Vancouver Island’s Finest Full-Service Convention Centre

With its inspiring oceanside location, 38,000 sq. ft of flexible convention and trade show space, the centrally located and easily accessible Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo British Columbia is the newest and most desirable location for hosting your next conference.

The Vancouver Island Conference Centre features full wireless access, digital way-finding, and global broadcast capabilities, and will accommodate meetings, conferences and events for up to 1,300 people.

In addition to the conference centre’s facilities, delegates and event attendees can access the adjacent 800 seat Port Theatre which is fully equipped for any presentation. The new Nanaimo Museum, located one level below the main function spaces, provides event organizers and attendees a unique venue for receptions and dinners.

Our in house AV team at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre takes the utmost pride in providing advice, products and quality of services which guarantee an outstanding Audio Visual presentation, plus complete piece of mind when hosting a meeting, conference or special event at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.

SW Audio+Visual offers a complete range of audio visual and presentation technology services. These services include audio visual and computer equipment rental, event staging, simultaneous interpretation, presentation management, audience response and multi-microphone systems, exhibit and tradeshow solutions, webcasting, advanced lighting design, concert quality sound, press conferences and technical coordination for meetings, conventions, corporate events and trade shows.

SW Audio+ Visual delivers your audio visual and room decor needs for:

  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • Tradeshows
  • Gala events
  • Presentations
  • Awards dinners
  • Community events
  • Press conferences
  • Entertainment

Have a Roadshow?  We’ll follow you!

SW Audio+Visual is a province-wide company. You can ensure your event proceeds without a hitch by having SWAV be your Roadshow Provider. In choosing this option, you will ensure consistent set-ups from city-to-city, which translates into a very confident, well-presented and impressive event.

Please contact us with any questions you may have.


From stage sets, projection and lighting to exceptional sound and video, the SW Audio + Visual team at Vancouver Island Conference Centre is your in house event support solution. For all your conference, meeting and event service needs call us anytime to discuss your project at 250-244-4051 or toll free 1-800-909-7928.

SW Audio+ Visual provides a compliment of equipment rentals and competitive rates including:

  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Video
  • Computers and printers
  • Stage  and Sets
  • Podiums
  • Draperies and backdrops
  • Audience Response Systems
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Video Editing and content creation
  • Webcasting
  • Video Teleconferencing
  • Broadcast video equipment
  • Screens
  • Microphones (wireless and congress and specialty mics)
  • Press Feeds
  • Flipcharts, easels and white boards
  • Switchers
  • Flat screens
  • Projectors

And more…

The Audio Visual Concierge Program at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, provides meeting planners the comfort of knowing they have a dedicated in house av professional committed to ensuring their meetings and presentations are successfully and professionally delivered. Your AV Concierge at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre will be visible to you, your presenters and hotel staff, providing a single point of contact and being immediately accessible for any concerns or questions that may arise.  The Vancouver Island Conference Centre AV Concierge comes equipped with the latest audio visual equipment and tools along with the experience to help your meeting run stress free.