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Global Arts and Tourism 

The 2012 Conference is now history!

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Join us in Sherbrooke Quebec during August 2014


August 13-16 2014


A Congress on Economic Development Through the Arts, Culture &Tourism

Presentations in conjunction with Chemainus BC 8th Global Mural Conference

In Chemainus, on Vancouver Island,
British Columbia. Canada
Monday, September 10, to Thursday, September 13, 2012 
with optional touring days September 14 and 15, 2012

Growing YOUR community's economy from within.
Make your town into the best destination possible. 

Strategies and templates for small town success!

The Speakers Profile Link Page

Key details: Diversification, Mayor's round table on Revitalization, 
Arts Culture Tourism and Successful Town Centers, Efficiency and
Effectiveness in small town growth it translates in job creation. 

The Conference Goal is Education, Professional Development and Community Developmental/Motivation. 

Topics and information covered:
(Media Release Link)

This conference is not like all those other Economic Development Conferences you may have seen or attended.
We have a totally unique approach to Economic Development as was, and is, being accomplished in our region and in Chemainus, BC.
  • Economic development through wine, historic, cultural, arts, golf, booktown, heritage, circle route and diving tourism.

  • What makes lingering in the community convenient and enjoyable.

  • How to analyze your community's potential from within as opposed to what has been done elsewhere.

  • Imagination - ordinary doesn't count signage and mural art workshop.

  • Municipal marketing and branding at its most creative.

  • The process of rejuvenation from a BIA and municipal perspective.

  • Worldly insights into tourism, economic development and community branding.

  • How Dinner Theatre and a Hotel was developed in a small town

  • Socializing to meet all the experts - learn from each other!

  • What you will learn during THIS conference will change the way you influence your community, your business and work in the future.

  • Options for FUN, tours and sightseeing on Vancouver Island BC Canada

    This conference is for academics, muralist, economic development executives, painters, artists, tourism boards, municipal CEOs and decision makers, creative individuals, Federal and Provincial government staff, architects and designers, graphic artists in short nearly everyone! Different focused presentations offered.

    Questions? 2502464181

    Where are the venues?
    All events except for Luncheons, Dinners and Receptions are held at the Chemainus Seniors Centre 9824 Willow Street.

    All Luncheons, Dinners and the first night Reception is held at the Chemainus Festival Theatre
    9737 Chemainus Road

Key Partners:

Economic Development Cowichan
North Cowichan Economic Development

In kind marketing sponsors:


3.  Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development



6. Chemainus BC BIA

Important Links:

Chemainus Town Centre Revitalization

Municipality of North Cowichan

Economic Development
North Cowichan - The Vision

Poster for our 2012 conference

Poster on sale during the conference
and can be pre ordered (recommended). 

Great Value - Full registration package includes:
a hors d'oeuvres reception, three luncheons, and two dinner functions.
It's your BEST option!

Schedule -  Register -Fees

Join the conversation and start or continue YOUR community dialogue.

Mission Statement
To market and publicize the abundant wealth of artists, towns and cultural events around the Globe... making this world a better place for all to live in.

Cities of all sizes in the next decade will have to work much harder at marketing themselves and developing a competitive identity than they have done in the past. ~ Bill Baker


We are taking cues from the
BC Tourism Strategy "Gaining the Edge".


The biennial Global Mural Conference is the exclusive property of the Global Mural, Arts and Cultural Tourism Association under the direction of the founder and CEO Karl Schutz who is investing his time on an honorary basis along with a management team composed of five elected members.

Linked: Details and Criteria to bid on hosting the Global Mural Conference & Selection Process.


The official Host Hotel for the congress will be
the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chemainus Inn.   

  • Book with them and you are supporting the Conference -
    Ask for the  4i  rate promotion or book online via the website.
    The organizing committee will receive grants for each room night booked.
    Closest Hotel to venues - no need for taxi and incl Full Hot Breakfast.
  • Reserve via 877-246-4181 or  

Additional accommodations:  
Chemainus & Area Bed & Breakfast Association 

For Tourism and more general info link here.

  • Will you be a sponsor?
    See them here

We print our own money!

 See The Chemainus Dollars being printed.

Collect - Give - Spend this Local Chemainus Currency 

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