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April 2, 2012 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre and the Coast Bastion Inn Selected to Host the Business Improvement Areas of BC Conference for Spring 2012

(Nanaimo, British Columbia) - Delegates from The Business Improvement Areas of BC will travel to Nanaimo to attend this year’s spring conference. Celebrating ‘Inspiring Innovation’ this conference’s top ten reasons to attend are location, to get inspired, network, discover, source, learn, belong, share, and explore. Attendees from BC communities encompass city and urban planners, downtown executives, public and elected officials, architects, educators, consultants and tourism professionals. The conference boasts a healthy agenda with interesting and thought-provoking sessions lead by inspiring speakers and keynote address. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre is proud to be a part of a duo venue showcase to those individuals that take pride in their own communities to see the growth and beautification that’s evolved in Nanaimo BC. The award-winning Nanaimo conference venue has partnered to play host to over 100 delegates generating over $126,000 in revenue to the Nanaimo region.

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

For more information please contact Denise Tacon or 250-244-4050

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