ballroom)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch with plenary session: “Economic Overview: British Columbia’s Capital Region”

Official Welcome: Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria

Panel Presenters:

  • South Island Prosperity Project (Greater Victoria’s economic development organization)
  • Ocean Networks Canada (One of Canada’s largest scientific research initiatives, Ryan Flagg, Observatory Engineer-Presenting: Ocean Research and Technology in Canada)
  • Schneider Electric (Presenting: Greater Victoria’s Clean-Tech Sector)

1:15 pm – 4:00 pm: Site Tours Begin (two streams: travel by bus transport from the Hotel Grande Pacific)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Travel to reception location (Canoe Brewpub, 450 Swift Street, Victoria)

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: Pitches from Smart Cities Open Innovation Challenge Winners (winning projects announced on March 11 at a public symposium)

5:15 pm – 7:30 pm: Cocktail Reception (Canoe Brewpub)

7:30 pm: official end of program

*Please note: travel to/from Victoria is the responsibility of individuals or groups. Please ask us about travel or hospitality options.

Event Program (March 13, 2018):

  • Optional one on one meetings organized on a case-by-case basis.