Building Capital Economies

2017 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

TUESDAY, May 16 , 2017

15:00 - Ongoing
Hotel Check-in

15:00 - 21:00
Conference Registration

18:30
Welcome reception hosted by City of Victoria Mayor and Council

20:00
Downtown Pedi-Cab evening tour
Dinner at your own convenience. Restaurant suggestions here.

WEDNESDAY, May 17 , 2017

08:00 - 11:00
Conference Registration

08:15 - 9:15
Continental breakfast hosted by City of Victoria

Includes presentation on Victoria’s current issues & solutions

09:15 - 10:30
Capital Exchange

10:45 - 12:00
Walking Tour of David Foster Harbour Pathway, inner harbour waterfront, focus on Capital development issues (meet in hotel lobby)

12:15 - 14:00
Lunch and tour at the Provincial Legislature

Hosted by House Speaker, Linda Reid, MLA Richmond Focus on importance of the special relationship between provincial & city capitals

14:15 - 15:15
Tour of Fort Tectoria

Hosted by CEO VIATEC Dan Gunn – focus on tech industry as Capital economic driver & national/international draw

15:15 - 17:15
Keynote Speaker: Christina Clarke, CEO Songhees Nation

First Nations and Local Government Engagement: Reconciliation through Collaboration

17:45 - 18:00
Transportation to Songhees Nation

18:00 - 21:00
Songhees dinner and traditional First Nations event hosted by Lekwungen Chiefs

Focus on Nation’s history, economic development & reconciliation with Capital City

THURSDAY, May 18 , 2017

08:00 - 9:15
Continental breakfast

09:15 - 10:15
Business of the day

Administrative Reports & Strategic Planning update

10:15 - 1030
Shuttle Bus to Chinatown

10:30 - 12:00
Walking tour of Canada’s oldest Chinatown

Lead by Councillor Thornton-Joe with Daniela Cubelic, owner of Silk Road Tea

12:00 - 12:15
Transportation to Government House

12:15 - 14:00
Lunch and Tour of Government House

Hosted by Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon and the Friends of Government House (tour BC’s most prominent privately stewarded native & ornamental gardens)

14:00 - 14:15
Transfer back to hotel

14:15 - 16:15
Keynote Speaker: Sandra Hamilton, Social Procurement Advisor

The Importance of People, in a People, Planet, Profit approach to Sustainable Economic Development

17:30 - 19:00
Tour and reception at Royal BC Museum

19:15 - 19:45
Harbour Ferry tour of inner harbour, transportation to Canoe Club

19:45 - 21:00
Farewell dinner at Canoe Club with special guest host Don Calvaley

FRIDAY, May 19 , 2017

08:00  - 09:00 
Continental breakfast with presentation by 2018 Host City

09:00 - 10:30
Business of the day

Administrative Reports & AGM

10:30 - 12:00
Capital Exchange
Conference Concludes

VICTORIA DAY EVENTS

Saturday May 20
Cheese and Meat Festival

3 - 5pm & 7 - 9pm
Crystal Gardens, 712 Douglas Street

Saturday May 20 - Monday May 22
Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival

Topaz Park

Monday May 22
Victoria Day Parade

Douglas Street from Finlayson to Belleville