B.C. Premier John Horgan has been announced as a guest speaker for the State of the Island Economic Summit a week and a half from now in Nanaimo. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Premier announced as speaker for Island summit in Nanaimo

John Horgan to give an address at State of the Island Economic Summit Oct. 25

Those gathering at this month’s Island summit will have a chance to hear about the provincial government’s direction for the economy.

B.C. Premier John Horgan has been announced as a guest speaker for the State of the Island Economic Summit a week and a half from now in Nanaimo.

“After 16 years of a Liberal-led government, Premier Horgan leads an NDP/Green coalition bringing a different approach and a new agenda for B.C.,” notes an event press release. “What will this mean? Where are we headed? How will this work?”

Other topics, according to the release, include affordability, services and job creation.

Horgan will speak at a dinner Oct. 25 on the first day of the two-day summit.

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance will deliver its State of the Island Report at the summit. There will be a range of discussions over the two days including Vancouver Island’s film-industry potential, earthquake preparedness for business owners, and more.

The summit is an annual meeting of business, community and government leaders gathered for co-operative discussion about Vancouver Island’s economy

For more information or to register, visit www.viea.ca.

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