October 19-21st, 2022
Strengthening Connections Across BC's Rural Islands:
Exploring ways to overcome challenges, share opportunities, and celebrate the creative fabric of rural island businesses and communities.
"Excellent presentations and conversations! I learned much and was also able to share things that seemed of value to others." - RIEP Forum Participant
On Oct 19-21 the Rural Island Economic Partnership (RIEP) will host the hybrid RIEP Forum (time and location TBD).
The event will include valuable networking, inspiring presentations, and lively discussions.
Mark your calendars and watch for your chance to register in the coming weeks!
"We've created momentum here that is infinitely valuable to our goals and challenges. I made many beneficial relationships and established a great network." - RIEP Forum Participant
Who Is RIEP?
Previous to November 2019 there was a patchwork of organizations and business leaders supporting various rural islands, but no official channels for facilitating cooperation between ALL rural island stakeholders, until the 2019 RIEP Forum. In November 2019, the inaugural RIEP Forum event led to the formation of the Rural Islands Economic Partnership (RIEP).
RIEP has since become THE connector organization - a unified voice for value-based and sustainable economic development across the islands through collaboration, engagement and advocacy.