Local, provincial, and national organizations regularly host in-person and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on various topics. Here are some upcoming events you can attend in the weeks ahead.

Black History Month

There are few vents taking place in the last couple weeks of February in honour of Black History Month, including:

Small Business BC (SBBC) Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars, including:

Click the links above to register or visit the SBBC website to view additional upcoming webinars. 

For information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

2022 Thompson Okanagan Tourism Summit

Tourism professionals are invited to attend this year's Thompson Okanagan Tourism Summit on February 22, 2023, in Kamloops, BC. Attendees will gain insights into the latest trends and developments in destination management, climate action, access and inclusion, Indigenous tourism, and more. Learn more and register at TOTABC.org/Summit.

Pink Shirt Day Breakfast

BGC Okanagan is hosting its annual Pink Shirt Day Breakfast, presented by TELUS, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on February 22, 2023, at the Laurel Packinghouse. This year's guest speaker is Aaron Volpatti, who will share his story of perseverance and making it to the NHL after being burned on 40% of his body. Visit the Trellis website to learn more and to register. 

Commerce ConneX

The Kelowna Chamber's next Commerce ConneX event is set to take place on Thursday, February 23, at Staples Studio from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this networking opportunity and register in advance through the Chamber website.

Attract & Hire Candidates for Hard-to-Fill Roles

The Société de Développement Économique de C.B (SDECB) is inviting tourism and hospitality business owners, managers, and HR professionals to attend its upcoming informational session, to learn more about hiring qualified candidates through the International Mobility Program. The session will take place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on February 23 at the SDECB office (269 Bernard Avenue). Visit Eventbrite for more info and to register. 

2023 BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference

The 3rd annual BC Tourism & Hospitality Conference, presented by the Tourism Industry Association of BC and the BC Hotel Association, will take place in Prince George, BC, from Wednesday, March 1 to Friday, March 3, 2023. View the program and register through the conference website.

Immigration 101 for Employers

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission (COEDC) is hosting a virtual session, Immigration 101 for Employers, on Thursday, March 2, from 1-2:30 p.m. Details are being finalized so stay tuned to the COEDC events calendar or sign up for their newsletter for more information.  

Have an upcoming event or webinar that would interest those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.