Upcoming Events and Webinars: November 2–9

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Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events, while also starting to bring back in-person events, to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming events you can attend…

Showcasing the Value of Tourism in Kelowna: Pride Week

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To further showcase the importance of our local tourism industry, we are connecting with our stakeholders, industry partners, and other local businesses and organizations to find out more about what tourism means to them. In celebration of Kelowna Pride Week 2021, which runs from October 23 – 31, we connected with the Kelowna Pride Society and DunnEnzies Pizza Co., an LGBT2Q+ owned and operated local business that offers "a safe, inclusive and diverse space" for the community at all three of their Kelowna locations. …

Attracting Healthcare Meetings to Kelowna

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The global medical manufacturing industry is booming—biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies from around the world are eager to meet with healthcare professionals to introduce them to innovations that are constantly emerging. What does this mean for Kelowna? With Canada leading the way in pharmaceutical research and development, it means a greater opportunity to attract more meetings from across the country to our destination. …

BCRTS Tourism Summit 2021 Reimagines the Future of Tourism

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As we look forward to recovery, our collective focus remains on rebuilding a resilient and thriving tourism industry, in a sustainable and thoughtful way. On November 3 and 4, the British Columbia Regional Tourism Secretariat (BCRTS) Tourism Summit 2021 will further this conversation through the delivery of workshops and panels centred around the theme, Reimagining the Future of Tourism: Rebuild, Reframe and Rethink. …

OKGo Marketing Campaign Wins International Awards

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Earlier this month, the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) won two International Economic Development Council (IEDC) awards—Gold in the Magazine and Newsletter category and Silver in the Special Purpose Website category—for the OKGo marketing campaign, which was produced by local creative firm, CREW Food & Beverage Marketing Partners, and launched through a partnership between the COEDC, Accelerate Okanagan, and Tourism Kelowna…