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.

Tourism Digital Academy

Applications are now being accepted for the next intake of Destination BC's (DBC) Tourism Digital Academy, which will kick off on March 28. The Tourism Digital Academy is an 8-week program designed for business owners or marketing team members who are looking to build their digital marketing knowledge and skills to an intermediate level. Learn more about the program and apply online

Your Indigenous Engagement Strategy Matters in Tourism

As part of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Resiliency Program, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) will be hosting this virtual workshop for those in the tourism and hospitality sector. Join in on Tuesday, March 29, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT to learn more about building "successful Indigenous engagement strategies and relationships." Tickets are $21 and can be purchased online here.

Sharing Your Sustainability Story: A Conversation With Tourism Industry Leaders

Join GreenStep Solutions on Tuesday, March 29, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT, to hear sustainability stories from industry leaders. Click here for more information and to register for the virtual session. 

Indigenous Women's Leadership Forum

On Wednesday, March 30, the Women in Leadership (WIL) Foundation will be hosting a virtual leadership forum from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT. As outlined on the event website, "Indigenous women leaders will share their stories and WIL shall share findings on some of our key research projects." Registration for this free event can be completed online here.

Business and Employment Fair

The Okanagan School of Business and Student, Graduate, and Co-op Employment Centre will be hosting its 14th Annual Business Expo and Employment Fair on Wednesday, March 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. PDT. The fair is open to both Okanagan College students and the general public who are seeking employment opportunities in and around Kelowna. Learn more about the fair on the Okanagan College website

Start-up Success: The Gender Difference

The Conference Board of Canada will be holding a virtual panel session on Wednesday, March 30, from 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT to "discuss the unique challenges both men and women entrepreneurs face" when starting and building up their businesses. Find more information and register for free on the Conference Board of Canada website

Small Business BC Live Education

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

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

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

Upcoming Industry Events

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