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Press Release

May 27, 2011 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre Selected to Host the 2011 Planning Institute of British Columbia’s Annual Conference and AGM

(Nanaimo, British Columbia) - The Vancouver Island Conference Centre will play host to The Planning Institute of British Columbia’s annual conference and AGM taking place May 31st through June 3rd. The award-winning Nanaimo conference venue is expected to house over 400 non-resident delegates from across British Columbia, bringing in over $550,000 in revenue to the Nanaimo region.

“This is another opportunity for the Vancouver Island Conference Centre to showcase the ever-changing and ever-growing City of Nanaimo. We are very proud of this City and when we have large groups experiencing Nanaimo’s unique hospitality we know we show them something different than that of their past destinations,” said Denise Tacon, General Manager, Vancouver Island Conference Center. “Growth in Nanaimo is positive and showcasing Nanaimo to those individuals that applaud the very developments that have taken shape to revitalize and re-invent Nanaimo is worth celebrating. We are excited to host this great conference at the VICC .”

This year’s theme ‘Weaving our Way Together’ is organized into four subthemes.
Say Something- A focus on community and engagement
Grow Something- A focus on growth and consumption
Do Something- A focus on action
Weave Something- A focus on multi-disciplinary integration of ideas & action
With an outstanding list of esteemed keynote speakers the delegates attending this year’s conference for the Planning Institute of British Columbia will certainly gain valuable and thought-provoking insight while experiencing the awe-inspiring abundance Nanaimo has to offer.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre is located in the historic downtown area of Nanaimo B.C. steps away from the Nanaimo Harbour front and seaside walkway. A recipient of the MPI Silver Service Award, the VICC boasts 38,000 sq. feet of customizable convention and Nanaimo trade show space capable of accommodating up to 1,300 guests. Nine multi-purpose rooms with large windows and scenic views offers guests some of the most advanced audio/visual and control systems in western Canada. The VICC is also equipped with a 2,000 sq. ft. kitchen and extensive catering menus that ensure that high quality food is served promptly and at the perfect temperature.

Amenities at the VICC include full 100MB high-speed wireless Internet, VOIP phone system, digital way-finding and global broadcast capabilities. VICC’s clients have access to a dedicated team of Nanaimo audio/video professionals who work with the latest technology to create perfectly executed presentations, multi-microphone discussions, videoconferences and press conferences.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre provides the ultimate setting for a magical west coast wedding. The VICC’s professional planners will assist every step of the way, creating your dream wedding at any budget.

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About the Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Located on Vancouver Island in the beautiful harbour city of Nanaimo, British Columbia, the Vancouver Island Conference Centre is one of Canada’s finest offerings in the convention and conference industry. The Centre is conveniently situated in historic downtown Nanaimo, just steps from the Nanaimo harbour front, seaside walkway and the old-city charm of downtown Nanaimo. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre supports groups of up to 1300 within the 38,000 square feet of flexible, functional convention and meeting space. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre provides one of the most advanced audio, video and control systems in all of Western Canada and has nine multipurpose meeting rooms with full audio/visual capabilities and large windows for natural light and beautiful scenic views. For more information on meeting in Nanaimo please visit our new website at

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