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.

Speaker Series: Attraction and Retention of Talent via a Meaningful Mental Health Culture

On Tuesday, March 7, the Kelowna Chamber will welcome Denis Trottier, Chief Mental Health Officer for KPMG in Canada, for its next Speaker Series event. Associate Dean of the Okanagan School of Business, Laura Thurnheer, will facilitate the conversation with Denis, focusing on how a meaningful organizational culture that prioritizes the wellness of its team can aid in attracting and retaining staff. The in-person event will occur from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Coast Capri Hotel. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased through the Kelowna Chamber website

International Women's Day

Several events are happening in and around Kelowna in recognition of International Women's Day, officially celebrated annually on March 8.

March 8:

March 9:

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 for additional upcoming webinars. For information on accessing these and future education webinars, along with other SBBC resources, free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

OKGN Angel Summit Finale

The time has come for the 2023 OKGN Angel Summit Finale, taking place at the Kelowna Innovation Centre on Thursday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Top 6 companies of the 10-week program will deliver their final pitches to the Summit's 40 angel investors, with the chance to take home a $225k investment fund. Learn more and get tickets on Eventbrite

Business After Hours

Join the Greater Westside Board of Trade (GWBT) at Kelly O'Bryan's on Thursday, March 16, for their March Business After Hours event. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the event offers networking, local food and drink, and some great prizes—wear green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day Eve. Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Future Industry Events

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.