VIEA announces that Bruce Sampson will make keynote presentation at 4th Annual State of the Island Econcomic Summit

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“The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance ‘Linking Island Leaders’ project went on the road in February to build a picture of collaboration on Vancouver Island. They traveled east and west, north and south throughout the island this spring and summer,” states Cori lynn germiquet (120p)Cori Lynn Germiquet, VIEA President.

They had candid conversations with community leaders and are now busy compiling and organizing all of the stories, information, suggestions and insights shared with them.”

“Sustainability on Vancouver Island is on the minds of many of our local leaders. It is an important factor to consider for the economic health of our individual communities and Vancouver Island as a whole.”

“VIEA is excited to announce that Bruce Sampson has accepted our invitation to make the Keynote Presentation at the 4th Annual State of the Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo on October 26th.”

About Bruce Sampson

Bruce Sampson spent much of his early career in the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Finance in Victoria where he ended up as the Executive Director of the Provincial Treasury managing a debt portfolio close to $30 billion. Bruce sampson (120p)

The latter part of his career was spent at BC Hydro where he had several positions from Executive Vice President of Powerex, the trading subsidiary to Vice President of Strategic Planning and finally Vice President of Sustainability.

Bruce was BC Hydro’s representative on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and he and his team played a significant role in leading BC Hydro’s sustainable development strategy. He is currently a member of the Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Cowichan Valley Regional District’s economic commission and Chair of the Board of CVRD’s Economic Development Commission.

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