About the Event!

Rising Economy Week is produced by South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP). SIPP launched in 2016 as a response to the last global recession when Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island lagged behind many of Canada’s other metro areas in economic recovery.

Today, SIPP and its partners represent one of Canada’s most collaborative economic development models. Our not-for-profit alliance includes local governments, First Nations, post-secondaries, industry associations and nonprofits, Chambers of Commerce and major employers.

We envision Greater Victoria as a globally fluent and resilient metropolitan city, full of potential and open to transformation. Our region represents a fusion of cultures and geographies, rooted in the traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples and connected to the rest of Canada, the Pacific Northwest and Asia-Pacific. Together, we take bold steps to nurture a more innovative, diversified, inclusive and sustainable economy.

Rising Economy Week 2021 brings together leading thinkers from the business, government and non-profit sectors to engage in conversations around how our economy will meet the challenges of the 21st century. The conference features a curated selection of in-person and online events designed to shape the future of our economy by design, not by default.

Along with exciting keynote speakers and panelists, Rising Economy Week 2021 includes live events on social media as well as roundtables on a range of topics critical to Greater Victoria and British Columbia.

Rising Economy Week 2021 takes place from Monday, November 22 to Thursday, November 25.

Rising Economy Week 2021 is a high-engagement hybrid event that takes place both online and in-person at the Hotel Grand Pacific and the Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort.

The event schedule will identify the locations of each session.

At last year’s Rising Economy conference, leaders from throughout Greater Victoria and the Pacific NorthWest came together virtually to grapple with managing our economy through the pandemic. We knew by working together we would rebound from the pandemic faster, which is now happening in most sectors of the economy.

We know that when we work together, we are stronger.

But there is still work to do to build a more diverse and resilient future. Rising Economy Week 2021 brings leaders together to focus on shaping our economy by design not default — and the role Greater Victoria and British Columbia will play in it.