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Press Release

February 7, 2012 – Vancouver Island Conference Centre Selected to Host the Harbour Authority of BC Conference for 2012

(Nanaimo, British Columbia) - The Harbour Authority delegates made up of Harbour Authority managers, directors and Associate harbours as well as businesses in the marine industry will travel from all Coastal Waters of BC to attend this conference. Celebrating 3 years in a row with the Vancouver Island Conference Centre we asked Leslie Taylor, the association administrator what keeps them coming back to the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in beautiful Nanaimo BC. “The Harbour Authority Association of BC has decided to continue to host their annual conference in Nanaimo due to the location, Nanaimo’s downtown and the new conference centre. The Vancouver Island Conference Centre staff is incredibly helpful in planning our conference, right down to the smallest details. It is the staff and facility that brings us back to Nanaimo.”

The award-winning Nanaimo conference venue will play host to over 150 delegates generating over $236,000 in revenue to the Nanaimo region.

“It just keeps getting better when I see the hard work of my team having direct impact on repeat business”, said Denise Tacon, General Manager, Vancouver Island Conference Centre ‘the facility is often the easiest part of the sell but to have delegates attribute their loyalty to my team speaks to the core of our operation. We welcome and look forward to hosting the Harbour Authority again at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, BC.”

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 Nanaimo 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.

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Roanne Goldsman or Rachelle Stark
Aerial Communications Group

Conference Centre Contact

Denise Tacon