The VIEA Business Match is a partnership between the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) and ABM.
VIEA’s mission is to create and present economic development opportunities to communities, First Nations, businesses and other key stakeholders on Vancouver Island. VIEA will use ABM’s technology-facilitated business matching event to connect commercial interests on and off the Island to drive economic growth.
In October 2018, VIEA secured the official designation of Vancouver Island as a Foreign Trade Zone, allowing the region unparalleled access to the North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific markets. With its ocean ports it is poised to play a substantial role in Canada’s export economy as a preferred location for production and a destination for foreign direct investment. Much emphasis will therefore be placed on attracting in- and outbound business interests ready to take advantage of this new and powerful designation.
Anyone interested in creating or leveraging supply and demand chains for domestic or export business will experience significant opportunities to create and nurture revenue-driven partnerships. These can include anything from consulting services to financing, materials and equipment, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, et cetera.
The VIEA Business Match is a powerful complement to the annual State of the Island Economic Summit. While the Summit delivers information on broad-based economic trends, the VIEA Business Match provides a hyper-productive forum for specific business deals and partnerships.
For the agenda, click here.
• Please note: The payment due date is not a registration deadline. On the day of the payment deadline, we remove all inactive or unpaid accounts from the event.Provided your application is approved, we will accept new registrations into the show as long as we have space. Payment and active business matching is required immediately.
• We only have a limited number of booths available so register early if you wish to purchase one.