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It has taken eight years of planning to arrive at the Grand Opening of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre on June 7th, 2008.

The very high tech centre has 38,000 sq ft of flexible convention space and will support groups of up to 1,300 delegates. There are nine meeting rooms with full wireless access, digital way-finding, and global broadcast capabilities so that conventions can tele-conference on a global scale. There are also plasma screens at the doors to each room to be used for information on the meeting inside or video presentations related to the convention being held on a particular day.

The first convention to be held at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre will be the Pacific Northwest Economic Developers Council this summer and has more than 80 events already booked at this venue as far in advance as 2014.

For more information of the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, please check out their website at www.viconference.com.

SW Audio + Visual was a Gold Sponsor of the Grand Opening and is the In-house AV company dealing specifically with the new conference centre