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.

BCRTS Tourism Impact Portal Information Session

The BC Regional Tourism Secretariat (BCRTS) is preparing to launch the Tourism Impact Portal, a common data portal that will serve as the central information place for BC tourism stakeholders. To provide industry members with more information on the Portal, they will be hosting two online information sessions:

Register through the links above or visit the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) website for more information. 

Small Business BC 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.

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

Hiring for Success | Developing Role Success Profiles

Accelerate Okanagan's Executive in Residence and Co-Founder of the Talent Collective, Crystal Henrickson, will be hosting a two-day virtual workshop for "entrepreneurs and senior-level people leaders who have a solid understanding of what role(s) they require, and are planning on recruiting in the next 3-6 months." The workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Visit Eventbrite for more details and to register. 

Nourishing Volunteer Managers

If volunteers are an important part of your organization's operations, you'll want to join in KCR Community Resources' Nourishing Volunteer Managers monthly series. The next free session in the series, Boundaries, Ethics, and Conflict, will take place in person at the KCR office (620 Leon Avenue) place on Tuesday, May 17. The session will from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PST., with informal networking before and after the event. Learn more and register here—space is limited so advanced registration is required.

Speakers Series: A Conversation on Compensation

Join Women in Leadership's (WIL) Victoria Chapter on Tuesday, May 17, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. PDT for a panel discussion focused on various aspects of compensation, including tools to assist in the negotiation process. Find the speaker bios and register for the online session through Zoom.

Speaker Series: A Closer Look at BC & Okanagan Housing Markets

The BC Real Estate Association's (BCREA) Chief Economist, Brendon Ogmundson, will be offering his insight on BC's housing market at this Speaker Series luncheon event, presented by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held in person on Wednesday, May 18, at the Kelowna Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT. Tickets are $52 for members and $67 for non-members. Visit the Chamber website for more details and to register. 

Diversity & Inclusion Training Series

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council (DLC) has partnered with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) to offer a five-session virtual training series—upcoming sessions include:

Click the individual links above to learn more about each session and to register. 

Commerce ConneX

The May Commerce ConneX will be held at Pushor Mitchell LLP (3rd floor - 1665 Ellis Street) on Thursday, May 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PDT. Business community members are invited to network, meet the Pushor Mitchell team, and enjoy appetizers and beverages. Learn more and pre-register on the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce website

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.